announcements

  • #stayathome and play chess now with 50% discount

    If you want to save the world, stay at home and play chess. You have probably heard about the outbreak COVID-19 and how pandemic it is outside. We will not bother you with other frustrating facts but we can tell you one thing. Now you can save 50% by staying at home and playing chess. How?

  • 18 million portal games and other news from Opening Master

    Just a small update. We have completed semi-annual update of the OM Portal Chess Database with following updates - the files are so huge, that even Chessbase cannot work with them fully so we had to split it into two files. Hope it is ok. And the final number: 18 288 579 games.

  • 24 million human chess games

    This is probably THE biggest even in history of Opening Master. Ever since we started our collection back in 2004 we had dreamt of largest human chess collection. Not just computer generated games. But quality collection where chess players could benefit from the statistics of open positions and games. Where chess players would download in one since piece the entire human chess of the world.

  • 3 million new human chess games by Opening Master

    A big update everyone was waiting for. We have been working hard for past half year and collected most of the online human games above 2000 ELO and inserted them into our OM PORTAL which is part of OM GOLEM. So all together we have come up with 29,390,692 human games without duplicates making it the largest human chess database on Earth.

  • 7,6 million OTB database

    For some time we have been analyzing our duplicates. We knew we had few, you always found some, we didn't how many we had but we knew there are these suckers who always pop up and destroy our image of duplicate free chess database. Well, no longer is the case. We announce duplicate free OTB chess database.

  • Back to school and the emergence of the next generation of chess players

    Dear students, children, youngsters. You are going back. Back to school. The summer holidays are over and most of you are returning back to school tomorrow. (some schools in US are already opened 2 weeks). Some of you play chess, some just starting. We have prepared for you a great educational tool for you.

  • Black Friday 50% discount on all chess databases

    Once a year we go BIG. It's happening again. November Black Friday is here. 50% discount on all products from the Opening Master shop. Don't miss your chance and save big. Now you can also share with your friend or family. Just give them this coupon code. Valid until November 30, 2022

  • BREAKING NEWS: OM OTB almost 9 millions

    Dear chess partners, players. We are happy to announce our newest release of Opening Master Chess Databases. We have been working hard past few months and collected, de-duplicated, indexed and cleared the games for you.

  • Creator of Opening Master passed away at age 59

    We have important announcement to make. We just released the new version of OM OTB Database. Bigger, better and stronger. With 6,718,376 unique human games we have again topped ourselves and proved to be the strongest player on chess database market. I would like to invite all chess database lovers to come and test it. Those already subscribed to our services have it in the cloud folders OM Platinum, OM Blue and OM Bronze packs.

  • CYBER MONDAY 50% discount plus KNIGHT USB KEY

    CYBER CYBER CYBER IS HERE. 50% discount on all products from the Opening Master shop. Don't miss your chance and save big. On top of you super saving you get a special USB KNIGHT KEY with latest Opening Master Chess Databases as a Christmas Gift. Valid until November 30, 2022
  • GChess and Opening Master announcing cooperation

    Dear Chess friends, we are proud to announce a new cooperation with great chess minds from Gchess.com. The lead guru and name behind the new soon to be a great hit APP is Grand Master Simon Williams. Check out their killer features.

  • Greetings from sunny California and new OM CORR

    Dear Chess users,

    just few lines from sunny California. We have been working on the latest release of OM CORR and added 17K new games totaling 1,693,700 human correspondence chess games. If you are preparing yourself for new Correspondence world championship, Olympics or just a local CORR tournament you might want to get the latest version.

  • ICCF - OM worldwide promotion

    We are proud to present the worldwide agreement with ICCF about providing 50% discount to all ICCF valid members. Chess users can claim this discount via using special promo code received in their newsletters. If you missed the ICCF email, the copy is provided here. Please use this one time offer until December 31,2016.

  • ICCF Swiss system - KO Tournament sponsored by Opening Master

    The International Correspondence Chess Federation announce the first ICCF Swiss system - KO Tournament sponsored by Opening Master. Registration deadline: 10/3/2022

  • Karjakin - Carlsen who is champion?

    Isn't this excited? The longest stalemate for period of more than 20 years. Sergey Karjakin (RUS) plays against Magnus Carlsen (NOR) and it is never ending story. The first 7 matches out of 12 ended in 7 consecutive draws. After 12 matches, the score was 6:6 and both players went to Rapid games. Forget about football, cricket or ice hockey, the whole world is now watching chess. It is east battling the west again like it was during the Cold war in Reykjavik, Iceland. The defending champion since 2013, Magnus Carlsen however doesn't have it easy.

  • Migration of cloud service

    Dear Chess friends,

    we have an important announcement to make. After 6 years of using cloud services of our vendor SugarSync we decided it is time to move on to better, faster and more reliable. We have heard many unpleasant stories about slow downloading, breaks, corrupted files etc and contacted number of times the help desk of SugarSync. Their response was always like it is the users issue, they have slow internet or provider is blocking their services and other B.S. Despite numerous attempts to show them comparison of other services they were unable to help us. So it is time to move on. We have found better, faster, more reliable service to you. It is called Sync.com.

  • New OM CORR chess database

    With 1,6 million games, it is the ICCF and generally correspondence games best chess database. Mainly used by the correspondence chess players, the OM CORR shows true power when helping the chess masters to analyze their openings or middle game.

  • New OTB April 2015 version

    We have important announcement to make. We just released the new version of OM OTB Database - April 2015 version. Bigger, better and stronger. With 7 561 818 unique human over-the-board games, we have again topped ourselves and proved to be the strongest player on chess database market. I would like to invite all chess database lovers to come and test it.

  • New release of OM - 03/2022 with 9.3 millions OTB games

    Dear chess partners, players. We are happy to announce our newest release of Opening Master Chess Databases as of March 2022. We have been working hard the past few months and collected, de-duplicated, indexed, and cleared the games for you.

  • New release of OM CORR and OM OTB

    Dear chess friends,

    we are publishing the new OM OTB version with 8,351,651 games and during the same time releasing the new OM CORR with 1,756,994 games.We understand there are many tournaments to go therefore we are glad we made it on time. (with slight delay).  An increase of 200K games since the last release.

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