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Fritz 18 - The complete chess engine

Fritz 18 - The complete chess engine

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Fritz 18 offers you the chance to discover a new you in terms of chess playing. “Evolving Genius” is a completely innovative training method, with which when playing against Fritz you learn more than just to attack. You will be astonished at what you find in yourself! You will never have won such nice games against Fritz!

This is possible because Fritz 18 intelligently organises its play and leads you through the game with the help of subtle tips. As soon as Fritz comes under pressure, as a defender it will prefer variations which provide for you, the attacking side, good chances of a sacrifice or other tactic. That often permits spectacular attacking victories. Against Fritz18 you will manage sharp wins such as have not been possible in 40 years of chess programming.

However, the decisive question is the following: how do you bring about the setups in which attacking chances then crop up? Quiet, positional systems more rarely lead to success, although here too Fritz manages to incorporate hidden mistakes. Over time you develop a feeling for how to reach positions in which threats against the king are in the air: you learn to attack better. For myself, at least against Fritz 18 I have switched my repertoire completely from 1.d4 to1.e4. To shorten this learning process for you Fritz 18 contains a repertoire for White with which you can get into promising positions more often.

Also new in FRITZ 18:

  •    Intelligent tips: Fritz provides subtle hints in difficult positions
  •    Visual evaluation: pawn structure, king safety, piece activity and sharpness of the position
  •    New chess board in Direct2D technology with a fresh look and improved animation
  •    New engine analysis: Interesting threats, appealing ideas and the game continuation 
  •    Animated engine variations: Intuitive visual display of the best continuation
  •    Improved calculation training to give your Elo a quick boost.
  •    Stronger Fritz 18 engine by Frank Schneider, optimised for short time controls.

There are many other interesting features to help you understand chess strategy better.

In general in the “Evolving Genius” mode on the “Club player” level, Fritz does play in a restrained manner, but nevertheless strongly. The games should not be too simple. Nevertheless, it is possible to win very often. For that there are considerably improved subtle hints. You determine the major part of the game yourself, but when you are facing a headwind you can summon help. Imagine an E-Bike: according to how good your performance is you can switch on the support of the motor, but it is still cycling. Examples of subtle hints from Fritz18: “Attack a minor piece”, “Occupy a strong square”, “Threaten mate”, “Win material”, etc.



Minimum: PC Intel i3 or i5 or Ryzen 3, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 (32- or 64-Bit), DirectX11, graphic card with 512 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player and internet access. Recommended: PC Intel i7, i9 or Ryzen 7/9, 8 GB RAM, Windows 11 or 10 with 64-Bit, Windows Media Player, graphic card with 1 GB RAM, RTX graphic card for real time Raytrace board, DVD-ROM drive and internet access. For ChessBase ACCOUNT: Internet access and up-to-date browser, e.g. Chrome, Safari. Runs on Windows, OS X, iOS, Android and Linux.


ISBN: 978-3-86681-822-4 EAN: 9783866818224 System: Windows 7 or higher Published: Nov 2021 Delivery: Download Level: Any


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