Originally posted by dirtysniper
Can you use Chessbase reader to analyze games and study mistakes? Will it help educate me on my blunders and suggest what the stronger move would have been?
If you're just looking for something to help you analyze a game, you might want to check out Zarkon Fischer's site. It has good descriptions of a number of free programs like Scid, CA7 Light, Chessbase Light, and Arena. But the really nice thing about the descriptions is that he also discusses the limitations of the programs.
But one warning - While these programs will point out your blunders and suggest better moves, they typically won't tell you why the moves are better. You'll have to figure that out on your own.