The future of all databases

by ChessBase
12/5/2008 – If you want to compete successfully, you must know the current state of affairs: which variations are played and why some old ideas are just no good any more. In short, you need a database which is up-to-date, complete, reliable, and ready to get going at once. All this is guaranteed by the new ChessBase Mega Database 2009, which is now ready for shipping. Buy it now or read more.

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It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy the game even more.


Big and Mega Database 2009

The new ChessBase databases 2009 not only come in their proven top-class quality but with a completely new upgrade feature for ChessBase 10 users. Remember: One step ahead yesterday may mean one step behind tomorrow - you always have to keep up. For this reason Big and Mega 2009 for the first time include the Online-Upgrade Service for ChessBase 10 for the whole year 2009 - that means another 200 000 new games for free download and automatic upgrades of your reference database.

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This is meant as easy as it sounds. Because the ChessBase standard of quality guarantees that you concern yourself with what interests you right away: chess! ChessBase databases are clearly and carefully edited by player and tournament names, checked for doubles and provided with the big ChessBase opening key. This consists of more than 100 000 classification positions, is continually improved and adapted to the growing numbers of games.

A complete survey: Everything on one DVD

4 million games on one DVD. The two new databases Big Database 2009 and Mega Database 2009 offer a complete survey from the beginning of tournament chess up to today. Look at the games of your next opponent in the player index.

 Get a perspective of the newest developments with the opening index. Thanks to the thematic means of access via the indexes and the keys, this is as quick as a flash and you have more time for what is essential.

Keep up

New: With ChessBase 10 you can download recent games for your database over the whole year 2009, that is another 200 000 new games from January to December. The Online-Upgrade Service of ChessBase 10 automatically downloads the games, copies them to your database and upgrades the indexes for openings, middlegame themes etc.

Simply for reference or with detailed explanation

It’s your choice: The Big Database 2009 with more than 4 million unannotated games is the most economical reference work for all subjects relating to chess. But if you want explanations of the games of top players and opening experts in the correct context, the Mega Database 2009 is for you. For this database contains more than
62 000 annotated games.

This makes it the biggest collection of annotated games. In many verbal commentaries, for instance, the ideas of opening variations or the correct winning methods in complicated endgames are explained. There is no better way to learn chess.


Mega Database 2009    149,90 €
+ online update 2009 (for ChessBase 10)

Big Database 2009    49,99 €
+ online update 2009 (for ChessBase 10)


Update from Mega 2008 to 2009   49,99 €
+ online update 2009 (for ChessBase 10)
Update from Big 2008 or older Mega to Mega 2009   99,99 €
+ online update 2009 (for ChessBase 10)

ChessBase 10 Packages

ChessBase 10 Starter Package:
The economical way to get started. ChessBase10 program and Big Database 2009 with more than 4 million unannotated games. Plus online update 2009 (200 000 new games). Plus 3 current DVDs of ChessBase Magazine.
Starter Package   154,90  €

ChessBase 10 Mega Package:
ChessBase10 program and Mega Database 2009 with more than 62 000 annotated games. More than 4 million games in all. Plus online update 2009 (200 000 new games). Plus a year’s subscription to ChessBase Magazine. Plus Correspondence Chess DVD. Plus the DVD-Endgame Turbo 3 (9 DVDs with Nalimov Tablebases)
Mega Package   359,00 €

System requirements for ChessBase 10

  • Minimum requirements: Windows XP, Internet-Explorer 6, DVD-ROM drive, 512 MB RAM, 600 MHz.
  • Recommended: Windows XP or Vista, 2 GB RAM, 2 GHz or better, DVD drive. New graphics adapter for a fast 3D board. Windows Media Player 10 for Chess Media System.


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