How to calculate next chess move?

Oct 22, 2015, 9:04 AM |

Chess is a beautifully complex game. The mechanics are simple enough, and there are a few general principles that guide good play, but the complexity of the game means that even with a lifetime of study, you’ve still got plenty to learn.

That’s where we come in.

At we’ve got a very strong chess engine that will calculate the best tactical move for any situation.

Simple concept, right?

And a powerful learning tool. We don’t learn chess by studying principles, we learn chess by studying situations, and can give you your next move in any chess situation. Simply set up the board using our simple, intuitive interface, and press play. Our chess engine will take over, calculating your best move.

Now, we won’t tell you WHY a particular move is the best, figuring that out is how you learn the game, but when you’re working a chess puzzle, there are a lot of potential answers and in any given situation there might be several moves that all look roughly optimal.

Figuring out which move is actually optimal, getting that tiny little extra benefit from getting the move that’s actually optimal instead of the second best move, can mean the difference between winning and losing. It can mean the difference between moving up in the rankings and moving down. It can mean a lot.

And can help you get the most out of your next chess move.

The interface is clean and simple, allowing you to set up the board however you like so you can customize it to literally every imaginable chess position. Once you set up the board, you press play and our chess engine calculates the best move. If you want to accept that move, you click the move button and our engine will work on calculating the best move in response to that move. You can actually go through a whole game this way best move after best move.

Or you can set up the board the way it was after the opening moves of your last match to see where you went astray. If you’re facing an unconventional opponent, you can easily be thrown off your game by moves that don’t look like they’re close to optimal. They’re not. They’re designed to get you off your game. But by using you can analyze your opponent’s past matches to find the optimal counter to their unconventional moves. A lot of the time, that’s going to be a conventional move. Some of the time, it’s going to be a little different.


But all of the time, you can be confident that is improving your game.