DIY: How to use Mega Database 2018

11/28/2017 – It is one of the most important tools of chess professionals and amateurs alike: the flagship database of 7.8 high quality games, from 1560 to 2017, extensively classified, with direct access to players, tournaments, openings, middlegame and endgame themes. 71,000 games are annotated by top players. And best of all: the database is constantly updated, for a full year, with around 250,000 new games expected in 2018. How it all works and how you can use the Mega Database is explained in a very instructive video by IM Sagar Shah.

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The "Mega" is the database every serious chessplayer needs. The database contains 7.1 million games from 1500 to 2017, in highest quality standard, full of top level analyses and completely classified.

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Mega Database 2018

The exclusive annotated database. Mega 2018 contains more than 7.8 millions games from 1560 to 2017 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 71,000 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames. The largest topclass annotated database in the world. The most recent games of the database are from the middle of October, 2017.

Mega 2018 also features a new edition of the playerbase (requires ChessBase 14, 13 or 12). As usual, this is where most of the work was done. As the player index now contains already more than 330,000 entries, it made sense to use an adapted playerbase which includes about 430,000 names. Doing this, the photo database was extended as well to now contain 37,000 pictures.

So what you get is:

  • 430,000 players
  • 71,000 annotated games
  • 37,000 pictures

Mega Database 2018 includes the Online Mega-Update 2018: With ChessBase 14, 13 or 12 you can download games for Mega 2018 for the whole year, a total of approximately 250,000! That means your Mega 2018 will remain up to date from January to December. This is all explained in the following video.

On the ChessBase India YouTube channel, IM Sagar Shah, who runs the site, has posted a video showing step-by-step how to make best use of Mega 2018. Well worth watching.


Mega Database 2018

The "Mega" is the database every serious chessplayer needs. The database contains 7.1 million games from 1500 to 2017, in highest quality standard, full of top level analyses and completely classified.

More...


Here are some general instructions on how to install Mega 2018 on your computer:

We wish you enjoyment and many instructive hours with ChessBase Mega Database 2018!


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therook1357 therook1357 11/28/2017 11:37
what happened to the womens world championship match,
between the two china women scheduled for november
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