can I try variations in a game?
variations are not enabled because less advanced users find them
confusing. So the first thing to do is to check that you have
enabled the variations in the Settings page.
is turned on, manually playing a move that is different from the
move already entered will create a new variation on top of the
current game. Several variations can be stacked up.
app informs you when you create a new variation, unless you have
asked not to be reminded again. So now you should, in the
Settings, reactivate all information boxes to make sure you see
the messages (at least until you get used to managing the
You go back to the main game (or you undo
your most recent variation) by using a special button that
appears at the top of the Moves menu.
do not appear in the move list, which is maybe confusing. But
there is not enough room on the screen anyway. So in practice a
variation is more like a new game created on top of your current
one, which allows you to try another line of play. In the move
list you only see this most recent line and you do not see the
original game anymore. When you have explored this line, you
remove the variation by using the button in the Moves menu
and you are back to the original game.