A poster to a chess message board recently requested a list of the subjects of my uscfsales.com ChessBase 11 and Fritz 12/Fritz 13 chess software instructional videos on our YouTube channel. After I reflected on that for a while, I agreed that it would be a good idea to create such an index to help our chess friends find the instructions they’re seeking. So here’s a list of my videos from late 2010 through the end of 2011, along with their topics and links to them.
You might want to consider bookmarking this page in your browser to make it easy to come back to this index.
The links are provided in chronological order in two sections: ChessBase videos and Fritz videos. Note that the earliest ChessBase videos (numbers 1 through 11, plus 33) cover topics (such as basic database searches) which also apply to Fritz software.
ChessBase Tip #0018 – How to limit a ChessBase 11 maneuver search to a specific span of moves, allowing you to designate the phase of the game (opening, middlegame, endgame) in which the maneuver occurs.
ChessBase Tip #0028 – How to create a new database in ChessBase 11, copy games into the new database, change the sort order of the game list so that annotated games are displayed at the start of the list, how to make this new sort order a permanent change.
Fritz Tip #0004 – “Friend” mode, a training mode which utilizes an “adaptive” opponent: over a series of games, the chess engine will alter its own chess strength to be just slightly better than your own, offering a competitive game without being overwhelming.
Just a reminder (even though I mentioned this before): please bookmark this page for future reference. If you find any broken links, please e-mail me.
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Have fun! — Steve Lopez
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