Houdini 6 Standard - Chess Playing Software on DVD and "Chess Masterpieces" E-Book
Houdini 6 Standard
Chess Playing Software on DVD
- Houdini 6 Standard engine: The engine can support up to 8 processor cores and 4 GB of hash memory
- Fritz 15 user interface
- Premium membership for playchess.com and your ChessBase Account (6 months)
- Online access to the world’s largest analysis database, “Let’s Check,” with over 200 million deeply analyzed positions (6 months)
- Houdini 6 continues where its predecessor left off, and adds solid 60 Elo points to this formidable engine, once again making Houdini the strongest chess program currently available on the market.
With Houdini 6, you not only gain in terms of computing power, but also in terms of time. The new engine delivers better performance even if you only let it calculate for half as long as the previous version!
Houdini 6 has been put to the test in various areas and thoroughly refined in all the right places: position evaluation, search, time management and use of the endgame tablebases have been improved, as has parallel processing. Houdini 6 delivers particularly exceptional results on systems with a large number of CPUs, and can run up to 128 threads on high-end hardware.
The enhanced "Tactical mode" transforms Houdini 6 into the most ingenious position solver of all time and improves again on the records held by previous versions in tactical benchmark tests. In addition, "Tactical mode" can now also be assigned an exact number of threads, giving you additional flexibility. Despite all the detailed technical improvements, Houdini has kept its creative and imaginative style of play, and where other programs see no future or are locked into a draw, Houdini delivers surprise after surprise.
Houdini 6 is a great surprise with hidden resources. You can certainly look forward to using this latest version of the true wizard among the chess programs!
Minimum: Pentium IV hyperthreading, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7/8, 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
In this age of chess databases boasting upwards of 2 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 Bird's precise and pointed commentary integrated seamlessly - a treat for connoisseurs and avid players of every class. Bird's 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.