Monthly Archives: January 2011

ChessBase Tutorials: Openings #01 – The Open Games

I enjoyed a pleasant conversation with a ChessBase user the other day in which he dropped what for me has become a frequent “bombshell” question: Continue reading

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Using ChessBase and ChessBase Light to view ChessBase/Fritz training disks

In our previous blog post we learned how to view the instructional videos on FritzTrainer DVDs using the Fritz chessplaying program. This time around we’re going to learn how to do it in ChessBase and ChessBase Light Continue reading

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Using Fritz/Rybka to view ChessBase/Fritz training disks

ChessBase has released literally scores of video-based training DVDs over the last several years, many under the “banner” heading of “FritzTrainer”. All of these disks are self-contained, in that each has an installable copy of ChessBase Light included on the disk. If you already own ChessBase or Fritz, you don’t need to install ChessBase Light to have access to the video instruction on the FritzTrainer disk.

The task of accessing the instructional content is occasionally a bit challenging for some users of Fritz Continue reading

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Free help with Windows

Today I’m going to mention something which doesn’t go down well with some folks, so please excuse me for a moment while I batten down the hatches… Continue reading

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Activating Fritz12, Rybka4, Shredder, & Junior

Successfully entering an activation code for a ChessBase-produced playing program is generally a pretty easy process: you enter the code from the manual’s cover, do the little 4-letter “word puzzle”, click “OK”, and the info gets fired across the Interrant to the ChessBase server. Easy, right? Nothing to it.

But when you own more than one ChessBase chessplaying program things get a wee bit trickier. Continue reading

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