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Fritz for the PS3 not so bad
on 17 August 2009
While I respect the other review on this page - obviously from a serious chess player - as a more casual player Fritz is fine. It can go strong enough for the majority of players, and the Adventure (such that it is, being simply challenges given to the player by various chess pieces, normally Mate-in-2 and the like) is fun; with the Queen's challenge (she swaps the back ranks around at the start) quite taxing (in other words, I haven't beaten her yet).
I've played this program twice against the freeware PC program Arasan (version 11.4) and Fritz was beaten, but not without a struggle when Fritz was set to ELO 2100. In other words, there is a pretty strong chess engine there, and considering the limited RAM of the PS3 (but compensated for by the multi-processors?) this is a good score in my book.
So, in a very limited field of chess programs for the PS3, Fritz is well worthy of your attention.