Originally posted by LordofADown
I just recently got Fritz 10 and I was wondering if any of you guys knew how to make the engine play through a setup position, or if it was possible at all. To specify, I'm talking about having the engine play both sides of a game that is beyond the starting position.
Thanks in advance.
You hit 's' to setup a position.
Once you set it up you go to the Engine pulldown menu and select "Infinite Analysis: Fritz 10". In the engine pane you see the current line the computer has chosen. You also see + and - buttons. Click the + button a few times and you will see the top few lines the computer has selected. Click + until you see as many variations as you want to be interested in (you can have a rather long list, but it is rarely useful to go above 10).
It will analyze the current position indefinitely and update the list of variations as it refines its calculations. If you make a move it will analyze the new position indefinitely.
If you want the computer to choose a move, in any given position, hit the space bar. It will pick the best move based on how long you have allowed it to compute. If you hold down the space bar it will blitz to the end of the game.
Control-F flips the board in case you want to view the position from the opposite side's perspective.
The other answers here will make it play the position, but using this method you can actually learn something from the exercise.