The purpose of this tool is for you to create a variation-tree of chessmoves.
In every position you have decided for one favorite move and you have an answer ready for the major replies of your opponents. This may look like this:
A variation tree can be simple like this or complex with many thousands favorite-moves.
Another purpose of this tool is to make you remember the favorite moves. You select a treenode and quiz yourself for this and its successor-treenodes.
A 5 minutes repetition of your preparation before a chessgame or tournament could be a good investment.
A third purpose of this tool is to save your preparation online and let you access it from anywhere via an internet browser. Your preparation is a living thing so it should be easily edited based on
your playing experience and opening studies.
A fourth purpose of this tool is to provide you with inspiration from a lot of chessgames.
There is various positiondatabases to choose from. Databases are grouped by rating to match your profile
The work loop
Choose your favorite opening moves. Explore the position-database and select the favorite moves that fits your style of play. Favorite moves are marked and unmarked by simple mouseclicks directly on the board
Remember your chosen favorite opening moves by taking the Quiz. You are asked for the favorite moves, one at a time. The "difficult" moves can be marked by a bell. These moves can be practiced in a separate quiz.
Various positiondatabases to choose from. Databases are grouped by rating to match your profile
Easy marking of favorite moves
Favorite moves are saved and managed online for easy access via any browser running java
Nice overview of your preparation in the treeview. Use the arrow keys to navigate your data
Mark a favorite move as "difficult to remember" or "important" by extra-marking it with a bell
Create more preparations pr user. One preparation could be a general one, where you dont know your opponent. Another could be opponent-specific where you know some of the variants that might be played.
Nice resizing graphics that will scale to your screen resolution.
Prepare your opening against a specific opponent long time in advance. Then just before the game you refresh your stuff by taking the quiz.
In general its a good idea before a chessgame to use 10 minutes to run through a quiz of your general preparation.