seller of chess software and operator of a chess news website

ChessBase GmbH is a German company that markets chess software. It also has a chess news website, and uses a server for online chess. Set up in 1998, it builds and sells large databases, with up to three million games, classified in various ways. A smaller fraction have notes, about 60,000 at present. It is possible to connect the database with one or more chess engines which calculate likely good moves.[1][2] Databases organize data from past games; engines do calculations and use look-up tables for standard information, having, for example, answers to special endgame problems.[2]p400-406[3]

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  1. Watson, John 1998. Secrets of modern chess strategy: advances since Nimzowitsch Gambit, London. p8
  2. 2.0 2.1 Muller, Karsten and Lamprecht, Frank 2001. Fundamental chess endings: a new endgame encyclopedia for the 21st century. Gambit, London. p9-10
  3. Tim Krabbe, Chess Records