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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #121 - 12/15/11 at 20:07:13
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BabySnake wrote on 12/15/11 at 12:37:48:
I am looking at the King's English e-book and it seems there should be links to games, but they don't work for me. I am using Chessbase Reader. Perhaps I need a full version of Chessbase for this, which I won't get, since I use Chess Assistant.

Why not download the free ChessBase light program?

BabySnake wrote on 12/15/11 at 12:37:48:
As more people in the thread have said, this (playable e-book) is a much better format than pdf. Pdf has the only advantage of being better in print.

Well I agree, I find that they are fantastic tools to prepare before games. I think the main problem is that you need ChessBase and Windows, and a lot of subscribers don't like/use both/either!
  
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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #120 - 12/15/11 at 12:37:48
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Hmm, so there are no "new style" e-books in the e4e5 section then.

I am looking at the King's English e-book and it seems there should be links to games, but they don't work for me. I am using Chessbase Reader. Perhaps I need a full version of Chessbase for this, which I won't get, since I use Chess Assistant. I can easily find the games in the games list anyway.

I am really surprised that there aren't more people using/downloading these. As more people in the thread have said, this (playable e-book) is a much better format than pdf. Pdf has the only advantage of being better in print.
  
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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #119 - 12/14/11 at 23:19:56
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As I wrote before, all the newer style playable (CBV) eBooks are updated whenever the PDF eBooks are updated.
We would be happy to do more, but there is simply very little demand for them. Sad
  
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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #118 - 12/14/11 at 09:55:53
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As I mentioned before in another thread I vastly prefer the playable e-books. I think they should be updated every month just like the pdf books. However of course I could live with every 3 months or so. See for example the Spanish e-book, it has not been updated for 4 years  Shocked
Could we have that one brought up to date please?
  
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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #117 - 12/13/11 at 21:56:53
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What has happened to the updates of the playable e-books? Some are updated, whereas others are from very long ago Sad
  
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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #116 - 05/11/10 at 14:50:34
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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #115 - 05/07/10 at 16:11:40
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Tony,

Keep 'em coming, loving it!!!
  
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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #114 - 05/05/10 at 19:30:17
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Göran wrote on 05/05/10 at 12:51:20:
How do I know which eBook is new style and which is old style (without downloading and open it)? Is it the eBooks with "NEW" in front?

Yes, certainly, but in general I think any eBook from 2007 onwards would be new-style.
  
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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #113 - 05/05/10 at 12:51:20
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Still a bit confused -

How do I know which eBook is new style and which is old style (without downloading and open it)? Is it the eBooks with "NEW" in front?

How do I know when a New Style eBook is updated? I take it that when it is advertised on the Home page then it is a new eBook and not only an updated new eBook.

EmbarrassedSorry for all the questions but I do like to utilize the New Style eBooks and really  want to know when there are new ones and when new ones are updated. As it is now I have totally missed that the new ones are updated almost every month.


Section                        Total                   New
                                 Playable             Playable
1 e4 e5                           7                       0
French                            4                        0
Dragons                               3                        2
Open Sicilian                    4                        2
Anti-Sicilian                      6                       2
1 e4 …                            4                       1
1 d4 d5                           6                       1
d-pawn Special                5                       0
King’s Indian                    4                        1
Nimzo  and Benoni          4                        0
Daring Defence                6                       2
Flank Openings                5                       1
  

What kind of proof is that?
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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #112 - 05/05/10 at 11:41:50
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Göran wrote on 05/04/10 at 22:59:31:

Don't understand what you are saying Tony. Is really the playable eBooks updated as frequently as the PDF files?

As I said: "All the recent ones have been updated almost every month". I'm not referring to the old-style playable eBooks at all, as I won't ever be updating them, I much prefer the new-style, and understood from the Forum that most subscribers did, too.
There are a few 'new-style' that were made in 2007 and never updated (like the Spanish), I was waiting to see what sort of reaction there would be to these before continuing with the experiment. The Kan Sicilian one was updated yesterday, and maybe the others might follow. Smiley
  
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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #111 - 05/04/10 at 22:59:31
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 05/04/10 at 18:53:53:
TalJechin wrote on 05/03/10 at 12:53:18:
Well, I have email notification switched on for all sections (just checked too), but I've only gotten notified for 'monthly updates' so far, so if the author doesn't mention the ebooks being updated I don't notice. That was the case for the Catalan ebook for example.

We only announce new eBooks, not updated ones. Wink
All the recent ones have been updated almost every month (just like all the PDF eBooks), please don't tell me that nobody even noticed? Roll Eyes


Don't understand what you are saying Tony. Is really the playable eBooks updated as frequently as the PDF files?

E.g

PDF Spanish
"Last Updated: 25th April 2010, Size= 449kb, Estimated download time with a 56.6 modem= 45 seconds"

but

Playable eBook Spanish
"Last Updated: 4th October 2007, Size= 927kb, Estimated download time with a 56.6 modem= 110 seconds"

This descrepency goes for most of the eBooks.
  

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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #110 - 05/04/10 at 18:53:53
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TalJechin wrote on 05/03/10 at 12:53:18:
Well, I have email notification switched on for all sections (just checked too), but I've only gotten notified for 'monthly updates' so far, so if the author doesn't mention the ebooks being updated I don't notice. That was the case for the Catalan ebook for example.

We only announce new eBooks, not updated ones. Wink
All the recent ones have been updated almost every month (just like all the PDF eBooks), please don't tell me that nobody even noticed? Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #109 - 05/03/10 at 19:48:17
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Unfortunately I have the same experience as TalJechin
  

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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #108 - 05/03/10 at 12:53:18
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 05/03/10 at 11:53:43:
TalJechin wrote on 05/01/10 at 17:51:49:
No, just make sure to tell us when there are new ebooks. E.g via email notifications as already for the updates andor a sticky thread here...

We do send out email notifications whenever new eBooks are available, but you have to have email notification switched on for the relevant section (most subscribers turn this off). We also announce them on the Feed and on the Home page, not to mention that month's update! Wink


Well, I have email notification switched on for all sections (just checked too), but I've only gotten notified for 'monthly updates' so far, so if the author doesn't mention the ebooks being updated I don't notice. That was the case for the Catalan ebook for example.
  
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Re: Playable e-book (cbv format)
Reply #107 - 05/03/10 at 11:53:43
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TalJechin wrote on 05/01/10 at 17:51:49:
No, just make sure to tell us when there are new ebooks. E.g via email notifications as already for the updates andor a sticky thread here...

We do send out email notifications whenever new eBooks are available, but you have to have email notification switched on for the relevant section (most subscribers turn this off). We also announce them on the Feed and on the Home page, not to mention that month's update! Wink
  
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