Deep Fritz 14 Chess Software DVD plus Chess Masterpieces E-book
- Completely redesigned 64 Bit åÐ Deep Fritz Engine (and 32 Bit Engine)
- Premium membership at Playchess.com for 6 months
- ChessBase Engine Cloud
- Access to the Let's Check* (with 200 million extensively analysed positions)
- 64 Bit- and 32 Bit program interface
- Supports up to 4 cores & 16 GB of Hash Memory
- New Fritz-engine: + 100 ELO
- A new opening book compiled by Alex Kure (over four million position)
- Database of 1.5 million games
- ChessCentral's exclusive Chess Masterpieces E-book ($14.95 Value), and much more
Deep Fritz 14 features a 64-bit engine, and, like its predecessor, can support up to eight processor cores simultaneously. That's where the similarities end, however, as the engine itself has been completely redesigned and packs almost 100 Elo points more than the previous version, putting Deep Fritz 14 amongst the strongest chess programs in the world. Optimized for Windows 8.1: With its novel 64-bit program interface, Deep Fritz 14 runs faster and flows better on the latest versions of Windows. Naturally, the new version retains all of the well-known playing, training and analysis functions that made Fritz the most popular chess program in the world.
Go Premium: Log on to the Playchess.com server with Deep Fritz 14 and tune in to exciting live commentary of world-class tournaments, or take part in training sessions with frontrunner coaches such as Grandmaster Daniel King, Klaus Bischoff, Maurice Ashley, Dr. Karsten Müller and many more. Deep Fritz 14 includes a free six-month Premium Membership to Playchess.com.Only the best is good enough. Deep Fritz 14 gives you access to åÒLet's CheckåÓ*, the world's largest database packed with high-quality analysis. Over 200 million positions annotated with deep engine calculations are saved on the Let's Check server, with more being added every day. If you want to know what to think of a particular opening position, take a look on Let's Check and find out in seconds what it would take your PC hours to uncover.Fritz remains the most popular chess program worldwide, a super-strong chess playing opponent developed by ChessBase, "the world's leading chess software company" as noted in the Washington Post.
Whether you're a beginner, club player or professional - Deep Fritz 14 has everything that chess players could want: automatically adjusting playing strength, handicap and coaching functions, explanation of positions, colored danger warnings, openings statistics, automatic game analysis, trainings modules for openings, tactics, endgames, and a database of 1.5 million chess games. Read that list again!
And Fritz continues to fascinate the chess world - this chess engine has beaten a reigning World Champion in the battle of man vs. machine, and it has worked with World Champions as a clever training partner (Garry Kasparov: "I regularly analyze with Fritz"). Fritz can even entertain you with fresh and humorous verbal comments.
Deep Fritz 14 is able to help you find friends. The chess software program includes a full year's subscription to Playchess.com, the world's biggest chess server. Every day you'll see thousands of players logged into this virtual chess club, and you can always find an opponent that matches your playing strength. Or you can simply watch top tournaments and the games of world-class Grandmasters playing live on the server. Without further costs or obligation you will be able to listen to the audio commentary during major events, receive live training, play in simultaneous exhibitions against top GMs, watch the TV ChessBase shows and play in league tournaments.
Deep Fritz 14 introduces the innovative "ChessBase Engine Cloud" and revolutionizes the way we work with system resources. This new function makes it possible for the first time to make use of engines backed up by the calculating power of other computers for your own analysis - without overloading your own system. And that can be done in exactly the same way as if you were on your own computer for deep position analysis, blunder search, engine matches, etc. It does not matter whether the engines are working on a table next to you in your study, on the office computer or in a computer center in Australia.
High-end computers for everybody! If you have several computers, link your engines and processing power on a single PC or propose your machine to other users via the "Cloud". This development is especially exciting for owners of high-performance computers or clusters. The key point: hire processing power from a third party and turn your small laptop or your "old faithful" into a tactical giant and strategic monster at the click of a button!
1. Optimize your analysis. Working with engines running concurrently really makes sense for the first time. Concurrently running Cloud Engines can, on the other hand, without any loss of performance, take on different tasks. Example: one engine is operating in the slower mode of calculating more variations so as to point out how sharp the position is. Another is dealing with only one single main line and thus achieves greater depth of analysis functioning as a tactical scout.
2. Save your resources. Anyone using a "Deep" engine with a notebook is well aware of the howling of the cooling fan which is striving to keep down the temperature of the processor because a chess engine always puts the CPU on full load and can rapidly drain the battery of a notebook. If, on the other hand, Cloud Engines are used, then your machine will work quietly, without overheating and it will go easy on the battery, because all of the processing is taking place elsewhere.
