Online Chess Databases

I have recently found the world's largest online chess database--The Fics Online Database-- at http://www.ficsgames.org/stats.html which has more than 200 million games in it! If you need games to feed your SCID this is it!

Other good free online databases I have found are: 365chess.com and www.chessbites.com.

I use online databases to play solitaire chess and when I'm reading a book and they give a game example I look up that example on one of the databases and play it out on my winboard. Also I use chessgames.com when I am looking for games that someone found interesting in some way rather than just blindly picking a game from a database. Also chessgames.com have the games from some of the famous chessbooks already collected together. 

If anyone else uses a different chess database let us know! Also tell us how you use databases to improve your chess.



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  • 10 months ago

    maziltof

    I have been using www.chessbites.com recently. It has a massive number of games searchable by all sorts of different criteria, incuding ECO code and position. It is updated weekly with new games, which can be freely downloaded in PGN. I find the Position Explorer most useful for studying openings. This feature is present in other databases like 365chess.com that you also mentioned, but in chessbites there is no restriction for non-members and the Position Explorer can be invoked from any position, no matter how deep into the game. There are other good chess online dbs I tried, like chess-db.com and NICbase online.

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