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ChessBase 16 - The new features Part 5

by Arne Kaehler - 17/11/2020

ChessBase 16 is already in the starting blocks and it is available now. Now everyone wants to know: what are the new features in this version? What innovations are on the horizon? And what is the "key to new ideas"? Jeroen Van Den Belt, who has been active for ChessBase since Fritz 7, presents interesting innovations in the video. The last part of the five-part series deals with the new "chat" design and its features. ChessBase 16 is out now. Order it right away if you haven't yet. Photo: ChessBase

The new chat

Jeroen Van Den Belt shows us the new chat design, the options you can adjust, and very interestingly, the feature to post chess positions for others to look at, and even replay variations.

Server messages are center aligned, received messages left and sent messages are right aligned

Chat background color can be changed

You can share a position in the chat

You can also share a variation in the chat

The variation in the chat will visible by a few moves

If you are wondering what is the practical use of this feature? Well then you should know that using this while teaching students will definitely help you a lot instead of typing out positions, variations in a chat in any video-call medium like Zoom or Meet etc.


In this five-part series, which is shown every day before ChessBase 16 is released, our programmers give us a small insight into the latest functions of our royal product.

ChessBase 16 is available now

ChessBase 16 upgrade packs

For those who have ChessBase 15 and/or Mega Database 2020 also.

ChessBase 16 Combo packs

If you plan on buying ChessBase 16 along with Mega Database 2021, ChessBase Magazine, Premium Account or Fritz 17 then check these out:

About the Author

Arne Kaehler, a creative thinker who is passionate about board games in general was born in Hamburg and learned how to play chess at a very young age. Through teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess content on YouTube, Arne was able to extend this passion onto others and has even made an online chess course for anyone who wants to learn how to play this game. Currently, Arne blogs for the English news page of ChessBase and focuses on creating promotional and entertaining articles.


The article was edited by Shahid Ahmed

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