This is the best purchase that I could have made for a database/openings handler. Unless I want to avoid theory completely like some seem want to do; side-story to that, a guy played f4 against me in yesterday’s game 3, and needless to say was writing his own theory as we played. He played his system well. I’ve beaten him before in the Alekhine, and we almost played again once, where he choose yet a different opening, before we figured out we had been paired wrong.
But this program seems to do all that I was looking/hoping for in a “database program”. I didn’t even buy the standard database for it, just using the openings encyclopedia and the game bases that come with it, it’s nice that that is a separate product that you can choose to buy later.
Oh, I bought it at the club for $99 (but it’s cheaper online). I like that it runs on my Windows2000 PC. Appears it comes with around 1.5 million games on it. I was able to quickly figure out how to use it for reviewing openings. Supposedly there are these 900 or so photographs of players on it, but that is the one part that I couldn’t get to work, minor quibble.