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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 Splash screen
Chessmaster 9000 Windows Would you like to play a game?
Chessmaster 9000 Windows Chessmaster 9000 has the game records for over a thousand real life games.  And one fictional one.
Chessmaster 9000 Windows Are you a complete chess n00b?  The Chessmaster will help you learn the basics.

Alternate Titles

  • "Chessmaster 9000: The World's Most Popular Chess Program" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Chessmaster 9000: O Mais Popular Jogo De Xadrez Do Mundo" -- Brazilian tag-lined title
  • "Chessmaster 9000: Le Jeu d'Echecs Le Plus Célèbre Au Monde" -- French tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Great way to play chess when all your friends think they're too cool for it! Windows Pixelspeech (949)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Windows Oct 10, 2002 10 out of 10 100
macHOME Macintosh Apr, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Windows Oct 13, 2002 100 out of 100 100
GameSpy Windows Oct 25, 2002 88 out of 100 88
PC Gamer UK Windows Nov, 2002 86 out of 100 86
IGN Windows Sep 17, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
About This Particular Macintosh Macintosh Mar, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Thunderbolt Games Windows Apr 19, 2003 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Windows Dec 03, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows Sep 12, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76

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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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