Chess King with Houdini 2.0
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Chess King Pro with Houdini 2 Pro is a new and versatile tool for
chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a
challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach
for the aspiring master.
Chess King Pro emphasizes simplicity of use in training players.
However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it
includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional
database. It is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's
opponent before facing them at a tournament.
Buying Chess King is like getting several products and paying
only for one, a professional chess software system, the largest game
database available GigaKing, the strongest chess engine in the market
Houdini with its latest version 2 Pro supporting up to 32 cores, 1500
chess puzzles for all chess levels, a unique random playing mode, and
much, much more.
Below is one screenshot, so you can see at a glance what some of its functions are:
Search huge GigaKing game database
Prepare for opponent
Analyze game with strongest engine available
Huge opening tree and possibility to create tree for opponent
Annotate game with variations and arrows and markers
Easy export to Blog
Whatís Included in Chess King?
Houdini 2 Pro - currently the highest rated chess engine and an
excellent choice for analysis. Considering such a strong engine can be
frustrating to play against, Houdini 2 Pro includes various kinds of
handicaps that can be set up using the Chess King Pro interface. The Pro
version of Houdini 2 that comes with Chess King Pro supports up to 32
cores and 32 GB of hash, allowing yo to utilize all resources of modern
GigaKing Database and Corr 2011 contain over five million chess games. These databases include games from the 16th century up to November of this year. GigaKing contains almost all available master games as well as games from many lesser tournaments, junior events etc. Corr 2011 is a database of correspondence games. The number and quality of the games contained in these databases is on par with those found in the most expensive database packages.
Full opening tree is a statistics database of positions in the GigaKing database. It shows how often a move has been played and the success rate of each move. The opening tree is a useful guide when learning the openings and reviewing your games or a game from the database.
Chess puzzles. Chess King includes more than 1500 puzzles, from extremely easy to grandmaster level (25 categories).
Over one hundred opening positions. You start from very easy starting positions with a large material advantage and by winning enough games you move up to the next level. The catch is that Houdini will be playing against you at full strength! Thatís quite a different experience from playing against a chess engine at reduced strength.
Photos of over 1600 chess players. The photos are displayed when you view games played by these players. You can add new photos by clicking the playerís image (or the image placeholder if an image is missing).
Know issue: Lenovo-laptops do not install Chess King correctly. If you own this type of laptop do not purchase this product.
Full Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Vista and XP compatibility for all programs.
Out of the 500+ installs as of Feb. 13, 2012, we have 3 reports of failed
installs, all on LENOVO machines, specifically Z560 laptop, W520, and
E420. This means there is something not standard in some Lenovo machines that
is stopping full installation. We are investigating the issue to see if anyone
with Lenovo has been able to install Chess King and our programmers are
preparing troubleshooting tools and a possible fix. We heard that Chess King
installed fine on a Lenovo B570 (Intel Pentium CPU B940 2Ghz 4GM ram, 64 bit)
Running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. So Lenovo users please check you have SP1