Originally posted by Julian999
there nothing wrong with doing things the old fashioned way is there . Getting a copy of the game score and an actual chess board and moving the pieces . i don't like the analysis board which comes with the site .
Some people feel more comfortable with a real chessboard with pieces to analysis on than these 2D drawing of chess figures. Other people that are used to solving chess puzzles by looking at the 2D board diagrams in books prefer these diagrams provided by the RHP site over the real pieces and boards.
I think the RHP analysis board is great myself, because it instantly shows the current position of any game of several games that you may be playing and after you try a few moves you can cllck an icon and the position returns to its original position. You can flip the board to see the position from your opponents point of view also. I also like the interaction in solving the chess puzzles from the diagrams on-line over book diagrams that don't do anything but stay the same.
I remember that during the first Fischer-Spassky World Championship match that many masters and grandmasters where following the games on analysis boards as they tried to determine what the next move might be. Now, I think Fischer was right in his request to be in a private room so no one could see the moves or even know what the moves were until the game was over. Today there is too much opportunity for cheating, if the moves are known by everyone as they are being played. He was paranoid, of course and did not trust those Soviet players. However, when I look back at it, perhaps he had a right to be.