Komodo 14 and CHESSBASE MEGA 15 BundleProduct Code: KOMODOCBMEGACOMBO
In computer chess there is no getting past Komodo: Komodo is a triple TCEC Champion. Last year Komodo won the computer rapid chess world championship with an incredible score of 96%! But what does the surprising success of the AI project AlphaZero mean for the future of computer chess? Will the classical engines, with in addition to cunning algorithms any amount of human chess knowledge, still manage to keep their nose in front? Or will the “Monte Carlo” process win through, which works with huge numbers of games and statistical evaluations? The new Komodo 14 may have no answer to this question but it does have two engines up its sleeve!
Komodo 14 thinks like no other chess program
Inspired by AlphaZero, two years ago Komodo programmers GM Larry Kaufman and Mark Lefler began to redevelop their engine from the ground up. A good decision, since Komodo 13 was setting new benchmarks not only on the basis of its performance, but also because of an innovative approach with “MCTS” (“Monte Carlo Tree Search”). Komodo 14 continues with that successful concept. In addition to a further improvement in playing strength Komodo 14 offers exciting new functions for the configuration of the engine.
Playing strength meets individuality
The new Komodo 14 is once more 40 Elo points stronger than its predecessor. But what is quite new is how it can be varied. In addition to the standard version there are seven other “personalities”: various playing styles (aggressive, defensive, active, positional, endgame, beginner and human) which can, moreover, be combined. That allows you to simulate different styles or strengths of human opponents. And for analysis, too, this provides new options: switch the engine over to “aggressive” whenever you suspect that the position offers enough attacking potential for a win, or go into the positional mode if the position demands well thought out strategic play!
Double world champion 2019
Last year Komodo won the world championship title on two occasions and can call itself “2019 World Computer Chess Champion” and “2019 World Chess Software Champion”. And the current Komodo 14 has been clearly improved over its predecessor!
Match winner and analysis partner
It is delivered with two versions of the engine: the playing strength of the standard version is somewhat stronger than the “MCTS” version, so long as the engine only has to calculate one variation at a time. If the number of variations is increased, however, the very much improved “MCTS” version is your first choice!
Includes current Fritz 17 program interface and six months ChessBase Premium Account.
Chessbase 15 Mega
Chessbase is a personal, stand-alone chess database that has become the standard throughout the world. Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy your chess even more.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH CHESSBASE:
Retrieve games according to openings, players and tournaments; generate tournament cross tables and full graphic statistics of players or openings; “Similarity search” shows all games with similar pawn structures, sacrifice patterns, endgame positions, etc.; “Let’s check”*: access the world’s largest
database of in-depth analysis (more than 200 million positions); “Assisted Analysis”: as you enter a game, whenever you click on a piece an evaluation is produced for all its possible target squares, and this is highlighted on the board in colour. “Tactical Analysis” will annotate game, inserting commentary,
variations and diagrams, before strong moves or errors, into a game or an entire database. It will also point out combinations, played in the game or missed, tries, attacks, initiative, and of course the latest in openings theory; Cloud analysis: you can analyse positions simultaneously with several engines from on different computers running in parallel; “Deep analysis”: generates an analysis tree that changes dynamically, as with time weaker variations are dropped; automatic analysis jobs for correspondence games; one click annotates your game with the “Theoretical Novelty”; merge games on the fly into an opening tree; generate a dossier containing all available information on a specific player from the database; generate a comprehensive openings report with main and critical lines, plans and most important games; single click publication of games on the Internet; print games in superb quality with diagrams and multiple columns; automatic update of your local reference database with the weekly installments of games (one year); access to the ChessBase online database with over eight million games*; mobile access with the ChessBase Account*.
- ChessBase 15
- Language: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, German
- ChessBase PREMIUM Account (12 months)
- ChessBase Mega Database 2019 + automatic update until 31 December 2019
- ChessBase Magazine subscription for one year (6 issues)
NEW IN CHESSBASE 15:
• “Instant Analysis”: Any unannotated game is analysed almost without delay immediately on loading (optional). Blunders and tactical motifs are recognised. An evaluation profile is created.
• “Replay Training”: Playing through a game with the notation hidden and automatic training questions with tips for each individual move. In addition, a closing award of points scored.
• Improved search mask with tactical motifs (skewer, fork, discovered attack, etc.) and examples for manoeuvres and material distribution.
• Extended reference search for openings shows increase/decrease in popularity and typical recurring endgames.
• Improved search booster delivers more precise results for positions and material. Completely new search booster for patterns and plans.
• Game analysis with tactical motifs and recognition of tactics.
• Crisp new 3D boards thanks to raytracing technology.
* Access via PREMIUM ChessBase Account
Minimum: Pentium-PC, 1 GB RAM, Windows 7, DirectX9 graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and Internet access to activate the program, ChessBase Cloud and updates. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX10 graphics card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or more, Windows Media Player, , Adobe Flash Player (Live coverage), DVD ROM drive, Full HD Monitor and Internet access to activate the program, ChessBase Cloud and updates.
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Pentium III 1 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), 7/8, DirectX9, 256 MB graphics card, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and Internet access for program activation, access to Playchess.com, Let’s Check and program updates.
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|System Requirements||Pentium III 1 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), 7/8, DirectX9, 256 MB graphics card, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and Internet access for program activation, access to Playchess.com, Let’s Check and program updates.|
|No. of Computer Installs||Up to 3 Computers|
|Windows 10 Compatible||Yes|