Released in 2009. Free restricted version of Chessbase 10. This trial version has limitations e.g. database size. From this version, you can upgrade (and pay) for a Light 2009 premium version with no limitations. More information here.

Application Details:

Version: Light 2009
License: Shareware
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4

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Test Results

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What works

Installation. Program starts. Can open a new database. Tournament crosstables. Backup databases to .cbv. Check database integrity (albeit very slow). Publish game to .html-javascript. Shortcut to Playchess.

What does not

All the following cause the application to hang. Opening a game from the database window. Creating a new game. Create search booster. Searching for a game based on a position/ player name. These are basically fundamental to using the application and it is essentially unusable without being able to do this.


What was not tested

Anything dependent on having a position e.g. Creating an opening report, building an opening tree.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Whenever it hangs Wine reports several of the following errors: err:toolbar:TOOLBAR_GetImageListForDrawing bitmap for ID 0, index 0 is not valid, number of bitmaps in imagelist: 0

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 09 20131.4Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 21 20101.2.1Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 24 20101.1.43Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Mar 13 20101.1.40Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 23 20091.1.31Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
41309 Cannot activate ChessbaseLight 2009 UNCONFIRMED View

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