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Welcome to the best games of the July contest.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in June.
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The 3rd prize- 50K
The 4th Prize- 30k
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Here are the winners of July:
1st place - Koek Woltek
2nd place- Abhi Yadav
3rd place -Jeffrey Cobb
4th place- Arman Shahzamani
5th places - Kourush Asgari
Help, please :)
One of my students uses Mac.
On which software can he open the PGN file them I send him?
I try lichess, but there is some bug, very often when I try to upload the files it says error bla, bla, bla...
What other software do you use for Mac?
Thanks in advance!
Guys do you ever noticed that during you watch courses you hear some sound of racing car behind the voice of coach?
I heard it several times. It's funny .
I love bikes and cars too but due to my eyesight I can't drive vehicle well!
My top speed is 85 kmph and normal speed now is 50 kmph.
hello GM Avetik! the blog button on the top of the screen , there is not new written in yellow as it used to be. while, on the other hand, when you scroll down as much as you can at the bottom of the screen the blue space where everything is written like copyright, Etc. you should remove the yellow coloured new from next to the blog button too
I've found some practical problems in developing/maintaining the pgn files (actually .cbv chessbase files) and wondered how others manage this.
So I start with a database I call "1.e4 repertoire" and create a game in it called "Sicilian". I go through the videos, once just listening and then I go though it more slowly, adding the moves, variations and comments. This game file includes alternative moves for white, and also the errors that white makes. It includes arrows, evaluations, highlighted squares etc. This is intended as a permanent detailed file, including copied in GM games etc.
Then I copy the game to my "White Repertoire" database which I store on the chessbase cloud. Now, I want to upload it to the chessbase web app "My Games", and create the file that helps me drill the lines using the Chessbase Openings app. For the app to work well, I have found that I need to:
1. Where Avetik has given a choice, I need to choose which line I prefer and delete the other, otherwise the drill app seems to get confused
2. Delete the lines that showed what white should NOT play, otherwise the drill app will include them (I don't want to be sitting in a game and trying to remember whether that line I remember was the one to play or not to play!)
3. Shorten the lines down to the core moves, otherwise I will be drilling lines down to move 40 or so, which is an impossibility for the human brain.
4. Make sure there are no "hanging" black moves - each line needs to finish on a clinching white move.
4. Mark the lines with a "my move" mark so I will be drilled on them.
And then...…. Avetik adds some new videos, or I want to go back and view the advanced material and add it to my databases, or I play a game and find I want to add a new line to counter what my opponent played.
Firstly, it is really hard to identify which videos are new since I made the original .cbv file. Avetik, any way to better identify such new material, so when we come back to that opening a month later we can see what is new and what we have to cover? And secondly, moving new variations through that whole process above causes me incredible brain pain. It is just impossible to follow each through. It seems to me that there is benefit in having 2 files (one that is complete as a reference for the detailed material, and one that is stripped down for using the drilling app) that stay synchronised as I cover new material, but doing so is doing my head in.
What do you guys do? How can I simplify the process to make it more manageable, but still retain the goal of having a detailed file, and a drilling file?
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I see that many of you have problems with memorizing variations.
There are different solutions, like Chessbase trainer, lichess or chessable move trainer.
We decided to create ours. Some kind of dream software.
The head of the technical department assured me, that whatever I want, they can create.
Now, I would like to hear your thoughts.
What kind of options you would love to have?
What options from other Softwares you like?
Any option, that comes to your mind, just tell us.
We are going to build something super useful for you guys.
Looking forward to seeing your thoughts.
I was recording a course about this position and remembered that this is one of the most strange things I've seen in the last time.
With the last move Black played g6, with the idea to go Bg7, Nge7...
Can you imagine that g6 is a big mistake and White can get almost winning position?
Can you find the way?