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|Post subject: About analysis? A post about using engines.... Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:48 am
|So I am forever curious about trying to improve my analysis method for my post game analysis of my real time or OTB games.
I have gotten better at it of late but am very curious about what some more experienced players might have to say.
Preferred method for doing post mortems on one's own games?
Preferred engines? Why?
My current method is as follows:
After going through my most recently played game a few times on my own and annotating what I can figure I then turn to some computer help.
I take one engine and hide the engine's move choices (able to do this in the Shredder Classic GUI). With the move choices hidden I go through the game backwards and pay attention to the engine's evaluation (which I can still see), when a spike in evaluation happens I stop the engine and try to figure out what the better move and or plan might have been on my own. After giving that I go, then and only then do I look at the engine's suggestion.
Once I have gone through the game in that fashion I go back to the critical sections of the game and see if a few other engines have any alternative thoughts or plans. I also will give the opening a going over with a few engines as well.
This has proven to be beneficial so far but I would love to hear other people's thoughts for post game analysis geared towards improving one's own chess game.