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Take Your Game to Another
For beginners, Chessmaster promises patient instruction and
step-by-step guidance through the complexities of history's greatest game. For
recreational and intermediate players, Chessmaster provides equally matched
opponents, and helps improve your play with advanced tutorials. For experts,
Chessmaster is a cunning - some say diabolical - adversary.
What's New with Chessmaster
Hear audio annotations and commentary from International
Master Josh Waitzkin. One of the new generation of rising chess superstars,
Josh is the subject of the book and Paramount Pictures movie Searching for
Listen as spoken annotations and play analysis back up
Chessmaster's outstanding graphics. Illustrated Voice Analysis (IVA) makes
learning from your games as easy as sitting with a personal chess coach. Once
again you hear from the Chessmaster.
Enjoy complete integration with Chessmaster Live, featuring
the preferred internet chess program and a dynamic online chess community.
See Chessmaster's analysis of potential moves through the
fascinating Visual Thinking window.
Best-selling Chess Program
Optimized gameplay through a fourth generation, 32-bit chess
Choose your weapons - 27 brilliant chess sets.
Choose your opponent - millions await.
Improve your game with an easy-to-use, interactive
27,000-game 32-bit chess database to frame complex queries or search by board
position, player and event, and more.
Superior interactive instruction for players of all skill
Explore a unique twist on classic chess puzzles with Rate My
The definitive chess resource, with an extensive glossary
and massive library of named opening variations.
Chessmaster for Beginning and Novice
For adult or child, Chessmaster 5500 is arguably the most
accomplished and proven method of computerized chess instruction.
Click on Teach Me to Play and Chessmaster
invites you into the fascinating world of chess.
Basic tutorials. Discover the game of kings
through Rules of Chess and Introduction to Chess Strategy tutorials.
In-game assistance. Request instant hints at any
time. Really stuck? Ask Chessmaster for Natural Language Advice and find out
why he suggests a particular move.
Coach Window. Get a quick overview of all
possible moves, their names and their significance. Includes threatened peices,
pins, skewers, and more.
Teaching displays. Explore for the first time or
review the fundamentals of legal moves, pinned pieces, isolated pawns, etc.
Chess Glossary. What's a Sicillian Defense? Look
it up along with more than 1000 other entries, from Abonyi Gambit to
Personalities. Find an ideal - almost human -
opponent whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player. Start
with someone easy, like Newcomer, and then take on increasingly difficult
Chessmaster and Intermediate
An extraordinary mentor, Chessmaster provides all the tools
you need to improve your game and raise your level of play.
Review 268 chapters of interactive tutorials that cover
every aspect of chess.
Research a 27,000-game database filled with famous
historic games. Search by board position, player and event, and more. For
example, search to find how many Grandmasters have won as white from your
current board position.
Explore more than 2000 named opening variations.
Play any of 30 specially selected classic games and try
to predict the correct moves in Rate My Play. Chessmaster will rate your
Replay and analyze 650 of history's classic games,
complete with extensive annotations.
Challenge more than 60 customizable opponents. Select
from 24 different attributes to create a virtually infinite variety of
Return to a game or position for study and analysis
through Save Game and Set Up Position commands.
Tease your brain with an abundance of intriguing chess
problems in John Nunn's Favorite Puzzles.
Want to play a whole game in 5, or even 2 minutes? Give
it a try in Blitz Chess.
When Chessmaster has everything going its way, turn the
board around, Switch Sides and see what happens.
Chessmaster for Expert
Chessmaster takes off the gloves when it comes to Expert and
Championship levles of play. Set at the Championship level, Chessmaster turns
off all teaching aids, closes all peripheral windows, and abides by the rules
of championship play. It's human brain versus computer brain with a time
control of 40 moves in 120 minutes.
Warning: Chessmaster has defeated internationally
recognized players - numerous times!
Chessmaster 5500 provides instant connection to Chessmaster
Live, the world's most popular Internet chess community.
Here, thousands of games are played every day between
players of all ages and skill levels. Since its inception, more than 50,000
players worldwide have downloaded this exciting chess program. Now an all-new
version is included in Chessmaster 5500.
As the most advanced online chess game, Chessmaster Live
offers a dynamic Internet chess community where you can play in regular
tournaments, check out tutorials and advice columns from Grandmasters, and find
out what's happening in the international world of chess. Whether you're a
beginner or an accomplished chess player, you'll always find something new at
Chessmaster Live to help you improve and enjoy your game.
The TASC Smartboard
Chessmaster 5500 now supports the SmartBoard from TASC. Take
advantage of the power of Chessmaster while keeping the look, feel and visual
impact of a real (analog) chess board.
Windows 95, P-90 IBM PC or compatible running Widnows 95 or
higher, 16MB RAM, 2x CD-ROM drive (4x or higher recommended), 13MB hard disk
space, Windows 95 compatible sound card (16 bit sound card recommended),
Windows 95 compatible pointing device, SVGA video adapter and monitor capable
of running 640x480 resolution and 256 colors or higher, printer supported,
Internet connectivity recommended (for Chessmaster Live).
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