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Hi everyone. I have fritz 11 to help me learn my openings somewhat. I had never used a database or computer until recently. When I was looking through the fritz menu I noticed where it says import games. Does that mean I can increase the number of games from the current 1.4 million by somehow accessing the databases from other sites? Are there free ones?
TWIC puts out a new free database every week (roughly) including all the master tournaments and the major opens all over the world. Usually it is between 900 - 4000 games.
Sigh....... I have an embarrasing confession. I don't fully know what I'm doing when I want to bring new games over to my fritz program, I'm pretty ignorant. Sorry, I'll work on it. So, when I go to a site like twic & I see the downloadable section I highlight it in blue, right? Then "copy" it in order to "paste" it elsewhere, like in my fritz program, right? Does that send it where I want it? Or do I have to do something else. I admit it, the extent of my computer knowledge is just very basic email, copy & paste, only just recently figured out how to send a video from youtube to my email. I know it's just low level elementary stuff but I never had anyone show me how to do anything with the computer. So..... there you have it. Can anyone help? I really would like to be a better player & want to use a computer to help me for a change. I have fritz 11
Thank you Paulgottleib. I will try to do that
is there some way to download a cumlative file so i then can start downloading each week instead of having to go thru that process umpteen times?
Yes, if you want TWIC, those files are not combined. You can import them all into the same database after downloading, but you have to download each individual file.
There are free large databases out there - there are topics on the subject right here if you search - and you can start with one of them. The potential drawback of many free databases is that they haven't been culled of the corrupt, incomplete, incorrect, and duplicate games that inevitably get included.
That's not a huge problem, but it does affect the statistics a bit. TWIC is one free service that usually brings a very good database out every week, although there will still be a few empty games and fragments. You can't avoid that completely, even in purchased files - when you are talking thousands or millions of games, it's pretty hard to keep them all clean and shiny.
Yea its called buying mega database with chessbase 11. If you want every master game its not a bad way to go.
There are lots of places to find free pgn files. Just use Google. Here's one:http://icofy-blog.de/icofy-base/
Possibly, but you can just as easily...1) ...use a Firefox add-on utility like "Download Them All" to automatically download all of the pgn files from that site. Before you are finished drinking a cup of coffee, you will have them all.2) Merge them all into one file instantly, with the DOS copy command, i.e, "copy *.pgn all.pgn".Done. Probably less than ten minutes, from start to finish, and about 30 seconds of work from you.
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