Analysis board without +/- information being shown for ongoing games

Dan_78

Hi all, 

I'm new to chess.com and I would like to setup an analysis board that does not show anything related to how good or bad a move is, nor does it show who's ahead or behind. Basically what I want is just a chess board that I can manipulate. 

I have trouble visualizing moves for myself or my opponent, so I'd like to setup a board to follow along with a game that isn't played in real time. I don't want any rankings of positions or anything since that basically allows me to cheat by trying different moves and seeing how the +/- indicator moves. 

In looking at the board shown by    Learn > Analysis    I can turn off most of the items related to how well or poorly you're doing, but I can't figure out how to turn off all of them. I cannot make the information window to the right of the chess board disappear, and that window always shows the +/- ranking for the current position. Meaning as I try out different next moves, it automatically "grades" them and therefore coaches me on what to do. 

Any suggestions? 

Thanks and kind regards, 

Dan

notmtwain
Dan_78 wrote:

Hi all, 

I'm new to chess.com and I would like to setup an analysis board that does not show anything related to how good or bad a move is, nor does it show who's ahead or behind. Basically what I want is just a chess board that I can manipulate. 

I have trouble visualizing moves for myself or my opponent, so I'd like to setup a board to follow along with a game that isn't played in real time. I don't want any rankings of positions or anything since that basically allows me to cheat by trying different moves and seeing how the +/- indicator moves. 

In looking at the board shown by    Learn > Analysis    I can turn off most of the items related to how well or poorly you're doing, but I can't figure out how to turn off all of them. I cannot make the information window to the right of the chess board disappear, and that window always shows the +/- ranking for the current position. Meaning as I try out different next moves, it automatically "grades" them and therefore coaches me on what to do. 

Any suggestions? 

Thanks and kind regards, 

Dan

 

You are trying to kill off the functionality of an automated computerized analysis board. Naturally, it is difficult.

Did you get to these settings?

They will stop most functions from appearing.

/ Try setting up a real chess board and pieces. It has worked for a thousand years.

Dan_78

Thanks for the reply. Yep I found those settings. Also unchecked "self analysis" and "show lines" radio boxes. I can get it down to where there's a single line of analysis showing, along with the +/- score. 

I'm a bit embarrassed to say I don't even own a chess board that I can lay my hands on. I know I own one, but it's in storage in the US while I'm living in the UK. An online board-only setup would be nice. When I tried googling for one, I'm totally swamped by other computerized chess engines. 

Guess I'll keep looking elsewhere and see if I can trip over one. 

Thanks again, 

PawnstormPossie

Computer or mobile?

Dan_78

Mainly on my laptop, but having one available for the mobile would be good for when I'm traveling.

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PawnstormPossie

SCID on the go study mode

FuzzleOIL

You are not talking about daily chess, are you?

Dan_78

No, I haven't tried the daily chess here yet. This is another program I use on my iPhone called Chess with Friends. Mostly I play against my son and the time zone difference means maybe one move per day (we're pretty casual players I guess). 

FuzzleOIL

Ok. Because the daily games here offer exactly what you are looking for.

You could also add a diagram right here in this thread to play with some lines. You don't have to post it. ;-)

agrix
Have a look at tChess Pro for the iPhone.