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This may already be on the site, but I think there should be a Practice Board that players can utilize for training purposes. Something that would allow them the chance to see for themselves how an openiing situation would look and be able to dicipher where to go from there.
I agree that this feature would be a boon to have on the site. As it turns out, we do have it; it is quite hidden, though. If you use the Game Explorer and get to any game, the "Analysis Board" link opens a blank board that can be manipulated at will.
A direct link to this under the "Learn" header would be quite useful, in my opinion. It could be a board on which you could play through games when a physical one is not around. It could be a place where you could play with alternate moves to previous moves in a current game (not currently an option with the Analysis Board attached to your games on this site). There are many potential uses for a blank board, and I for one would greatly appreciate it. In fact, my online search for a board to play with led me to this old thread. The only one I could find that suited my needs was
which I found fairly limited (certainly as compared to a blank Analysis Board on this site).
I agree, while I can use Fritz11 to setup any position I like and use it as an analysis board - it is a pain, because you have to enter infinite analysis mode which also requires you to put your Fritz disc in the drive. I have other ways of doing this as well, but it would be very nice if there was a full featured analysis board that allowed you to setup positions and manipulate pieces while studying various line/problem whether they occur in an endgames book or in a line of play.
I agree that this feature would be a boon to have on the site. As it turns out, we do have it; it is quite hidden, though. If you use the Game Explorer and get to any game, the "Analysis Board" link opens a blank board that can be manipulated at will. ...
What is also remarkable is that you can save a link to ANY POSITION that you have set up.
still think this would be massively useful on site. Any admins want to take it upon themselves to install one? :)
"because you have to enter infinite analysis mode which also requires you to put your Fritz disc in the drive."
Have you considered using daemon tools lite? It's a program that pretends to be a DVD drive. Rip the fritz disc to your computer using imgburn or something and it will create an iso file. "Mount" this file in daemon tools, and hallejulah, your disk doesn't have to be in the drive. This is especially handy for laptops - since reading from the hard drive wastes less battery life then reading from the disk drive.
Cons: It's another program to load during startup (A very lightweight one, but all the same), you have to have room on your computer for the .iso, and some programs don't allow you to do this for anti-piracy reasons.
Try also the Computer Workout on the site. It provides excellent practice against the computer in a hugh number of positions.
If I'm not getting this wrong, this feature already exists under the resources/ analysis board.
Isn't this what you're looking for?
Yes! seems to be. Where has that been hiding? It's not linked from the drop down as far as I can see. Am I unbelievably blind? :P
But seriously, how do I find it so I can get there quick and easy in future? (it's being bookmarked for now.)
It's the first term in the drop down menu which appears when you move your mouse cursor over resources.
thanks mate! got it. It seems I wasn't looking hard enough.
Yes! Analysis board is exactly what we needed! Exclamation doubled.
It wan't here when this thread was started I believe. I think that is why the OP asked.
can someone tell me how to copy moves from the notebook and paste it into it please?
also, what is fen and pgn?
I was looking for a practice board in the web so I can analyze a position in my online game and ended up here. I agree with jbright314
Didn't you see the link to the analysis board above?
It does seem to be exactly what you are asking for.
And if your online game is here, there is a link to analysis that will bring up your current position, right there on the right of the board.
hey!! no I did not, but now I know!!
I am trying to find an app like this for Android to keep up with chess by post games and other similar situations where my opponents are offline. I'd love to be able to keep several boards in my phone that I can manipulate without importing and exporting tons of pgn's on one board. Sandbox boards if you will. Any ideas?