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Werewolf
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Deep Analysis

Post by Werewolf » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:14 pm

To beat the January blues, I want to make a video comparing the best GUIs for analysis of positions and openings.
Ideally these should offer analysis functions which go beyond clicking on an infinite analysis button, which we've had since the 1990s.
Any software or website is eligible, providing it brings something to the table.

On the list so far are the following GUIs - shout if I've missed any:

1. Fritz and Chessbase
2. HIARCS Chess Explorer
3. Nibbler
4. Aquarium
5. Shredder

Ferdy
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Re: Deep Analysis

Post by Ferdy » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:32 pm

Werewolf wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:14 pm
To beat the January blues, I want to make a video comparing the best GUIs for analysis of positions and openings.
Ideally these should offer analysis functions which go beyond clicking on an infinite analysis button, which we've had since the 1990s.
Any software or website is eligible, providing it brings something to the table.

On the list so far are the following GUIs - shout if I've missed any:

1. Fritz and Chessbase
2. HIARCS Chess Explorer
3. Nibbler
4. Aquarium
5. Shredder
Scid or Scid vs PC
Lichess
Chessable
ChessDBCN
Chess Assistant
Chess Opening Wizard
Chess Position Trainer
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Paloma
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Re: Deep Analysis

Post by Paloma » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:34 pm

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Werewolf
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Re: Deep Analysis

Post by Werewolf » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:41 pm

Ferdy wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:32 pm
Werewolf wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:14 pm
To beat the January blues, I want to make a video comparing the best GUIs for analysis of positions and openings.
Ideally these should offer analysis functions which go beyond clicking on an infinite analysis button, which we've had since the 1990s.
Any software or website is eligible, providing it brings something to the table.

On the list so far are the following GUIs - shout if I've missed any:

1. Fritz and Chessbase
2. HIARCS Chess Explorer
3. Nibbler
4. Aquarium
5. Shredder
Scid or Scid vs PC
Lichess
Chessable
ChessDBCN
Chess Assistant
Chess Assistant - isn't that more for databases?
Lichess - for playing?

What do they contribute to ANALYSIS, beyond infinite analysis?

Ferdy
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Re: Deep Analysis

Post by Ferdy » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:12 pm

Werewolf wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:41 pm
Chess Assistant - isn't that more for databases?
There is more in this software.
Lichess - for playing?
There is infinite analysis in it with opening explorer. I believe storage of analysis in the cloud can also be a good criteria, there is a study feature in lichess and of course the 7-men table is available and free. But it is up to you. You must be clear with your criteria. Perhaps you list the criteria and rate them, from 1 to 10.

Werewolf
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Re: Deep Analysis

Post by Werewolf » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:12 pm

I've just tried Lichess, this is pretty basic IMO.

I'm looking for deep, ideally automated, analysis on a position or opening system

Wilson
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Re: Deep Analysis

Post by Wilson » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:15 pm

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Cornfed
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Re: Deep Analysis

Post by Cornfed » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:45 pm

Werewolf wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:14 pm
To beat the January blues, I want to make a video comparing the best GUIs for analysis of positions and openings.
Ideally these should offer analysis functions which go beyond clicking on an infinite analysis button, which we've had since the 1990s.
Any software or website is eligible, providing it brings something to the table.

On the list so far are the following GUIs - shout if I've missed any:

1. Fritz and Chessbase
2. HIARCS Chess Explorer
3. Nibbler
4. Aquarium
5. Shredder
I would never subscribe, but for anyone who is an 'average' or less player, check out Decode Chess. That may be more to what you are looking for.

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Re: Deep Analysis

Post by jshriver » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:29 pm

I've been a Scid user for prob 20 years, recently bought Fritz 17 and I'm just blown away. I'm sold on Chessbase now.

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Re: Deep Analysis

Post by jdart » Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:56 am

ChessBase is just essential IMO. Go ahead, pay the $$$, prepare to be hooked.

But for analysis, should also mention the Chess Cloud Database project: https://www.chessdb.cn/queryc_en/. Live book you can query, and you can submit positions for analysis.

--Jon

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