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The best analysis program?
Is there any consensus as to the best analysis program at the moment? Has Rybka been overtaken by Houdini, Fire, Hiarcs, Komodo et al yet? Undecided

Started 01/24/12 at 14:07:41 by GMTonyKosten
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By: ChessIsWar
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Komodo won't analyze the first 35 moves?
I own Komodo 9. I tell Komodo to perform a Compare Analysis (or a Blunder Check) on the whole game (starting with final move, stepping through the moves backward toward move 1).
Unfortunately, Ko...

Started 06/19/17 at 07:14:04 by GeneM
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By: brabo
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Is a tablet enough?
I' am thinking about buying a computer (Windows) or a tablet (Android). My rating is about 2200 and I have a stabile opening repertoire. In the future I will just look at databases to update ...

Started 06/07/17 at 19:44:05 by wolfsblut
2 233 Last Post 06/08/17 at 07:49:14
By: GabrielGale
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Difference between 'Mega' vs 'Big' Database 2017 ?
Both 'Mega Database' and 'Big Database' say they have 6.8 million games.
So why is Mega triple the cost of Big?
(Mega 2008 claims 3.8 million games.)

Started 05/17/17 at 06:22:05 by GeneM
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By: brabo
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Chess24 and search for games in database with CB13
   Hi all,
   I have for a while played at Chess24. A strange thing is that when I download games and try to search for a handle in the players fields, I get no hits. Has anyone else noticed this...

Started 05/09/17 at 18:33:24 by fling
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Software for Mac with auto-flip board at each turn
I’m searching for a chess software (free or not, I don’t care) for Mac OS X in order to play with someone else (two players playing against each other on the same computer screen).

Started 04/13/17 at 00:40:00 by Marc Benford
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ChessBase 13 - serious bug??
While working with ChessBase 13 (recently upgraded to Version 13.13) and the just-released Mega Database 2016 I noticed some very strange behavior that affects sorting and filtering.
When I open ...

Started 11/15/15 at 13:55:59 by braincramp
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By: Hadron
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Fritz Komodo unable to find a position ?
I have a FEN position. I paste it into Fritz or Komodo. I use Database > Filter search to "copy the board". Finally I click OK to start the position search thru the games in Mega Database 2008.

Started 03/18/17 at 03:58:28 by GeneM
2 282 Last Post 03/18/17 at 06:39:10
By: brabo
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When does CB 14 display all tablebase moves?
I am baffled by Chessbase 14's behavior when using Syzygy tablebases to analyze a position like this, from Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual, Illustrative Position 9-7 (I think Tarrasch first analyzed it):<b...

Started 03/17/17 at 02:03:23 by ReneDescartes
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By: ReneDescartes
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Chessbase 14
Does anyone know the difference between the Chessbase 14 download version and the Upgrade from 13? As they are the same price.
I am quite interested in the Assisted and Tactical Analysis improvem...

Started 03/14/17 at 19:31:54 by Trefor
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By: Göran
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chessbase for the cheapskate
To this point I have been using chessbase engines and stockfish with the fritz GUI. I want to step up with the standard chessbase but its expensive for me. So I downloaded SCIDS vs. PC and I don't lik...

Started 02/10/17 at 13:49:15 by gd6595
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By: buddho
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Does anybody know Lucas Chess?
I recently came across a chess program called Lucas Chess. Is anybody here familiar with it? It looks quite good.
I'm using it for about a week now and I really like it. It is also su...

Started 02/15/17 at 03:21:28 by Paul
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By: Paul
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Chessgames vs 365chess
I intend to use/test either 365Chess or Chessgames as an aid when developing my opening repertoires. I find it it difficult to choose one of them.
If you would like to have full functionality th...

Started 01/29/17 at 01:20:34 by Göran
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By: Göran
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New app: Chess-wise for Android
Hello chess players,
Chess-wise is now available for Android. Free download, no ads.
It contains an interface to FICS and Multi, a large database of grandmaster games and video lectures, puz...

Started 01/17/17 at 11:32:08 by marcelnijman
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By: marcelnijman
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Chessbase 13 opening reference issue
I don't suppose some other Chessbase 13 users could help me with something?
When using the 'opening reference on selection' feature, the number of games appearing in the reference appears to be d...

Started 12/20/16 at 13:04:03 by Monocle
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By: Monocle
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Chessbase 14 released.
Anyone else make the jump? That 25% off sale the first day sealed it for me. One change I like is that you no longer have to do replace game to update a game in the db. Save works as you'd expect it t...

Started 11/19/16 at 02:48:43 by snits
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By: Keano
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Chess computer advice
I just recently got work abroad so will be going on a long trip to a tropical island, which as you can imagine, I’m pretty stoked about. It’s super-interesting work but there’s not a great...

Started 11/29/16 at 03:40:36 by Knight
6 884 Last Post 12/04/16 at 22:05:24
By: CanadianClub
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Managing your Chess Database
In the old days I used to update my database with the latest TWIC.
Now I see Chessbase release updates also, but they are not as often.
What method do people recommend?

Started 07/10/16 at 13:36:20 by Keano
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By: snits
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So Im a new player that owns Fritz 15/6 month data
Any advice on how I should go about learning to use this/how it will be helpful analyzing my games? Even just a basic outline on what youd use it for would be helpful even if its only a few sentences....

Started 10/17/16 at 00:58:26 by IrohSho
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By: CanadianClub
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Convekta smart phone apps
Convekta's programs have recently become available on IOS as apps and have already been out for awhile on Android. I've used some of their programs sporadically in the past, but didn't always find it ...

Started 09/10/16 at 14:20:48 by Marcellus
2 727 Last Post 10/01/16 at 02:14:44
By: Marcellus
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