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Mega Database 2024: More than 700,000 new games

by ChessBase Shop - 15/11/2023

The new Mega Database now contains over 10 million games and over 700,000 new games. With 112,000 annotated games, the Mega Database is also the largest annotated game collection in the world. The Mega Player Encyclopaedia contains 60,000 player names with over 40,000 player photos. Wow! All this is constantly being edited and expanded, e.g. with the automatic Mega Update! Grab the latest version of Mega Database right away. Now, you have the option to upgrade from any previous edition of Mega Database. So in case you own any earlier Mega Database apart from 2023, you can still purchase an upgrade at a reduced price by providing the serial number of that edition. Photo: ChessBase

• The Mega Database 2024 contains 10.4 million games

• Includes Mega Update Service 2024: update your Mega with your ChessBase 17/16 program every week with over 5,000 new games. That’s about 250,000 new games by the end of 2024!

• Enlarged Tournament menu!

• Comfortable menu and more Top-level tournaments than ever before!

• More than 112,000 annotated games

• Direct access to the games of all the World Championships, among the over 450 years of chess knowledge.

• Direct accesss to Top Tournaments, Games, CrossTable and more

• Player lexicon for download with over 600,000 player names and more than 40,000 player photos (only with ChessBase 17 or 16)

More than 700,000 new games

Hundreds of thousands of new games played in 2023 were added to the new Mega Database 2024. A lot of these games were played by renowned grandmasters and are annotated by well-known ChessBase authors.


The Mega Database menu makes it easy to prepare for your games, to search for tournaments, to find annotated games or to access all the games from particular players.


Here’s a short tutorial how to update the database and download new games database.


Find all important tournaments: all World Championship matches, Women’s, Juniors and Senior’s World Championships tournaments were added and a lot of top tournaments can be directly accessed via the menu — with tables, all games, and texts about the tournaments which give you additional information and insights.


Tournament information, e.g. Tournament text and all games to the World Chess Championship Match Nepomniachtchi vs. Ding 2023; as well as for all the previous World Championship matches.


All the games and tournament tables of the recent top tournaments as Wijk aan Zee 2023, Biel Masters 2023 or Norway Chess 2023 or online rapid tournaments of the world Elite players like the Grand Chess Tour or the online Meltwater Champions Chess Tour (Magnus Carlsen Tour). You can find all games from the World Champion matches from epic matches from Classical to shorter time controls, matches alike of tournaments. A lot of them with annotations and analysis by top grandmasters offer insights to the games.


The ChessBase Mega Database 2024 is the premiere chess database with over 10.4 million games from 1560 to 2023 in high quality. Packing more than 112,000 annotated games, Mega 2024 contains the world‘s largest collection of high-class analysed games. Train like a pro! Prepare for your opponents with ChessBase and the Mega Database. Let grandmasters explain how to best handle your favorite variations, improve your repertoire and much more.

Preparing for your next opponent is easy: with the Mega Database it just takes seconds to find the games of your next opponent! The repertoire overview shows you which lines your opponent likes to play and statistics reveal weaknesses in his repertoire. The reference search allows you to find critical opening positions easily: put the position on the board and click the reference-button. You can filter games e.g. according to date or start your research to look for annotated games to deepen your understanding of particular opening positions.


Prepare for your next opponent or find your own games, just enter his name to get to the games or enter the name of your favorite Chess legend, e.g. Magnus Carlsen to get to all his games:

Search the database for a specific player: Just type in the Player’s name. Find all the games in seconds.


Tournament Tables to all Top-Tournaments, e.g. Tata Steel in Wijk aan Zee 2023:

Accompanied by annotated games from all the top tournaments, e.g. from Wijk aan Zee tournament winner 2023 Anish Giri:

The Mega Database 2024 at a glance

• Enlarged Tournament menu! Direct access to all World Championship matches and top tournaments

• More than 10.4 million games

• More than 112,000 annotated games — the world’s largest collection of games with top-class annotations

Update service in combination with a ChessBase full version with about 250,000 new games until the end of 2024 (weekly updates with about 5,000 new games, every week)

System requirements

Desktop PC or Laptop, 2 GB RAM. Windows 11, 10 or 8.1, ChessBase 17, 16 or 15, internet access for downloads.


But the described new feature of ChessBase 16 helps to save a lot of time. I hope you enjoy the new game update of ChessBase 16.

Please note: Update orders are only possible with the serial number of the old version.

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