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Fritz 12 PGN file analysis


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    phindex

    Not sure if this is the appropiate place for this question, but I am finding it impossible to use Fritz 12 to analyze a PGN file.

     

    Here are the steps I am taking:

    1.  I click on the 'Database' button.  The Database window opens.

    2. I click on the folder icon to open a file... and nothing happens at all.

     

     

    Could someone who is using Fritz 12 to analyze their games please send assistance?

     

    Thanks in advance.

     

    David

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    GaryMJH

    I can't beleive no one has replied to this. I'm also having the same problem. (I also can't believe why Fritz makes such a simple task so difficult)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    phindex

    GaryMJH wrote:

    I can't beleive no one has replied to this. I'm also having the same problem. (I also can't believe why Fritz makes such a simple task so difficult)


    I gave up and uninstalled Fritz 12 about 24 hours after I posted that request.  Installed Chessmaster 10th edition, which may not be as powerful, but is at least usable.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    AtahanT

    Uhm select the game or games you want analyzed after you open the pgn in the database view and then go to tools and press full analysis.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    phindex

    Thanks AtahanT, but as I recall, I was unable to get past the 'open the pgn' step.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    wilyslick

    fritz 12 sucks basically in this regard.  Im not quite sure why they had to make that so counter intuitive.  I have no answer either, I have struggled for hours reading other posts about this and still can't create a new game (pgn) into a created database.  i understand that i will receive "youre an idiot" posts after this but still felt the need to express my frustration.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    phindex

    wilyslick wrote:

    fritz 12 sucks basically in this regard.  Im not quite sure why they had to make that so counter intuitive.  I have no answer either, I have struggled for hours reading other posts about this and still can't create a new game (pgn) into a created database.  i understand that i will receive "youre an idiot" posts after this but still felt the need to express my frustration.


    I appreciate you chiming in wilyslick, I consider myself proficient with a wide range of software, but in the end Fritz 12 defeated me.

    No matter, if felt damn good to uninstall it.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    Herzog1911

    Steps are:

    1. Start Fritz
    2. Press F12 to open games list
    3. Click File|Open|Database
    4. Click the "File Type" drop down arrow and choose PGN
    5. Locate your PGN file and open it

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9

    phindex

    Thank you Herzog1911, hopefully anyone who has not already given up on the software will make use of your instructions.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10

    Feathered_serpent

    I really hate this program... I cannot tell you how frustrating it is to blow 20 bucks on something that should work easily but does not. I have tried the simple instructions given by Herzog and it simply doesn't work.

    I click f12 and it takes me to an empty database. Now logically speaking your next move would be to open a file and place it in this database. But there is no option to do that. There is no "File" command in my GUI. Although apparently some people have it because it shows it in the instruction booklet. So your stuck trying to create a new database for each and every file. What a ridiculous program...

     

    I had a choice between Fritz 12 and Chessmaster 10... I wish I would have chosen Chessmaster...

    I just can't for the life of me figure out why they would make it so hard to do one of the most basic and necessary functions of a chess program like opening up and analyzing a PGN file...

     

    Do yourself a favor and avoid this program at all costs. *end rant*

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #11

    Feathered_serpent

    I appreciate your help but I'm really trying to add games to my own database. It only seems to let me choose a game and then create a new database with that one game in it. Is there a way to open a database and then save a PGN game file so every time I open that database all those game will show up?

     

    Nothing I've tried has worked so far...I must be missing something really obvious.

    The only reason I have just given up on this program is the fact that it seems so good otherwise.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #12

    jaberer

    I never understood why people would want to get Fritz or Shredder when you can EASILY get HOUDINI 1.03a for FREE...

    apparently.. Houdini 1.03a in its x64 Bit-8 Core Form, it has a higher rating than Rybka 4

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #13

    jhb701

    Yes, Houdini 1.03a is on top of the IPON Rating lists at the moment.  Rybka's claim to fame was winning the 10th ICC computer tournament. 

    IPON - BayesElo 0056 result:

    List of best single engines, one engine per Author:

         Name                      Elo    +    -   games score oppo.  draws

       1 Houdini 1.03a *           2953   13   13  2500   79%  2727   28%
       2 Deep Rybka 4              2951   13   13  2500   79%  2727   28%
       3 Stockfish 1.8 JA          2895   13   13  2400   74%  2723   35%
       4 Naum 4.2                  2818   10   10  3600   63%  2729   39%
         Critter 0.80              2818   12   12  2300   63%  2723   37%
       6 Komodo 1.2 JA             2804   11   11  2800   60%  2736   40%
       7 Deep Shredder 12 UCI 32b  2800    9    9  4700   61%  2724   37%
       8 Deep Fritz 12 32b         2782   10   10  3700   57%  2731   38%
       9 HIARCS 13.1 MP 32b        2734   11   11  2800   50%  2738   39%
      10 Zappa Mexico II           2710    8    8  6200   50%  2713   38%
         spark-0.4                 2710   12   12  2500   46%  2737   39%
      12 Protector 1.3.2 JA        2700    9    9  4200   46%  2727   39%
      13 Deep Onno 1-2-70          2682   11   11  2800   42%  2738   39%
      14 Hannibal 1.0a             2679   13   13  2200   42%  2735   35%
      15 Deep Sjeng WC2008         2672    8    8  5400   43%  2721   37%
      16 Toga II 1.4 beta5c BB     2667    8    8  5900   43%  2716   39%
      17 Deep Junior 11.2          2666   11   12  2800   40%  2741   31%
      18 Loop 13.6/2007            2612    9    9  4700   35%  2719   37%
      19 Crafty 23.3 JA            2600   14   14  1900   30%  2750   30%
      20 Spike 1.2 Turin 32b       2580    8    8  6400   32%  2712   33% 
     

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #14

    Ghuzultyy

    There is "Open database" in Database section. It is the second of little icons up left.
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15

    Jimholmes6

    I can open a database and open a game in the database, but if I save a game as a pgn or get sent a pgn then how do I open that?

    I can't put it into a database to open it and I can't seem to open the game direct by searching for it?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #16

    jhb701

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #17

    Jimholmes6

    jhbchess wrote:
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    ?????/

    jhbchess Why write something and then delete it?

    Can you help?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #18

    plotinusUK

    its not that hard once you know how:) click on the open button, then select open database, then when the box comes up change the drop down file type from .cbv to .pgn and import the game into Fritz

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #19

    jhb701

    Yes, sorry. Herzog posted the steps earlier:

    "Steps are:

    1. Start Fritz
    2. Press F12 to open games list
    3. Click File|Open|Database
    4. Click the "File Type" drop down arrow and choose PGN
    5. Locate your PGN file and open it"

    To save a PGN or game from Fritz 12 into a database (e.g., into a .cbh database of all your games or something),

    1. Click the green button in the upper left hand corner

    2. Click Save Game As

    3. Click the "File Type" drop down arrow and choose CBH

    4. Locate the existing database (like MyInternetGames.cbh or whatever)

    4. Select that database and hit the New/Open button and it should save into that database

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #20

    jhb701

    I should add that I have found Fritz 12 is not a great interface for database management. That's why they sell ChessBase 12 separately.


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