84 ( +1 | -1 ) Opening Rep SoftwareI gave up on Fritz9 for using it in any way to create an opening repertoire that I can edit, textually and graphically annotate, and use as an opening book to test myself on it. etc. The menu system in Fritz sends me in circles at times. Great engine, poor UI, cant seem to do what I want with it.
So.. I was wondering if anybody can recommend the best program to input your opening repertoire into, 'bookup' perhaps?
I'm hoping once my opening lines are in I should be able to use this as an opening book for Fritz to play, stick it on blitz speed and repeat my opening repertoire until I play it automatically or learn from mistakes in my repertoire that I usually forget about.
Also anybody know of any opening book files OR opening trees for Blackmar Diemer, Budapest to help build my rep.
86 ( +1 | -1 ) I use Fritz's big brother, Chessbase. It has vast quantities of supplementary materials available: game collections, opening libraries, tactical libraries, endgame libraries, monthly magazines, and on and on. Plus it can import PGN and has lots of features specifically intended for opening repertoire building. Fritz integration works both ways: you can build an opening book for Fritz to use, or you can call Fritz to analyze any Chessbase position. (Except those from your GK games, of course...)
I'm a few versions backlevel, so I'm not sure what the current pricing is. I remember it being on the expensive side, but not too horrible for what you get.
Documentation is not great. Everything you want is there, but sometimes hard to find.
If you don't want to spring for the full Chessbase program, you can get read-only access to Chessbase databases with Chess Reader, available free from their site.
16 ( +1 | -1 ) naamloos ...Thanks for the info! Am looking into this. And the free opening packet for one of the openings for a Black repetoire. (I hate this opening; it Must be Destroyed!) *** }8-)