Originally posted by Go Go GoThe analysis board does change the dynamics of chess. Using the analysis board you are playing more in the style of correspondence chess, doing it entirely in your head is more in the spirit of OTB chess. Depends which variety you would like to be better at I guess.
I remember when Kramnik won the World Championship. He was accused of cheating while in the toilet because Topalov's manager said his moves were matching fritz. Maybe he didn't let fritz run for long enough but if these top players were given an anlysis board to play around with maybe they would match an engine in their style of play. A good player may matc ...[text shortened]... actually play much OTB chess, I just think the analysis board changes the dynamics of chess.
Originally posted by Go Go GoTo answer this part of your question; bring up the game you want to look at, then in the blue line above the board, click on "Game History". This will bring up a similar board and also the score of the game so far. You can use the board to analyse possible continuations by clicking on the men in the usual way and moving them as you wish. But be a bit careful, it will accept any illegal move you might enter accidently.
.... I haven't seen a game for a few days and I need to catch back up on what took place.