Four and a half million games at your fingertips – literally

by ChessBase
4/21/2011 – Do you own an iPhone? Or an iPod, or a 64 GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G, like some grandmasters we know? If like them you have been reading our info banners you will know that you can now have fast and mobile access to a 4½ million game database, with full statistical information and a game tree. And you can have it in minutes. Price: 3.99 Euros. ChessBase Online for Apple.

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Our latest product – ChessBase Online

Recently former FIDE world champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov was in the ChessBase office in Hamburg. We recorded his first encounter with ChessBase Online on an iPod. Above our chief developer and CEO Matthias Wüllenweber switches it on and searches for "Kasim".

Rustam is fascinated by the almost instantaneous access – faster than from your hard disk. And by the statistics, alternate moves, success rated, etc. that is displayed for any position. And by the fact that the database is updated with the latest games played all over the world – on a weekly basis.

On the iPhone you have instant access to the 4½ million games wherever you are. The reason the retrival of games and statistics is so fast is that the full database is indexed, so that no searches need to be performed (it's like Google, except that they index the entire web).

The controls are clear and simple – typical Apple app style

Of course the iPad give you everything on a much larger display, making it easier to input moves on the board and generally view the games, lists and statistics.

A full screen of games on the iPad

The list screen in original resolution on the iPad screen

On all the Apple devices, when you hold the iPad horizontally you get a horizontal display

Top German female player IM Elisabeth Pähtz checking if there is anything new...

... in last week's games anywhere in the world in the lines she plays

 The splash screen of ChessBase Online and the search screen where you can input names

 Statistics for the initial position – 2.9 million games with 1.e4, with a 53% success rate for
 White, 1.7 million with 1.d4 with 54% success. On the right the game replay screen.

So how do you get it?

Apple users will have no problem with this: you simply go to the App Store and search for "ChessBase". The purchase will set you back all of 3.99 Euros – or the equivalent in your local currency.

Downloading the app takes just a few minutes, and the program is automatically installed

You can also go to the iTunes app store using this link. Go get it now. ChessBase Online is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

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