SYMBOLS IN .CBH GAME LISTS

by Steve Lopez

(with thanks to Matthias Wuellenweber)

A frequently asked question by ChessBase 6.0 and Fritz5 owners is "What do the abbreviations in the game list stand for?" As you're aware, the rightmost column of the game list in each program provides abbreviations denoting the text and graphic content of the games. This week (courtesy of ChessBase programmer Matthias Wuellenweber, posting in the Usenet chess newsgroups), we present a chart of these informational symbols:

GAME LIST SYMBOLS
SYMBOL DEFINITION
vcontains some variations
Vcontains many variations
Rcontains huge nested variations ("repertoire")
Scontains symbols but no text
Ccontains text
Icontains critical positions
Acontains colored squares or arrows
Tcontains training questions
Mcontains multimedia annotations
Gcontains a game quotation
Fcontains correspondence management data (CB6 only)

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