Analyzing Playchess for Android games

by Albert Silver
9/18/2012 – With the arrival of Playchess for Android, where one can play online, and follow live broadcasts, the question most asked is how this ties in with ChessBase Online, the ideal tool for looking up theory, and reviewing and annotating one’s own games. To show how to play (or watch) a game on Playchess, and then open it in ChessBase Online for easy review and annotation, here is a step-by-step guide.

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Analyzing Playchess for Android games

By Albert Silver

With the arrival of Playchess for Android, ChessBase’s second venture into the wonderful world of mobile software, the question most asked is how this ties in with ChessBase Online, and how to use the two as a cohesive set.

Since ChessBase Online is the ideal tool for looking up theory, and reviewing and annotating one’s own games, it presents itself as the perfect companion to Playchess for Android where one can play online, and follow live broadcasts, while it saves all this automatically.

Here is a step-by-step guide to play (or watch) a game on Playchess, and then open it in ChessBase Online for easy review and annotation.

Playing online


The first step is obviously to play (or watch) a game


No special steps are necessary, just play a game as you
normally would.


After the game is finished, it will be saved automatically to the
smartphone or tablet.


Analyzing with ChessBase Online


ChessBase Online and Playchess for Android both save to the Chessbase directory
by default so will automatically choose it first. Click on SD Card to access it.


The games played are saved to 'server.played' while the games watched in the broadcast
area are saved under 'server.watched'.Click on it to choose your game.


A list of games will appear. Choose the one you want to review and click on it.


Once opened, you simply review, analyze, and annotate in
ChessBase Online as you normally would.
 

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Topics Android, PlayChess

Born in the US, he grew up in Paris, France, where he completed his Baccalaureat, and after college moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He had a peak rating of 2240 FIDE, and was a key designer of Chess Assistant 6. In 2010 he joined the ChessBase family as an editor and writer at ChessBase News. He is also a passionate photographer with work appearing in numerous publications.
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