Thursday, 10 May 2007

Useful Chessbase Stuff

Over the last few days I've discovered some useful Chessbase stuff. Firstly a new version of ChessBase Light has just been released (hat tip to Milan Ninchich for this info). The previous version of ChessBase Light (free as in beer!) is about 10 years old, so I guess it was time for an upgrade.
The new Chessbase Light (click on the link for info) looks more like Chessbase 8, and has plenty of cool features. The obvious restrictions still apply, although the database size has been increased to 32,000 games. The downside is that the old version was about 1MB in size, while the new one is 40MB.
The other bonus, at least for me, is that it is happy to use my copy of Fritz 8 as an analysis engine, while my full copy of Chessbase 8 insists I insert the original Fritz 8 CD, and then refuses to recognise it.
The other useful ChessBase link is the ChessBase and Correspondence Workshop. This is a multipart series, so you may have to do a search on the ChessBase website to find all the parts. Even if you aren't a correspondence player, a lot of the advice is useful if you are using ChessBase to manage your opening repertoire.


Anonymous said... is useful!

Anonymous said...

i really need a copy of the old free version of chessbase light as i accidentally erased a file is there a way that some-one can send me the old programme to re-install thanks