Monday, 1 October 2018

A useful Chessbase Tip

Okay this post will be a quick one but one that is hopefully very useful to my readers, especially to those who use ChessBase.
Say you have received a pgn file in text form like this

[Event "QCD round 10"]
[Site "Shredder for iPhone / iPod touch"]
[Date "2018.09.28"]
[Round "?"]
[White "annonymous"]
[Black "annonymous"]
[WhiteElo "-"]
[BlackElo "-"]
[ECO "B01"]
[Opening "Centre Counter/Marshall Gambit"]
[Result "0-1"]
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Bg4 4. Be2 Bxe2 5. Nxe2 Qxd5 6. O-O Nc6 7. Nbc3 Qh5
8. Bf4 O-O-O 9. Ng3 Qh4 10. Be3 Ng4 11. h3 Nxe3 12. fxe3 Qxg3 13. Rf3 Qg6 14. Qe2
e5 15. d5 Nb4 16. e4 Bc5 17. Kh1 Rhf8 18. a3 Na6 19. Raf1 Bd4 20. Nb5 Nc5 21. c3
Nxe4 22. cxd4 Ng3 23. Rxg3 Qxg3 24. Nxa7 Kb8 25. Nc6 bxc6 26. dxc6 Qb3 27. Rf3
Qa4 28. Qxe5 Rxd4 29. Qc5 Rfd8 30. b3 Qa7 31. Qb5 Qb6 32. Qf5 Qxc6 33. b4 Rd1
34. Kh2 Qd6 35. Rg3 Rd3 36. Qb5 Kc8 37. Qf5 Rd7 *

You can highlight the above as shown on notepad as shown

Sketch (1)

Launch a new window of chessbase 14 and under ‘HOME” click on paste game

chessbase tricks

and the entire game will be copied over to your Chessbase programme for you to annotate and edit at leisure!
chessbase trick2

Hope you find this tip helpful!

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