The database of master games is surprisingly well developed; more games per player in this database then the chessgames database for the players I’ve checked, in some cases, significantly: Capablanca, Nakamura, Morozevich, Korchnoi…etc. (reallllly random 4 names above I know). Even a Weyerstrass and a few Tebb games in the master database. Not useful if looking for a specific game, but the database shouldn’t necessarily be designed for this purpose anyway…merely should be a resource for opening and middle game ideas.
The openings explorer (of course, this is most valuable feature – for researching opponents openings, for looking at one’s opening tendencies – this is helpful for the players who take the game that seriously although only a few probably do research of an opponent&hellip
and also that the games database may be personalized are the most essential, and interesting features.
Undoubtedly I am more likely to check the chesslive.de database (or visit the chessgames database) rather than this one for general research purposes. Most people serious about their chess probably have a personalized database with their games in it for post-game analysis purposes; some may have a personalized database for opening purposes anyway.
If a few of the top players would annotate their games, that would be pretty cool. It would be instructional to aspiring chessplayers (another way of saying patzers) like myself, not to mention useful for weeding out the cheats, although that may often be easily evidenced from their games.