Sunday, February 16, 2014

Chess960 database - compilation of games 2001-2014

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 Here is my own compilation of all human Chess960 games played since Fischer Random Chess was invented, according to these criterion:
  1. Human ELO 2000+
  2. No blitz games
  3. Online long time controls
  4. Over the board competition
  5. Simultaneous exhibitions
There are a lot of famous players in this database, including games by Anand, Aronian and Nakamura.....

The compilation remasters the original pgn games still available from around the web, repairing them by hand so that they are fully replayable in todays software that recognises Chess960.

The standard I used for the remastering is Chessbase 12 and it's interpretation of Chess960 PGN format and start position numbering. 


Here are some tips for people who want to search the database:
  • If you want freeware that can import the database, winboard works. If you want a Chess960 specific version of winboard you can download a modified winboard app from this blog that can import the database and display the games with the official Chess960 number in the title bar (plus more).
  • If you are using Chessbase you can search by the official Chess960 number if you first convert the PGN into native Chessbase format.
  • If you are using Chessbase you can sort the games by their official Chess960 number if you first convert the PGN into native Chessbase format.

The sources I used to compile the database were:

If you think I missed any games, please let me know!

8 comments:

  1. Updated with 45 games from the "TRAINING RAPID CHESS TOURNAMENT (CHESS 960)" in Russia http://icce.su/tournament.php?date=2014. Thanks Mark Weeks for making me aware of this tournament here: http://chess960frc.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/chess960-live-on-small-screen.html

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  2. Updated with eight games from the CCM4 - Gerling Match (Chess960 WCh) between Aronian and Svidler which I had missed.

    Thanks to Mark Weeks at:
    http://chess960frc.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/chess960-database-part-ii.html

    for making the effort to let me know. It is wonderful to have more games from these two great players.

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  3. Updated with 552 games from the ICCF (thanks for highlighting this Mark Weeks)

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  4. Updated with the games from this link that is an official composite of all Mainz games:

    http://www.chesstigers.com/partiendatenbanken.php?PHPSESSID=306efc39133e566f10084acefec3f604

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  5. Removed the 30 move requirement for simultaneous games so long as both players are 2000+

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  6. Updated the database with 216 games from the Frankfurt City Championships 2010-2013 link here: http://bezirk-frankfurt.schach-chroniken.net/fcs_historie.htm. Criterion was for at least one player to be 2000+

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  7. Updated the database with the open section games of the 2014 Frankfurt City Chess960 Championship:

    http://bezirk-frankfurt.schach-chroniken.net/archiv/20142015/fcs/fcspartien.htm.

    Only games with at least one ELO 2000+ player have been included.

    This Chess960 database has only 55 games to reach the 2000 game milestone! C'mon people!

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  8. your effort of compiling the games is commendable.

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