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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 Scene from the intro movie
Chessmaster 9000 Windows If you're not sure what move to play next, you can ask the Chessmaster for advice
Chessmaster 9000 Windows You can even change the background
Chessmaster 9000 Windows You can select from a few dozen different graphics for both the board and the pieces

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! Pixelspeech (949) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Oct 10, 2002 10 out of 10 100
PCG Nov, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Oct 25, 2002 88 out of 100 88
CanadianGamer Nov 17, 2002 82 out of 100 82
IGN Sep 17, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
Level Nov, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Thunderbolt Games Apr 19, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) Dec, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Sep 12, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Computer Gaming World (CGW) 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.)
Terrence Bosky (5222) added Chessmaster 9000 (Windows) on Jan 28, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (159125)