NEW: Correspondence Database 2020

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11/26/2019 – Get insights from the pioneers of chess opening novelties and update your repertoire with games from the new 2020 edition of the Correspondence Database. Grandmaster Erwin l'Ami says, "these are the best games out there, there are no chess games of a higher level".

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The new Corr Database 2020 is a large ChessBase collection of correspondence games from the period from 1804 to 2019. With more than 80,000 tournaments and over 1.6 million correspondence games.

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Grandmasters agree...

Correspondence games are usually very good — after all, the players can consult computers and engines during the game and correspondence players often have a deep chess understanding and enrich their games with interesting new ideas. Thus, the games are not decided by tactical blunders but by strategic understanding, long-term preparation, and passionate, patient scientific work.

It is no surprise that a lot of grandmasters already use correspondence games to prepare their openings.

The Correspondence Database 2020 gives you a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating world of correspondence chess and to enrich your opening repertoire with ideas from a wealth of unknown top-class games.

New features of the Correspondence Database 2020:

  • The Correspondence Database enhances usability: a new design and a new menu make access and navigation easier and faster, e.g. see the recent World Championship Cycles, look for specific players and their games or look for your own openings within the Corr Database:
  • The Correspondence Database 2020 offers about 140,000 new games. The Corr 2018 had about 1,431,000 games, Corr 2020 has 1,626,801 games.

Search for specific games by entering the players name or by entering your favourite opening positions: 

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  • The Correspondence Database comes with 10 high-class opening videos from popular ChessBase authors: Simon Williams, Yannick Pelletier, Mihail Marin, Erwin l’Ami, Vidit Gujarathi, Georgios Souleidis, and others.
  • 4 videos by endgame expert GM Karsten Müller provide fascinating insights into the endgame.

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Quotes by Top Grandmasters within the new Correspondence Database 2020 Videos:

GM Erwin L’Ami:

I'm really intrigued by the enormous depth that goes into these games — these are the best games out there, there are no chess games of a higher level than correspondence games!

GM Simon Williams:

There is a lot of things you can learn from correspondence chess, I learnt a lot by looking at the games — basically correspondence chess involves you’re allowed to use computers nowadays to help you process along, but also to guide the computer with human intellect, so a combination which should lead to the strongest factors out there. The level of chess we see in the correspondence world championships is the highest out there.

GM Vidit Gujrathi:

(…) First of all let me note before I dive in all the details of the game, I wanted to tell you the importance of searching games; when I prepare for my own games I always not only track the over-the-board games, but I always keep an eye on all the games which have been played in correspondence. The reason for that is many times all these correspondence players have found brilliant ideas in the opening, which I have used myself on countless occasions and not only me, I think many of my colleagues also have had similar experiences and they also constantly keep a track of all the correspondence games that have been played.

We wish you a lot of success and joy with the new Correspondence Database 2020!


CORR Database 2020

The new Corr Database 2020 is a large ChessBase collection of correspondence games from the period from 1804 to 2019. With more than 80,000 tournaments and over 1.6 million correspondence games.

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Karbuncle Karbuncle 11/29/2019 06:46
Since I'm a member of ICCF, I just download the archives for free and customize them into an opening book using chessbase so I can reference it as I play CC games. I set the starting date at 2008 (when multicore engines started booming) and then I filter out and delete any games 20 moves or under and games played by anyone under 2300. The end result is an ultra-solid book file that allows me to explore complicated lines and strategize my opening prep.
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