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  1. Standard member anthias
    ambitious player
    22 Jan '07 10:04
    I prefer to read chess books by playing the moves in a PC. How can I do this on Fritz 9? I just want to move the pieces freely, without the engine.
  2. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    22 Jan '07 14:19
    Originally posted by anthias
    I prefer to read chess books by playing the moves in a PC. How can I do this on Fritz 9? I just want to move the pieces freely, without the engine.
    turn the engine off.

    On the menu: Engine -- switch off engine

    Or shift/ctrl/M
  3. 22 Jan '07 14:44
    Or, if you'd like to have some engine analysis on screen (but without letting the engine move), you can just play in "infinite analysis" mode.
  4. 22 Jan '07 15:41
    Better still, visit this website:
    http://wwwu.uni-klu.ac.at/gossimit/c/book.htm
    You can get the games of most chess books in pgn format. Open it in Fritz and just follow the moves. Saves a lot of time.
  5. 22 Jan '07 16:20
    Originally posted by anthias
    I prefer to read chess books by playing the moves in a PC. How can I do this on Fritz 9? I just want to move the pieces freely, without the engine.
    I prefer using a physical board. I feel you get more out of the game that way.

    check out the T-Notes on www.chessbase.com under support. They will help you out a lot with fritz and chessbase products. I learnt lots of neat stuff from that site.
  6. 21 Feb '07 07:54
    Originally posted by Antalk
    Better still, visit this website:
    http://wwwu.uni-klu.ac.at/gossimit/c/book.htm
    You can get the games of most chess books in pgn format. Open it in Fritz and just follow the moves. Saves a lot of time.
    I went to this website, but was unable to download anything, presumably because I don't have winzip. Is that right? Can I get a program for free that will open zipped files? Thanks.
  7. 21 Feb '07 13:15
    Originally posted by basso
    I went to this website, but was unable to download anything, presumably because I don't have winzip. Is that right? Can I get a program for free that will open zipped files? Thanks.
    You should be able to download the files, even without an unzipping program. You just won't be able to unzip the files.

    But, yes, there are freeware unzipping programs that work well. I use ZipCentral. Get it here - http://zipcentral.iscool.net/

    The site Antalk mentioned is good, but it looks like he stopped adding to his list a while back. Another site that has some similar free stuff is - http://www.gambitchess.com/index2.htm

    This site is still being added to. The disadvantage of this site is that most of the stuff requires a password to unzip the files, and you need to submit one of your own DB books to get the password. But he still has a decent number of free DB books that don't require the password.
  8. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    21 Feb '07 17:13
    Originally posted by basso
    I went to this website, but was unable to download anything, presumably because I don't have winzip. Is that right? Can I get a program for free that will open zipped files? Thanks.
    I use UltimateZip, which has a free (trial) version.