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UPGRADE Mega Database 2019 from 2018 - Chess Database Software DVD
& Basic Chess Skills Test (Download)
- The Mega Database is an exclusive annotated collection of chess games from ChessBase
- Contains more than 7.6 million games from 1560 to 2018, in the highest ChessBase quality standard
- Exclusive: Online-Update with 250,000 games in 2019
- Exclusive: Playerbase with 540,000 names and 38,500 pictures (Download)
- 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 Basic Chess Skills Test for Download
Online update: 250,000 new games in 2019!
From Carlsen to Mamedyarov: with analysis by all current top ten players!
The exclusive annotated database contains more than 7.6 million games from 1560 to 2018, in the highest ChessBase quality standard. About 72,000 games contain commentary from top players, and all games are classified into ChessBase opening keys, with more than 100,000 positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, and endgames. The largest top class annotated database in the world, with the most recent games from the middle of October 2018.
Online Mega-Update 2019: With ChessBase 15, 14 or 13 you can download games for Mega 2019 for the whole year, a total of approximately 250,000 games! That means your Mega 2019 will remain up to date from January to December. Mega 2019 also features a new edition of the Playerbase (requires ChessBase 15 or 14), and the Player Encyclopedia download comes with more than 540,000 players and about 38,500 player photos, including regular updates.
System requirements: Pentium PC, 1 GB RAM, Windows 10 or 8.1, DVD-ROM drive, ChessBase 15, 14 or 13.
Basic Chess Skills Test
Welcome to our "Basic Chess Skills" examination! We have prepared this test to give everyone the chance to estimate his current playing level at chess. Whether you're an experienced tournament player, or have never seen the inside of a chess club, this quiz will provide you with an approximate rating - a gauge by which to measure yourself. We all enjoy a challenge, and this test will check your understanding of various chess elements covering a wide range of practical and typical situations. From basic checkmates and endings, to King hunts and higher level tactics, this test will provide you with a clear idea of where you stand in the world of chess.
This test has been designed to take 30 minutes, divided among 30 questions. For some test questions you are allotted only 15 or 30 seconds; for others you get 75 or 90 seconds. The total time given for the test, however, amounts to 30 minutes. It is possible to earn 10 points per question, with a deduction for using "help" or a bonus for rapid answers. Immediately after you answer each question a screen appears (containing the "Continue" button) with your results for that question.
We recommend that you set aside half an hour when you won't be disturbed, then work your way through the test methodically from question 1 to 30. The very first question is a rather simple checkmate, so you might take a look at that example right now to get familiar with how the test works. Then close the database and start over when you're ready to begin. Don't look at anything else ahead of time!
Evaluating Your Results
There are 30 test questions valued at 10 points each. If you get the answer without "help" (see step 6 above) in less than half the allocated time you get an extra bonus of one third of the points for that question - 2 or 3 points, depending on how quickly you answer. Therefore, it is possible in that case to earn 390 points for the entire test. If you're not so fast, but still get all answers correct without using "help," then 300 points are possible. The great majority of us will earn something below that number!
No matter your playing strength, we hope you enjoy taking this test - and that you also discover something about yourself. Have fun, and...good luck!