"Tactical Analysis" and "Assisted Analysis" in ChessBase 14

by Arne Bracker
6/7/2018 – ChessBase 14 helps to analyse — and two powerful functions to analyse your games or games by others are "Tactical Analysis" and "Assisted Analysis"? "Tactical Analysis" offers automatic analyses of complete games, "Assisted Analysis" shows you what the program thinks about the moves you want to play. | Drawing: ChessBase

Fritz 16 - He just wants to play! Fritz 16 - He just wants to play!

Fritz 16 is looking forward to playing with you, and you're certain to have a great deal of fun with him too. Tense games and even well-fought victories await you with "Easy play" and "Assisted analysis" modes.


Tactical Analysis

"Tactical Analysis" analyses your games — or games by others — quickly and automatically. Let's say, you just played a blitz game on the server and now you want to know if and where you made any mistake. Use "Tactical Analysis", and the program will show you.

It is even possible to analyse several games at once. Mark the games in the list, right click with the mouse, and choose "Tactical Analysis":

highlight games

The dialogue at right appears.

You are asked to tell the program how long it should analyse each move — the more time you give the program, the deeper and more accurate its analyses will be.

Of course, it is possible to let "Tactical Analysis" work entirely in the background while you do other things.

In our example, we chose 11 seconds per move as the time allotted to the program to analyse each move.

If you want to analyse just one game you can select "Tactical Analysis" directly.

Select the tab "Analysis" → "Tactical Analysis" to start the analysis of a single game

Assisted Analysis

In the "Assisted Analysis" ChessBase indicates with colours how good possible moves are.

For example: I play with Black, it's my move, and I feel that it's time to find a good square for my bishop on f8. Indicted are Bf8-e7 (blue) or Bf8–c5 (blue).

When lifting the piece with the mouse colours indicate which squares are good squares for the bishop and which squares are bad. Squares that are marked in blue indicate that the move to this square has been played before and is in ChessBase live-book. This, of course, only works if you have access to the live-book. If you have no access to the live-book or if the position is no longer part of theory the squares are marked in green, and squares marked in green indicate that the move to this square is good. Red squares indicate that it is dangerous or bad to move to this square.

These are the indicators I get when I want to move the black bishop


Arne studied business and started to work for ChessBase in 2018 after successfully completing his studies. He is a strong amateur who used to play in Germany's Second League.