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If you don't own the Chessbase-products Chessbase 6.0, Chessbase 7.0 or Fritz5 (or higher), please get the free CBLight Software from the Chessbase-Site Chessbase Germany (Hamburg). CBLight is a totally free, slightly downgraded version of Chessbase 6.0, fitting perfectly for analyzing all the game-files at this site. So-you don't have any excuse, provided you own a PC with at least Windows 3.11 or Windows 95 or Windows NT. (Please don't ask me what to do if your OS is Mac, Linux, DOS, some Palmtop or anything else than Windows...).
I used mostly the shortest possible time-scaling for the Fritz5-annotations ("5 sec per move"), which actually means that a game of about 40 moves is being annotated in about 15 minutes = more than 11 seconds per position. "5sec per move" refers to the maximum time per "candidate move" in a given position (In very critical positions Fritz might analyze a candidate move longer than that, most moves are discarded after one second of analysis or less.) The shortest time-scale is very useful for automatically annotating thousands of games.
Do you want to know what the difference between an annofritzation with 5 sec per move and 90 sec per move is? Well, just look at Bobby Fischer's 60 memorable games, once annofritzed with 5 sec per move (file: bf60.zip), and the other time with exxxxtra long 90 seconds per move (thanx to Roy!) in file fisch60.zip.
Please, take the Fritz-annotations just for fun. They give sometimes useful hints about possible variations or improvements, sometimes they are just nonsense. Sometime Fritz marks a move as a blunder (??) where I can't see any blunder at all. Some of the games have German comments, some have comments in English, some none. (In the more recent annotations I avoided german annotations for the sake of internationality.) Some games contain opening informations, others don't. Some games are with training questions, others without. This happened because the annotations were made on more than one machine with slightly different configurations of Fritz. I also tried out different options during the process - and learned from some feedback. I didn't bother very much that all games of a collection are annotated in exactly the same style - sorry! And - I did not throw away older annofritzations for uniformity reasons.
I have tried to eliminate the duplicates that I found or CBLight could find. Some of the games collections are sorted according to ECO-opening codes (like the Morphy collection), some according to years and tournaments (standard sorting order of CBLight). Until Sept 98 my main sources were the huge collections of the University of Pittsburgh Chess Club These collections contain many dupes and many inconsistencies concerning names etc. I took the newer collections (eg. the tal.zip games or the last 120 games of the Euwe/Kramer collection) from Knut Neven's excellent 2.1 Mio games research database, which is both one of the cheapest, best and most comprehensive Megabases. I found about 95% of the classic games in Euwe/Kramer covered by Knut Neven's collection. For easier access to complete classical tournaments I have added in Februar 1999 Chessbases Big99 Megabase to my resources. The Big99 Megabase offers most of the classical tournaments in a neat style, with standardized player and tournament names, so that no editing work has to be done.
I respect any Copyright being claimed of any holder of Copyrights of the chess games or games/positions collections presented here. For this reason no collections of Gambit Publications chess books are presented due to a request of Mr. Graham Burgess, Editorial Director of Gambit Publications Ltd. Sorry, but I will not discuss about general copyright issues with third parties (i.e. people, which have themselves no copyright whatever concerning these games). If you think that some of the collections violates some Copyright, please do not download them!
If you are a fan of annofritzed games or of book-related game-collections, please send me your comments or contributions! I appreciate very much any help to make this a top-class site.
|From Mark Crowther's weekly E-Zine "The Week in Chess (TWIC)" I get every week the latest chess news and tournament game collections of the last week to download.|
|The (english) Homepage of Chessbase Hamburg (Germany)|
|Knut Neven's (Saskatoon, CAN) fast growing and recently updated "Research" Database of 2.5 Million games in December 2001.|
|The homepage of Ignacio Derecho's firm "Check Computers" (Madrid, Spain). This page is in spanish. Ignacio provided a number of annofritzed files of this site.|
|Amazon.com is one of the top internet resources for chess books and much more.|
|This is the german branch of Amazon. You can buy there both german and US-books with free delivery to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.|
This is a link-list for all of you who don't want to visit hundreds of sites for getting some weird stuff. These are just the best of the best, and they are all FREE: