Released in 2010. New features: New indexes and fast board, Fast search with online db, Novelty annotation, CBONE format, New look. More information here.

Application Details:

Version: 11
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.18

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

2D Board

Database Search, Loading, Saving and Maintenance

Kibitzer Engine

What does not

3D Board

Missing arrow heads

Unable to register

Registration captcha isn't always visible

Video playback (e.g. Fritz Trainer)


What was not tested

Online access (Search/TWIC)


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE Leap 15.3Oct 02 20227.18Yes Yes NoSilverDavid 
Showopensuse leap 15.1Nov 14 20194.19Yes Yes NoSilverDavid 
CurrentopenSUSE Leap 42.1 x86_64Jun 22 20172.10Yes Yes SilverDavid 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 27 20121.4.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
41309 Cannot activate ChessbaseLight 2009 UNCONFIRMED View
41350 Chessbase 12 does not activate UNCONFIRMED View
47086 Vertical scrollbar does not display in Chessbase 11 and 17, when changing contents of window UNCONFIRMED View
47925 Panel in dialog incorrectly drawn NEEDINFO View
51200 High repaint label volume causes freezing UNCONFIRMED View
51202 Chessbase 11 Incorrect window brought to front on search termination UNCONFIRMED View
51203 Chessbase 11 unable to select list box item after incorrect window refresh UNCONFIRMED View

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by David on Tuesday November 1st 2022, 16:18
As of wine 7.20 chessbase 11 accepts the activation code on the main screen and stops prompting for a code when you restart. Something is still not quite right as the admin tool still thinks it's unregistered.

Thus 41309 and 41350 can be removed from chessbase 11. I'm assuming the same issue is fixed in CBLight 2009 and ChessBase 12 but I don't have that software to test.
by David on Tuesday November 1st 2022, 10:43
Now that (free) ChessbaseReader is supported since wine 7.20 ( many of the reported bugs can be tested using that since there is a lot of overlap.
If registration issues are fixed, there is no reason this couldn't become Gold, although the repaint issue when using Stockfish as a kibitzer can greatly limit utility as a user.
Also this software is over 10 years old, so much interest in future will focus around being able to run newer versions (likely to suffer from many of he same bugs), but see registration problems reported in later versions meaning workarounds are needed.