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gibo 36 ( +1 | -1 )
chessbase database Does anyone here have a particular database with chessbase? What is the difference between mega database and big database? I'm considering getting big database 2003 for $35 (australian dollars), and then just getting some games from twic (the week in chess), to update. Does this make sense or am I missing something?
cairo 26 ( +1 | -1 )
The main difference in the above mention two bases, are that in Mega Database, many of the games, are annotated by the players, with very interesting analyses.

Best wishes
Cairo
gibo 31 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks cairo ok yes I think there is some 57 000 games annotated, but that is a small percentage of 2.9 million. I think I'll get the big database then, but If I were to get 2003 edition, what kind of engine would it come with fritz 5.32? If so I already own fritz 8 seperately, can I transfer the engine to big database 2003, and use fritz 8 with it?
peppe_l 30 ( +1 | -1 )
Hmm "ok yes I think there is some 57 000 games annotated, but that is a small percentage of 2.9 million."

But even if 57000 is a small percentage of 2.9 million, surely 57000 annotated games give you lots of material for a long time? I mean let's say you study 10 annotated games per day - 57000/10=5700 days...
soujrnr 31 ( +1 | -1 )
Indeed! Bigger isn't always better. I'd much rather have 100 games with detailed analysis than 10,000 games with NO analysis because I'd learn much better from the write-up than just trying to read the minds of the players' games who have no analysis.

Good day!

Mike