NEW: Mega Database 2021

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11/17/2020 – Welcome to the new Mega Database 2021! Learn from annotated games, enjoy top tournaments or have a look at the opening repertoire of the world's best! The Mega Database 2021 contains more than 8,4 million games. With a current ChessBase program and our update service you can regularly update the database with new games – round about 5,000 every week!

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The ChessBase Mega Database 2021 is the premiere chess database with over 8.4 million games from 1560 to 2020 in high quality.


More than 400,000 new games

Hundreds of thousands of new games played in 2020 were added to the new Mega Database 2021. A lot of these games were played by renowned grandmasters and are annotated by well-known ChessBase authors.

Navigating the database is easier than ever: the Mega Database menu makes it easy to prepare for your games, to search for tournaments, to find annotated games or to access all the games in the database.

One improvement: all World Championship matches, Women’s, Juniors and Senior’s World Championships tournaments were added and a lot of top tournaments can be directly accessed via the menu — with tables, all games, and texts about the tournaments which give you additional information and insights.

Tournament information, e.g. Tournament text to the World Chess Championship 2016, or to recent top tournaments as Wijk aan Zee 2020, Biel Masters 2020 or Gibraltar Masters 2020. All games from the World Champion matches, a lot of them with annotations and analysis by top grandmasters offer insights to all the games. 

The ChessBase Mega Database 2021 is the premiere chess database with over 8,4 million games from 1560 to 2020 in high quality. Packing more than 85,000 annotated games, Mega 2021 contains the world‘s largest collection of high-class analysed games. Train like a pro! Prepare for your opponents with ChessBase and the Mega Database. Let grandmasters explain how to best handle your favorite variations, improve your repertoire and much more.


Preparing for your next opponent is easy: with the Mega Database it just takes seconds to find the games of your next opponent! The repertoire overview shows you which lines your opponent likes to play and statistics reveal weaknesses in his repertoire. The reference search allows you to find critical opening positions easily: put the position on the board and click the reference-button. You can filter games/ e.g. your research, to look for annotated games to deepen your understanding.

Prepare for your next opponent or find your own games, just enter his name to get to the games:

Search the database for a specific player: Just typ in the Player’s name.Who knows if you’re lucky you might even prepare against the World Champion. Find all the games in seconds.

Tournament Tables to all Top-Tournaments, e.g. Tata Steel in Wijk aan Zee 2020:

The Mega Database 2021 at a glance

  • Enlarged Tournament menu! Direct access to all World Championship matches and top tournaments
  • More than 8,4 million games
  • More than 85,000 annotated games — the world’s largest collection of games with top-class annotations
  • Update service in combination with a ChessBase full version with about 250,000 new games until the end of 2021 (weekly updates with about 5,000 new games every week)

Mega Database 2021: 189.90 €

ISBN 978-3-86681-780-7

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Update of Mega Database 2020: 69.90 €

Update of older Mega Databases: 119.90 €

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