How good is the analysis engine?

EatPizzaForFree

Is it worth getting premium for?

Evergreen_Warrior

it's pretty good, You have diamond membership, always do in deepth max level, it will tell you many things above your move and what cud have been done to improve ur game.

MickinMD

No. It's not worth paying premium for the analysis - though there are other reasons (videos, etc.) for paying premium. The deep analysis is very sparse. Simply get Lucas Chess (freeware) at: https://lucaschess.pythonanywhere.com/

I have only used the laptop version but the portable version may do as well on smartphones.

It comes with either Stockfish 8 or Stockfish 9 built-in (I don't know if the latest version has the newest version). If it doesn't have Stockfish 9 (freeware), you can download it and then use it seamlessly with Lucas as an external engine: https://stockfishchess.org/download/

Save your game as a pgn file on your computer/phone and then read the pgn into Lucas Chess.

You can then analyze much deeper than chess.com's deepest analysis on Lucas Chess and, for every move you can call up a list of Stockfish's preferred moves and their continuations in value order.

I also find Lucas Chess's estimation of the level of play to be much more realistic than chess.com's CAPS system.

EatPizzaForFree

Thanks Mick - I got the free trial for premium.

 

May I ask - what's your main reason for using premium?

ed1975

Lucas Chess is excellent, I would pay for it. Another option is Fritz - it has quite "verbose" analysis. But you have to cough for it, of course.

MickinMD
EatPizzaForFree wrote:

Thanks Mick - I got the free trial for premium.

 

May I ask - what's your main reason for using premium?

I'm using premium mainly for the videos.  I like some of the series that are more concise and focused than many of the YouTube videos - though I like some of them as well - especially IM Danny Rensch's pattern recognition videos.  A lot of my chess improvement over the past year has been due to improved pattern recognition.

Evergreen_Warrior

People don't use premium for analysis only, you can gain excess to unlimited videos, tactics, lessons,etc