The Quick search field in the Game Explorer view allows you to create single and range searches from the keyboard and combine searches to perform powerful filtering of games. The Quick search filter is applied to all the games in the database.

The quick search field stores you recent searches so you can select them from the selector.

Single searches

  • Kasparov           find all games by Kasparov
  • Kasparov-          find all white games by Kasparov
  • -Kasparov          find all black games by Kasparov
  • 2012.06             find all games from June 2012
  • 2011                 find all games from 2011
  • 1-0                   find all games won by white (note: use 1/2 or 1/2-1/2 for draw)
  • B17                   find all games with ECO B17
  • Site:London       find all games played in London (general form is Tag:Value)
  • >2400                find all games with average Elo above 2400
  • comment: - find annotated games
  • comment:endgame - find games with word 'endgame' in the comments
  • comment:"better endgame" - find games with phrase "better endgame"
  • variations: find games with variations
  • material:R3PvR2P
  • material:KR3PvR2P

Range searches

  • B10-B17              find all Caro-Kann games
  • 2001-2011           find all games from 2001-2011

Combining searches:

  • Kasparov- 0-1                     find all games lost by Kasparov with white
  • Kasparov D80-D99               find all Kasparov games when Grünfeld was played
  • Kasparov Karpov                find all Karpov-Kasparov games
  • Kasparov- -Karpov              find all Karpov-Kasparov games where Kasparov was white
  • Kasparov-Karpov                find all Karpov-Kasparov games where Kasparov was white
  • Kasparov Site:London         find all games played by Kasparov in London
  • Kasparov Karpov !1/2        find all games decisive games between Kasparov and Karpov
  • Zvj- Dre                           find all games with White starting "Zvj" and Black starting "Dre", matches Zvjaginsev v Dreev

  • OR <search>  - adds to current filter
  • AND <search> - narrows current filter