A Fritz analysis - help


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.




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


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


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.

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  
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