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Houdini 4 Chess Playing Software Program - PROFESSIONAL EDITION

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Give in to the magic of this program! Only two years ago the Houdini chess engine stormed to the top of the ranking lists, and since then has been the uncontested number one chess engine in the world. The secret of its success: Houdini introduces pure magic into the game of chess! The engine of Belgian programmer Robert Houdart finds tricks in places where the other engines can see nothing.

The new version, Houdini 4, goes even further, providing the chess world with yet another increase in playing strength: at least 50 Elo points, thanks to a host improvements in its search algorithms. They manifest themselves in different ways, in various phases of the game. In the opening Houdini 4 demonstrates an even more subtle understanding of space and activity; in the middlegame the program spots quicker than before when pieces are in danger of being dominated; and in the endgame the right evaluations and solutions to problems are found much sooner thanks to a faster, deeper search.  During the course of this new development and the fine tuning of the engine Houdini played, believe it or not, ten million test games!

Houdini 4 is supplied with the latest Deep Fritz 14 chess interface and thus puts at your disposal all the training and analysis functions of the world's premium chess program. Included in the package is a six-month premium membership to the chess server Playchess.com, online access to the world’s largest analysis database “Let’s Check”* and the use of the ChessBase Engine Cloud.

Houdini 4 includes:

• The Houdini 4 engine

• The DeepFritz 14 user interface in Windows Office 2010 standard

• The DeepFritz 14 database management system

• Premium membership of Playchess.com for six months

• The ChessBase Engine Cloud

• The ChessBase "Let’s Check" function*

• A database with over 1.5 million games

Our Price: $129.95


Publication Date: December 10, 2013

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Requires Windows

Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 8, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and Internet access to activate the program, Playchess.com, Let's Check, Engine Cloud and updates

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Technical Information

Houdini 4- Pro multiprocessor version

  • Supports up to 32 cores and 256 GB of hash.
  • 6 months Playchess.com (premium)


System requirements: Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 8, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and Internet access to activate the program, Playchess.com, Let’s Check, Engine Cloud and updates. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 or Windows 8, DirectX10 graphics card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD ROM drive and Internet access to activate the program, Playchess.com, Let’s Check, Engine Cloud and updates.

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