Chessmaster 8000 (Windows)

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Description

The grandmaster of PC chess is back and better than ever! The revamped chess AI plays at grandmaster level, even stronger than before. New chess sets with 16-bit art looks better than ever. Improved "Natural Language Advice" help you get into the game and gets kids interested in chess. Special chess lessons by Josh Waitzkin (chess grandmaster) and Bruce Pandolfini (chess author and teacher) are also included.

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Chessmaster 8000 Windows The database. Here you can study various chess games
Chessmaster 8000 Windows This is the kids room
Chessmaster 8000 Windows The log-in screen
Chessmaster 8000 Windows The main menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "国际象棋大师8000" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Guoji Xiangqi Dashi 8000" -- Chinese title

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Critic Reviews

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 23, 2000 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 2001 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 2001 83 out of 100 83
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 2001 80 out of 100 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Mar 01, 2007 15 out of 20 75
Gamekult Jan 21, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gry OnLine May 29, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Electric Games Dec 22, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Gamer Brasil Jun, 2002 65 out of 100 65
Computer Games Magazine Dec 27, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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AI

Chessmaster 8000 uses the XBoard chess AI protocol, and thus can use any XBoard-compliant AI engine as a chess "personality" in the program. See http://www.research.compaq.com/SRC/personal/mann/engines.html for a list of XBoard-compliant chess "engines".

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Kasey Chang (4633) added Chessmaster 8000 (Windows) on Jan 27, 2001