Showing posts from October 25, 2014

Great free software for entering notated games (advanced)

I really like Arena 3.5. It is free, open source software, and better than most paid software.   To enter games, you have to click the “edit” button located on the lower right. I had to read the help file to figure that out, but it’s REALLY easy. Once you click on EDIT, you can enter moves, save them, and email the PGN file, or do whatever you want.  Also when downloading the software, make sure to download Arena 3.5 SETUP, the 2nd link on the download page. I made the mistake of downloading the Arena Zip file (I just assumed that the top link was the best one to download - silly mistake).  Just a tip: Use Arena, then consider buying ChessBase only if you have entered 100 games into Arena or other free software. People who get ChessBase too early just kind of ruin their ChessBase experience, in my opinion.  Also iPad/iPhone users should use Stockfish to enter and email games. This is a lot simpler than anything else, and it is free. I recommend StockFish ov