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Fritz Chess XII

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Fritz Chess Software for PC, the program that for many years now hasfascinated the chess world. Whether it was the match against World ChampionVladimir Kramnik in Bahrain in 2002, or against Garry Kasparov in New York in2003, or the revenge match against World Champion Kramnik in the National ArtGallery in Bonn, Germany, in 2006 - the pitting of wits of the strongestplayers on the planet against the world's finest chess playing program hasgenerated unprecedented media attention and fired the imagination of people fromall walks of life. "Man vs. Machine" has become one of the greatthemes of our time.

Don't be afraid - Fritz has a different side to its personality. The programwill help you along during the game, with numerous sophisticated coachingfunctions, adjusting its playing strength to exactly match that of any opponent.It graphically displays threats and plans, and provides full opening statistics.For beginners Fritz will explains moves and positions, or warn you of dangersand of errors you are committing. It has instructive training modules andamusing handicap levels. For club and tournament players Fritz has long become atrusted friend and indispensable advisor, helping them to study their games andfind new opening ideas for their next tournaments. A database with more than amillion games provides the basis for state-of-the-art analysis. Even GarryKasparov has used Fritz on a regular basis.

How often have you attended personal grandmaster lectures or trainingsessions? With its Chess Media System Fritz brings the world's greatestchess players into your living room, in full high resolution video and sound anda synchronised graphic chessboard. Listen to Garry Kasparov, Viktor Korchnoi,Alexei Shirov or (former world champion) Rustam Kasimdzhanov while they explainimportant openings and ideas that lead to success. A host of famous chessteacher provide instruction in more mundane subjects, like opening traps,middlegame strategy, or endgame skills. For those of you who have never playedchess before there are elementary courses to teach you the basics in a matter ofhours. Fritz has a variety of beautiful photo realistic 3D chessboards, and canprovide amusing verbal comments during the game.

Fritz makes it easy for you to play against other human beings, at any time,day or night. It provides you with a one-click connection to the largest chesscommunity in the world,, which has over 200,000 members. You canplay quick and informal games at any level, take part in tournaments, or attendlive lectures and training sessions. You can also watch great internationalevents, which are broadcast live on the server, and you can discuss the moveswith players and grandmasters from all over the world. It is an experience youwill not want to miss.

New in FRITZ: enhanced and improved chess engine developedespecially for the 2006 Kramnik vs Fritz match; extended openings book; updateddatabase; dynamic graphic tips for attack and defence; improved graphics andmove entry on the 2D board; new high resolution 3D piece sets in classical wood;live display of the thinking process on the chessboard; more efficient positionanalysis.

New chess server features: additional ranking lists, fullrankings for all players, filters for challengers with bad Internet connections,new and simple video conference function, bullet lists in the engine room,animated global weather display, direct link to Google Earth.

System Requirements

* Minimum : Pentium 300 MHz, 64 MB RAM, 2000, XP, DVD ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9.

* Recommended: Pentium III 1.4 GHz or higher, 256 MB RAM, Windows Vista, GeForce5 or compatible graphics card with 64 MB RAM or higher, 100% DirectX compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 9, DVD ROM drive.



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Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.

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