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With Scid, you can maintain a database of chess games, search games by many criteria, view graphical trends, and produce printable reports on players and openings. You can also play against various uci engines or on the Internet. Most menus and messages in Scid are available in 13 languages.
for the love of god, i have downloaded stockfish and Scid and arena chess, can't figure out how to install any of the 3. Please how do i just install scid on max os. Ive found no people having this issue, I unzip them and there is no way to install. Im very pissed off right now
Cette ChessGui (SCID vs PC) est une référence pour l'analyse d'une position, entre autres !.
Scid and scidvspc are great implementation of a chess database to store, review, and analyze chess games. I am fully convinced that this is a full feature, pound-for-pound contender against commercial giant Chessbase.
Given that this is an open source project driven by rather brilliant volunteers, the documentation can be rather scant in certain places. Nevertheless, lots of information and resources can be Googled to fill in the gaps. I've been able to find answers for all my tasks.
Scid and/or Scidvspc are an indispensable tool for chess players of all levels.
good day execuse me whenever i read chess books i encounter some games that i cant find the game in the database of the program(eg. fritz12) i am looking for a mega database that help me with the books, is this program a perfect one or not if not where can i find a great database ? thanks alot
I've been using and enjoying SCID vs. PC so much during the past few weeks, it's become my favorite GUI. I had nothing to do this weekend, so I put together a tribute to this interface. The tribute includes screenshots, tips, helpful hints, add-on files to download, etc. You can find the tribute here:http://www.edcollins.com/chess/scidvspc/
your video for studying openings is very instructional and theres just one minor question that wasn't answered that I'm curious about which is is there a way to just simply rename a database without having to start a new one altoghether
This is a very useful program. Here is the website: http://scid.sourceforge.net/ I have a couple of tutorials on youtube:
For more information about SCID join the SCID Users group here at c.c
Questions can be submitted in the forum and most likely someone will have an answer.
i downloaded the program and is corrupted
SCID (pronounced "skid") is an absolutely awesome free chess database utility that I use constantly to review, analyze, and comment my own games. The software is also frequently updated.
In my opinion, unless perhaps you are an IM or GM, there is no need to buy a commercial chess database program like Chessbase. SCID is not super well documented, however, so search around online for tutorials and FAQs.
If you want you can also simply use SCID as a GUI to play any of the UCI engines, although the free chess GUI Arena has more features if you want to play an engine.
This program is great! Unfortunately some of the features are not very intuitive at first, but once you learn how to use it, you'll be able to do pretty much anything chessbase can do, feature wise. For a free application, its bar none the best database program you're going to find apart from chessbase. It comes with a few engines you can use to analyze your games with. It's also easy to setup additional engines. You can play against them, or just analyze. You can create a database of master games (downloaded from TWIC) and then compare moves in your games to what masters are playing using the tree window. I find this very useful to see where my thinking parts ways with what master play in a given line or position. Makes it easier to spot problem areas in my game. Once again, for a free app, SCID absolutely rocks for any serious chess players database needs.
h8gig38 said:1) I want to download my games periodically and maintain a single database of all my games. How can I do that with Scid?
From SCID's main screen, click file/new and create a new database to store all your games. i.e. allmygames. Now that you have a blank db, click Tools/Import File of PGN games, and select your pgn file(s). You can select multiple files by holding the ctrl key while clicking. Click OK, and your files will be imported into your allgames db. To add more later, just launch scid again, open your db file, then repeat the "tools/import pgn etc" This is pretty much how I manage my db.
2) How to search for a position in all my games?
Launch SCID, open your db file containing all your games. Then click EDIT/Setup Startboard, and enter the position you want to search. (or if you have a game that has the same position, you can load that game and move till you reach the position.) Then click Search/Current board, and it will search all your games for the current position.
go to moves in ur game get PGN open the pgn file with scid analyse ur game by various ways
1) I want to download my games periodically and maintain a single database of all my games. How can I do that with Scid?
On the standard toolbar, click on Play, and then Serious Game, and choose a UCI engine.
how do you play the engines?
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