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TWIC games and chessbase megabase


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    ziggurat

    What is the difference beetween chessbase megadatabase (or some similar product) and downloading the games from TWIC and build yourself the base?

    I know that the chessbase databases has some annotated games, that's the only difference?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    DrawMaster

    That's the greatest difference, though there are others. John Nunn's Secrets of Practical Chess (Revised version) goes into this in more detail.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3

    Ziryab

    DrawMaster wrote:

    That's the greatest difference, though there are others. John Nunn's Secrets of Practical Chess (Revised version) goes into this in more detail.


    Can you give us a bullet point or two from Nunn?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4

    likesforests

    ziggurat> What is the difference beetween chessbase megadatabase (or some similar product) and downloading the games from TWIC and build yourself the base?

    • Each TWIC update takes about 15 seconds to add to your database. It will probably take you more than 3 hours to add all of them correctly.
    • Your database will contain about a million games.
    • Your database will only contain high-level games.
    • Your database will only span from 1999 to 2009.

    On the plus side, you don't have to pay the $40 USD it costs for the Big Database, which comes with 4 million games of all levels from 1475 to the present.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5

    likesforests

    The Megabase isn't an apples to apples comparison. It's basically the Big Database with 60,000 games annotated for an extra $100. If you're in the market for annotated games then TWIC would never fit the bill since it's unannotated.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6

    lochness88

    The best way to do it is buy a copy of Chessbase as it comes with I think the big 2004 database. Then download the TWIC yearbooks up to 2005 - 2008. Then you have a current up to date reference database. That's how I did it.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #7

    likesforests

    lochness88 - Agreed, for me, there's no need to re-buy the Big Database every year.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #8

    benonidoni

    I know this post is 6 months later but will the megadatabase function in fritz 11. I would think so? (ordered it real inexpensive). Says it needs chessbase 10 which I don't have. Would I still be able to put commentaries in fritz 11. My guess is yes but hate to guess.


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