Chessmaster 9000 (Windows)

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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.


Chessmaster 9000 Windows Are you a complete chess n00b?  The Chessmaster will help you learn the basics.
Chessmaster 9000 Windows Log-in screen.  Can you find the fork?
Chessmaster 9000 Windows You can select from a few dozen different graphics for both the board and the pieces
Chessmaster 9000 Windows Splash screen

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User Reviews

Great way to play chess when all your friends think they're too cool for it! Pixelspeech (955) 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
PC Gamer UK Nov, 2002 86 out of 100 86
IGN Sep 17, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
CanadianGamer Nov 17, 2002 82 out of 100 82
Level Nov, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (French) Dec, 2002 8 out of 10 80 Dec 13, 2002 16 out of 20 80
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 (5226) added Chessmaster 9000 (Windows) on Jan 28, 2005
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