ChessBase Reader

Browse chess databases and open various training files

4.2 on 78 votes

0/5 stars
License: Freeware
Total downloads:10,386 (73 last week)
Operating system:Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Latest version:14.9.0
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Improve your chess playing skills by completing the disc-based FritzTrainer lessons that come as part of a chess training series. Play chess video lessons that are synced with the board and visualize games straight from a web page. The solution handles a wide range of multiple Kitbitzer engines.

You can download ChessBase Reader 14.9.0 from our software library for free. This free tool was originally designed by ChessBase GmbH. The following versions: 12.32, 12.7 and 12.6 are the most frequently downloaded ones by the program users.

CBReader.exe, CBReader12.exe, C8.exe, CBLight2009.exe or ChessProgram12.exe are the frequent file names to indicate this program's installer. The latest version of ChessBase Reader is supported on PCs running Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, 32-bit.

Our built-in antivirus scanned this download and rated it as 100% safe. The size of the latest downloadable setup file is 46.1 MB. This free PC tool can process the following extensions: ".cbs", ".ck2" and ".ck3". The program lies within Games, more precisely Board.

From the developer:

ChessBase Reader lets you open all standard chess game file formats such as CBH, CBF, CBZ, CTG, and PGN, and play through the games on its chess board. You can also watch ChessBase training videos to improve your skills. The present version comes with support for MP4 format for the presentation of the media contents.

You may want to check out more software, such as ChessBase, Read Aloud or NVA Reader, which might be similar to ChessBase Reader.


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Aaron 11 months ago

The program has a very unintuitive design. It's next to impossible to find and play training videos.

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