ChessBase 16 - The new features (Part 2)

by Arne Kaehler
11/11/2020 – ChessBase 16 is already in the starting blocks and will be released on 17th November 2020. Now everyone wants to know: what are the new features in this version? What innovations are on the horizon? And what is the "key to new ideas"? ChessBase co-founder Matthias Wuellenweber, who has developed all ChessBase versions since 1986 with his team, presents the most interesting innovations in the video. Part 2 of the five-part series (in which ChessBase programmer Jeroen van den Belt is also involved) deals with "opening surveys" and how they are calculated.

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This DVD helps you to remain up-to-date in a number of important and popular openings and provides you with many ideas for your own repertoire.


ChessBase 16 - Part 2

The survey function

Matthias Wuellenweber explains to us how to easily create interesting variations in your favourite openings. These variations can be defined in the tab "Surveys" by different settings so that a targeted result is quickly achieved. Be it as a real "Gambit" player, who has club level and wants to find an answer,  playing against the Sicilian Defense with the Black pieces, or as a grandmaster, who is looking for "trendy" innovations in the Kings Indian.

In this five-part series, which is shown every day before ChessBase 16 is released, our programmers give us a small insight into the latest functions of our royal product.


Arne Kaehler, a creative mind who is passionate about board games in general, was born in Hamburg and learned to play chess at a young age. By teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess-related videos on YouTube, Arne was able to expand this passion and has even created an online course for anyone who wants to learn how to play chess. Arne writes for the English and German news sites, but focuses mainly on content for the ChessBase media channels.


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