Game Review is a revolutionary new tool to help you better to understand and enjoying your games. You’ll be able to relive your biggest moves, pinpoint the moments when things went wrong and get explanations from your virtual coach to help you learn from your mistakes.
Game Review is now available to all members on Chess.com! Gold and Platinum members have unlimited access to game reviews, while Diamond members also get unlimited access to Coach explanations!
Here are some of the exciting new features in Game Review:
Receive explanations about movements from your virtual coach
Understanding computer evaluations can be a huge challenge. Why does the engine consider your move a blunder? Why does it say your move isn’t the best? Game Review helps you understand computer evaluations by explaining your virtual coach WHY moves are good and bad, telling you when a move takes perfect advantage of forced checkmate, loses material, misses a chance to damage your opponent’s pawn structure, and much more.
In addition, you can now press “Show Line” to let the virtual coach play the best sequel of the computer on the board.
New and Improved Accuracy Score
Few things are as satisfying as checking your accuracy score after a great game. Since we introduced Accuracy Scores, they quickly became one of the most popular features on Chess.com. Novices and grandmasters alike like to see a quick 0-100 figure showing how well each side has played throughout the game, and many members are celebrating new records as their accuracy scores improve. This encouraged us to work hard to improve our accuracy scores and make them even more attractive and rewarding. We’ll still compare your moves to the best engine recommendations, but we’ve changed the math behind our scores.
Well, most chess players, even beginners, make many of the best moves! Our old system weighed heavily on the number of “best” moves played, and drastically affected accuracy scores. This made some people feel bad when their score was too low and led to many accusations of cheating when the scores seemed very high. With our new Accuracy Scores, you’ll find that most scores are typically between 50 and 95 and you’ll get a more intuitive understanding of how accurately you’ve played in your game.
Although challenging, it is now also possible to achieve a perfect 100! Read all about our new accuracy scores here.
Try key moves again to improve your accuracy score
Did one mistake in an otherwise excellent game cost your Accuracy Score? With Game Review, you can now retry mistakes in key moves and see what your accuracy would have been had you found better moves. Using the updated Key Moves feature, you will be guided through critical positions throughout the game, both good moves and missed opportunities. You’ll get a chance to retry mistakes you’ve made during the game, and you’ll then get a new adjusted accuracy score based on your improvements! Previously, Key Moves existed in a dedicated tab, but now all your Key Moves are directly available in the Game Review tab, providing a more seamless experience.
To use this feature, just click the green “Start Review” button and let your virtual coach guide you through the key moves step by step.
Brilliant move updated
As popular as the Brilliant Move has been, we’ve heard your feedback that Brilliant Moves can be too rare and sometimes not that brilliant. We agree and we’ve updated the way ‘brilliant moves’ are recognized. The new Game Review has been refined to better understand what people identify as a brilliant move. Brilliant moves now have to sacrifice material in some way and be the best, or almost the best move in a position. Brilliant Moves will also be awarded a bit more generously for newer players, recognizing that some strong sacrifices that may be standard for experienced players are quite an achievement for newer players. We think you’ll love the update, try it out and give us your feedback!
New great move
Brilliant moves may be rare, but there are many other special moves that deserve to be celebrated and recognized in a game of chess.
Great Moves, denoted by a stylish blue outline and a stylish single exclamation mark, have a significant positive impact on your position or significantly change the outcome of a game. If you’ve found a winning move, seen a tool to save a losing position, or found the only right move in a position, you certainly deserve some credit. Now, you will receive it! As with Brilliant Moves, Great Moves will be a bit more generous for newer players.
Read all about our new relocation classifications here.
Understand your opening performance
Game Review now features opening commentary written by master level players. Your virtual coach will explain step by step what each move achieves.
Once you have reached the last book move on the opening, your virtual coach will also give you all the relevant information about it. You’ll see the name of the opening you played, the total number of games you played in that opening, your overall performance with the opening, and a list of moves masters played in the position with statistics on how those moves performed .
Find out which openings lead to the most wins for you, which lead to more losses, and use this knowledge to learn, find openings you feel comfortable with, and remove pesky bad openings from your repertoire.
Many great team members contributed to Game Review. Special thanks to @drittman13 who led the project, @PawnMorphy and @querylanguage who built the back, @andrew_haupt, @tshwed, @scottbedard who made the interface, @dwcoates, @DanTheCabin, @2tp, @dpervov, and @nollaversioit who worked on the explanation engine, and much more!
What is your favorite thing about Game Review? Leave a comment below and share your feedback and your favorite and moves!