Rating moves

lupus_cassiae

Got a question for the community here. Is there any software out there that takes a game, analyses it and attaches ratings/strength to individual moves. If anyone knows of such a tool or if anyone knows about literature that proposes an algorithm for implementation of the above idea, then please let me know.

Cheers to all of you

Matthias

Shivsky

Very interesting question.

I don't know if any software currently does such a thing ... though a classification system for "types of chess moves" with corr. rating range of people who would find them would be a fun thing to design.

Something along the lines of 

- Only move moves Rating : 0

- Only move to avoid mate : 800

- Trivial recaptures : 800

- Seeing Single Motif (en prise) tactical shot : 1000

- Preventing single motif tactical shot : 1200

...

and so forth.

It gets tougher to judge positionally good moves that indicate creativity/planning as engines can't assess things in an "expert system" like manner. You're better off with a massive database of collected test positions rated based on a wide sample of testers. (Novices to Masters).

Some chess test books (like Khelmnitsky's Chess Rating Exam) did something like this in a minimized scale.