How do I use Game Analysis?

Alongside the Game Report, we also have the analysis function that may be familiar to many users! There are two ways to get there. Danny Rensch explains how to use analysis in this video!

Or read more below! 

To use run the game report, first finish a game, or open a game from your archive, and click on the ‘analyze’ button under the game report button:

If you do not have automatic analysis enabled, your button will look like this: 

Or, if you are already looking at the game report, you can click on the ‘analysis’ tab, on the top next to the ‘report’ tab. 

This will open the engine analysis of each move, and if you check the ‘show lines’ box it will show the top lines for each move:

Click on the settings gear icon in the top right to adjust how the engine analyses the game:

  • Engine time limit: How long should the engine spend evaluating the best moves? Set it from between 5 seconds and five minutes, or unlimited. 
  • Engine lines: How many lines should be displayed? Choose 1, 2, or 3
  • Display: Choose whether to show the best move, the evaluation bar, or the strength colors
  • Move colors specifics: Click on the eye’s to enable or disable specific move colors, and to turn on or off the colors for your opponents moves. 

Graph bars

At the bottom of the game board you have the option to show a variety of graphs

  • Score: This option shows a graph of the score change by move, and also has icons for move categories such as best move, or blunder
  • Time: This graph shows the differences in length of time per move
  • Best Move Diff: This shows the difference in your move versus the best move. If the best move is played, no change is shown, and the graph stays in the middle
  • Themes: This graph shows what themes were present at what point in the game. These are the basis for the puzzles and lessons recommended to you in the Game Report (link to game report page)

How do I save my analysis? 

To save your analysis to look at later, click the ‘download’ button at the bottom of the analysis page

This will bring you to a download page. Be sure to check the box to include the analysis in the game download!

Once you’ve checked the box to include analysis (highlighted in the image above) click the orange download button at the bottom, and the PGN will download to your desktop. 

You can load the analysis later by going to Learn > Analysis:

Then clicking ‘ load pgn’ and pasting the text from the PGN into the window. 

If the information in this article is out of date or incorrect, or if you have questions about it, please let us know!

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