I would recommend this only to people who are familiar with Fritz and feel that Fritz 13 is not powerful enough :)
This is one serious computer chess engine and will have you working and thinking harder than ever.
If you need something really intense and challenging to sharpen your game, go no further, very , very powerful.
Now for those not familiar with Chessbase products, you can get video CD's as well and they interface perfectly with the UI. in this way as the teacher narrates the game play, you see it in real time before you.
Then there is the online connection you have with their database server, the CheesBase website and worldwide web chess community.
I would also recommend that you look up the users manual to learn of all the multiplicity of features this game has , from training, end game , defensive chess, openings and also playing live online as well as kibitzing live chess games.
If you don't mind losing and are willing to learn and apply yourself, then for it, its the best there is out there.
Recommended for Intermediate to Advanced players
My only gripe about Fritz 13 and Houdini 3 is that when playing in 3D mode, it makes my graphics card get too hot, this only happens on Windows 7/8 not on Vista or XP, not sure why, but they need to work that one out.