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These are the strongest available software programs that play and teach chess. They are good for training, improvement and battling the best available electronic chess prowess in the world. PC Software that teaches and plays chess is the unrivalled forum for chess engine programmers to compete against each other.

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G2001 Fritz 14 Chess Software (Deep Fritz)

G2001 Fritz 14 Chess Software (Deep Fritz)

The Latest - FRITZ 14
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Deep Fritz 14 is an improved from version 13. It is now even stronger and faster than before, whilst retaining the same recognised features that have made it one of the most sought-after chess software for chess players. Whether you are a beginner, club player or professional - Fritz has everything you could want including: automatically adjusting playing strength, coaching functions, explanation of positions, game analysis, spy function, and a database of well over 1.5 million games.
Overview:
  • Completely redesigned interface
  • New gauges indicating move accuracy and mate threat
  • New Spy and Analysis functions
  • Twelve hours of video training
  • Opening book and Database with over 1.5 million games
  • One year subscription to Playchess.


  • Requirements: According to Chessbase the minimum is: Pentium III 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, Windows Vista, or XP (+Service Pack 3), DVD-ROM drive. The recommended set-up is: PC Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 3 GB RAM, Windows Vista or Windows 7, DVD-ROM drive. READ MORE...

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    G2002 Chess Tactics Art (CT-Art) Chess Software

    G2002 Chess Tactics Art (CT-Art) Chess Software


    Contains over 1200 exercises classified according to three criteria: (a)Tactical methods (Annihilation of Defense, Distraction, Decoy, Open attack, Opening of a file, Space clearance, X-ray attack, Interception, etc), (b)Combination motifs (Geometrical motif, Weakness of a file, Opposing, A piece is overloaded, Bad position of the pieces, Limited material, etc), (c) Strength (ELO 1600-2300). Convenient prompt system. Help features include: marking the most important squares, illustration of ideas with more simple examples (more than 1000 subsidiary exercises). Optional change of colors and sides increases the number of exercises. Detailed statistics can be saved for any number of users. Tests and ELO estimation modes. Playing program Crafty is included. Chess material was prepared by ICCF Grandmaster Maxim Blokh. READ MORE...

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    G2003 Learn to Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster 1 Chess Software

    G2003 Learn to Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster 1 Chess Software


    Learn to play chess. Use your wits, learn to think ahead, have fun and excitement AND learn a whole lot about chess: this great chess adventure has all of this and more in store for you! It's every kid's dream until the dastardly King Black challenges the young stand-in king to a duel! Explore the kingdom and discover 7 arcade-style games that explain everything from chess basics to master strategies. Together with Prince Fritz and his cousin Bianca learn how to play chess, then test and increase your knowledge in a whole range of exciting games and situations. How do you set up the board? Whats stalemate? When do you call it a draw? What does opposition mean? What does 'up the stairs mate' mean? Find the answers to these questions and many more in animated games and contests. Tips and tricks are explained step by step. Then you can provide and test your skill in the special games and tasks. And once youve got the hang of everything, join Fritz to take on King Black in the grand finale.Features:
    *Learn to play chess with characters Fritz and Chesster
    *Explore the kingdom and discover 7 arcade-style games
    *Explains everything from chess basics to master strategies
    *For 1 or 2 players

    System Requirements for PC:
  • Windows 95/98/ME/XP
  • Pentium II 233 Processor
  • 32 MB RAM
  • 16-bit Soundblaster Compatible
  • 16 x speed CD-ROM Drive
  • Windows Compatible Sound Card

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    G2004 Learn to Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster 2 Chess Software

    G2004 Learn to Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster 2 Chess Software


    Chess in the Black Castle. In a black castle - Fritz, Bianca and Chesster are back in a new chess adventure! Jump into chess action to rescue Chesster from deep within the walls of King Black's Castle. You'll have lots of fun learning move by move about openings, middle game strategy and tactics, endgames, pinning, delivering check, attacking, protecting - and much more. Jump into chess action, move by move, to rescue Chess from Deep within King Blacks castle. Join Fritz and Bianca in a thrilling chess adventure as they enter rooms of the castle, where each challenge will help you sharpen skills and prepare for the ultimate showdown. Part two of the famous chess game 'Learn to play Chess with Fritz and Chesster'. Powered by Fritz, the worlds leading chess software; Learn about tactics and strategy, the opening and endgame; Developed together with experienced childrens chess coaches. Try out over 20 mini games within the game to practice what you've learned and see if you can get your name onto the high scoreboard!

