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voridian
01-06-2008, 09:49 AM
I'm wondering if CMXI can do this:
I want to study an opening, and then go to the game database and select games starting from that position. In other words, I want to select an opening position from the opening training and then see how games in the database progressed from that opening.
At least in CMX, I cannot figure how to save the position from the opening training when switching to the game database view. Does anyone know how to do this?

diskamyl
01-06-2008, 11:11 AM
you may tend to ignore this advice from the beginning, but it is for real:

don't use CM for analysis of any kind, especially opening analysis. it's just too weak for that. check out ChessDB which is free and a lot better, search for some free databases online (google for a few minutes and you'll find many, all better than CM's), then plug in Toga engine (which is free and a lot better the king) and there you go!

GMKnight
01-12-2008, 02:33 AM
Originally posted by diskamyl:
you may tend to ignore this advice from the beginning, but it is for real:

don't use CM for analysis of any kind, especially opening analysis. it's just too weak for that. check out ChessDB which is free and a lot better, search for some free databases online (google for a few minutes and you'll find many, all better than CM's), then plug in Toga engine (which is free and a lot better the king) and there you go! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gifhttp://chessdb.sourceforge.net/ for the latest free database which comes with Toga engine free

likesforests
01-13-2008, 09:27 AM
I don't see a graceful way to do this in CMXI. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

One option is to purchase Big Database 2008 from Chessbase for $50. It's an all-in-one package that comes with 4 million games sorted by player, opening, ending, etc. plus engines. SCID / ChessDB takes a little more effort but is also fine.