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Chess King 2 Playing and Analysis Software (Published June 2013)

by Chess King
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
Price: £23.95 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • This is the new 2013 updated version of top selling Chess King with Houdini 2
  • Includes 5 million game GigaKing Database, free updates to end 2013
  • Classical and random playing modes, hundreds possible levels of play
  • 1500 puzzles and 100+ quest games included in package
  • Prepare for your opponent, opening and custom trees

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows
  • Media: DVD-ROM

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  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B00D5WDI3G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 887 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Chess King 2 with Houdini 2 is the new summer 2013 version of the top selling Chess King chess software. Chess King 2 is now as powerful than ever, includes more games and puzzles, and is powered by the super grandmaster engine Houdini 2. Chess King 2 is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes the extremely strong chess engine Houdini 2 and the huge professional database GigaKing. It is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's opponent before facing them at a tournament. Buying Chess King 2 is like getting several products and paying only for one, a professional chess software system, the largest game database available GigaKing, the super grandmaster chess engine Houdini 2, 1500 chess puzzles for all chess levels, a unique random playing mode, and much, much more. Included: Houdini 2, GigaKing Database, Full opening tree, Chess puzzles, over one hundred opening positions. Houdini 2 - a chess engine rated well above 3000 Elo is an excellent choice for analysis. Considering such a strong engine can be frustrating to play against, Houdini 2 includes various kinds of handicaps that can be set up toplay. The version of Houdini 2 that comes with Chess King is a single processor one. GigaKing Database contains over five million chess games. This database includes games from the 16th century up to April 2013 with free updates for all of 2013. Full opening tree is a statistics database of positions in the GigaKing database. The program is very easy to use, with over 20 video tutorials available on the publisher's site and a possibility to send questions and feedback to the manufacturers. Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Multilingual Version (En, Fre, Ger, Spa, Rus)

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5.0 out of 5 stars a1 software 23 Sept. 2013
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chess king as everything a chess player needs money well spent. its database as over 5 million games plus there is so much more like1500 training puzzles.and can analysis games.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best value chess sortware available. 21 July 2014
Chess King is an excellent product for chess fanatics of all levels. Powerful , easy to navigate, with a huge, superbly maintained database, this is by far the best value chess software available.. Equally important is the amazing support from the Chess King team who are always ready to quickly assist, whatever the query. , Fast delivery, smooth downloads, great graphics , this is software to die for! I have been an active Amazon customer for many years and this is the first time I have been motivated to post a testimonial for any product. This is how highly I rate this product, buy with confidence.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chess King. 29 Jun. 2014
I'm not a very good chess player, have managed to beat Houdini set to 1500 but that's about it, so yes, it's good for players new to the game and those who know the basics but want to improve. The training system is good as you have to earn the right to work your way through the challenges. I can understand this may be frustrating for more accomplished players. I find the layout pleasing, more so than say Fritz but, on a trivial note, it's a shame you can't personalise the board and pieces. The mega data base is useful as you can run the games by Houdini to find out why a player has resigned when it still, to a tyro, looks very far from over.On the whole very good and very addictive, one star knocked off for the lack of personalisation to the board and layout. Oh, you can personalise the sounds but I find it better to just turn the volume off altogether as they are awful!
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