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Acronym for "Shane's Chess Information Database", an open-source application to view, edit, and manage collections of chess games.

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Scid vs PC, how to get ECO data ?

Installed SCID vs PC. Can this give a count or frequency distribution of the ECO codes of the games ? So far unable to do this. Under the Tools tab there is a selection "Opening Report". This gives a ...
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Is there a binary of Scid vs Mac which works on macOS Mojave?

I had ScidvsMac 4.19 running on my Mac - ScidvsMac-4.19.dmg from https://sourceforge.net/projects/scidvspc/files/mac/ - but after upgrading to macOS Mojave (10.14.1) it doesn't run - the icon just ...
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How to set up Armageddon game between 2 engines in Arena or Scid?

I want to create a tournament in either Arena or Scid between engines. The tournament shall be of Armageddon games only. If it is not possible is there any other chess GUI for Linux that allows to do ...
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Replacement for pgnscid

Last Scid versions come without pgnscid shipped with it. That happens since version 4.6.0, when it was removed because it was stated as obsolete, according to changelog. I guess that if pgnscid is ...
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scid vs pc interface [closed]

I am having an issue setting up scid vs pc. I see tons of tutorials and they all show a nice interface with the board, analysis, and other windows all visible on one view. However all I get get is the ...
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analyse and store a annotated game by stockfish in scid

Salut I installed scid and set all necessities in order to make an analysis by stockfish, but I could not find the option to save the done analysis. My question is just silly but I cannot find ...
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How to use masks in scid for opening training

I've been trying to understand how the "mask" feature works in scid and how to use it for training opening lines. So far I did the following: open a database of master games in scid open the tree ...
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Saving opening tabiyas in scid

When I use scid to study an opening I do the following: start new game play through the opening up to a position I am interested in search database for "current board" I am sure there must be a more ...
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How to create a useful ECO list?

I am using SCID; the built-in ECO list is very incomplete and sometimes just weird. The Caro-Kann: Accelerated Panov Attack for example is called Caro-Kann: English Variation, the Carls-Botvinnik ...
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How does the scid opening trainer work

I'm trying to use the opening trainer in scid. I've set up a filtered database of master games in a particular opening, as described in the wiki. I was expecting some kind of interactive experience ...
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Engine output: FEN string when blundering

What is the best way to go through a database of my games and have the computer generate a FEN string as well as the next move any time I make an error greater than, say, a minor piece loss? I've ...
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Does SCID have a command for removing preceding moves in a game?

I am looking for something similar to sc_game truncate, but to remove preceding moves (from a current position), rather than remaining ones. Does such a function exist in the API exposed to scripts ...
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Deleting multiple games from a large PGN file

I have spent around half an hour searching Google and I have not found what I am looking for -perhaps I did recognise it as what I needed if I had come across it. I have just recently downloaded SCID ...
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Scid vs Mac game interrupted

My Windows 7 Bootcamp partition failed me, so I'm using Scid vs Mac OSX 10.9.5 app to test my engine. It works fine, but sometimes a tournament game is 'interrupted' and I don't know why. For example, ...
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Scid PGN analysis using Stockfish

Scid outputs this analysis of a PGN file using the Stockfish engine: What does the D mean? And where (e.g. a web page) is this actually explained?
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How can I analyze and annotate multiple (500) games with stockfish?

I want to analyze multiple games in one batch with Stockfish. Apart from Scid I do not know any other tool which will do it faster or better. What are som alternatives to Scid with better performance ...
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How do I install SCID Chess on a Mac?

I tried to download SCID for Mac and when I downloaded the latest version, I got a scid-src.zip. When I extracted this, I get a bunch of folders and source files. How do I launch this application? I ...
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If I analyze a move in a position to depth 25, then why am i only up to depth 15 immediately after playing the move?

I'm using SCID with the latest Stockfish 7 on my Ubuntu PC. When I'm analyzing a position, I can see the depth counter on the left. After seeing that the move, Nf3 say, get to depth 25, I go to play ...
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Why can't I put Stockfish in SCID?

I'm installing stockfish to be used on SCID. I followed these two tutorials, using Stockfish from the Stockfish website rather than from git. https://www.chess.com/article/view/scid--stockfish http://...
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How to flip board in scid?

I am using scid version 4.6.2. How can I flip the board such that I get black's point of view? There should be a flip button somewhere, but I do not see it: I've enabled all toolbar buttons as well:
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What's the difference between SCID and SCID vs PC?

I've got two files installed on my site from SCID & SCID vs PC - Scid vs PC-4.16.x64 & Scid-4.6.2. How are they different ? Or are they just the same ? Which one should I delete if it is a ...
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SCID not recognising transpositions

I like going through open variations and taking notes and saving them in my database. However I have a problem. When I get to two of the exact same board positions and same color to play, if I got ...
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How to limit lines in scid vs pc in annotate mode?

I would like to reduce the number of lines calculated by the engine to speed up the analysis but I cannot find the appropriate option for that. Does anybody know how to do this in Scid vs PC?
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How to reduce number of variants in annotate in Scid vs PC

I want to speed up analysis of games and disable calulation 4 variants - how can I do in Scid vs PC with Stockfish 7?
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How do you convert a scid database into a pgn database?

So I got a big scid database and ScidvsMac. I would like to convert the complete database into a pgn database. So far I have only found out how to convert single games into pgn, something I'm not keen ...
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How can I check the Stockfish version?

I downloaded Scid vs PC to analyse my games and I want to check what version of Stockfish is included - how can I check if it is Stockfish 6?
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Scid: Play Against Computer

After I set a board up in Scid, how can I get the computer to play as White? I cannot for the life of me figure it out!
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SCID (or any alternative) on iPad

I'm looking for a Scid port (or alternative software) to run on an iPad. Currently I use SCID + Stockfish in my Ubuntu Linux, but I'd like to use my iPad for the same functionallity. AFAIK there's a ...
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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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How to play against an engine using scidb?

I'v just installed the scidb chess database, and I can't figure how to play against an engine from there.Is this feature even supported ? If it is, how to use it ?
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Make chess engine play a particular position

I want to be able to train my mating skills by making a chess engine play positions that others have resigned from. Is there a way to make a chess engine play a particular position? I am using ...
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Making sense of Scid vs. PC tree score statistics

I can't seem to figure out how to interpret the score statistics when browsing a chess database with Scid vs. PC. To give an example, the following is a position from the ICOfY chess database tree ...
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Easy to use, MS Word-like tool to record chess games

Apologies for being a noob in this matter - a senior citizen friend of mine is looking for desktop publishing-like software to record chess games (diagrams along with personal reflection). The goal is ...
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Does SCID have a function that allows to print a single game with variations as ECO table?

Other major chess database programs allow this, but I am curious if SCID has this "print as repertoire" function. Opening report in SCID creates an ECO table from multiple games, but I'd like to ...
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Where can one get a large .bin opening book?

SCID uses .bin files as opening book format, but the opening books it has available on its site are rather small in size. Is there a better place to get larger .bin opening books? Alternatively, does ...
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Does SCID allow to draw arrows on the board?

I figured out that holding shift allows me to highlight a square I click on, but no luck finding the shortcut for arrows. Using SCID Vs. PC 4.9.
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Can 'Favorites' tagged with “Scid on the Go” be searched for in Scid on PC?

In "Scid on the go" I can label games as favorites, but then the search filter on Scid Vs. Pc 4.8 does not show a way to search those favorites in the database. Is "Favorites" - Scid on the Go feature?...