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'Chessmaster 9000' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2002 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT

Ubi Soft Entertainment's Chessmaster 9000 for the PC, the newest installment of the world-renowned Chessmaster franchise has gone gold.
Featuring challenging gameplay, 2 CD's worth of unrivalled personal instruction and chess resource material to elevate your game, Chessmaster 9000 is a teacher, mentor and ultimate opponent providing countless hours of interactive competition and fun. Chessmaster 9000 for PC is scheduled to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail shelves August 27, 2002.

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, 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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