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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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What does “Precision: White = nn%, Black = nn%” mean in a game broadcast by chessbase.com?

The game "Salgado L, Iván - 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? ref: https://es.chessbase....
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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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How do I start Chessbase Mobile from a tabiya?

It's getting annoying having to repeat the same six moves when I want to analyze 6.Bg5 in the Sicilian Najdorf.
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Recording- and displaying time usage in Chessbase

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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Lichess Chessbase 14 Database Sync

I would like to keep my Lichess database up to date with Chessbase. The first Question would be is there an API that will sync the database so I don't have any duplicates and the games are in the ...
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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 on a Mac through Parallells - slow performance [closed]

I'm running Chessbase through the Parallels virtual machine, on a late 2013 21.5 inch iMac with an i5 processor and 8GB RAM (allocating 4GB to the VM). It's running quite slow. Can I expect ...
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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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Chessbase 13 How to install UCI Engine when menu item is missing?

I have the latest version of Chessbase 13, I have bought a license and activated it online. For some reason, when I open a new board and go to the Home tab I do not have the menu item Create UIC ...
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Running chessbase Reader on ubuntu

I'm currently working on ubuntu, and installed wine with chessbase reader. I wanted to watch a few videos of GM Daniel King that I had. I open the folder through chessbase, but when I click on the ...
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How to configure scidb to use ChessBase files like ChessBase?

I've just installed scidb, hoping that it would read my ChessBase Fritz Trainer collection.It was able to read the .CBH files but no video appears. I don't know if that is even supported.If it is, how ...
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Convert ChessBase format to PGN on Linux

I have some ChessBase-format database files, and I would like to convert them to PGN so thatlinux-compatible programs (like scid, chessdb, etc.) could read it. Since I am running on linux and not ...
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Most important aspects of computer for scanning through databases in Chessbase?

A quite technological question so this is for the tech-people out there! What are the most important parts of a computer for Chessbase Database searching? For example, opening reports and reference, ...
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What's with chessBASE and WB engines?

I've been using ARENA for quite a while(5 years to be specific) and I have a collection of Winboard engines that I love. I recently parted with $140 to buy Fritz 14. But to my dismay it doesn't ...
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In an opening tree on ChessBase, how can we fix the statistics so that transpositions are not taken into account in the total number of games?

In an opening tree (also called "opening explorer" or "openings book") on ChessBase 12, here are the statistics that we get after 1. Nf3 c5 : So it seems that after 1. Nf3 c5 White will play 2. e4 93%...
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In a ChessBase opening tree how can we put a column that displays the percent of time each move is played or a column that displays “Perf” minus “Av”?

Here are the columns displayed in an opening tree on ChessBase 12: I would be interested in adding two columns: A column which displays the percent of time each move is played in the position. So ...
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Configuring TheWeekinChess downloads with Megadatabase 2014

This quite a technical question, anybody who knows about the program Chessbase (12) and how it works please feel free to answer. Recently I downloaded many PGN files from the website The Week in ...
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How to convert Chessbase format files to .pgn?

While downloading some games I came across some files in Chessbase format: .cbv .cbf .cbh I would like to know if is is possible to convert these files to .pgn format without using proprietary ...
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Checking most played move in a position in Fritz

I have a series of about 50 games in a certain position in fritz opening database 2013. I want to check the most played move, but rather than checking which move was most played by checking them ...
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Can you run “Full Analysis” in Fritz with a different engine?

I have added Stockfish to the Deep Fritz GUI, and I even marked all engines except for Stockfish as inactive. However, when I run the "Full Analysis" it's still using Fritz. Is there a way to use a ...
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How to save games in ChessBase reader?

I played a very interesting game today, and I entered it in ChessBase reader, along with some comments. I would love to save this game in a database (.cbh) or as a .pgn, but I don't know how. Can you ...
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In ChessBase 12, when viewing an Opening Tree, why do all the games always stop near move 26?

I have ChessBase 12 64Bit. To create an Opening Tree I do the following steps: I click on "Mega Database 2014". I filter all the 5.8 millions games like I want (for example, taking only the games ...
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Alternatives to chessbase on OS X

Most of my chess preparation and studying used to revolve around Chessbase products. I stored my databases and notes in .cbh files, used computers with the Chessbase interface to study and do ...