Compatibility topics

Questions and answers for COW Macintosh and Windows
FreeRepublic
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Sorry about the small diagram!

It occurred to me that Build 112, or simply a new COW Express download, might solve all problems.

I tried again. I used the Everyman Chess PGN file for David Vigorito's book Attacking Chess King's Indian Defense vol 1. It imported quickly into COW Express. I played out the start of the Mar Del Plata variation: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5. Here black must move his queen knight. The COW Express file shows the correct candidate 8...Ne7, plus 4 bogus candidate moves by the king knight! So the pgn is garbled somehow.

I have not had a fault-free import yet from Everyman Chess.

Modern-chess.com (MC) provides PGN files that import perfectly every time. An MC import into COW is a gem - instant productivity. (MC had a 25% off sale over Christmas and I expect one for Easter, as they did that last year.)
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"I have not had a fault-free import yet from Everyman Chess."

I have to correct that. My Great Predecessors by Kasparov seems to have read in just fine. I have had trouble with the opening books from Everyman Chess.
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I'll try this again!
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Everyman Chess has reduced the price of two of their E-book bundles: Starting Out (3) which is 10 books for $45, and Starting out (4) which is 5 books for $25. At $5 or less a book, I could not refuse. They are older titles, but explanations, rules of thumb, and good games annotated well are timeless.

So I went ahead and got these electronic bundles. They come in CBV and PGN formats only. Kindle and E-Pub formats are not provided. So far, I have uploaded 6 books (PGN files) into COW Pro and I wanted to report on the experience. They upload right away. The ideal is that an entire book be uploaded without mistakes. That goal is mostly met. Some side-variations did not load. Also, there are some errors. For example, Starting Out the Ruy Lopez proceeds with 1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3Bb5 of course, but also includes 3Nd4 as a candidate move with commentary on the Bird defense (3Bb5 Nd4).
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