What chess software should I buy?

What chess software do I need to buy?

You don't need to buy any software, because everything you need is probably out there, freely available on the internet. As a minimum, you need a chess database to store your games and an analysis module to help you examine those games for errors. 

You can register with Chess Microbase, a browser-based game database, with an analysis engine thrown in (make sure you have a fast computer) and the facility to share games with your clubmates.

Moreover, Chessbase comes in a free, cut-down version of the world's best chess database, which is still good enough for 90% of all your needs - and it comes with a strong chess analysis module for free!
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Here is a list of FIDE registered tournaments in England. There will be a separate entry for each section of each event (e.g. Golders Green Rapidplay = 4 sections, 4 registrations). If you see any of mine missing, do let me know! 

Scroll down to the bottom to access the archive of events. 

Only games where at least one of the players has a published standard FIDE rating will be rated, and included in the rating calculations of the unrated player. Where both players are rated, the game will affect both players and will be included in the calculations for both players.

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Read the tournament website: | Golders Green Rapidplay | Hampstead Congresses | Golders Green Congress
- Muswell Hill Rapidplay | - Hendon Blitz
English Chess Forum - why not post about the tournament? | Facebook event
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