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Subject: Scid 2.1 (free chess database) now available

Author: Shane Hudson

Date: 13:23:42 11/20/00


Hi,

Version 2.1 of Scid (a free chess database application for Unix and Windows)
is now available. Scid can read PGN and EPD files (and export to PGN, LaTeX
and HTML) and uses its own database format for fast searches. You can use
Scid as a chess database, a PGN file viewer, and an EPD file editor. It can
do many types of search (by position, material, pattern, players, opening,
etc) and many useful database maintenance functions (spellcheck player names,
find and delete twin games, ECO classification, etc).

New features in 2.1 include Nalimov-format tablebase support and lots of
user interface improvements.

Scid comes as source code (C++ and Tcl/Tk) for Unix, or precompiled binaries
for Windows. The Scid website is:

    http://members.nbci.com/sghudson/

(It used to be "xoom.com" but it seems NBCi acquired xoom ...)

Cheers,
Shane Hudson
shane@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz



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