Yesterday's Live Stream with the Developers of ChessBase 17

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11/23/2022 – ChessBase 17 is available now, and the amount of new options are immense. The four ChessBase developers Lutz Nebe, Mathias Feist, Jeroen van den Belt, and Matthias Wuellenweber shared their screens on a special discount day live stream, presented us all new features in detail, and answered questions from the chat. Whoever missed the stream yesterday, can rewatch it now.

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Stream with the Developers of ChessBase 17


  • 18:10 - Lutz Nebe shows us the new 2cbh. file format, compared to the old .cbh
  • 21:38 - All new options for the databases, like annotator, analysis, and sources.
  • 29:00 - Questions for Lutz Nebe
  • 38:30 - Mathias Feist presents the four new styles - e.g. "dark mode"
  • 46:30 - CB16 compared to the speed of CB17 is tremendous
  • 51:52 - No need to copy & paste any more, copying is all you need
  • 1:04:00 - Text to speech is also new on ChessBase 17 [Apologies, technical difficulties delay the sound. You can still follow the dialogues quite well, and it is fixed at 2:18:12]
  • 1:14:07 - Jeroen van den Belt explains in detail - board improvements, engine evaluation progress, position setup dialogue, streaming Fritztrainers, and raytracing presets
  • 1:41:00 - Matthias Wuellenweber shows us in detail - the "beauty feature", threat function, engine evaluation novelties, "mouse over" function, and more details
  • 2:20:47 - Q & A with ChessBase founder Matthias Wuellenweber
  • 2:30:46 - Robert Ris tested ChessBase 17 for a little bit, and will use it to coach IM Elise Roebers after the stream.

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The Fantastic Four

From left to right: Matthias Wuellenweber, Mathias Feist, Lutz Nebe, and Jeroen van den Belt, at a ChessBase Christmas dinner train roughly 20 years ago.

Robert Ris joined the stream before he taught a lesson to IM Eline Roebers. His Fritztrainers are still on offer, too.

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