If anyone on this list is using SCID's opening repertoire functionality
successfully, I would be interested in hearing how it is being used.
I've been meaning to set this up for my opening training and would like to
use SCID for it instead of one of the Windows programs. Esp since I am on a
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On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 12:56 AM, Steve Steinitz <list2@...:
> Hi Douglas,
> While I can't help with your issues, let me appropriate some bandwidth
> agreeing that a working Openings Trainer would be welcome. Thanks for
> broaching the subject and sharing your findings.
> Most chess databases -- Chess Assistant, Chessbase, Scid... -- claim to
> have an Openings Trainer but I've never been able to gat any of them to
> work satisfactorily, let alone as well as Bookup/COW -- even acknowledging
> Bookup/COW's glaring and manifold deficiencies despite which I endure
> Virtual PC's ponderous startup every evening, just to run Bookup for 10
> For what its worth, ChessPositionTrainer.com shows promise -- but, again,
> its a Windows app. It built on .Net, which some smart lads have ported to
> Mac -- so in theory it should be able to run on Mac, but I had no luck.
> I hope someone can help you with the issues you've identified. I watch
> with interest.
> But, even if your issues can be solved I wonder if Scid can ever feasibly
> offer the fine-grained control over repertoire and move-by-move
> coverage/error-remembering of Bookup/COW and Chess Position Trainer.
> On 9 Jul 12, at 12:09pm, Douglas Stewart wrote:
> > looking for an application I could run on the Mac that would be
> > helpful developing my opening repertoire.
> > ... a few issues though:
> > * The Tree Window isn't really remembering whether it is still open or
> > * The Masks->Open Recent seems to not work.
> > * I can't seem to get the training to work for Black - always seems to
> > want me to play White no matter what I pick.
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