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How do I promote a variation to the main line?

BulletHole13

In old forum threads I see references to the ability to promote a variation you made in the analysis section of this site to be the main line of your study. I can't seem to find that option. So, does anybody know how to turn a variation into the main line?

Alramech
BulletHole13 wrote:

In old forum threads I see references to the ability to promote a variation you made in the analysis section of this site to be the main line of your study. I can't seem to find that option. So, does anybody know how to turn a variation into the main line?

When analyzing, right click on the variation and select "Promote".

BulletHole13

It looks like that option isn't always there. I can't quite put my finger on when it is. What do I do if that option doesn't appear?

 

Alramech
BulletHole13 wrote:

It looks like that option isn't always there. I can't quite put my finger on when it is. What do I do if that option doesn't appear?

Where are you on the site where it's not appearing for you?

BulletHole13

In analysis on my MacBook using Chrome. I've made an analysis of an opening with lots of variations. 

BulletHole13

Should I be more specific and post the entire analysis (how?) with a reference to a specific place where I don't see the option?

Alramech
BulletHole13 wrote:

Should I be more specific and post the entire analysis (how?) with a reference to a specific place where I don't see the option?

That might help.  Honestly, I'm at a loss.  Every analysis screen I've gone through has allowed me to right-click on a variation move and hit "Promote".  So I'm not exactly sure what is going on from your end.

BulletHole13

The analysis is below. As you can see above, the option to promote isn't there when I right click on the variation 7. dxe4

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 (3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bc4 Nxe4 5. Nxe4 d5) (3. d4 Nxe4 4.
Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Bd6) 3... Nc6 4. Nxc6 (4. d4 Qe7 5. Nxc6 (5. Nc3 Nxe5 6. dxe5
Qxe5 7. f4 (7. Bd3 Bb4 8. O-O (8. Bd2 d5) 8... Bxc3 9. bxc3) 7... Qe6 8. e5 (8.
f5 Qe5) 8... Bb4) 5... Qxe4+ 6. Be2 (6. Be3 dxc6 7. Nc3 Bb4) (6. Qe2 Qxe2+ 7.
Bxe2 dxc6 8. Nc3 Bf5) 6... dxc6 7. O-O Be6) (4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 (5. Nc3 d5 6.
Qe2 Bb4 7. d3 O-O 8. dxe4 dxe4 9. Nd2 Nd4 10. Qc4 (10. Qd1 Bg4 11. Qxg4 (11. Ne2
Qh4) 11... Nxc2+ 12. Kd1 Nxa1 13. Qxe4 Re8 14. Qxb4 Re1+ 15. Kxe1 Nc2+ 16. Kd1
Nxb4) 10... Be6 11. Qxb4 Nxc2+ 12. Kd1 Nxb4) 5... Qe7 6. d3 Nf6 7. Qxe7+ Bxe7)
(4. f4 Nxe5 5. fxe5 Nxe4 6. Nc3 (6. g3 d5 7. exd6 (7. d3 Ng5) 7... Bxd6) 6...
Qh4+ 7. g3 Nxg3 8. hxg3 Qxg3+ 9. Ke2 d5) 4... dxc6 5. d3 (5. f3 Nh5 6. Nc3 (6.
Qe2 Bc5 7. g3 O-O) 6... Qh4+ 7. g3 Nxg3 8. hxg3 Qxh1) (5. Nc3 Bc5 6. d3 (6. d4
Bxd4) (6. Bc4 Ng4 7. O-O Qh4 8. h3 Nxf2 9. Qf3 (9. Rxf2 Qxf2+) 9... Nxh3+ 10.
Kh2 (10. Kh1 Nf2+ 11. Kg1 Qh1#) 10... Nf2+ 11. Kg1 Qh1#) (6. h3 h5 7. Be2 Qd4 8.
O-O Ng4 9. hxg4 hxg4 10. d3 Qe5 11. g3 Qxg3#) (6. Be2 Qd4 7. O-O Nxe4) 6... Ng4)
(5. e5 Ne4 6. d3 (6. d4 Qh4 7. g3 (7. Be3 f6 8. Bd3 Bg4) 7... Nxg3 8. fxg3 (8.
hxg3 Qxh1) 8... Qe4+ 9. Qe2 Qxh1) (6. Nc3 Qh4 7. g3 (7. d3 Qxf2#) (7. Qf3 Nxc3)
7... Nxc3 8. gxh4 (8. dxc3 Qe4+ 9. Qe2 Qxh1) 8... Nxd1 9. Kxd1 Bc5) 6... Bc5 7.
dxe4 (7. Be3 Bxe3 8. fxe3 Qh4+ 9. g3 (9. Ke2 Bg4#) 9... Nxg3 10. hxg3 (10. Rg1
Ne4+ 11. Ke2 (11. Rg3 Qxh2) 11... Qf2#) 10... Qxh1) 7... Bxf2+ 8. Kxf2 (8. Ke2
Bg4+ 9. Kxf2 Qxd1) 8... Qxd1) 5... Bc5 6. Bg5 (6. Nc3 Ng4 7. Be3 (7. Qf3 Nxf2 8.
Rg1 (8. Na4 Nxh1 9. Nxc5 Qh4+) 8... Nxd3+ 9. Bxd3 Bxg1) (7. f3 Nf2) 7... Nxe3 8.
fxe3 Bxe3 9. Qf3 Qg5) (6. Be2 h5 7. h3 Qd6 8. O-O Ng4 9. hxg4 hxg4 10. g3 Qxg3#)
6... Nxe4 7. Bxd8 (7. dxe4 Bxf2+ 8. Kxf2 (8. Ke2 Bg4+ 9. Kxf2 Qxd1) 8... Qxd1)
(7. Be3 Bxe3 8. fxe3 Qh4+ 9. Ke2 (9. g3 Nxg3 10. hxg3 Qxh1) 9... Qf2#) 7...
Bxf2+ 8. Ke2 Bg4# 0-1

Alramech
BulletHole13 wrote:

The analysis is below. As you can see above, the option to promote isn't there when I right click on the variation 7. dxe4

Thank you for the screenshot and example.  I think I know what is going on.  You are analyzing using the Library, right?  It looks like it is impossible to promote a variation to the main line in the Library. 

In the Library, you can make variations Move Up and Move Down but it can't overwrite what the main line is - because the Library is primarily used to store and notate actual games, and I can understand why it was set up so that the actual moves played in the game can't be overwritten by promoting a variation.

BulletHole13

I'm not sure what you're saying. This wasn't an actual game. I made every mode here in analysis, starting from scratch. Other variations WILL show the option to be promoted to the main line. Just not all of them, which I find weird.

BulletHole13

Here I do have the option to promote.