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ChessCentral's online chess shop carries he most extensive line of chess software that can be found anywhere! -chess software for PCs, MAC and handhelds, featuring the top chess software for every chess player at every skill level.

At ChessCentral you will find chess playing software that will play chess games against you, or chess training software to improve your chess game. Discover the world of electronic chess databases, as well as chess database management software and chess software downloads. Our online catalog includes chess e-books for download and even have a special category for MAC chess software.


The widest selection of chess software and the newest chess programs are in stock at our online chess shop. ChessCentral prides itself on having the most knowledgeable staff to help you decide which chess software program will best improve your chess game.

Chess Playing Software

What can chess playing software do for you? Chess software programs for the PC, like Fritz not only act as a chess opponent anytime you want but also helps you analyze any chess position. You can adjust the chess software's skill level and increase it when you need a more challenging chess game. Such chess playing software “engines” provide great entertainment while helping improve your chess play. Here you will find the best chess playing software programs for any level of chess player from beginner to Grandmaster. These chess programs are excellent chess training tools and sparring partners; they offer the chance to lift your chess games to a higher level while having fun! We are proud to offer the internet's widest selection of chess playing software for your PC, Mac, Smartphone and chess handheld.

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Chess Software by Skill Level

Below we have roughly categorized chess players by skill level, in order to help you find the right chess software for your needs. These categories are flexible and can be adjusted to your own chess playing strength. If you are not sure, then Fritz and Deep Fritz are the best selling all-around chess playing software programs.

Chess Novice: A chess player completely new to the game, or someone who has been only a casual “neighborhood” player. A ten-year-old just learning to play chess as well as eighty-five year old Uncle Bob, who plays on occasion just for fun, would fit into this category.

Chess Beginner: Someone who definitely knows the chess rules, but has played mainly for fun, perhaps a couple of rated tournaments or an "in-house" school event. The chess beginner knows it is a long road ahead to "get good". In USCF terms, this player might be rated Class D and below.

Chess Intermediate: Here is a chess player serious enough to play regularly in chess events or at a chess club; someone who wins and loses about equally but who wants to learn more about the game of chess. This player is roughly rated 1400-1600.

Chess Advanced: This player is serious about chess, probably listed among the top players at the local chess club. Here dwell the 1800 chess players, along with Experts and Masters. By now you're quite serious about improving your chess skills, and generally know how to study on your own.

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Fritz 13 Chess Playing Software Program - Top Chess Engine
Fritz 13 & Bonus
Our Price: $69.95
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The new Fritz 13 chess playing software program has everything that chess players could want. Whether you're a beginner, club player or professional chess Grandmaster there are Fritz 13 features for all chess players. Completely new in Fritz 13 is "Let's Check", a revolutionary way to share deep chess opening analysis, produced by Fritz 13 or other chess playing software, all compiled (and credited!) to an online server. Fritz 13 chess software will automatically adjust its playing strength if you choose, offers customizable handicap and coaching functions, explanations of chess positions, colored danger warnings, openings statistics, automatic game analysis, trainings modules for openings, chess tactics and chess endgames - plus a database of 1.5 million chess games. Read that list again!
Fritz 13 Chess Playing Software Program - Top Chess Engine
Fritz 13 Spanish Version
Our Price: $49.95

¡Únase a la comunidad! "Let's check"es la novedad mundial con la cual Fritz 13 va a revolucionar el ajedrez (*). Con la ayuda de esta nueva función, los usuarios de Fritz 13 unidos crearán una base de datos de conocimientos ajedrecísticos enorme.
Fritz 13 Chess Playing Software Program - Top Chess Engine
Fritz 13 for Download
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The new Fritz 13 chess playing software program has everything that chess players could want. Whether you're a beginner, club player or professional chess Grandmaster there are Fritz 13 features for all chess players. Completely new in Fritz 13 is "Let's Check", a revolutionary way to share deep chess opening analysis, produced by Fritz 13 or other chess playing software, all compiled (and credited!) to an online server. Fritz 13 chess software will automatically adjust its playing strength if you choose, offers customizable handicap and coaching functions, explanations of chess positions, colored danger warnings, openings statistics, automatic game analysis, trainings modules for openings, chess tactics and chess endgames - plus a database of 1.5 million chess games. Read that list again!
Houdini 3 - ChessBase Interface Chess Playing Software Program - Top Chess Engine
Houdini 3 Standard - ChessBase Interface Bonus: Art of War
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The new version, Houdini 3, goes even further, providing the chess world with yet another increase in playing strength: at least 50 Elo points, thanks to a host of improvements in its search algorithms. They manifest themselves in different ways, in various phases of the game.
Houdini 3 PRO - ChessBase Interface Chess Playing Software Program - Top Chess Engine
Houdini 3 PRO - ChessBase Interface & Art of War
Our Price: $89.95

The new version, Houdini 3 PRO, goes even further, providing the chess world with yet another increase in playing strength: at least 50 Elo points, thanks to a host of improvements in its search algorithms. They manifest themselves in different ways, in various phases of the game.

