Live Ticker: Always up to date!

by Nadja Wittmann
8/21/2020 – Live games are especially interesting, when exciting tactics are on the board, when "my" opening is played, and when innovations are tried out! The new ChessBase Live Ticker shows you these games! From thousands of live games the ChessBase Live Ticker determines which are particularly on point and exciting at the moment! One click and you are in the game! And everything can be combined with the ChessBase Web Apps for your opening training or tactics training. Try it!

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The ChessBase Live Ticker and the Web Apps


What do the colours of the bars in front of the entries in the Live Ticker mean?

  • Yellow = Opening trend
  • Orange = Live broadcast
  • Green = Tactics in live game
  • Red = Leaderboards


In the live ticker, a green bar indicates nice tactical maneuvers in live games.  

Tactics in live game

Tactics in a live game

If you want to improve your own tactical skills, then simply do so by using the tactics web app from your ChessBase account, just like GM Adhiban Baskaran alias Adhiban1992:

ChessBase Account tactics app

Tactics training on ChessBase, including "Top Thinker", "Top Fighter" and "Top Runner" leaderboards


If the ticker shows an interesting opening that is currently in fashion, or an innovative variation, simply click on the link and take a quick look!

Ticker indicating opening trend

Opening trend in a live game

Beispiel für einenen Eröffnungstrend, gesehen in einer live übertragenen Partie

Example of an opening trend, seen in a live broadcast

In this game the London System was played and Black tried the currently popular 7...Qc7.

More about the London:

The London System with 2.Bf4 Reloaded

Over the last couple of years nearly all the world's elite grandmasters have been employing the London System, and on this DVD Simon Williams shows what we can learn from their practice. The "Ginger GM" takes a look at all the latest developments whilst teaching you all the basics that you need to know in order to play this opening with success.

Anti-London System

On this DVD GM Yannick Pelletier offers Black a repertoire against the London System that you can employ no matter which opening (Systems with d5, systems with g6, Queen's Indian, Queen's Gambit, Benoni, Benko, Dutch) you usually play against 1.d4 followed by 2.c4. Thematic games explain and illustrate the theory and ideas of the repertoire Pelletier proposes.

Beispiel für einenen Eröffnungstrend, gesehen in einer live übertragenen Partie

Another example of an opening trend

Here a Nimzo-Indian with 4.e3 Rubinstein / Karpov system was played.

This course might come in handy:

Never too late for the Nimzo-Indian

Bologan's way to the Nimzo-Indian was very long and difficult, but now the Moldavian grandmaster recommends the Nimzo-Indian to players of all levels because it’s complex and simple at the same time.

The best way to train openings is to use the opening web app with your ChessBase account

Opening training in the ChessBase Account web app

Opening training with the web app from your ChessBase account, showing the leaderboard


The live ticker also provides information on current live shows, recent broadcasts, or upcoming broadcasts:

Simon Williams Show

Show with Simon Willams

Live broadcasts

You probably have heard of our broadcast site "" already.

Alternatively, the current live broadcasts are now also displayed in the Live Ticker, so that you can click directly on them and watch the broadcast of your choice live:

German Masters live

Live broadcast of the German Masters

Hot tip for webmasters - integrate live games on your site!

Great show: all transmissions that run on can, if you wish, be integrated directly into your own website using the appropriate HTML code. That sounds far more complicated than it is. Simply click on the "For Webmasters" button at the bottom of the corresponding transmission page: 

For webmasters wanting to embed live retransmissions

A page with HTML code will pop up, so that you can easily integrate live broadcasts into the HTML code of your website by copy+pasting the specified HTML code: 

Code-Optionen zum Einbinden

Find all available HTML code for the integration of games, transmissions, etc. of the German Masters here...

For other live broadcasts simply click on the webmaster link from the corresponding live broadcast window. 


Translated by Arne Kaehler

Chief editor Spanish ChessBase website, tutorials, marketing.


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