Chess Playing Software
Here are your training partners. They will play you at any time of the day or night. They won't brag (much) when they win, and you can turn them off just before you lose (smile).
Seriously... use these to look through your completed games. Find possible improvements. Use them also when you play through master games. Why did the great players make certain moves. Why did they avoid other moves. And, of course, why did they resign!
- ChessMaster 9000, UBI Soft. Most beginners are unlikely to defeat any of the modern chess playing software products. Chessmaster 9000 has many nice features for beginners, however. There's a full tutorial, and you will be able to play through many master games that are included. You can also set the playing strength at different levels. Some things to try? Use the software as a playing partner whenever you are learning a new opening. Or put your own games into the software to see where you might have improved.
- Fritz 8. Your chess companion on and off the internet. Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP
- Junior 8. The world computer chess champion of 2001, 2003, with the latest playing engine and newest Fritz interface.
- Chess Tiger. Est. FIDE ELO 2600+ Compatible with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
- Shredder. For computer chess experts Shredder is the number one choice. With four computer chess world championship titles, including London 2000 and Maastricht 2001, you have the reigning world champion, ready to play and analyse with you.
- Hiarchs v9. Strong chess program known for its attacking style and opening novelties. Improved interface based on the well known Fritz 8 program. Windows98/ME/XP/2000
- Deep Junior. 2001, 2002 world computer chess champion, with latest playing engine updates and newest Fritz interface. Multiprocessor version of Junior 8
- Deep Fritz. Deep Fritz is the multi-processor version of Fritz 6. Your machine must have more than one CPU to run this software. It greatly enhances the ability of the standard Fritz 6 software.
- Chess Partner v5.2. Features (just to name a few) include: Online play; 2D and 3D chess boards; Chess Database; PGN import/export; 100% 32-bit (Win95 / WinNT); Strong chess engine; Office 2000 like menus and toolbars; Print diagrams; and make your own opening books.