|cro777: Some years ago Semrl wrote a booklet about "Knowledge of Chess Analysis" by using computers and modern chess software. It is in Slovenian language, and was very helpful for many Slovenian players to improve their chess and analytical skills. He is also working on some special analysis for strong OTB grandmasters. (This work is mainly dedicated to find some theoretical novelties and new poisoned moves for their opponents).|
Here are some of his <introductory> tips how to make a good chess analysis using computer programs. ( An example of a poor, a better and the master computer analysis).
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Qb6 8.
Na4 Qa5+ 9. c3 c4 10. b4 Qc7 11. Be2 Be7 12. a3 b5 13. Nc5 Nxc5 14. bxc5 a5
15. O-O Bd7 16. Qd2 O-O 17. Rab1 Rfb8 18. Ne1 Rb7 19. Bf3 Be8
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Inexperienced operator of computer analysis will open the position by the user interface (in this example Deep Rybka 4 Aquarium) and run the static analysis. He will see the results <20. Bg4> as the best move and will be satisfied with "his work".
A more experienced player will include a dynamic analysis, leaving a computer turned on over the night. This time the computer has decided that the best move is <20.Bf2>. But an experienced player will for sure put his attention to move <f5 (white sacrifices a pawn)>, because he knows that chess engines underestimate the deficiency of the material. So, he will take move f5 seriously into further processing ...
Master will begin his analysis quite differently. First, he will examine the position and its properties very carefully. White stands slightly better and attacks on the king's wing. Black will try to counter-attack on the queen's wing. It is necessary to stop the black on the queen's side and to rapidly initiate concrete action against the black king. White black square bishop is currently a bad piece, because it is blocked by his own pawns.
Master will see very quickly the idea of move <20.f5>, which opens the black diagonal for the bishop, weakens black pawn structure, opens the f line and begins attacking the black king. Master will take into consideration the advice of the program, but he will advise the program too, and force it to analyze the move <20.f5>.
(This is an introduction into his new project "Computer Chess Analysis Skills in 100 Lessons". To this purpose,
he will start a new blog very soon. )