About the Product
- This new & improved chess engine features 150 different opponents, from beginner to Grandmaster level
- Watch and learnas you are presented with 800 games to study, including Grandmaster games from 2000 and 2001
- A huge variety of online and multiplayer options are built in, like rated chess games and just for fun modes
- More than 30 new chess sets and optional, true 3D gameplay
- Jump right into a game with QuickStart
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The best part of CM9000, though, is the wealth of tutorials and practice drills that are built into it, which cover an array of chess topics and will teach the beginning player a great deal. I especially enjoyed the material contributed by IM Josh Waitzkin, including a dozen of his games that he gives a full running commentary for, an endgame course illustrating strategies for how to use the different pieces to full advantage in the endgame, and a course on the psychology of competition which was very interesting even for someone like me, who's never played chess competitively. I have already learned a lot about chess theory from going through these tutorials, and I've not even been through half of them yet.
CM9000's first weak point is the interface. Run the game at a low to medium resolution and the various windows will soon be taking up way too much valuable real estate on the screen.Read more ›
Now for the chess program. Unless you are in the top 0.01% or so of players, the Chessmaster 9000's program can beat you. More important, for the vast majority of playes, are the numerous options. There are dozens of computer opoonents to choose from, on every level from complete novice to strong master, and each with their own "personality". No matter what your strength is, you will an oppoent that is on your level of play, and for a challange some that are anywhere from slightly stronger to a LOT stronger.
When it comes to the game itself, the program comes with all the expected frills: you can choose from dozens of different time controls, or set your own time controls; you can make them different for black and white, and force the computer to move anytime. You can start from any position, play black or white, give yourself (or the computer) odds in time or material, and so on. The "side" windows show anyhting from pieces taken and moves made to time remaining and name of opening.Read more ›
I don't know what genius at UbiSoft came up with this as a notion to prevent piracy, but I've got news for them, you're only hurting potential customers. Blocking CDRW use on the disc itself isn't going to slow down some game cracker. It's only going screw me up.
So since there's no warning about this "feature" on Amazon, and as there's no warning about it on the box itself that I just today received from Amazon, I thought I'd come on here and let people know, lest they waste the purchase price as I did.
These days, almost all laptops come standard with CDRW/DVD drives, why UbiSoft chose to cut off an entire slice of the market is beyond me. Apparently this "feature" is now on all of their PC games. So look out.
I'm sure were I able to play it, it would deserve more than a single star. But because I can't, and because I feel UbiSoft effectively duped me into buying by 'forgetting' the warning, I can't give it higher than that. I'm not slamming the game itself, but rather their policy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am happy with Chessmaster 9000. At first I had trouble with opening it in Windows 10. I managed to get around the block.
It is a perfect for my needs.
Doesnt install on any of my systems....ive tried various operating systems. No go.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Found that this sofware is no longer compatable to newer computers. Wish they would update it.Published 9 months ago by Paul B.
This Chessmaster teaches chess better than books. Really enjoy playing the game room.Published 13 months ago by Lim Say Pow
To me, Chessmaster 9000 is very disappointing. I had the original Chessmaster previously, but lost it in a PC crash. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Larry P. Meschkat
the classic game,to whoever that wants to improve at chess,this game is needed to have it at homePublished 15 months ago by Alexander.L.