ChessBase Account - Using cloud engines

by Albert Silver
5/16/2016 – It is no secret that top players are able to access powerful computers to run a chess engine from anywhere in the world using their laptops. The idea might sound complicated, requiring a technician at the very least to set up. Not so. With Fritz software you can easily set this up for yourself in a minute (really) with a minimum of know-how. Here is a video to teach you how.

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Imagine using a cheap laptop with internet access, or even a tablet that can run Windows and Fritz. Without being limited to its speed or battery life, you can turn on Fritz and run an engine from your own computer, or someone else’s. How long does it take, and how complicated is it? The answer is that it is as easy as can be, and takes less than a minute once you know how. Watch the video below to learn how.


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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, and the content creator of the YouTube channel, Chess & Tech.