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I was reading an article, maybe posted more than a week ago, on Chess Assistant 12, a kind of review. The author, I don't remember the name and cannot find the article anymore, proposed to write another article/review on Chessbase.
I thought it was interesting, because I believe a honest non biased review and comparison of the two products is missing. Is there anyone who remember the name of the author, so I can look for it?
Thanks everyone for the help!
I know the article your talking about...I couldn't find it either. Perhaps this will help: https://www.chesscentral.com/Articles.asp?ID=459
I use both Chessbase and Chessmaster. I like Chessbases' database and opening reference and to smoothly add pgn games from chess.com to Fritz via Chessbase to have it analyzed. I like using Chessmaster compared to Fritz to add variations to a line while I am reading a chess book or Chess Mentor.
Chessbase has some excellent how to videos on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/USCFSalesVideos
Hope this helps if it does, pay it forward.
Was it one of chessbibliophile's articles? His account was closed
yes, you are correct, his name was chessbibliophile, what a pity that his account was closed, I like to read his articles.
yes, another user wrote that the account was closed. Unfortunately with chess.com is difficult to keep track of the users, because one morning I wake up and some users disappeared like in the movie Matrix.
For what regard chessbase it is easy to copy and paste from chess.com only if you pay, another user told me there is a button for those who pay the membership to see directly the pgn text.
Chess Assistant does it too. If you have a pgn it is just needed to copy and paste it in the window, and it will show the game. But the difference is that chess assistant cost really less than chessbase, about 100 dollars less!
From what another user told me, chessbibliophile was preparing a review/comparison of chessbase vs. chess assistant, and since he didn't compromise his ethics, the account was closed. Maybe he was writing something explosive about chessbase.
Thanks for helping.
Posted a comparison.For info.:
Chessbibliophile informs, “That’s a long story. I closed the account on my own as my writing was suppressed for no valid reason."
Chess Assistant 13 loads faster. Also, it can read DB as large as 5m games. Not unlike its predecessor.
i intend to buy CA 13 Pro !
Sure i'm on the way to FM
"Thanks for the info. on CA 13. Also, see what top GMS have had to say about powers and limitations of chess machines. One way of finding this is to look at their annotations."
Let's not overlook a very serious contender for analysis:
SCIDvsPC with Stockfish.
"Thanks. There is one consideration. The interface should be viewer-friendly and technical errors should not occur. Months ago there was some feedback here:
Perhaps you have a different experience. Could you elaborate?"
I don't use Mac, so I could not elaborate on scidvsmac. However I successfuly, and very happily, have been using scidvspc on Linux (Kubuntu 12.)
Setting up the engines for analysis was very easy. I use it to study my club games.
The UI is excellent and had not had any issues entering games, downloading and importing pgn's, analyzing games, resizing the board, customizing, etc.
I opened a 5+ million game database with no problems.
The feature set is quite excellent.
OK, perhaps I should have provided a link.
"Thank you both. It is available for Windows and the download does not take much time. As for further use, let us see what others have to say."
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