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Chess.com Releases Insights

Chess.com Releases Insights

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Chess.com is excited to announce the release of our newest feature for members: Insights. This new tool analyzes your games deeply and shows you where your best performances are and where you could improve. As ancient Greek wisdom states, knowing yourself is essential to living a happy and fulfilling life. Now, Insights can help you understand your chess better than you ever did before!

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Here are a few of the things you can do with the Insights feature:


Identify Your Strengths

Let's face it: we all like to hear how great we are, especially when these flatteries are sincere. When you look at your Insights, you can find the moments and situations in which you shine—and rightfully feel proud about it.

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Beyond self-satisfaction, that data can help you improve your results. Looking at your Insights, you can find out when you're at your best. Once you know when you perform better you can do everything in your power to reproduce these situations.

Let's look at some examples of the type of guidance Insights can give you. We'll look at different chess players and personalities as examples:

GM Hikaru Nakamura is truly the bullet king

Looking at GM Hikaru Nakamura's Insights, we can see that he truly is a bullet legend. Nakamura wins an impressive 76.6% of his blitz games and loses only 13.5% of the games he plays in that time control. However, his fast fingers really shine through when we look at his bullet stats: 84.2% wins and only 11.2% losses. Can you imagine winning eight out of every 10 games you play? If you can't, just watch his stream and you'll know what it looks like!

Insights Feature Chess.com Hikaru Nakamura Bullet

As you can see, looking at your Insights can help you to prioritize playing in time controls where you dominate!

GM Ian Nepomniachtchi loves wild chess

The world champion's challenger GM Ian Nepomniachtchi is a chess beast that thrives in wild, tactical games. Nepo's Insights show that his fame of being a fighting player is justified: his best performances come from wild games when he wins more than 60% of the time. He also rarely loses in sharp games, which is another mark of a great tactical player.

Insights Feature Chess.com Ian Nepomniachtchi Wild

That type of information can also help you to improve your results. If you are a player like Nepomniachtchi, you should choose fighting openings that will lead to more tactical games. You can also use this data to guide your moves, preferring lines that lead to complications as opposed to a more defensive and solid approach.

Pinpoint Your Weaknesses

We all have strengths and weaknesses. You already know how to capitalize on your best traits using Insights, so it's time to learn how to reduce your debilities.

If you find an area where you are falling a little bit behind, you can dedicate your next training session to improving on that. With this focused approach, you can get better results much faster. Insights will help you spend less time training and more time winning!

Let's take a look at some other questions the Insights page will help you answer. We'll turn to IM Danny Rensch's Insights to give him some chess advice:

Which tactic should Danny practice?

Between commentating on PogChamps and twerking on stream with Samay Raina, Danny apparently had no time to practice fork puzzles as much as he should have. Although he's an excellent tactical player, working on this particular skill would help him catch up with other players on his level. Similar-rated players find more pawn, bishop, queen, and king forks than Danny.

Insights Feature Chess.com Danny Rensch Forks

Emphasizing forks during his next few tactical training sessions should give Danny an edge and help him get ahead of the pack!

What phase of the game should Danny work on?

Danny's opening theory seems to be on point, but it seems like he could improve on his middlegame, where his accuracy drops from 93.3 to 78.6.

Insights Feature Chess.com Danny Rensch Game Phases

Although that sort of dip is common in the middlegame, working on this phase of the game could help Danny reach tremendous results!

Discover Whimsical Stats

Are you a morning person or a night owl? How many queens have you casually left hanging? The answers are all on your Insights page—at least when it comes to chess.

Let's take a look at some other of our favorite players and streamers' Insights to learn more about them:

How many queens have perished under WFM Alexandra Botez's watch?

There are few things as humorous and exciting as watching the beloved Botez sisters accidentally giving up their queen with no compensation. But exactly how many times have we had the chance to appreciate the beauty of a perfectly executed Botez Gambit? Let's take a look at WFM Alexandra Botez's Insights to find out:

Insights Feature Chess.com Botez Gambit

Out of the 2,073 pieces she has hung, 146 (7%) were queens. The data indicates that Alexandra hangs her queen almost as much as she hangs her knights (172) and bishops (176). Although that is not the best news for poor Alex, her notorious queen blunders do grace us with hilarious clips. Thank you, Alexandra, for your noble sacrifice!

LEAKED: The secret behind GM Daniel Naroditsky's success

Have you noticed how GM Daniel Naroditsky consistently starts streaming late at night? Some might think it is just a coincidence, or that he understands his fans' Twitch watching habits better than anyone else.

However, it seems like the truth goes beyond that. Naroditsky's Insights shows us that he performs better late at night, winning as much as 4.1% more than he does in the morning.

Insights Feature Chess.com Daniel Naroditsky

Has Danya somehow had access to privileged information this whole time? It is hard to tell. What we do know is that we hope he keeps doing what he's doing because we all love watching his streams.

Where should GM Robert Hess go on vacation next?

You can also take a look at your results against people from different nationalities.

GM Robert Hess' data suggests that seven out of 10 Chileans should fear him—he wins most of his games against players from the country, beating them 78.4% of the time. He also wins most games against Canadian (64.8%) and Spanish (63.7%) players. However, it seems like Hess is not ready to face the Norwegians (47.7%) and the Peruvians (30%).

Armed with this information, Hess can confidently plan his next vacation. Whether he chooses to enjoy some wine in Santiago or visit his neighbors to the North, Hess can relax knowing that he likely won't lose rating points.

Insights Feature Chess.com Robert Hess Vacation

Have you checked out your Insights page yet? What is the most surprising thing you learned about yourself? Let us know in the comment section below!

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