    System requirements: Multimedia PC: Pentium II 233 processor, 32 mb ram, 16 bit soundblaster compatible sound card, CD-Rom Drive, Graphics card, Win 98/ME/XP/Vista. READ MORE...

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    G2005 ChessBase 10 Starter Chess Software

    G2005 ChessBase 10 Starter Chess Software


    It's been a couple of years in the making, but now the latest chess database program is in production, a product from the company that pioneered the the technology. ChessBase 10 provides you super-fast access to an online database with the latest chess games, kept topical and up-to-date by ChessBase. With ChessBase 10 we enter a new era of chess databases. With our new version, waiting for search results is just as much a thing of the past as is the worry about your database being up to date and complete. Instead of that, the whole chess cosmos is at your fingertips with ChessBase: almost four million games from the start of the history of chess until the top tournament played just a few weeks ago or whatever you would like to know, it is all there and only the press of a button away.

    Online or offline, it doesnt matter: with ChessBase 10 you are in the heart of things straight away. Because your database automatically remains bang up to date. The online database, which has been totally restructured, shows you at a glance all the games of a specific player or the 1000 most recent games involving any specific board position. The online database retrieves the required information in less than a second (on DSL). Even the super-functions such as opening reference, opening report and dossier come up with the results at lightning speed. And the large reference database on your hard disk is regularly and totally automatically kept completely up to date. Note that the reference database is kept up to date until the end of 2008 only in the start package and the mega package, not in program updates.

    Further innovations in ChessBase 10: If you wish, ChessBase will show you only the top level games from a particular position, meaning you can get to the key games without hesitation. The extended opening reference lists frequently played variations, meaning that the theory can be grasped much more quickly than simply with individual moves. This improvement also helps the player dossier. The evaluation also lists your opponents opening repertoire at the same time. When kibitzing on the chess server (on one game or many), the online database can be called up with a single click. So with live broadcasts, you always have a complete overview of the opening.

    System requirements:
  • Minimum: Pentium 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, Windows Vista or Windows XP (Service Pack 2), DVD ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9.
  • Recommended: PC Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows Vista 64, GeForce8 graphics card (or compatible) with 256 MB RAM or higher, 100% DirectX compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD ROM drive.
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    G2006 Shredder 11 Chess Software on DVD

    G2006 Shredder 11 Chess Software on DVD


    Shredder is the program that for the past few years was able to win more world championship titles than any other. The new version, Shredder 11, is stronger than any previous version, with its performance improved by about 100 Elo points. This was achieved by implementing more effecient search techniques and a new evaluation function which provides more realistic assessments. Shredder still likes to go on the attack, but is not as speculative as previous versions. The evaluation of passed pawns has also been greatly improved. All of this leads to more reliable and realistic results during your analysis with the computer. A completely new feature is the Opening Advisor, which allows Shredder to handle opening lines much better without the help of an openings book. Included in delivery: Original Fritz 10 interface: extensive training and entertainment features for beginners, club players and grandmasters. Shredder 11 also gives you full and free access to the ChessBase Playchess server (1 year), where you can play games against people all over the world. Naturally the Shredder 11 engine runs under the Fritz interface. Tournament opening book: The enhanced and extended Shredder opening book gives you full statistical information about every move that has been played in the current position. In addition you get a database with one million historic and current games.

    Minimum System Requirements: Pentium 300 MHz, 64 MB RAM, Windows Vista or XP, DVD ROM drive, Windows Media Player. READ MORE...

