how to analyze FICS games
I play chess on freechess.org. Sometmes I like how I play. But the sad truth is that my good play is illusion. Thanks computers to reveal me a lot of mistakes.
Here is how I feed the games to the computer.
Step 1: get the game
In FICS console, say (to get the games in the PGN format)
fics% set pgn 1
To get the list of recetly played games:
fics% history olpa
In the output, the first number is the game number. To get the game by e-mail, say:
fics% mailstored olpa game_number
Step 2: analyze
Just use your favourite chess program. I use crafty.
At the moment, I use the command:
annotate game.pgn wb x-999 .1 10
Details are in the documentation.
After annotating is finished, I use gvim or XBoard to see crafty comments:
$ xboard -lgf game.pgn.can