Annotation Difference

Annotation Difference

Hikaru Junction

Annotation Difference

I was sent this annotated game by moonbus: which I played through, and then annotated myself (below) and I recommend you play through as well.

moonbus–Gengistiger RHP 2013-14

What’s the reason I recommend playing through moonbus’s annotation? (Besides the fact that I’m not trying to steal his work.) The difference between our annotations.

moonbus ________________________HikaruShindo
Opening name _______________Opening move explanations
Players –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––N/A
Important transition points –––––––––Reasons behind important moves
Evaluation at crucial point ––––––––––Minimal evaluation
Explanation of many endgame decisions ––Bad moves–Better moves

Overall, I am more critical of the players involved (which makes sense, moonbus played the game) and I provide less evaluations than explanations of specific moves. Moonbus is also more opening-focused.

Here is the relevant part of an interesting Morphy game:

Paul Morphy–Aureliano Medina Havana 1862

Morphy casually sacrifices the exchange to exploit the weakened dark squares. The weak color complex does Black in. An exquisite finish!

HikaruShindo –––––––––––––––––––––– People
Explanations of a few moves –––––––––––––Why black is lost
Periodic overall evaluation –––––––––––Pun discussion
Occasional move recommendations ––––––Move recommendations
Aesthetics commentary –––––––––––––––––Aesthetics commentary
The annotations are generally more colorful, but more analytical, with more variations calculated out.
Overall, the difference between annotators is striking in both cases. Interesting, isn’t it?


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  • Posted 1558 days 5 hours and 42 minutes ago
    I have incorporated HikaruShindo's comments into my own annotations in the above link; easier reading than flipping back and forth.
  • Posted 1564 days 3 hours and 7 minutes ago
    Standard memberData Fly
    Here is a link to the Morphy game on so people can see the comments there:
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