Opening training with Fritz 17: 100 repertoire proposals

2/22/2020 – Creating a good and reliable opening repertoire is a difficult task. Fritz 17 offers an alternative: premade opening repertoires, on four levels, from "Easy" to "Professional". All of them are solid repertoires that have stood the test of practice and will give you a good (though not necessarily better) position after the opening.

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Opening training with Fritz 17: premade opening repertoires

Fritz 17 comes with a number of premade opening repertoires. They are divided into White and Black and four different levels, ranging from "Easy" to "Professional".

Click on "Standard Repertoires":

You now can choose the repertoire that suits you – White/Black/Level.

Let's take, for example, "Easy – Open Games – Italian - Two Knights Defense": the following suggestion appears:

This repertoire can, of course, be edited, enlarged and refined - as described in previous tutorials about opening training with Fritz. Or you upload it with "My Moves" to your existing repertoire.

Below is an example for an opening repertoire with the level "Easy" that is based on 1.e4 by White:

You can now replay the repertoire automatically and you can check your knowledge with the drill. This "easy" will still bring you rather far. Moreover, you can enlarge it step by step.

Questions

Can I save my repertoire separately?

After opening the repertoire – with Load White/Load Black – you can always save it in a database of your choice. Click on "File" -> "Save" or on "File" -> "Save as" and select the database of your choice.

When you save the database you should give your repertoire a name that is easy to remember and to find again:

I want to delete lines from my repertoire. How to do that?

Load your repertoire but take care that the rider "My Moves" is checked. Now mark the first move of the line you want to delete:

In the toolbox, below the notation, now click on "Delete Variation" and the marked variation and all sub-variations, will be deleted.

I want to rebuild my repertoire completely and delete the old one. How to do that?

Load the repertoire under "My Moves" and bring the cursor to the first move. Now, clicking the cursor leads to the starting position:

Now choose "Delete Rest" in the toolbox below the notation.

Now the opening repertoire is temporarily deleted. To delete your opening repertoire you upload the empty notation with the button "My Move".

However, before you do this you should create a copy of your repertoire -> "Save as", etc. After all, you might one day regret your change of repertoire and would then be happy to have your old repertoire available.

Do I need a ChessBase Starter- or Premium-Account to use this function?

The serial number of Fritz 17 comes with a six-months-premium membership. But even if you do not renew your membership you can still use your ChessBase Account to enlarge, refine and drill your repertoire. However, you can no longer use apps such as Playchess or the videoportal.

I do have a database with my blitz games and would like to integrate these games into my repertoire?

First, open the database with the games, in this case "MyInternetGames". Now open the blitz games in question and go through them.

Now go to the move which you want to integrate into your repertoire and click "Mark as My Move" in the toolbox.

The program changes to "My Moves" which makes it easy to track the change of the repertoire.

If you have questions or suggestions for other tutorials, please do not hesitate to e-mail me: Martin.Fischer@chessbase.com.

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