Here is your requested zip: 2013_TWIC.zip
I created a command script for this. See attached. I assumed you are running
Windows, but the script is easily adapted to other OSes.
For downloading, it uses curl. You can get that at http://curl.haxx.se/download.html, and
for Windows, I recommend the msi installer.
For unzipping, I used Java's Jar tool, which ...
Congrats on your request for finding correspondence games. These are pure gems as today you can expect these games to be examples of almost perfect chess (yes, all correspondence players let the computer do 99% of the work). You can also get databases of computer games at longer time controls to get the same 'perfect games'.
The go to database ...
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 pgn).
Other reason maybe that the difference between all these formats is just due to an "incremental encoding" that is being used, which means that for it to ...
Go to http://winaero.com/blog/get-windows-7-games-for-windows-10/ and follow the instructions there. One thing I do not believe they mentioned is that once you get Mega, and download the file, go to the Mega file in files explorer. From there open the .exe file and continue with the rest of the steps.
I was trying to solve the same problem but since I am not familiar with C++ I did it in Python instead. My program also unzips and extracts the PGN files from the downloaded zip files.
from io import BytesIO
from pathlib import Path
c = pycurl.Curl()
for i in range(start, end + 1):
url = "...
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 left corner and press Selection To Text file
You will receive a popup where you should select PGN under Format and press OK
Save the .pgn in your designated area ...
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 command line utility on windows.
Could it be Horowitz vs. NN (1939). (I realize "NN" doesn't start with an M, and may or may not be Italian, and the pawn isn't on d7... but memory can be a funny thing.)
This might be the position you're remembering:
rnb1qrk1/pppp1ppp/5B2/b2BP2Q/8/2P5/P4PPP/RN3RK1 b - - 2 13
I found this by putting in Horowitz playing as White in chessgames.com, then ...
If the game exists in a database, you can search for all games where Horowitz plays white. This search resulted in 151 games on chessgames.com. To further narrow the field, you can have it search by positions with a white pawn on d7 and a black rook on d8. This isn't a feature on any online database that I know of, but many databases do allow this. My ...
The Internet Email Chess Group is now hosted by the Lechener SchachServer. They have collected over 400,000 CC games, which you can download for free in ChessBase or PGN format, after registering for a free account.
I bought Correspondence Database 2013 from ChessBase, and it has over 1 MM games. You can often get a slightly-out-of-date CD of CC games on ...
Write a script that downloads the files, one at the time. The filename structure will allow you to use a loop to capture all the files you wish to get. Then, write a script that unzips the files and concatenates them in a single large PGN file. Then, write a script that finds and discards duplicated games. Other strategies seem to include a Firefox add-on (...