Paramount Chess Database 2.0 by Chess Informant (CI 1-130: 1965-2016)
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Chess Informant recommends ChessBase 14 for use with Paramount Chess Database and other CI download products
PARAMOUNT CHESS DATABASE 2.0
Paramount 2.0 is an updated collection of all the games ever published in Informant, from its very first issue, presenting games from 1965 right up to the currently last issue published in 2016 - Informant 130. It is designed to offer you easy access to the entire database – to each individual Informant – to games played by prominent players and world champions – to annotators of games – to openings of games according to the ECO code – to the most popular openings and variations – to the “golden games” as voted by a grandmaster jury, etc.
With a grand total of 115,837 games (71,444 full games and 44,393 game fragments), in numerical terms it is the biggest collection of annotated games on the market. But this is not a numbers game. In contrast to the commercial databases which offer millions of freely accessible games with no analysis, Paramount is a triumph of quality over quantity.
Although we recommend ChessBase 14 as the preferred software solution for using the Paramount database in a Windows environment, an older version of this same program will serve equally well. Mac users can browse Paramount thanks to the additional PGN database (for Hiarcs, Shredder and any other program). PGN will also be handy when using your favourite program (any PGN viewer) on Android or iOS device.
NO SOFTWARE INSIDE: Paramount does not contain any dedicated software; it is designed to be used by almost every popular free or commercial program on the market.