#21 Show captured materials rather than subtracted ones


In scid chess game, it's hard to see material advantage if you get used to play on the board.

In on-the-board: Materials you captured reside nearby you. You can easily get how many pawns have been out of the game.

In scid: Materials subtracted between players are shown. It is sometimes hard how many pawns remaining on the board unless you count.

It's matter of players preference which ways users can grasp the game situation more easily. However I want scid to give users opportunities to choose the option in 'Views'.


  • Fulvio

    Fulvio - 2013-05-06
    • status: open --> pending
  • Fulvio

    Fulvio - 2013-05-06

    Scid option "Options->Game Information->Show Material Values" display the differences between white and black pieces.
    It's a common way for quickly assessing a position, for example a bishop and a knight for a rook and a pawn, when fast looking at database games and positions (not when you are playing).
    Knowing by heart how many pieces (and their position) are left on the board is very important; taking the bad habit of letting the computer count for you can hinder your chess improvements.
    However, I'm not against an option for showing the captured materials if someone write the code, but i do not think it is useful.


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