Fritz 8 Champion edition
The Fritz 8 is identical to the one that fascinated the world in the man vs Machine duel against the human world champion. Millions of chess fans watched the games live on the Internet – the match ended in a 4:4 tie. “Deep Fritz is stronger than Deep Blue,” said world champion Vladimir Kramnik, who had carefully studied the program. But don’t be afraid, Fritz is not just a chess playing monster. It is a friendly chess partner for beginners and amateurs. It will teach you to play chess from scratch, and can automatically adjust its playing strength to suit your needs. It will warn you when you go wrong in a game, giving you hints on how to play better. In any position it will explain all possible continuations to you in plain language, and it will display all pieces that are attacked, defended or “hanging”. Afterwards it will analyse your games and point out mistakes and blunders. It has many handicap and friendly levels. In the sparring level the program will actually set up tactics for you to discover, teaching you to keep a lookout for opportunities throughout the game. Fritz has a photo-realistic 3D chessboard and will chatter humorously during the game. It has a giant openings book with a very wide repertoire and full statistics on every move. It has a built-in database with half a million top-quality games and is the companion and analytical partner of top players all over the world. Even Garry Kasparov admits: “I use Fritz regularly for my analysis.” Fritz is also the only chess program that has been in space.
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It has a built-in database with half a million top-quality games and is the companion and analytical partner of top players all over the world. Even Garry Kasparov admits: “I use Fritz regularly for my analysis.” Fritz is also your key to a completely different world of chess. The program has a no-hassle connection to the Internet chess server Playchess.com where you can play with chess enthusiasts all over the world (1 year full access).
You will find hundreds of opponents, day and night, you can start a blitz game, play a tournament or simply watch and chat. You can also find the latest chess news, live coverage of international tournaments and online training sessions. This is what chess is all about.
New functions: Interface with photo-realistic 3D chessboard; tournament chess pieces with highly detailed wood and marble textures; chess clocks with 1/10th second display; score-sheet style notation; interactive openings training; theme blitz for middle and endgame training; deep position analysis with preset times and different engines; engine matches with different time settings; new chess server functions. Exclusive: Garry Kasparov, the best-known and strongest chess player in the world for many years, is still the greatest genius in chess. He offers an introduction to the Queen‘s Gambit and shows two games: Garry
Kasparov vs. Nigel Short and Victor Kortschnoi vs. Anatoly Karpov. Besides training lectures by Peter Wells, Jacob Aagaard and Andrew Martin. Running time: 90 minutes. Improved Fritz8-Engine (Bilbao Engine) and new photo-realistic 3-D chessboards.