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easy_rider 33 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess Light Hi, I just downloaded and installed ChessBase Light, I've copy pasted pgn of one of my games and loaded it but I still dont understand how this program works... :(

can someone help me? what does it do and how? How do I spot my mistakes in games? Is there a way to know what opening is being played? Does it coment or anotate moves? Thanks.
judokausa 79 ( +1 | -1 )
a few references Here is a free database that is not limited in the same ways CB light is.

Spoting mistakes in games is difficult. You can use the built in engine (fritz 5. something) to look at your moves and find if you made any obvious tactical mistakes. Positional errors are far beyond most computers ability to assess.

here are a list of T-notes that will help you.
also you can probably wait a few weeks and when CB 9 comes out you can pick up CB 8 for a bargain. I also like Chess assistant 7 it has some great features and is equal to or better in some ways than CB8 . (did i mention cheaper?)
zucan 12 ( +1 | -1 )
CB9 Is there any information and/or screenshots out for the new CB9 version?

Also, what are the things you like better about CA7 over CB8?

judokausa 76 ( +1 | -1 )
CB I do not have CB7 or CB8. I also am just repeating what I heard about CB from someone on a thread at

The reason I do not have CB is that I did about 2 weeks of research on the web looking at everything I could find about the current crop of database programs. After looking at about a dozen reviews and all the functions and comparing them Chess assistant 7 won.
It do everything CB8 can and more. It can read CB files and convert them. (a biggie since so many people produce CB game files) It has more options and better customer service. ( got a same day reply for 2 different questions! AMAZING!) and the biggie! it is vastly cheaper! (IMO CB is over priced since it is so popular and people feel it is the ONLY good database.) Oh did i mention it doesnt have copy protection.
easy_rider 2 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks for the tips :)
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