ChessBase 16 - The search booster in action

by Arne Kaehler
12/11/2020 – Jeroen van den Belt has already explained how the search booster came about and how it works in an interview with Frederic Friedel. But how the high-speed tool will be used in practical tests may still be unclear to some. That is why we have simply opened ChessBase 16, and let the booster work.

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The ChessBase 16 search booster

Going through over eight million games in less than a second is very useful if you want to update your opening repertoire. That's what the search booster on ChessBase 16 is for.

In the video below, Jeroen van den Belt shows you what the search booster is, how it works in practice, and what else you can use it for.

The video shows briefly how to use the search booster

  • 0:33 What is the search booster?
  • 2:08 How can the variations from the reference option be used?
  • 3:01 Does this booster also work for endgames?
  • 5:06 Are there any more statistics available?

The video is merely an explanation of the booster in practice.

In this interview with Jeroen, we get down to business:

The preposterously fast ChessBase search booster

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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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