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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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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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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SCID vs. PC: Multi-Engine Analysis

Is it possible to configure SCID to output the annotating engine in the variation itself? For example; Ne5 (Stockfish: -0.01 / +0.32 25. Bc4 ...) (Engine2: +0.20 / +0.48 25. 0-0 ...) (Engine3:...
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Extracting “D” in Scid vs PC Analysis

Adding to this question, Scid PGN analysis using Stockfish, I ran a batch analysis using Scid. Now, I want to extract only the "D" diagrams. How can I do this?
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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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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 functionality. AFAIK there's a ...
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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?...