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  • 13 months ago · Quote · #41

    ernestosim01

    can i use fritz as a database application or do i really need houdini?

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #42

    omar_kj

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  • 13 months ago · Quote · #43

    Scottrf

    ernestosim01 wrote:

    can i use fritz as a database application or do i really need houdini?

    They are engines, not databases.

    http://chessdb.sourceforge.net/

    http://icofy-blog.de/

    Good for about 5 million games.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #44

    ernestosim01

    Scottrf wrote:
    ernestosim01 wrote:

    can i use fritz as a database application or do i really need houdini?

    They are engines, not databases.

    http://chessdb.sourceforge.net/

    http://icofy-blog.de/

    Good for about 5 million games.

     

    Well, let me rephrase my question: If I have Fritz (engine), do I still need a stand-alone database program for intensive game study (on my road to mastershipLaughing)? Is fritz enough?

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #45

    ajttja

    these databases didn't seem to work, can you suggest some other good ones?

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #46

    Scottrf

    They do work, I was using both on my previous pc.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #47

    omar_kj

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  • 13 months ago · Quote · #48

    ajttja

    what do you use omar?

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #49

    MrDamonSmith

    ScorpionPackAttack wrote:

    "Openings like the KID are not best"

    Go back in time and tell that to Bobby Fischer or Judit Polgar today. 

    Don't forget Kasparov & too many others to think about listing.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #50

    omar_kj

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  • 13 months ago · Quote · #51

    MrDamonSmith

    are the statistics starting to look bad for the KID? I don't keep up with the data.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #52

    konhidras

    MrDamonSmith wrote:

    are the statistics starting to look bad for the KID? I don't keep up with the data.

    ive just read our very own GM Mark Paragua beaten in his KID by a 6 pawns attack. Ive never heard of a 6 pawn attack variation, but mark sure does know his KID and to get beaten in his pet opening is quite a scare for KID players who follow his games.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #53

    omar_kj

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  • 13 months ago · Quote · #54

    omar_kj

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  • 13 months ago · Quote · #55

    MrDamonSmith

    6 pawns attack!?? Wow! Of course I've heard of the 4 pawns, but I've never heard of the 6 pawns. Sounds like a lot of holes to keep guarded. It doesn't turn into a piece of swiss cheese looking position?

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #56

    tliu1222

    Play in tournaments only when you know you will have a better rating at the end. Else, it's a waste of money. :P

    Thanks for the advice!

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #57

    chesshole

    tl;dr

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #58

    Cidragon

    very reasonable study plan. just i can't understand how study 5 games in a hour because i spend like 1 hour studying a game.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #59

    bean_Fischer

    omar_kj wrote:

    I think I have put together a decent way to become a master, even if not a very high rated one. It requires 2 hours of training everyday. This might seem a lot for adults, but for kids and aspiring talents, it really shouldn't be. People are hesitant to put in the time and yet, like me, they spend hours staring at a screen thinking they are doing something productive. All they do, and all I do, is vegitate. Anyways, here is the plan:

    First thing's first: You do 1 hour of tactics a day. Yes,....

    This is a good plan, but not good enough. You need to have a GM or at the least an IM besides you 2 hours a day.

    In a chess school, I believe a GM teaches at least 2 hours a day. So you will always lack behind.

    Besides, you can't get far on your own, not far. Your progress will be minimal.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #60

    mattyf9

    You've failed to mention studying endgames, which is a part of the game that can't be ignored especially if you want to be a titled player.  Being a strong endgame player is critical.  I can't disagree with anything you said though.  I think an hour of tactics is enough.  Anything more than an hour I think isn't all that beneficial.


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