Mathias Wüllenweber founded ChessBase back in 1986. His ideas about restructuring chess knowledge with the help of computers and chess databases were groundbreaking. He was the first to develop a digital database with thousands of chess games, nowadays a standard tool for every chess player, at that time a formidable weapon. Many more ideas followed: ChessBase, a chess database program, the chess engine Fritz, playchess.com, the biggest chess server in the world, and last but not least, Ludwig, a program which composes, writes and arranges music for you.
Matthias Wüllenweber and Garry Kasparov back in the mid 1980s discussing the
technical progress of the newly published ChessBase program
Mathias Feist is also a programmer and one of the brains behind the Fritz engine. Today, improving the engine is more and more difficult, but Mathias is keen on doing just that. He also plays a crucial role in the development of all Chessbase interfaces and thus is the man to ask when it comes to explain certain software features.
World Champion Vladimir Kramnik facing Matthias Feist and Fritz in 2002
As the title indicates, the show is all about asking questions. Tomorrow, Tuesday February 28th, Matthias Wüllenweber and Mathias Feist will be ready to them on playchess.com. Be ready to ask them whatever you always wanted to know about ChessBase programs and computers. The show starts at 17:00h Central European time or 16:00h British time, 20:00h Moscow, 9:30 p.m. New Delhi, 24:00h Beijing, 03:00 a.m. Melbourne, 05:00 a.m. Auckland, 08:00 a.m. San Francisco, 11 a.m. New York. You can check the corresponding time at your location here.
To whet your appetite, here are some examples of previous episodes of "Ask the experts":
GM Jan Gustafsson and GM Peter Svidler GM Dorian Rogozenco and GM Victor Bologan IM Oliver Reeh and GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Order Fritz 13 in the ChessBase Shop:
GM Jan Gustafsson and GM Peter Svidler
GM Dorian Rogozenco and GM Victor Bologan
IM Oliver Reeh and GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov