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I have many times thought, it would be very convenient, if Analyze Board had the Foreplay-feature. There We could give away the move turn to reveal opponent´s threaths and so find better defensive moves to keep Our games more exciting.
What do You think ???
I think if you need to use the analysis board it wont help your visualisation in OTB play.
I beg to differ Scottrf.
One thing I am missing: the notes are only text, you can't save your analysis in view of future moves in a diagram.
In my case it makes it better.
And I am sure there are many others whose blindness AB has cured.
Maybe the comments could be personal till the end of games, just like @ VC. Then diagramming would be possible, ZM.
You can't play out your moves on the board in a game, so how would it help you being able to do it online?
It just means you wont be as well trained to play out combinations in your head.
Finding a "good move" in depth 1 is the whole different thing as d* 8-10.
Fair enough, I suppose you're right in that you can play to a higher standard then under normal time controls. I just think it helps to make the calculations in your head, but then you're a better player than me (at the moment ).
Bummer. Thought this thread was going to be about chess and sex.
me too.this wasn't my idea of foreplay
Oh dear ! Maybe the headline got too sexy.
The analysis board is interesting to me as a beginner because it allows me to contemplate moves down the line that I can't see yet because I'm still learning. I actually CAME to chess.com because of the analysis board -- I was using chess with friends on the iPhone and was looking for a system that would let me "think out loud."
The liabilities of the board as a tool are obvious (if you always use the crutch, you end up weak in the legs) ... but the benefits are subtle. Beginners like me are encouraged to think more deeply, which makes learning easier. Nothing is as dry and useless for learning as the thought "gee, wish I'd seen that two moves ago -- yay, let's watch me fail again."
But back to the sex talk - there ARE two things I'd like to see... one is a removal of tabs ... the screen can spare the room, even on my laptop; another is notes associated to moves... I find it noisy to have jabber in there about things from the past; and the last is definitely a way to capture annotation like LauriAikio has been saying.
I'm not sure I understand the suggestion... You want to just play out moves on the analysis board without regard to whose turn it is in real life, is that right? Have you tried unchecking the "Legal Moves" box?
No I have not. I´ll try right away. Thx, Staff Person Greene.
IT SOLVED MY PROBLEM !!!
Be careful though - it won't stop you moving a pinned piece, etc., as the board will do when this box is checked.
Actually, I've always been a little uncomfortable with this legal-move-enforcement feature during analysis. Seems just a little *too* helpful. Anyway, bygones... :)
The legal-move option is very helpful for those who are learning the castling in Chess 960. Do not ever change it !!!
No worries. ;)
But it could be without that "V", when a player opens the Analyze Board-option ?!
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