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Fritz 9: Play Chess (Windows)

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Fritz 9 is the updated version of the high-powered chess engine that has made the series famous. It is very similar to the previous version, Fritz 8, but with some added features that experienced chess enthusiasts will appreciate.

Fritz 9 plays completely inside a window so you can multi-task with other applications. New game aspects include new preset AI opponents who play differently based on elements (handicaps etc.) that you choose, realistic sound effects for the various types of chess pieces, several new 3D enhanced playing boards and some that you can customize yourself.

But Fritz 9 is much more than a computer chess game. It is a sophisticated analysis tool letting you discover the weak portions of your games (and games of others) to help you improve. The engine adjusts to the players skill level and strengths.

Included free is a one-year subscription to for on-line play against opponents all over the world.


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Critic Reviews Dec 09, 2005 18 out of 20 90
PC Action Dec 05, 2005 89 out of 100 89
Christ Centered Game Reviews Feb 25, 2006 89 out of 100 89
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2005 86 out of 100 86
GameZone Feb 28, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Mar, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Powerplay Jan, 2006 78 out of 100 78
Game Chronicles Feb 12, 2006 7.3 out of 10 73
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Mar 22, 2006 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpot Jan 24, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69


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  • Fritz 9 (Viva Media's official game page)
Jeanne (76462) added Fritz 9: Play Chess (Windows) on Feb 11, 2006