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Chessmaster 8000 (Windows)

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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.


Chessmaster 8000 Windows The library where learn more about classic chess games and create/edit openings
Chessmaster 8000 Windows Tournament time, two computer players is facing each other
Chessmaster 8000 Windows The main menu
Chessmaster 8000 Windows The log-in screen

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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

PC Action Mar 28, 2001 91 out of 100 91
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 2001 87 out of 100 87
IGN Dec 12, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 2001 83 out of 100 83 Mar 01, 2007 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Dec 08, 2000 7.4 out of 10 74
Electric Games Dec 22, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gry OnLine May 29, 2001 7 out of 10 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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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 for a list of XBoard-compliant chess "engines".

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Kasey Chang (4617) added Chessmaster 8000 (Windows) on Jan 27, 2001