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How do I use the analysis board?
How do I use the analysis board?
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With the analysis board, you can analyze any game, opening, or position at all!

  • Hover over Learn and click Analysis:

  • This will open the analysis board! There are several options for how to use it:


What it Does

Make Moves

You can simply move pieces on the board as if playing a game to get to any position you want. You can see the computer evaluation on the left will update for each move.

Set Up Position

You can freely move pieces across the board or remove them by dragging them off to the right. Customize the board by adding, relocating, or deleting pieces to your liking.

Below the pieces menu, you have the option to select whose turn it is in the drop-down, you can also flip the board, reset the board to the starting position, or trash all the pieces and get an empty board.

The O-O and O-O-O check-boxes let the computer know if white and black have the right to castle or not. A check in the box means yes, they can castle this way.

Below castling are text boxes for FEN and PGN to be pasted into. After pasting, click Load to load the position.

Load From Library

You can analyze any game you have saved in your library.

Load From Archive

Analyze games you have played and are saved in your Archive.

Import Study

Paste your study here and click Load to start the analysis.

Load From FEN/PGN(s)

You can use the text box to paste the FEN/PGN of any game you want to analyze.

Check out this article for more information on FEN and PGN: What are PGN & FEN?

What you can do once the game is loaded

Once the board is loaded you'll be able to see the computer's lines, or click on Run Report to see further analysis!

You can also click the icon on the very bottom and play the position against the computer!

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