The new Mega Database 2013 is shipping

by ChessBase
12/17/2012 – Our exclusive annotated database now contains more than 5.4 million games in the highest ChessBase quality, 67,000 with commentary by top players, an opening classification with over 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, a player index with 281,000 entries and 33,000 pictures. Best of all: Mega is automatically updated week by week, all year.

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The new Mega Database 2013
5.4 million games plus
Mega Games Download

The Mega Database is the huge game collection to suit the most demanding of customers. Hard to believe: the first recorded game is from 1475, the most recent games were played in November 2012 (editorial deadline: 20 November 2012).

However: the Mega Games Update brings you the most recent games and keeps your database permanently up-to-date.

Mega Database contains virtually all games which have ever been played and published. All great tournaments are included, from the tournament in London 1851, the beginning of modern tournament history, to St. Petersburg 1914, New York 1924, Nottingham 1936, Groningen 1946, etc., etc., etc... upto all the latest tournament series: Tilburg, Linares, Moscow, Wijk aan Zee, Biel, Dortmund, Bilbao, London.

Of course the Mega Database also contains all World Championship matches and all qualifying tournaments and matches for the World Championship. You need just one click to see all the great players in the history of chess come alive again in their games. And the Mega Database contains much more: the games of the Chess Olympiads – all that were recorded – the games of many national championships or the games of the great team championships like the German Bundesliga.

Last, but not least: The Mega Database contains all games played by your next opponent – if he or she ever happened to play in proper tournaments. As it is, the Mega also contains countless games from open or local tournaments, e.g. more than one million games from German tournaments alone. For this reason Mega Database 2013 is an indispensable preparation tool for every club player!

Careful editing of the games guarantees that Mega Database and the ChessBase program work optimally together to handle each query for games, opening references, tournaments or players. For example, more than 590,000 games include information about teams, allowing you to retrieve correct tables of team tournaments, and to retrieve the right games with just one click.

With more than 67,000 annotated games Mega is also the biggest collection of games with high-level annotations. The new Mega 2013 contains 5.4 million games. The DVD also contains the updated online player encyclopaedia with more than 293,000 player names and about 34,000 photos of players. With the Mega Database 2013 you are guaranteed to be comprehensively informed about all aspects of chess.

Including Games Download 2013

With the Mega Database 2013 and the ChessBase program (version 10 and higher) you will always be completely up-to-date. Every week about 5,000 games (200,000 games per year) are waiting for you to download in the in the Mega Games Update service. At a click of the mouse. This guarantees that you can keep your Mega 2013 updated until the end of 2013, and that you can be certain not to miss one single novelty throughout the year.

System requirements: 1 GHz Pentium PC, Windows 7/Vista/XP, 512 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, ChessBase 10, 11 or 12, Internet access required for online updates!

Order Mega 2013 now

The exclusive annotated database, containing more than 5.4 millions games from 1560 to 2012 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 67,000 games contain commentary from top players – the largest top class annotated database in the world. With ChessBase opening classification (more than 100,000 key positions), direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames. The most recent games of the database are from the middle of November 2012. Mega 2013 also features a new edition of the playerbase. The player index now contains already more than 281,000 entries, the adapted Playerbase includes about 293,000 names, and the photo database was extended to 33,000 pictures.

The package includes our Online Mega Update service for 2013: With ChessBase 10, 11 or 12 you can download games for Mega 2012 for the whole year – a total of approximately 200,000 new games! That means your Mega 2013 will remain up to date from January to December.

Price: €159.90 (€134.37 without VAT for Customers outside the EU)
Update from older Mega: €99.90


Or take the plunge:
order ChessBase 12 – Mega package

If you are an ambitious chess player, if you want to continually improve your chess and train systematically, if you want to prepare for your next opponent – whether for a club match, an Open or for a Top Tournament, if you are a coach or teach chess and want to find training material, if you like to play through the best and most recent games with the latest opening trends, or if you want to enter and analyse your own games… In short: if you have any interest in chess whatsoever, then you just cannot do without the ChessBase program. Full information here.

The ChessBase 12 Mega package contains:

  • The ChessBase 12 Program
  • Mega Database 2013
  • Games download until 31st December 2013
  • Access to ChessBase Online Database (over 6.4 million games)
  • Access to “Let’s Check” and “Engine Cloud”
  • One year subscription to ChessBase Magazine

Price: €269.90 (€226.81 without VAT for Customers outside the EU)

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