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The Basics of Chess Databases

Boggled by Chess Databases?

This ChessCentral article will give you the basic information you need to understand databases, copying games, and distributing chess lessons in database form. There is a particular skill set which chess instructors ought to have when working in the electronic medium. Nobody is expecting you to become a chess computer guru, but you do require a bit of knowledge to be able to best utilize these electronic tools. We’ll keep this discussion as painless and non-technical as we can; if you’d like additional specific details, please consult your ChessBase documentation (such as the context-sensitive Help file).

A chess database is simply a collection of games. A database might contain literally millions of games or it might simply be a half-dozen games which your student should review — the basic concept of a “database” remains the same either way.

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One Response

  1. Chess for three, four and six people on one board is fun, isn’t as nervewracking as the traditional and usually the result is unexpected.
    I am interested to develop the software to play it on the internet

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