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Learn to Play Chess with Fritz & Chesster 2: Chess in the Black Castle

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Back Cover - Windows (US):
    Jump into chess action, move by move, to rescue Chesster from deep within King Black's castle. Join Fritz and Bianca in a thrilling chess adventure as they venture within the walls of the black castle, where each challenge will help you sharpen your skills and prepare for the ultimate showdown.

  • Powered by Fritz, the world's leading chess software
  • Advanced training for beginners and experienced players alike
  • 21 cool mini games within the game
  • Post your high score

    Captions:
    Chesster, the greatest chess coach, needs your help
    Crazy chess machines will challenge you!
    Make the move that wins the fight

    For Ages 8 and Up

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Dec 05, 2004.

Inside Flaps (Windows - US):
    Chesster, the Chesshire Rat and chess coach, desperately needs your help! He's being held captive in King Black's castle and can only be freed if you can master how to use all the crazy chess machines.
  • Who knows how a bull-dead opening works?
  • What are fool's mate and scholar's mate?
  • Who'll come first on the Check-o-matic?
  • How do you deliver double and discovered check?
  • Who's going to win the most pawn endgames?

    Chesster is always ready to help with lots of tips on strategy and tactics!

    FUN COACHING AND TRAINING

    Opening

    - Basic openings
    - Bull-head opening
    - King's Gambit
    - Fool's mate and Scholar's mate

    Middle game (tactics)
    - Attack and protect
    - The pin
    - Forks and skewers

    Endgame
    - Square rule
    - Key squares
    And much more!

    Bonus!
    Enjoy a 1 year free membership to www.playchess.com - a $24.99 value

    Captions:
    Discover exciting ways to break through traps

    Sharpen your long-range attack skills

    Spooky chess? Test your memory and see how well you can remember a position

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Dec 05, 2004.

Press Release:
    For Immediate Release

    Trouble in the Black Castle: Fritz, Chesster, and Bianca are back in an all-new Chess Adventure



    New York, NY, October 25, 2004 - Viva Media is proud to announce the upcoming release of the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Learn To Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster CD-Rom game. Chess in the Black Castle rejoins the cast of LPC in another chess adventure for beginners and advanced players alike. LPC2 works with kids, demonstrating even the most advanced chess concepts through a simple, intelligible and engaging approach. Easy to use and fun to play LPC2 is packed with 21 arcade style mini games that reinforce important chess concepts introduced in the storyline. Viva Media's CEO Carlo Voelker comments, "Learn to Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster 2: Chess in the Black Castle" is much more than a sequel. It's an entirely unique chess adventure that welcomes new comers to the game and offers advanced chess training for those who already know how to play chess."

    While Learn to Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster may look like 'child's play,' it is powered by Fritz, the world's #1 ranked chess software engine. Fritz is used by real life chess professionals worldwide and has been featured in the famous Man vs. Machine tournaments.

    About the Game: Jump into chess action, move by move, to rescue Chesster from deep within King Black's Castle. Join Fritz and Bianca in a thrilling chess adventure where each challenge will help you sharpen your skills and prepare for the ultimate showdown. Have lots of fun while you learn about openings, pinning, delivering check, attacking, protecting - and much more.

    About Viva Media
    Viva Media, LLC is a privately owned New York company dedicated to publishing a wide array of interactive content of the highest standards. The company's collection of more than 40 multimedia titles tout over 30 awards for excellence in publishing.

    Platform: PC
    Rating: Everyone
    System Requirements:
    Multimedia PC: Pentium II 233 processor
    32 MB RAM (16 MB free memory)
    16-bit soundblaster compatible sound card
    16x speed CD-ROM drive
    Graphics card: resolution 800 x 600 pixels (16-bit color)
    WIN 95/WIN 98 ME/XP
    Producer: Terzio
    Developer: Chessbase, Wpmediendesign
    Publisher: Viva Media, LLC

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Dec 05, 2004.