Available from 16th November 2021
Fritz 18 Chess Program
Evolving Genius – The new path to playing brilliancies
At the turn of the century, Fritz fascinated the chess world with victories over Garry Kasparov and then-reigning World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. The "most popular chess program" (according to German magazine Der Spiegel) offers you everything you will need as a dedicated chess enthusiast, with innovative training methods for amateurs and professionals alike, plus access to the full suite of ChessBase web apps, including the Playchess playing server.
Here are the new highlights:
Evolving Genius: Fritz shows you what you are capable of being: an attacking player who can conjure up magnificent brilliancies over the board! The new playing mode leads you via a clever choice of variations to brilliant sacrificial combinations.
Intelligent tips: Fritz provides subtle hints which do not give away too much but which make it possible for you to be in control of difficult positions.
Visual evaluation: Much better than just a single number! Piece placement, pawn structure, king safety, activity and sharpness of the position displayed graphically in the engine window.
New chess board in Direct2D technology with a fresh look and improved animation
New engine analysis: Interesting threats, appealing ideas and the game continuation are automatically analysed at the same time in multi-variation mode.
Animated engine variations: Intuitive display of the best continuation on the board
Improved calculation training to give your Elo a quick boost.
Stronger Fritz 18 engine by Frank Schneider, optimised for short time controls.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM-drive, Windows Media Player 9 and Internet access. Recommended: PC Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 3 (Quadcore), 8 GB RAM, Windows 10 with 64-Bit (current version), NVIDIA RTX graphic card with 6 GB RAM and current driver, Windows Media Player 11, (DVD-ROM drive) and Internet access.