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How to convert ChessBase format files to .pgn?

Well since the protocols creating cbv, cbf and cbh formats are not made publicly available, one will certainly not find any such conversion tool (i.e. unclear how they are encoded to reverse them to ...
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How to convert ChessBase format files to .pgn?

I wrote a cli tool to extract .cbv archives. And you can use scidb to open the resulting .cbh file. Scidb will eventually support opening .cbv archives directly.
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Why is ChessBase calling this a draw?

Has the position after 10....Kd6 occurred earlier in this game? If yes, the engine thinks it's a repetition and shows "0.00". More information on the repetition issue can be found on this thread on ...
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How to convert ChessBase format files to .pgn?

Here is a simple way to do exactly what you want: Open the .cbv file in ChessBase Reader Select all the files you would like to convert to .pgn (Ctrl-A to select all files) Go to File at the top ...
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What's with ChessBase and WB engines?

ChessBase products only support two protocols: 1) Their own proprietary (used by the .eng engines) 2) The UCI (used by by many commercial / open source engines) You must see a "Create UCI Engine" ...
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How to save games in ChessBase reader?

I found an easy way to save pgns in CBReader. File->Publish to WEB->One-click publication-> the browser will open with your game and 'Download PGN' option. Really fast and easy.
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Chessbase 13 How to install UCI Engine when menu item is missing?

At the end of the line Remove Kibitzer, there is "UCI" written in red. Click on that.
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Delete annotations in pgn games

In Chessbase, copy the games to a temp database, right click the file, go to tools and select Unannotate db, then copy to the games to a pgn file. Edited to note Unannotate doesn't work on pgn files ...
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Enter non-game moves in ChessBase

Enter a null move by ctrl+alt+0.
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Why is Fritz 16 Grandmaster Playing Weak Endgames?

Fritz's 2.Kf5 is a mistake because 2.Kd5 is the only winning move according to the tablebase. Maybe Fritz suffered from the horizon effect (couldn't see far enough ahead) which turned the win into a ...
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Early line in english opening not in the chessbase powerbook 2019 but seen by stockfish 10 64bits under latest fritz

I also have PowerBook 2019, and Stockfish 10, and I can confirm what you found, but there is an explanation. The moves suggested in the PowerBook are from actual human games. They are intended, ...
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Does Fritz 17 have extra features compared to othe Chessbase offerings?

Fritz 17 is really just the same Chessbase GUI bundled with a chess engine Fritz 17. Depend on what version you buy, your Chessbase product may come with MegaDatabase - a huge collection of master ...
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Convert ChessBase format to PGN on Linux

Scidb can do it. Here is how Open the CBH database. When it is opened, go to the Database tab. Right-click on the rectangle of the CBH database and click on Export. Choose PGN or any other format. ...
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Can you run "Full Analysis" in Fritz with a different engine?

Go to Engine->Change main Engine... All you have to do then is select StockFish and click OK. Then click on New Game icon and the change will be applied, you should see title change from Fritz to ...
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How to save games in ChessBase reader?

It is not possible to do this in chessbase reader. You can use Arena Chess (free) to do this then transfer this .pgn into Chessbase Reader. Reader allows me to use Chessbase products for training but ...
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How to save games in ChessBase reader?

It's not possible, in fact in "Chessbase reader", there is the word reader which means you can only pgn (or .cbh ...) If you want to do such thing, my advice is for you to get a copy of the most used ...
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In ChessBase 12, when viewing an Opening Tree, why do all the games always stop near move 26?

"Move 26" (or thereabouts) is the "midpoint" of most chess games. Your opening tree application appears to working fine in getting you to the peak or "combustion point" of most games. (That seems to ...
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Chessbase 13 for automatic game analysis

The company ChessBase sells a series of engine GUIs (Fritz, Houdini, Komodo, Rybka) that blundercheck or do full game annotation. The ChessBase program lets you run an engine while you go through a ...
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How to display figures instead of letters in position analysis notation in ChessBase?

Nevermind, figured it out. File > options > Clocks+Notations > Figurines radio button
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How can I open a .cbh databse

A .cbh file is not a complete database. A database in Chessbase format consists of multiple files. To backup or transfer Chessbase databases between computers, you can either: Backup in Chessbase to ...
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Good online database, or do I need ChessBase?

Take a look at chesstempo. You can use their online database free up to so many moves and then they want you to pay to search deeper. I used to use chesslab.com which was great for searching ...
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Why is ChessBase calling this a draw?

This is a bug. The position should be simple enough for the engine to work out a promotion. You should report the incident to ChessBase.
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Chessbase training annotation

Thanks for your answers. I have contacted ChessBase and they told me that training annotation is not supported in PGN files but just in their original database format cbh. So, there is nothing to be ...
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Export KPvK endings positions (up to black/white symmetry) from ChessBase 15 using python-chess

I used the following python script using python-chess library : import chess import chess.pgn def KPvK_up_to_symmetry_export_to_FEN_func(pgn_file_path, nb_games, output_pgn_file_name): ...
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Searching for a position in the mega database 2020 with ChessBase 15

I am not sure what you are doing wrong. I get plenty of games that way. It is possible you did a previous search that still has some residual information in the "search mask" (this is what ChessBase ...
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Alternatives to chessbase on OS X

I was able to install ChessBase on in OSX Yosemite using crossover. It is working well for me, and this way i don't have to boot a separate virtual machine just to launch it.
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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?

Unfortunately, many of the statistical functions of the Opening Book feature in ChessBase have been unreliable in every version I've owned. For example, after the Caro-Kann line 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. ...
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How to convert ChessBase format files to .pgn?

There is now a CBH to PGN app for Android (only handles CBH files, not cbv) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.chess.cb&hl=en I personally would like to see this available as a ...
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Convert ChessBase format to PGN on Linux

I believe scidb can do it. You can get it here: http://scidb.sourceforge.net/
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Running chessbase Reader on ubuntu

When I converted the 2014 ChessBase Database to PGN format, and finally to SCID format, I used VirtualBox (x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization, for which you need to install Windows and ChessBase) ...
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