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***** SEARCH *****   

Command: search
Examples:  "search Dlugy NDShort"
           "search eco=B22"

This command searches the ICC GM/IM database for games that satisfy the
constraints you specify.  The games are put into your "hit list".  You can
view the list and "examine" the games on line  You can email the games to
yourself also, using the "mailstored" command.  You can save games from the
database into your personal library (help libraries).  You can search for
specific players and specific openings (ECO codes)  See "help ECO2" for an
interesting breakdown of wins/losses/draws by opening.

The database contains games played by the top players on the ICC.
It has over SEVEN MILLION games and is growing daily!  We currently add
any game in which one of the players is an IM, GM or WGM.  Bullet games
are not added.  We also add any game in which both players are rated 2300
or higher and the time control is longer than 3 0.

The ICC also has many libraries of games from major tournaments and
famous players.  Type "help Cool-libs" for a list.

More examples:

"search Dlugy eco=A56"
      Lists games in which Dlugy was a participant and the ECO code was A56.

"search loser=junior unrated"
      Lists all unrated games lost by players whose names begin with "junior"

"search Dlugy crafty nodraw"
      Lists all games where Dlugy played crafty, and the game was not a draw.

"search eco=C1 standard mode=resign"
      Lists all standard games with ECO codes C10 to C19, where the game
      ended by a player resigning.

Each game in your hit list is numbered.  You can then access these games by
number, using "examine", "sposition", "smoves", or "mailstored".  Read the
help files on each of these commands.  For example, to examine game 18 in
your hit list, just type "examine 18".  Most recent games are listed first.
You may need to type "more" if your list is long.

On the left side of an "=" sign, you can put: "player", "white", "black",
"winner", "loser", "+", "-", "eco", or "mode".  (Actually, any prefix of
these words is allowed.)  "+" is the same as winner and "-" is just like
"loser".  If the left side is not "eco" or "mode", the right side will be
interpreted as a player name.

If the left side is "eco" (or a prefix of "eco") then the right side is
interpreted as an eco code.  You may even use partial ECO codes, like "B2" or
"D"!  To search for wild games, give the number of the wild type.  For
example, "search eco=17" for wild 17 games.

If the left side is "mode" (or a prefix of "mode"), then the right side
specifies how the game ended ("resign", "mate", "flag", "agreed", "stalemate",
"rep", "50", "TM", "NM", or "NT".)  

A player name, or any of the following words can be used without an equation:
"draw", "nodraw", "blitz", "standard", "rated", "unrated".  These options
restrict the search further, in the obvious way.  You may also put "white"
as an argument, meaning "show only games won by white".  Same for "black".
You can also put an ECO code as an argument by itself (you don't have to use
"eco=A23", just "A23" will suffice).

You may list the games of the previous search again, by just typing "search".

See also:  eco, ECO2, games, libraries, Cool-libs