Fritz 15 - Best Chess Playing Software
What does the modern chess player need? A sparring partner, a trainer, an up-to-date database and access to an online chess server! Fritz, probably the world’s most popular chess program (think back to Fritz's unforgettable victories against Kasparov, Kramnik & Co) offers just that for beginners and tournament players alike: it plays at the highest level, offers training features for every stage of the game and comes with access to playchess.com. It also includes management and analysis options for your own games, as well as a database with 2 million games.
New Fritz, New Friend
The completely reworked “friend” mode makes Fritz 15 the ideal training partner. During the course of a game, Fritz is able to constantly tailor its level to your playing strength and how much time you are using. The program can give you a sign when a tactical opportunity presents itself or point out typical mistakes to help you improve. Another exciting element is the new evaluation function that analyzes your playing strength throughout the game. Where are your strengths – where are your weaknesses? The opening? Middlegame? Or perhaps the endgame? Fritz 15 gives you an ELO rating for all three phases. You definitely need to see this!
Improve your conversion technique with Fritz 15
“I should have won that!” How often have you been frustrated after playing a good game of blitz on playchess.com that somehow went wrong? Stoke your curiosity and find out what could have been with Fritz 15 – Fritz can now show you what you missed right after the game. You can, of course, also try to find the way to win yourself using the handy exercise function – an approach certain to boost your own conversion technique and playchess ELO!
New author, new engine for Fritz 15
Vasik Rajlich is new to the Fritz team. The American shook up the world of computer chess just a few years ago, reaching the top with his program, “Rybka”. He is the author of the new Fritz 15 engine, so there’s no question that it will be one of the world’s strongest!
Excellent overview, better access
If you watch a lot of training videos or work extensively with databases, the revamped database window is something you’ll love. It doesn’t just automatically display all the Fritz Trainers or other courses installed on your hard drive, the improved game list also offers enhanced access options and sorting functions – in a manner similar to the original ChessBase software!
One program, many facets
Fritz 15 doesn’t just offer direct access to playchess. com – it also opens the door to the world of the new ChessBase web tools:
- “On-demand video” – unlimited access to our comprehensive database with training videos on every aspect of the royal game, recorded shows, interviews etc.
- “Live Database” – access the ChessBase online database with 8 million games.“My Games Cloud” – access your server games collection at the click of a mouse!
- “Training” - test, train, and improve your tactical skills at any time. More than 34,000 training tasks are waiting for you!
- “Let’s Check” – access our unique analysis database with over 200 million deeply analyzed positions and much more!
- New 64 Bit –Fritz multiprocessor engine
- Improved 64 Bit- and 32 Bit program interface
- Premium membership to the new ChessBase Accounts and to Playchess.com (six months)
- Database with over 1.5 million games etc.
System requirements for Fritz 15
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Windows XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet access. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 8 GB RAM, Windows 10 or 8.1, DirectX10, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access.
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Posted by Jerry on Dec 19th 2016
Great Chess Software. Excellent Engineering. Great Display. I do not use the voice but use the great board sound. Outstanding Its been good for 10 years, Fantastic Type all the code when buying for site Electrifying
Posted by Ray Hanrahan on Feb 29th 2016
...just what I was looking for.
Posted by Brian Morris on Jan 18th 2016
Great software for beginners, however for really strong Chess players who want to play an engine with Over a 2800 ELO strength it is not.