Finding novelties with ChessBase 16

by ChessBase
12/22/2020 – Remember what it was like to find new ideas and opening novelties in the past. First you had to go through a pile of books, making notes on lines of interest. When ChessBase was launched (over 30 years ago) you could do it on a computer – but it still took hours and days to find a powerful weapon for your next tournament. Now ChessBase 16 has reduced the search to a few clicks of the mouse. Let Sagar Shah tell you how to use this powerful feature to dramatically improve your results in the next tournament.

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It is of vital importance, not just to own the program, ChessBase 16 – you must actually know how to use it proficiently. To help you in this respect we have asked an internationally well-known trainer, IM Sagar Shah, to show you how the powerful "Novelties" feature works. All you need to do is sit back and pay attention. And afterwards start using this function to improve your tournament results. Remember – in all likelihood your opponent will be doing the same!

This video is twelve minutes long and well worth the time you spend watching it.

It is not just finding novelties and interesting ideas that will prove immensely useful. You should also get acquainted with "Replay training" (3min 35s into the above video). This is an ideal new way to actually practice new openings. ChessBase 16 will guide you through games and keep track of your performance, giving you points for accurate play – and explaining moves you overlooked.

Watch the IM not just showing you this new feature, but also getting involved and learning himself in the process. You can do the same with ChessBase 16.

If you do not already have the program you can order it in the ChessBase Shop. Using the download option you could have the program in just a few hours! 

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