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UbiSoft Gives Previous 'Chessmaster' Owners a Rebate!

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced a rebate program for its forthcoming Chessmaster 9000 PC title. Under the program, current Chessmaster owners will receive a $10 rebate when they upgrade to Chessmaster 9000 from any previous version of Chessmaster, starting with Chessmaster 4000. Chessmaster 9000 has an MSRP of $39.99, and will ship to U.S. and Canadian retail shelves on August 27, 2002.
"Since its launch in 1986, millions of chess lovers have taken advantage of Chessmaster's fun and comprehensive approach to the game of chess," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at UbiSoft Entertainment. "This $10 rebate is a reward for our loyal Chessmaster fans who have supported the product through the years. With its outstanding new content and support for new operating systems, Chessmaster 9000 is sure to please both chess beginners and veterans alike."

To receive the $10 mail-in rebate, customers will provide their Chessmaster 9000 store receipt dated on or before April 30, 2003, with purchase price circled, a photocopy of their CD or floppy disk from any of the following Chessmaster products: Chessmaster 4000, 5000, 5500, 6000, 7000, 8000 (PC or Mac), and the original rebate coupon from their new Chessmaster 9000 product.

Check our previously posted Chessmaster 9000 screens

About Chessmaster 9000

Since the first version appeared for the PC in 1986, Chessmaster has been the dominant chess franchise in the world, selling more than 5 million units and winning numerous awards. Chessmaster 9000 builds on the strong foundation of its predecessors by adding many new tools to help players master the game of chess, including a new course on the Psychology of Competition by International Master Josh Waitzkin, a new Endgame Quiz from five-time chess champ and Grand Master Larry Evans, and a new Blunder Alert feature that immediately notifies players of better moves when they move their pieces into danger. Additionally, new online features include a free matchmaking service via ubi.com, special chat events, and rated games online.


Chessmaster 9000 also features:

  • More than 800 classic games, including the best of 2001 and 2002 Grand Master games
  • Innovative tutorials from celebrated chess coach Bruce Pandolfini
  • New and improved chess engine
  • QuickStart! Option to let you jump right into a chess game
  • Random opponents offer mystery challenges and more replayability
  • Sudden Death time controls
  • An Improved Opening Book format
  • Higher Selective Search functions
  • Support for high-end 3D graphics cards
  • True-3D chess sets that can be freely resized, zoomed, and rotated
  • The ability to define your own chess rating, and those of computer opponents
  • Support for Windows XP, Windows ME, and Windows 98 operating systems
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