Mega Database 2018 - Chess Database Software
& Chess Masterpieces E-Book
- The Mega Database is an exclusive annotated database from ChessBase
- Contains more than 7.1 million games from 1560 to 2017 in the highest ChessBase quality standard
- 72,000 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification including more than 100,000 key positions
- Playerbase which includes about 430,000 names
- Included is "Chess Masterpieces" E-Book by H.E. Bird, an elegant collection as vital and lively today as when first published - over 125 years ago!
The exclusive annotated database. Contains more than 7.1 million games from 1560 to 2017 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. Over 72,000 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification (more than 100,000 key positions), direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, and endgames. The largest topclass annotated database in the world. The most recent games of the database are from the middle of October 2017. Mega 2017 also features a new edition of the playerbase (requires ChessBase 14 or 13). As usual, this is where most of the work was done. As the player index now contains already more than 340,000 entries, it made sense to use an adapted playerbase which includes about 520,000 names. Doing this, the photo database was extended as well to contain 38,500 pictures now. Includes Online Mega-Update 2018 - with ChessBase 14, 13 or 12 you can download games for Mega 2018 for the whole year, a total of approximately 250,000! That means your Mega 2018 will remain up to date from January to December.
System requirements: Pentium PC, 1 GB RAM, Windows 10 or 8.1, DVD-ROM drive, ChessBase 14 or 13.
In this age of chess databases boasting upwards of 2 million games, we more than ever need somebody to sift and select the best, to distill those few games worthy of the name "masterpieces". Most welcome, therefore, is Henry Bird's timeless Chess Masterpieces, an elegant collection as vital and lively today as when first published - over 125 years ago! Here the reader will find gem after gem, the very essence of Romantic chess, with lucid and pithy comments by the "Grand Old Man" himself. This fine collection has unusual depth and variety for an assembly of just 157 games, yet all the leading players and forms of play are represented. Carefully organized, each game is a wonderful example of masterful chess, with perfectly-timed remarks by Mr. Bird - indeed a classic, and suitable for chess enthusiasts of any rank. This charming book will amply reward the aspiring player's careful attention, and offers an endless source of amusement and chess wisdom.
This digital reincarnation of Chess Masterpieces is a fully downloadable electronic chess book - the first of its kind! Expect the full benefits of ChessBase technology, with all of Bird's precise and pointed commentary integrated seamlessly - a treat for connoisseurs and avid players of every class. Bird's annotations are designed to be enjoyable, not overpowering; the compiler's technique is to encourage independent analysis, supported by memorable insights and telling remarks. BirdåÕs analysis of these wonderful games provides the reader with a sure foundation, upon which he can build up his own chess understanding.
Players who wish to collect high quality, first-class games of chess will discover here the very best of chess art. It is with pleasure that we can recommend to everyone Henry Bird's treasure house of Chess Masterpieces.