Chessmaster 9000

Critic Score User Score
Macintosh
...
4.0
Windows
84
4.1
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Description

The Chessmaster series returns, offering three variant opponents for players to compete with.

The Teacher: Chessmaster teaches beginning and advanced players the best openings and the best endings, alerts players to damaging moves, explains why certain moves are illegal, and spots checkmates as many moves in advance as the player wishes.

The Mentor: Get advice on your next move, see tutorials from chess coach Bruce Pandolfni, study classic games and endings.

The Ultimate Opponent: Play against Chessmaster's The King AI, compete against over 150 opponents or create your own, or take Chessmaster online and play against human opponents around the world.

Screenshots

Chessmaster 9000 Windows International Grandmaster Josh Waitzkin offers some in-depth analysis for truly advanced students of chess.
Chessmaster 9000 Windows Scene from the intro movie
Chessmaster 9000 Windows Splash screen
Chessmaster 9000 Windows You can select from a few dozen different graphics for both the board and the pieces

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User Reviews

Great way to play chess when all your friends think they're too cool for it! Windows Pixelspeech (955)

Critic Reviews

FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Windows Oct 13, 2002 100 out of 100 100
Game Chronicles Windows Oct 10, 2002 10 out of 10 100
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Jul 05, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
macHOME Macintosh Apr, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Games4Mac Macintosh 2005 87 out of 100 87
UOL Jogos Windows Dec 03, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Thunderbolt Games Windows Apr 19, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows Sep 12, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Related Web Sites

  • Develop Your Endgame (An Apple Games article about the Mac version of Chessmaster 9000, with commentary provided by Producer Ioan Palalau (January, 2005).)
  • Official Webpage (Mac) (The official product page for the Mac version of Chessmaster 9000 on the publisher's website, which provides a profile of the game, patches (including a Universal Binary patch), a desktop wallpaper, and ordering information, among other such things.)
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