The Ultimate Tool For Your Chess

ChessBase is a stand-alone chess database that has become the standard throughout the world. Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door.

What can you do with ChessBase?

  • Enter, annotate and save games, including variations, text commentary, spoken comments, embedded pictures, soundtracks and even video!
  • Analyse positions with GM-strength engines like Fritz & Crafty (both included).
  • Retrieve games according to opening, player or tournament.
  • Generate tournament cross-tables and statistics of players or openings.
  • Generate a player’s dossier containing all information from the database.
  • Find the new move (theoretical novelty) in a game with just one mouse-click. • Find out which lines are currently fashionable in the position on the board.
  • Generate a comprehensive openings report with main and critical lines, plans and most important games.
  • Search for material distribution, positions, manoeuvres, tactical themes, checkmates and stalemates.
  • Access to the comprehensive ChessBase online database (6 million games - constantly updated)
  • Easy emailing of positions, games or databases. Single click publishing of games on the internet.
  • Create a repertoire database, ChessBase then shows you any new games which involve an opening variation that you play!
  • When you prepare for a specific opponent, you can see at a glance what openings they play and when they modified their repertoire.


New in ChessBase 12
Online player encyclopaedia regularly updated with new Elo ratings/player photos • Access to LiveBook, the Engine Cloud and Let's Check (see Fritz 13 for details) • New “Deep Analysis” feature ChessBase generates an analysis tree with the best candidate moves and replies. This tree changes dynamically as with time weaker variations are dropped. New Search Facilities You can now search for similar games to the game on screen. Ask ChessBase to find you games with a similar pawn structure, endgame theme and even manoeuvres! ChessBase can now automatically shows all previous games in an opening by the players of the active game all classified according to the level of similarity with the original game. It makes use of the most recent games from the online database.

CB 12 – Premium Package

  • ChessBase 12
  • Integrated CB online database with more than 5 Million games
  • Access to Player Encyclopaedia with over 30,000 pictures
  • ChessBase Mega Database 2013 automatic update until 31 December 2013
  • Fritz Endgame Turbo 3 (9 DVDs)
  • Correspondence Database 2013
  • 1 year premium membership
  • ChessBase Magazine subscription, one year: 6 issues DVD + print
  • Language: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, German


System requirements:
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and Internet access to activate the program,, Let’s Check, Engine Cloud and updates.

Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 (64 Bit) or Windows 8 (64 Bit), DirectX10 graphics card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD ROM drive and Internet access to activate the program,, Let’s Check, Engine Cloud and updates.