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Old 09-21-2004, 08:05 AM   #1
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Crafty Chess Analysis More User Friendly?


Hi there,

I was curious, is there any interface other than Xboard or an addon or similar that would offer a more "user friendly" way to analyse chess games.
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I am thinking Chessmaster 9000 style - (I'm practical -- no natural language advice!!)

Basically:

- points out main moves where errors were made, and the better moves
- shows how they would play out, not just list moves
- do analysis on each move - move by move - with time limit... eg. 10 sec per move

I doubt they'll port Chessmaster. But have I any alternatives to this sort of analysis?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 09:27 AM   #2
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I have a similar query! If xboard is all you have seen, then you should look at eboard. scid is well worth looking at too. It's very powerful and does lots of useful things, but not all of what you want.

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points out main moves where errors were made, and the better moves
This is what I want too. Like blunder analysis in Fritz.



Does anyone know of software (free or not) that does this in Linux?

PS If I find anything that does, I'll post here.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 04:17 AM   #3
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Unhappy How did you make Crafty run with xboard?

Hello,

I just saw your post and figured that you could help me with Crafty. I am a n00b and I am honestly trying to be able to work with xboard the way I did with Winboard [i.e., I was able to pair any couple of chess engines against each other or play against any chess engine by configuring the ini file of winboard...] Are there any other chess engines capable of running with Linux (I only know of GNU Chess, Crafty and Yace and I sorely miss Ruffian, Green Light Chess and Abrok ) Ah! Has anybody figured how to make SCID work with tablebases in Linux? I tried to reproduce what I did with Windows 2000 PRO but I couldn't make it work...

How do I gain access through xboard on FICS? This feature was already available with Winboard and I didn't have to think about setting this feature up...






Thanks!


-d-

 
Old 09-23-2005, 01:48 PM   #4
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There's also phalanx and sjeng for xboard. There are also many interfaces for connecting to FICS, xboard is just a bit too basic. See here for a list: http://www.freechess.org/cgi-bin/Dow..._Interface.cgi
 
Old 09-23-2005, 03:16 PM   #5
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Thank you very much for making me aware of those engines. I already knew about the other interfaces to connect to FICS. Basic or not I want to stick to xboard because I like it a lot. Yet, my question remains: How do I connect to FICS through xboard using Linux?

Kind regards,


Edited from this point and forward:

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How do I connect to FICS through xboard using Linux?
I obtained my answer:

xboard -ics -icshost freechess.org

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Last edited by daacosta; 09-24-2005 at 12:57 AM.
 
  


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