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These pages are designed to provide our students and website visitors with the recommendations on purchases of chess related goods.
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  • For the very beginners

ChessMaster 9000 (Mac)
Mac OS/X/9 and below

ChessMaster 9000
Platform: 98/ME/XP

another amazon offer of ChessMaster 9000

Platform: PlayStation II

Game Boy Advance

Learn to Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster
Platform: Windows 98/ME/XP

Learn to Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster (Mac)
Platform: Mac OS

       The ChessMaster software is widely regarded as the best chess software.

Chessmaster PC
Platform: Win Vista / XP
Chessmaster 10th Edition
Platform: Win 98/ME/XP
Chessmaster: The Art of Learning
Platform: Nintendo DS

Key Features:

  • The new Chessmaster Academy.
    At the Academy, International Master, Josh Waitzkin, will personally walk players through the basics of chess, plus introduce a variety of simple strategies for dominating your opponent. The Academy also features the best attacking moves as taught by noted chess champion, Larry Christiansen.
  • A totally revised interface.
    Clean, clear and easy-to-navigate, this all new interface represents the biggest upgrade to the look and feel of Chessmaster in over seven years.
  • Full-featured online chess module.
    More than just a place to play chess live with other players, Chessmaster online allows players to establish rankings, create tournaments, utilize teaching tools and join a thriving chess community.
  • More fun for the whole family.
    Features such as, chess pieces that animate as they move, a variety of whimsical 3D sets, and a simplified learning section, makes chess more fun than ever. Younger players and chess beginners will appreciate the specialized section just for them. As players improve, they can face the appropriate AI-controlled opponent.
  • A comprehensive chess engine.
    Wise enough to teach an absolute beginner and powerful enough to defeat a grandmaster; experience the all new edition to the best-selling brand in chess.
  • Intermediate and advanced player options.
    Seasoned chess players can test their skills against ranked AI opponents and set time controls such as Fischer time, moves per minute or minutes per game. They can also sharpen their skills with tournament play and expert drills and the end-game quiz.

Using ChessMaster you can play chess against compiter or another human player. Playing against the computer you can always find opponent of the your level by making selection among many ChessMaster personalities - from the very beginners up to the players with the highest ratings.

All games can be saved in a few chess formats. This allows you to analyze your games later. Depending on depth level that you choose, ChessMaster can provide you with simple or detailed analysis.

ChessMaster has auto-play feature which allows you observe loaded game without clicking a mouse.

With ChessMaster you can also load and view games from various chess tournaments available on different chess sites.

...and many other useful and powerful features.

Palm OS, Pocket PC 2002,
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP

Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP


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