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    G2007 Chess Software - Dinosaur Chess on DVD

    G2007 Chess Software - Dinosaur Chess on DVD


    Dinosaur Chess software on DVD is for absolute beginners, good for parents who wish to teach their child how to play chess. It turns learning chess into an enjoyable game, fun and inspiring as an activity. You'll be invited to sign up to Professor MacDinosaur's chess class. Then you will grow from a hatchling, fresh from the egg, to a huge dinosaur ready to take on the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The action takes you through different parts of the dinosaur's world from jungles to forests. Here you learn the chess skills that will help you grow enough to defeat the other dinosaurs in battle.
    *A fun way for children to learn to play chess
    *Over 20 mini games and puzzles
    *Play simplified and full chess games against the dinosaurs
    *Entertaining and challenging
    *Chess is Good for you!
    *Playing chess gives brains of any age a good workout.
    *Kids especially benefit from learning and playing the game.
    *A fun way for children to learn to play chess
    *Improve IQ scores
    *Increase concentration
    *Challenges gifted children
    *Helps developmental and abstract thinking in children
    *Potentially helps underachievers
    *Develops critical thinking skills
    *System requirements: Pentium II 233 processor, 32 MB RAM. WIN 95/WIN 98/2000/ME/XP/VISTA
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    G2008 ChessBase 10 Mega Chess Software

    G2008 ChessBase 10 Mega Chess Software


    It's been a couple of years in the making, but now the latest chess database program is in production, a product from the company that pioneered the the technology. ChessBase 10 provides you super-fast access to an online database with the latest chess games, kept topical and up-to-date by ChessBase. With ChessBase 10 we enter a new era of chess databases. With our new version, waiting for search results is just as much a thing of the past as is the worry about your database being up to date and complete. Instead of that, the whole chess cosmos is at your fingertips with ChessBase: almost four million games from the start of the history of chess until the top tournament played just a few weeks ago, it is all there and only the press of a button away.

    Online or offline, it doesnt matter: with ChessBase 10 you are in the heart of things straight away. Because your database automatically remains bang up to date. The online database, which has been totally restructured, shows you at a glance all the games of a specific player or the 1000 most recent games involving any specific board position. The online database retrieves the required information in less than a second (on DSL). Even the super-functions such as opening reference, opening report and dossier come up with the results at lightning speed. And the large reference database on your hard disk is regularly and totally automatically kept completely up to date. Note that the reference database is kept up to date until the end of 2008 only in the start package and the mega package, not in program updates.

    Further innovations in ChessBase 10: If you wish, ChessBase will show you only the top level games from a particular position, meaning you can get to the key games without hesitation. The extended opening reference lists frequently played variations, meaning that the theory can be grasped much more quickly than simply with individual moves. This improvement also helps the player dossier. The evaluation also lists your opponents opening repertoire at the same time. When kibitzing on the chess server (on one game or many), the online database can be called up with a single click. So with live broadcasts, you always have a complete overview of the opening.

    The 'Mega' Differences over the 'Starter':

  • Fritz End Game Turbo 3 (9 DVDs)
  • ChessBase CORR 2009 DVD
  • ChessBase Magazine subscription for one year - the worlds only interactive magazine.


  • System requirements:
  • Minimum: Pentium 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, Windows Vista or Windows XP (Service Pack 2), DVD ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9.
  • Recommended: PC Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows Vista 64, GeForce8 graphics card (or compatible) with 256 MB RAM or higher, 100% DirectX compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD ROM drive.
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    G2009 Rybka 3 UCI CD-ROM Chess Software

    G2009 Rybka 3 UCI CD-ROM Chess Software


    The same highly acclaimed program as Rybka 2.3 UCI, this version comes complete with its own custom written Opening Book to maximise its playing strength, amd utilises its own interface, based on Chess Assistant. Additionally, the program includes a convenient interface for playing at Internet Chess Club (ICC).

    Important Note : This is a completely standalone version of Rybka and can not be used in conjunction with Chessbase or any Chessbase engine such as Fritz. READ MORE...

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    G2010 ChessBase 10 Upgrade Chess Software

    G2010 ChessBase 10 Upgrade Chess Software


    The upgrade to ChessBase 10. This is the new integrated CB online database and player encyclopedia with over 29,000 pictures. Also included are Fritz 6 engine and the Crafty engine. It's an un-annotated ChessBase database containing 3 million games from 1560 to 2008 in ChessBase high quality standard. 61000 games contain commentary from top players with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames. The largest topclass annotated database in the world.

    System requirements: Pentium PC, Windows Vista/XP, 512 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive. READ MORE...

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