Did you know that PC Software recently drew Gary Kasparov in a
6 game match? That means you can have one of the top chess Grandmasters
on your PC computer for less than $100. It is truly an amazing time
for chess and computers.To read the huge impact chess computer softwars
has had on chess, read this interview with World Champion Gary Kasparov
by clicking here.
- Chessbase - Recommended
for serious players for chess opening preparation, and for those
true game buffs who want millions of games at their fingertips.
For just looking through games to
learn from, we recommend you go through our analysed game collection
by clicking here. But if you are a true fanatic, and want
to look through thousands of games, nothing is better than looking
through games in Chessbase! Also you can use Chessbase to view
PGN games that you download from the internet. Chessbase used
along with one of the playing engines is an incredible tool. As
you look at games, you can see how the computer evaluates the
postion, and what are the strongest moves the computer sees. Also
Chessbase can build for you an opening tree based on the 2 million
game collection offered by chessbase. When building this tree,
you get a whopping 6 million move opening database, so that you
can definately tell if you and your opponent were in "opening
book" in post analysis.
- Chess Mentor -Very good. None of
the other chess teaching interfaces are to close this good. But
it is expensive, if money is an issue consider the below:
- Chessmaster 9000 -
or any of the lesser chessmasters have fairly nice tutorials built
in. Great product for the money.
- Kasparov's Gambit - If you can find this software toolwork's
creation (probably you can get it for under $5 these days, it
has an amazing teaching material written by International Master
Marc Leski, a former Academic Chess instructor.
Chess Playing Programs
Fritz - The best, and most
rounded of the chess playing software packages. Gary Kasparov uses
Fritz 8 to analyze his games after a tournament! A great feature
filled program that plays at grandmaster strength. Easily hooks
up to Chessbase to combine the powers of two.
Junior - Tied Kasparov in the latest Man Vs. Machine match in
2003. This program, running on a multi-processor personal computer,
pulled off several spectacular wins against Kasparov, the World
Chess Master 9000 - Although
this program is not as strong as the above chess engines, it is
strong enough .And for the money this is by far the best value.
Has all sorts of tricky gadgets to keep you entertained. For example
play chess with Einstein, or on an almost life like 3d board.