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Default ChessDB (chess database) version 3.6.15 released

I have put a new version of ChessDB.

This is a development of Scid, but adds new database features - one of
which I think is unique to ChessDB. (As far as I know, no commercial or
free chess database has it).

* It is possible to quickly download any games in the history of any ICC
member you want. However, you do need a *paid* account on ICC (not a
trial week). ChessDB has a telnet client which connects to ICC and
downloads the games.

Screen shot of this shown at:

where you can see two user-ids were entered (boffman and dougmo) and
their 20 most games downloaded.


FICS support will be added, but it is a bit more complex than ICC, as
FICS has no command to output PGN. Although someone else has written me
a FICS - PGN converter, I've not integrated this yet. I would rather
get the ICC code optimised first, before worrying about another server.

This code is recent, so will have some problems I fear. Let me know, or
post them to

* Downloads from TWIC too - this is not new, as I had that a couple of
weeks back.

* Ability to import multiple PGN files from one directory - just specify
the directory and ChessDB will find all the pgn files. These are
downloaded via HTTP. A proxy server is supported if you need to use one.

* Other features - see web site.

Dr. David Kirkby

Dave (from the UK)

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