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# A Fritz analysis - help

• #1

Is there an article or a paper on how one understands the print out of an analysis done with Fritz 11.  I am new to all this and don't understand all the symbols that are used that are not part of the collection " !!. ?, ?? ... "  I have checked the help file but that is restricted to expalining how to set the analysis up.

Tnx

• #2

what type of symbols? If you're asking about the + and - symbols then they're here:

+- means that white is winning by a large amount, usually enough to win the game

-+ means that black is winning by a large amount

+/- or (plus over minus) means that white is winning, but the advantage isn't decisive (ex. 1 pawn up)

-/+ or (minus over plus) means that black is winning, but the advantage isn't decisive

+= means that white is only slightly winning, usually by less than a pawn

=+ means that black is only slightly winning, usually by less than a pawn

= means that the position is more or less equal

hope this helps

• #3

That's a help. But there are also a triangle and half a dome ( slice of bread ) shape that sometimes preceeds a variant (?)

• #4

Sorry for dragging up an old topic, but to answer GreybeardB's last question, a triangle mark after a move indicates the plan that the move is supporting, helping explain the rational behind that move.  A semi-circle means "better is," and is used to show a move than is better (typically significantly better) than the text move.  I've seen it used mostly often to show a better move to a text move that isn't terrible, but is not nearly the best move in the position.

• #5
 Symbol Means Also Written As 1 - 0 White Wins 0 - 1 Black Wins 1/2 - 1/2 Draw + Check ch. ++ Double Check dbl. ch. dis. ch. Discovered Check O-O Castles Kingside O-O-O Castles Queenside # Checkmate ! Good Move !! Very Strong or Brilliant Move ? Mistake ?? Blunder !? Interesting Move ?! Dubious Move +- White has a Winning Advantage White has a Clear Advantage +/- White has a Slight Advantage +=  or  +/= = Equal Position ~ Approximately Equal Position Unclear Position Black has a Slight Advantage =+  or  =/+ Black has a Clear Advantage -/+ -+ Black has a Winning Advantage Compensation Counterplay Initiative Attack Zugzwang Only Move Development Advantage Space Advantage Zeitnot (Time Trouble) N Novelty RR Editorial Annotation Better is Worse is = Equivalent is With the Idea of Directed Against << Queenside >> Kingside e.p. En Passant OTB Over the Board CC Correspondence Chess Ch. Championship M. Match OL Olympiad zt Zonal izt Inter-zonal rpd Rapid Play sim Simultaneous jr Junior Event w Women's Event wom
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