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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 ...