Chess Openings Analyzer [Beta v1.0], Analysis and About the COA:
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Chess Openings Analyzer [Beta v1.0]
[COA Analysis and About the COA]


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Download COA [Beta v1.0]

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« Sign-up to Download it. Created to speed up Chess Openings analysis*

Downloading COA's Zip Folder (Important!!)

Once you've signed-up to download the Chess Openings Analyzer (COA)...
  1. Right-click on the zip folder.
  2. Select "Extract All"
  3. Open the extracted folder
  4. Double-click the HTML file: coa_beta-v1-0
  5. The COA v1.0 should open in your primary Web Browser.
  6. See the videos for how to use: How it Works
If you don't do the extraction bit, you will not be able to type or copy & paste anything into the sequence viewer.
* based on teachings from Yasser Seirawan,
in his Winning Chess series of books.

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COA [Beta v1.0] Analysis

  1. Analysis of Named Chess Openings
    Openings were only given names if played by prominent Chess players, or there was something other significant factor (perhaps a place where a notable game took place). So, those are the ones I've focussed on.

    Openings analyzed by the COA [Beta v1.0] include Classic King Pawn Opening lines (1. e4 e5), Classic Queen Pawn Openings (1. d4 d5), among others.

  2. Analysis of Gambit Chess Openings
    The aim of a Gambit is to offer up material, usually a Pawn, as sacrificial "bait". The result of an Accepted Gambit is the opponent (the one who "takes the bait") gets a free capture ... The Gambit "setter" - the one who offered the sacrificial Pawn or Piece - gets to snatch a lead in development.

  3. Analysis of Irregular Chess Openings
    Any first move, made by White, that provides less potential advantages than the more common King Pawn, Queen Pawn, and Flank Openings, respectively.

    The following are all Irregular Openings:
    1. a3, 1. a4, 1. b4, 1. c3, 1. d3, 1. e3, 1. f3, 1. g4, 1. h3, 1. h4, 1. Na3, 1. Nc3, 1. Nh3


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About the COA [Beta v1.0]

  1. COA [Beta v1.0]: How It Analyzes The Openings
    The Analyzer's methods for analyzing positions and looking for advantages on the Chessboard are all based on ideas, advice and teachings from Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan, in his Winning Chess series of books. This way for more details...

  2. COA [Beta v1.0]: Videos » How It Works
    Videos cover all aspects of how the COA works ... Overview, Quick Start, The Seven Analysis Elements, Position Results Stats Box, Interactive Chessboard, Copying Into COA, and From COA into Other Chess Programs, and Manually Inserting Moves into the Sequence Viewer

  3. COA [Beta v1.0]: Known Bugs / Issues
    This current prototype version of the Analyzer is not perfect and has a few issues that need explaining...

  4. COA [Beta v1.0]: Learn More About It.
    Explains, in a tad more detail, why I had this Chess Openings Analyzer created.


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