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A New, More Powerful Chessmaster
Chessmaster 6000 is the complete computerized chess resource
for all age groups and skill levels. Beginners are patiently instructed and
guided through history's most challenging game. Intermediate and expert players
can both elevate their level of play and match wits with the most cunning
opponent available on a personal computer.
Chessmaster 6000: a new, more powerful Chessmaster with a
massive new database, innovative new tutorials from Bruce Pandolfini, rated
play against a gallery of true-to-life opponents and more. The world's
best-loved and most-respected chess playing program invites everyone to play
history's greatest game.
New for Chessmaster 6000:
300,000 game database with the ability to import
your own games. While playing, search to find how Kasparov or Fischer (or even
you!) handled the same game situation. Search games by opening line, board
position, or by multiple search criteria.
Rated game play. Earn a rating by playing
against a gallery of 64 different human-like personalities, each complete with
photo, biography, and distinct playing style.
Innovative new tutorials from Bruce Pandolfini,
celebrated chess coach and author. Learn chess from the inside out.
New Josh Waitzkin voice annotated games. Josh
annotates and gives unique insight into more of his favorite games.
Free Internet play on Chessmaster Live, now
available on MPlayer. Play rated games and chat with people around the world,
24 hours a day.
Annotated classic games from GM Larry Evans.
Classic Chessmaster Features:
Learn to play the game of kings with Teach Me to
Play and extensive interactive tutorials. Chessmaster makes it quick, easy, and
In-game coaching, hints, and suggestions. When
asked, Chessmaster offers advice about the best possible moves for any
A huge selection of opponents with varying
abilities and diverse playing styles. Select one of many preconfigured
personalities, or customize your own.
Illustrated Voice Analysis. Ask for advice and
both see the suggested course of action and hear natural language audio
Custom Interfaces. Select your favorite two- or
three-dimensional board and piece sets. Set up your preferred display or choose
one of our default layouts.
Chess for fun: puzzles, classic games, Blitz
Chess, and more.
Chessmaster: The Teacher
For beginners, Chessmaster makes chess fun an easy to
Chessmaster's Teach Me to Play feature introduces
beginners to the rules and strategies of the game.
Informative teaching displays illustrate legal moves,
threatened pieces, hidden traps, etc.
The Coach Window names opening book variations and
explains the significance of all possible moves.
For in-game advice, players can ask for a Quick Hint
or Natural Language Advice for an analysis of the next move. With Illustrated
Voice Analysis, you can both see Chessmaster's suggestion and hear the
Chessmaster: The Mentor
To improve your game and achieve an in-depth knowledge of
chess, Chessmaster is your complete chess resource.
In a brilliant new sequence of tutorials, Bruce
Pandolfini, celebrated coach and author, has designed a new way to improve your
chess play. Learn to anticipate the consequences of your actions in a move by
move game analysis.
Use the new and intuitive 300,000 game database for
game comparison and analysis. You can even import your own collection of
While playing, consult the Database Coach to see how
grandmasters past and present have played from your position.
2,200 named opening book variations with Encyclopedia
of Chess Openings codes.
Chessmaster: The Ultimate Opponent
Choose your level of competition.
Find out how good you really are by playing rated
games against Chessmaster's gallery of life-like personalities, complete with
biography, photo, and playing style.
For an even greater challenge, take on one of the
grandmaster personalities and check your play against the greatest players in
Create your own opponent personality by customizing
any of 24 style-of-play attributes.
For mind-blowing action, try Blitz Chess: play an
entire game in 5 - or even 2 - minutes.
Challenge the Chessmaster, the most cunning opponent
available on a personal computer. All teaching aids are shut off - it's human
versus computer in pure competition. Good luck!
Windows 95/98: P-90 (or faster processor) IBM PC or
compatible, 16MB RAM, 2x CD-ROM drive (4x or higher recommended), 15 MB
hard-disk space, Windows 95/98 compatible sound card (16 bit sound card
recommended), Windows 95/98 compatible pointing device, SVGA video adapter and
monitor capable of running 640x480 resolution and 256 colors or higher, printer
supported, Internet connectivity required for Chessmaster Live.
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