The new Fritz 12 is now even stronger and faster than before, whilst retaining the same cool features – plus many enhancements – that have made it the most sought-after chess software for players of all strengths and abilities.
Whether you are a beginner, club player or professional – Fritz has everything you could want including: automatically adjusting playing strength, coaching functions, explanation of positions, game analysis, spy function, and a database of well over 1.5 million games.
Used by the world’s greatest players, including Garry Kasparov, the completely redesigned Fritz interface gives you instant access to all the most important functions. This means more comfort and clearer controls. Never before has it been so easy and fast to play with Fritz.
Fritz prepares you for serious encounters over the chessboard. Have you ever trained with a human grandmaster? Fritz provides you with twelve hours of video lessons for every level of play. Enjoy the instructive analysis of master games, the discussion of clever openings traps, and deadly combinations to solve. And if you haven’t yet learned the rules – Fritz will have you playing your first game within an hour.
There are also totally new instruments to measure the sharpness of a position and a mate-o-meter. How can the character of a position be evaluated? Is there perhaps an unsuspected mating motif lurking somewhere deep in the thicket of variations? Fritz 12 takes on the tasks of measuring all this and shows you every possible angle in absolutely clear fashion.
At the same time the playing strength of the Fritz engine has been increased and the openings book re-edited. Many well-known functions have been further enhanced. Rated games now lead to a more precise and realistic rating. The ‘Spy‘ points out clear refutations and concentrates on strong unambiguious threats. Those with high specification machines will be glad to see improved engine management. 64-bit UCI engines can also now use more than 4GB RAM.
Not only do you receive a full year’s subscription to playchess.com but now all memberships have been upgraded to Premium status. Now you can tune in to TV- and Radio-ChessBase, play thousands of opponents on the world’s biggest chess server, listen to live audio commentary of GM tournaments and get training sessions from experienced commentators such as GM Daniel King and GM Yasser Seirawan. There are also opportunities to play in simultaneous exhibitions against top GMs and compete in league tournaments.
A Short Overview of Fritz 12:
- Completely redesigned interface
- New gauges indicating move accuracy and mate threat
- New Spy and Analysis functions
- New possibilities on Playchess
- Twelve hours of video training
- An up-to-date openings book and database with over 1.5 million games
- One year PREMIUM subscription to Playchess.
What will you need to run Fritz 12? According to Chessbase the minimum is: Pentium III 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, Windows Vista, or XP (with Service Pack 3 installed), DVD-ROM drive. The recommended set-up is: PC Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 3 GB RAM, Windows Vista or Windows 7, DVD-ROM drive.