3. Save on expensive hardware. Serious analysis requires powerful machines. These are expensive, take up a lot of space and depreciate quickly as they age. If when required you use processing power from the Cloud, then you are saving money.
4. The highest level of performance in the shortest time. If, for example, a correspondence game has reached a critical position, you would like for a short period of time to drastically increase your analyzing power. With the Cloud you can now demand the help of a series of powerful engines for your notebook with a single click.
Gone are the days when you had to wait for your computer to reach substantial depth in order to be certain of avoiding a chess trap. Now you can simply use Fritz 14's new "Let's Check" feature and you'll see chess opening analysis, some quite deep, and theoretical novelties all submitted by users of different chess engines. This new "Let's Check" function allows you to be part of a worldwide chess community that is assembling an ever expanding chess opening knowledge base.
Whenever you analyze a position to any meaningful depth with your Deep Fritz 14 chess software program, or discover a brand new chess opening move, you can now send your chess analysis to a central server, to be shared by all participating users. Almost instantly, you will be able to find deep analysis for almost every chess opening position you look at, all generated by the finest chess playing engines in the world, all running on the most powerful machines around.
Be the first to "discover" a position! Whether you are a beginner, a club player or a Super-GM, with the Let's Check function switched on, you can use the powerful chess engine of Deep Fritz 14 to analyze hitherto unknown positions and you will be automatically registered as the "discoverer" of that position. And you can "Conquer" chess positions too! Let's Check keeps updating the evaluations to any given position with newer, deeper analysis as it becomes available. Using powerful machines and the latest engines allows you to "conquer" positions, with your name attached to the newest, deepest analysis. You can also add comments to your analysis, which other users will see when they encounter the position.
Become a chess opening expert with Let's Check. The entire body of modern openings theory is built into the system, and Let's Check provides you instantly with the latest statistics of any position in the opening: how often did it occur, which moves were played, with what success. The openings book (LiveBook) is updated on a weekly basis and will show you which variations are currently topical and how good they are. It will also reveal which lines are being analyzed and debated in the international community, and with what conclusions.
Using Let's Check while watching top games live on the Playchess server becomes an experience in itself. Not only do you have the latest openings and statistics at your disposal, you can also see the results of the most powerful computers and engines that are logged into the server - total information on any computer, in the blink of an eye.
Access to "LetåÕs Check" database until December 31, 2015.
Chess programs have been high-performance utilities for a long time now. The higher your system performance, the greater the value they will be to you. But with multi-processor systems that only works if you have a "deep" version, because it is only then that the program can make use of several processor cores in order to calculate simultaneously. Things are no different with the new Deep Fritz 14, on a dual-core computer the engine is already approx. 60% faster than the "little" Fritz 13. And yet things are not the same as they always were with Deep Fritz 14.
A ChessCentral E-Book
In this age of chess databases boasting upwards of 5 million games, we more than ever need somebody to sift and select the best, to distill those few games worthy of the name "masterpieces". Most welcome, therefore, is Henry Bird's timeless Chess Masterpieces, an elegant collection as vital and lively today as when first published - over 125 years ago! Here the reader will find gem after gem, the very essence of Romantic chess, with lucid and pithy comments by the "Grand Old Man" himself. This fine collection has unusual depth and variety for an assembly of just 157 games, yet all the leading players and forms of play are represented. Carefully organized, each game is a wonderful example of masterful chess, with perfectly-timed remarks by Mr. Bird - indeed a classic, and suitable for chess enthusiasts of any rank. This charming book will amply reward the aspiring player's careful attention, and offers an endless source of amusement and chess wisdom.
This digital reincarnation of Chess Masterpieces is a fully downloadable electronic chess book - the first of its kind! Expect the full benefits of ChessBase technology, with all of BirdåÕs precise and pointed commentary integrated seamlessly - a treat for connoisseurs and avid players of every class. BirdåÕs annotations are designed to be enjoyable, not overpowering; the compiler's technique is to encourage independent analysis, supported by memorable insights and telling remarks. BirdåÕs analysis of these wonderful games provides the reader with a sure foundation, upon which he can build up his own chess understanding.
Players who wish to collect high quality, first-class games of chess will discover here the very best of chess art. It is with pleasure that we can recommend to everyone Henry Bird's treasure house of Chess Masterpieces.
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), 7/8 -DirectX9 graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and Internet access to activate the program, playchess.com, LetåÕs Check and updates.
Recommended: PC Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 3 GB RAM, Windows 7/8, 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 and updates. Runs on both 32 and 64 bit.