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Chessbase is a popular chess software for saving games, searching game databases and analysing games using a chess engine.

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Single-line chess notation (Chessable) to tree-like notation (ChessBase)

Intro to problem For those who are not familiar with it, Chessable contains high-quality content about "life-time repertories" of most of the main openings and defenses. However, the way ...
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Is it possible to connect to the Lichess database remotely from ChessBase?

Lichess has a database of over 200 million blitz, rapid and classical games played on the website, that can be accessed via the opening explorer. That is extremely useful for those interested in ...
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Linking online accounts with OTB real names in database

I have just started to get back into chess from a long time away. I have joined my local club and started to compete. I have been playing around with SCID vs PC and wonder if you can link your ...
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Online tool for chess analysis: comment, add variations, insert diagrams, print

Sometimes I like to analyze and annotate my own games and print them on paper. This would usually include commenting some moves, adding variations, inserting diagrams for certain positions, etc. I ...
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Saving annotations in chessbase reader 2017

I just downloaded Chessbase reader 2017. The design is wonderful the ability to annotate is very useful. However, unlike SCID vs PC (the software for reading and annotating chess games that I am used ...
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ChessBase and Scid vs Pc Annotation

I am legally blind, but I love to play chess. I like to annotate games. Chess.com does it right in my opinion, but only because the arrows are thick and opaque. I am wondering, is it possible to ...
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Alternative to ChessBase Replay training feature

I've used the ChessBase Replay training feature on my friends PC and now I am missing it. ChessBase is too costly for me. I've tried lichess.org: Practice with computer but instead of playing the ...
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Does chessbase use a different rating system for casual games vs those for users who log in? [closed]

when I play as a casual user the typical rating change seems to be around 25-20 points. when I play as an official user that logs in then the ratings seem to change more in the neighborhood of 75-80 ...
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Does Fritz 17 have extra features compared to othe Chessbase offerings?

For me, the strength of the chess engine is not that important as today almost all of the top engines are beyond human level. I want to use a chess program for training and analysis of my games. If I ...
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how does one check their connection in chessbase.com [closed]

I get lots of messages that say to check my connection or I will lose on time. AFAIK I am always connected and see no obvious way to 'check my connection' Today I was up a piece against a much ...
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Hide the moves when clicking on a game the "games" pane of a database in ChessBase 15

I would like to hide the moves (circled in red), and arrows as well, in the "games" view of a chessbase (I am using chessbase 15) database when I clicked on one of the games, but I cannot ...
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Issue with ChessBase results when filtering by "Good Games"

I'm trying to determine if I'm doing something wrong or if there might be a bug in the program. One thing I was experimenting with was the search mask called "Good Games". The documentation ...
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where is chessbase support located? [closed]

I asked how to fix a problem in chessbase. And was told to ask chessbase support. I can not find any support for chessbase. Where can I find support to fix the problems with chessbase?
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ChessBase 15 Alternative Annotation Language [closed]

I am still investigating potential causes of the problem I have spotted at Comments from (commented !) games lost in "ChessBase to Scid on the go" conversion process So, in ChessBase 15, ...
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Comments from (commented !) games lost in "ChessBase to Scid on the go" conversion process [closed]

EDIT 1, 20/04/2020 In my question, I focused on the game Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, Sinquefield Cup 7th, Saint Louis, 28/08/2019. It has annotations in english in my ChessBase database, and it has ...
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Chessbase opening book (ctg) created from Chessbase database has slow access from Fritz or DroidFish [closed]

I want to build a Sicilian defense ChessBase (ct* format) opening book. I have the up-to-date Mega Database 2020 and I filter all games with an B20-B99 ECO, which gave me roughly 1.2M games. Then I ...
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ChessBase 15 "fast" reference search

I am actually drilling methodically several lines (1...e5 and 1...e6 2...d5 but the question won't depend on that) of the english opening, using ChessBase 15 fast reference search. The qualifier "...
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Searching for a position in the mega database 2020 with ChessBase 15

The setup is ChessBase 15 with the mega database 2020. I look in it for the Najdorf starting position [FEN "rnbqkb1r/1p2pppp/p2p1n2/8/3NP3/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 0 1"] as follows : I double ...
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Export KPvK endings positions (up to black/white symmetry) from ChessBase 15 using python-chess

I have the Mega Database 2020 from ChessBase and ChessBase 15. I am using ChessBase 15 to search the Mega Database 2020, my search criterion being all games ended through a KPvK (king and pawn vs. ...
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SCID vs ChessBase - play, analyse, visualization - ubuntu

Please help me or give me the correct terms to find it out. What I want is: Play chess against an engine or repeat an existing game For my current move, I want an analyser to analyse my move, and a ...
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Early line in english opening not in the chessbase powerbook 2019 but seen by stockfish 10 64bits under latest fritz

I am looking at 1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 dxc4 4.Nf3 and Chessbase's Powerbook 2019 only proposes 4...c6, 4...g6, 4...a6, 4...Nbd7, 4...Qd6 or 4...Be6 whereas Fritz 17 64bits latest update using ...
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Convert ctg to abk

I have several databases (openings) in ctg format that I use with Fritz or with Chessbase. I would like to use them with Arena, which need abk format. Is the ctg to abk conversion possible?
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ChessBase Tactics Database

I was sent a database of over 3000 mate-in-2 puzzles; however, most of them (almost 2200 of them) only have the first move provided as a solution. I am hoping that I will not have to go back and add ...
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How to stop Stockfish analysis?