Houdini 4 Standard - ChessBase Interface Bonus: Practical Guide to Rook Endgames CD - Top Chess Engine
Houdini 4 Standard - ChessBase Interface
Our Price: $89.95

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 are a
one-year classic 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 PRO - ChessBase Interface Bonus: Practical Guide to Rook Endgames CD
Houdini 4 PRO - ChessBase Interface
Our Price: $109.95

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 are a
one-year classic 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.
Rybka 4 World Champion Chess Software
Rybka 4 DVD
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Rybka 4 World Champion Chess Software: Today the main use of chess software is interactive analysis. Rybka’s superior playing strength helps you to quickly assess a position. But analysis with Rybka 4 is much more than evaluations and best moves. In the user interface designed by ChessBase, Rybka 4 introduces several ground-breaking new analysis features.
Deep Rybka 4 – Computer Chess World Champion
Deep Rybka 4 DVD
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Deep Rybka 4 World Champion Chess Software: Today the main use of chess software is interactive analysis. Deep Rybka’s superior playing strength helps you to quickly assess a position. But analysis with Rybka 4 is much more than evaluations and best moves. In the user interface designed by ChessBase, Rybka 4 introduces several ground-breaking new analysis features.
St. Petersburg 1909
St. Petersburg 1909 Download
Our Price: $14.95

The International Chess Congress at St. Petersburg was the premier event of 1909, by far the strongest chess competition held that year. Even today, St. Petersburg 1909 ranks high on any list of top tournaments, a trial of skill which produced more than a few "anthology" games.
Big Bird PowerBase, 3rd Edition
The Big Bird PowerBase CD
Our Price: $29.95

Never again will you agonize over what to play as White, because Bird's Opening is the perfect system for the rest of your life! There's no need to learn a dozen openings based on the King's pawn or Queen's pawn, not when 1.f4 offers rich and varied games, suitable for winning chess.
Collected Works of Wilhelm Steinitz CD
Collected Works of Wilhelm Steinitz CD
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Here is your chance to discover the first World Chess Champion in his own words! This breakthrough CD-Rom showcases only writings by Steinitz himself, literally thousands of pages by the most successful match player in history.
Pocket Fritz 4
Pocket Fritz 4 Chess Software
Our Price: $59.95

Pocket Fritz 4 is the ultimate mobile chess companion, ready to play anywhere and anytime. It may be small in size, but its playing strength is gigantic. Its chess engine, developed by Mark Uniacke, has a well-balanced positional style with first-class tactical strength. Pocket Fritz 4 is considerably stronger than its predecessor – the estimated playing strength is over 2800 Elo!
Rybka 4UCI Download – Computer Chess World Champion
Rybka 4 UCI Download
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Rybka 4 UCI is the world champion of chess engines with a rating of 3250+ points ELO. The main developer of the program - international master Vasik Rajlich (Hungary) has inserted the algorithms of positional estimation into it which are as close to the chess-player's style of thinking as possible.
Deep Rybka 4 UCI Download – Computer Chess World Champion
Deep Rybka 4 UCI Download
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Deep Rybka 4 UCI is the world champion of chess engines with a rating of 3250+ points ELO. The main developer of the program - international master Vasik Rajlich (Hungary) has inserted the algorithms of positional estimation into it which are as close to the chess-player's style of thinking as possible.
Deep Hiarcs 13 Chess Playing Software Program
Deep Hiarcs 13 DVD
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This combination of strength, playing style and learning makes Hiarcs 13.2 chess playing software ideal for all players looking for an intelligent chess partner that learns and improves with you.
Hiarcs 13 Professional Openings Book Chess Database Software
Hiarcs 13 Professional Openings Book
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The Hiarcs 13 Pro book is a very strong and varied opening book derived from top correspondence and over the board human games together with the best computer games giving a superb combination with the latest cutting edge chess theory and a wealth of novelties to provide a huge repertoire of finely tuned variations. In addition to this strong basis the book has many novelties and variations that have been analysed by Hiarcs to eliminate mistakes and improve the book's quality.
Deep Hiarcs 13 Chess Playing Software Program
Hiarcs 13 Chess Playing Software DVD
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This combination of strength, playing style and learning makes HIARCS 13.2 chess playing software  ideal for all players looking for an intelligent chess partner that learns and improves with you.
Deep Junior 13.8 Chess Playing Software Program DVD
Deep Junior 13.8 –Yokohama (64 Bit Multiprocessor Version) Chess Playing Software Program
Our Price: $99.95

Deep Junior is back – and as strong as ever. This program has been used
for over a decade by top players as a secret weapon to find astounding
novelties and ideas, where traditional chess engines only see uninspired
moves. The reason is clear: Junior has its own special search
techniques and evaluation functions that makes it different to any other
chess program.
Sicilian Scheveningen The Specialist
Sicilian Scheveningen The Specialist CD
Our Price: $16.95

All chess players tend to specialize in only a few openings, and now a comprehensive database is available that focuses precisely on what you want to know. The Specialist zeros in on a particular chess opening