Questions tagged [scid]

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 annotation advice needed

I am using scid vs pc to maintain a list of correspondence games as a database, say, current.si4. I open it and select a game. I go to the last move made by my opponent. Before adding my move I now ...
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Scid vs. PC: a hint needed

I have now installed Scid vs. PC and I have made my first move with White to e4. Now the engine computes the position tree. How can I stop it and make it move with black after some fixed time ? It ...
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Does SCID have a way of showing the top 2 engine moves?

At the moment, the Analysis window shows over 32 variations in a random order of strength. Is it possible to just show the top 2 strongest moves? If I right click in the window all the moves disappear ...
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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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Deleteing Tournaments in scidvspc

I have imported several twic zip files into scid which gave a lot of "illegal move" error messages. For obvious reasons, the vast majority of them are in "Rapid", "Blitz"...
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pgnscid error message

I have been downloading zip files from "The Week In Chess"'s site and converting them to a scid database. I get quite a few Error reading move in game...: O-O errors. It appears that ...
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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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How to create a file in Scid-vs-pc; new chess pieces?

I am a Linux hobbyist and I would like to know if someone could help me understand what steps I should follow to create this chess piece file in scid-vs-pc: http://gorgonian.weebly.com/scid-vs-pc.html ...
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How do I to convert tarrasch-base.tdb into pgn for scid?

I have a tarrasch database in a tdb file that I would like to run into my scid-vs-pc gui. But after spending a lot of time looking for some information on Google, I found nothing that can help me. How ...
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A way to add an "opening names" column to the SCID game list

I've been googling and looking through SCID's options but just can't seem to find the answer. The database gamelist in SCID has a few informative columns for all the games in the gamelist, including ...
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Making my own chess studies (like Lichess) with SCID vs PC

I am learning how to use SCID vs PC on my Linux machine and I find the program very useful and well-written. I am reading through Lasker's book Manual of Chess and I would like to create my own "...
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Listing engine evaluation of each game after opening to track my opening skill level

I've recently picked up the book "Pump up your rating" where the author talks about tracking each of your games with a post-mortem analysis. The report of all your games combined will show ...
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SCID shortcuts list [closed]

I don't like the mouse and want to use the keyboard as much as possible. SCID vs PC has a webpage with keyboard shortcuts, but the same does not seem to exist for SCID. This answer to "How to ...
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SCID VS SCID VS PC Which is better? [closed]

I have both of them installed, but I don't know which is better. For me, I am using SCID instead of SCID VS PC because SCID VS PC you can only have 10 games in a database. If you know how to fix this ...
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Software for reading aloud the moves of a chess games in Arena or SCID vs PC

I have just downloaded the Arena and SCID vs PC GUI clients. Both seem wonderful and work seamlessly with most of the chess engines like Rybka and Stockfish. I can't wait to get started by analysing ...
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Scid vs PC Score Graph

Is it possible to modify the source code to change the display of the score graph so that you are always at the bottom? Currently, the player playing White is always at the bottom.
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Best move arrow in Scid vs PC

Is there a way to display the best move found by the engine on the main board? Lichess has arrows showing the best move (and even for the second, third, etc best lines). Is this possible in Scid vs PC?...
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Material score in analysis report

Is it possible to do an analysis using Scid vs PC or any other major chess program where it shows material score after each move in addition to showing the normal evaluation score? So for an endgame ...
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Extract anonymized games out of a pgn

I'm a big fan of pgn-extract, but I am open to other linux-friendly tools. I have a big pgn file (over 5 million games) and a set of ECO codes. My goal is to fetch all the games matching those ECO ...
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Scid chess can not save

I try to save color marking, etc. but the program gives error messages. “The requested function is not supported by this type of database.” Can I save this? So far it doesn’t save, amd when I save ...
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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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Scid vs PC: how to visualize engine line on the board?

I've installed scid yesterday and was wondering how to visualize an engine line on the board. My approach is the following: setting up a position on the board by clickng "Game" -> "New Game", then ...
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Moving a game up or down the SCID database list

Is there a way to move an individual game up or down the database list or give it a new game number in the list?
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Using the tree window in SCID on a subset of games in the database

With a database open in SCID, one can use the tree window to explore openings. Among other things, it shows the frequency of each move that has been played in the current position and how well that ...
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Is it possible to configure SCID to use English descriptive notation? [closed]

I'm going through a classic book (Reti's Modern Ideas in Chess), which uses English descriptive notation rather than algebraic notation. I see there is an online resource which has converted the book ...
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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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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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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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