I am using Chessbase 13. I would like Stockfish to stop analyzing until I make it start again. What happens now is that I make it stop, and as soon as I go on to the next move, it starts analyzing ...
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ChessBase: how to efficiently use two reference database simultaneously

In ChessBase I use the Mega Database as my reference database when in a board. However, I recently downloaded a Correspondence database and would like to look up positions in it as well. Is there a ...
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Chessbase training annotation

I am using the training annotation function of ChessBase quite extensively but have now encountered a problem. I am using ChessBase 11. When I save a game with training annotation as a pgn-file and ...
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Regarding Chessbase softwares

I have bought Houdini 6 pro ( ChessBase version ), for the primary purpose of practising by playing games against Houdini 6 pro (and other engines I own) I cannot figure out how to play a game against ...
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What does "Precision: White = nn%, Black = nn%" mean in a game broadcast by chessbase.com?

The game "Salgado L, Iván vs Arroyo R, Jesús, 83rd ESP-ch 1-0", shows this annotation after the last move: Precision: White = 93%, Black = 18%. What does that phrase mean? Check https://es....
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Why is ChessBase calling this a draw?

The above image is clearly not a draw. Why is ChessBase giving this errant line? After I play 10...Kd6!! Now White is winning. Why is ChessBase giving this error?
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Recording- and displaying time usage in ChessBase [closed]

When I enter my games into ChessBase, I would like to also enter the time usage. I noticed that there is a possibility of right-clicking on the notation and choosing "move time", but this feature ...
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Why is Fritz 16 Grandmaster Playing Weak Endgames?

I am trying to use Fritz 16 to practice endgames. Unfortunately, Grandmaster (Fritz) is playing very poorly. For example, in the diagrammed position, if I play Black, Fritz gives me a quick threefold ...
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Read chessbase files (.cbv) on ios?

Is there any ios app that can read .cbv files? If not, how can I convert them to .pgn? I tried to follow this post, but the output is "parse error" to chess viewer (developed by everyman chess). Any ...
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Chessbase 14 - How do I enumerate variations in it?

How can I enumerate variations in CB with A) A1) A2) B) etc. to make them more readable? Like this: Thank you!
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Good online database, or do I need ChessBase?

I just bought a premium account at chessbase.com, including full access to tools like the Live Database. I have to say, I'm a little bit disappointed by the features they provide. My question is, is ...
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Chessbase products - difference

Since the ChessBase website is rather unclear, I would like help regarding a few issues: I have a few questions. What is the main differences between the Big Database and the Opening Encyclopedia? ...
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How to view contents of database in ChessBase

ChessBase has never had a very intuitive interface, but it seems to just get worse and worse. I just got the latest version and I can't even figure out how to view the games in a database. I did find ...
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Chessbase vs Hiarcs for DB management

I am a Mac user and ChessBase is not available. Instead I purchased Hiarcs. I would like advise as to whether there's added value to ChessBase that should motivate me to install ChessBase on Parallels ...
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How can I add the Komodo chess engine to ChessBase 9?

I bought the Komodo 10 chess engine. Nowhere in the instructions that I could find does it explain how to add it as an engine, nor can I find any "komodo.eng" file in the Komodo directories. What ...
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Enter non-game moves in ChessBase

One problem I have with ChessBase is that often I need to enter moves that are non sequential in a comment. For example, I might have a comment like "with the idea of g5 followed by Bb7". There is no ...
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Can wildcard characters be used in search in Chessbase for Android?

When entering names as search criteria, do wildcards exist, like + for one character and * for many? I have made many attempts without any success.
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Delete annotations in pgn games

Using ChessBase 13, I saved a bunch of games in PGN format. Is there a simple way to suppress the comments of all annotated games? I would like to avoid doing it one by one.
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How can I open a .cbh databse

On my old windows-pc I created a database of my games on fritz 11 which I then uploaded to googledrive. The database is a .cbh file. My old computer broke and I'd like to re-open this database. As I ...
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How to get a ChessBase learning product (Video + Cbh) to run on a mac?

example: If I were to purchase a lesson video like this product from ChessBase, how do run and learn from it using a Mac ?
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Extracting features from chessboard

So i am implementing an intelligent chess agent with the use of reinforcement learning.I intend to use Java. After reading the master thesis of H.Mannen i decided to use some of the features listed ...
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How to display figures instead of letters in position analysis notation in ChessBase?

I just installed Deep Fritz 14 with ChessBase. By default the notation in deep position analysis looks like this (only letters, no chess figures): I would like to make it look like this: How do I do ...
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Continuous evaluation of engine in ChessBase

I just bought ChessBase 13 and downloaded Stockfish, but when I am analyzing my games there is no continuous evaluation of the moves. So say I make 3 extra moves, the engine is still calculating the ...
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Chessbase 13 for automatic game analysis

How can I use ChessBase 13 for automatic game analysis? I am new to ChessBase 13 and I don't understand its functions completely. I have more than 1 chess engines installed manually This is related ...
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How to use stockfish for ChessBase? [duplicate]

I have downloaded Stockfish 6 and also I have ChessBase 13 64-bit. I have unzipped to Stockfish how do I combine the two so I can use Stockfish?
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How do I activate ChessBase 12 with a serial number? It keeps saying "SerialNumber already used"

My old PC died, so I bought a new PC. I tried to re-install my chess softwares on the new PC. I successfully re-installed Komodo 8 as well as Houdini 3 and activated them with my serial numbers. ...
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Confused about ChessBase

I'm really confused about the differences between the products that ChessBase offers. For example, on the website, Deep Fritz is said to be an engine. But after a bit of research, it turned out that ...
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