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Chessmaster 6000 (DVD Packaging)

by Focus Multimedia Ltd
Windows 95 / 98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • 300,000 game database with the ability to import your own games
  • Rated game play
  • Innovative new tutorials from Bruce Pandolfini
  • New voice annotated games from international master, Josh Waitzkin
  • New chess sets and boards
  • In-game coaching, hints and suggestion
  • Chessmasterís Teach Me To Play
  • Database Coach
  • 2,200 named opening book variations with Encyclopedia of Chess Opening codes
  • A huge selection of opponents with varying abilities and diverse playing styles
  • Blitz Chess: play an entire game in 5 - or even 2 minutes
  • Challenge the Chessmaster
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 3
  • Media: Video Game
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Product details

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  • ASIN: B00005Y1DU
  • Release Date: 15 Feb 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,172 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Chessmaster 6000 is the complete computerised chess resource for all age groups and skill levels. Beginners are patiently instructed and guided through history's most challenging game. Intermediate and expert players can both elevate their level of play and match wits with the most cunning opponent available on a personal computer.

New from Chessmaster 60000:

  • 300,000 game database with the ability to import your own games. Whilst playing, search to find how Kasparov or Fischer (or even you!) handled the same game situation.
  • Rated game play. Find out how good you are by playing against a gallery of 64 different human-like personalities, each complete with photo, biography, and distinct playing style.
  • Innovative new tutorials from Bruce Pandolfini. Learn to anticipate the consequence of your actions.
  • New voice annotated games from international master, Josh Waitzkin.
  • New chess sets and boards.

    Chessmaster: The Teacher

  • In-game coaching, hints and suggestion. When asked, Chessmaster offers advice about the best possible moves for any position.
  • Chessmaster’s Teach Me To Play feature introduces beginners to the rules and strategies of the game.

    Chessmaster: The Mentor

  • Whilst playing, consult the Database Coach to see how grandmasters past and present have played from your position.
  • 2,200 named opening book variations with Encyclopedia of Chess Opening codes.

    Chessmaster: The Ultimate Opponent

  • A huge selection of opponents with varying abilities and diverse playing styles. Select one of the many preconfigured personalities, or customise your own.
  • For mind-blowing action, try Blitz Chess: play an entire game in 5 - or even 2 minutes.
  • Challenge the Chessmaster, the most cunning opponent available on a personal computer. All teaching aids are shut off - it's human versus computer in pure competition. Good luck!

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    6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Almost, but not quite... 20 Feb 2003
    Certainly standard issue in my vicinity, Chessmaster 6000 is the start of the more up to date Chessmaster programs.
    When I saw that this program came with voice-annotated games, I was highly skeptical as to how they would improve my understanding and playing of chess. But, I stand corrected, they have been done very well and the games illustrate relevant points, thoughts and tactical ideas. What I don't really like, however, are the voice commentaries that come with the auto-annotations and their inclusion in chess-tutor. I feel that they could have picked a better voice for these tutorials. While on the subject, there are some notable discrepancies in the Chess Puzzles that are provided, as after you either make the right move or give up, some more pieces either materialise, or they move about. The hints to the solution occasionally refer to non-existant pieces, which appear after you have given up! No wonder they are difficult to solve, I'm solving a different puzzle!
    The automatic annotations of the game are useful, though it's disappointing that they only do one game at a time. I have used a free chess engine in the past that annotated a whole PGN file if you wanted it to (Though, to be fair, not in the natural language that Chessmaster provides, it has to be said). This is one of the main things I look for in a chess program, which bears most of the weight of the review.
    For me, the "Practise Openings" option isn't all that useful. I think that this should either include the running commentary on what the opening is and the description of it (Rather like what you get when you auto-annotate the game) or just be plain scrapped altogether. For me, the "coach" option is a better way to practise openings.
    The mandatory cosmetic inclusions/deficiencies aside, I hold this program in high respect. But having said that, I'd get a later version if I had a better computer!
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    9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Quality 15 Feb 2002
    This was a great game, and for the price, this is well worth it. A must for all you strategists out there. Hours of gameplay, with good A.i.
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    2 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars potent play but complicate presentation 24 Feb 2002
    I had one of the first versions of Chessmaster running under MS-DOS and as I personally preferred that system to Windows these was more of my taste, but I have to recognize the version 6000 is practically unbeatable because you propose an almost solved chess problem form the newspapers and it's many times terribly difficult to win ever so. This said, the external presentation and management I don't like specially and it's good perhaps for people who wants not really play chess, but different forms and colours and shapes that I don't taste.
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