Chessmaster 10th Edition

Chessmaster 10th Edition 1.02

Very well rounded chess mentor and opponent

Long recognized as the king of chess games, Chessmaster has been through many iterations through the years. With previous versions, Ubisoft had hit the nail on the head in terms of game variety and learning tools. What the tenth incarnation brings to the table is a lick of paint and some extra lessons, because you never can get enough of chess! View full description

PROS

  • Large variety of difficulty levels
  • Very detailed academy section
  • Fun animated games
  • Superb interface

CONS

  • Similar to CM 9000 with makeover
  • Some lessons take hours to complete

Are graphics for this game Good?

Excellent
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Long recognized as the king of chess games, Chessmaster has been through many iterations through the years. With previous versions, Ubisoft had hit the nail on the head in terms of game variety and learning tools. What the tenth incarnation brings to the table is a lick of paint and some extra lessons, because you never can get enough of chess!

Anyone that has played either the 8000 or 9000 versions will immediately notice how much better the design is, with solid colors that are easy on the eye and finally a true 3D board that you can rotate exactly as you want to get the best angle for viewing all the pieces. The multiple windows still exist but for some reason don’t seem to be as intrusive as before. The structure of the lessons that make up such a large part of the appeal for the game is unchanged, which is probably for the best. Why try to fix something that isn’t broken?

Another superior aspect of Chessmaster is the range of difficulty levels that are available. Each one is represented by a character, with individual attributes and game styles. With over two hundred opponents to choose from, absolutely everyone is catered for and as you play tournaments and individually rated games, you build up a database of statistics letting you check out how many times you’ve played and beaten particular characters and also the evolution of your rating as you improve. If players feel that they have hit a wall in terms of progress, then they can turn to the academy section, which is packed with basic, intermediate, and advanced lessons that can then be backed up with follow-on drills and quizzes. The depth of these lessons is very impressive although in some cases you might need an entire afternoon to complete a topic at one sitting.

As you'd probably expect, more boards have been thrown in, although most will rarely stray from the default look. The developer has also included a few animated boards which should keep the kids happy, even if they don’t know what chess is! As such Chessmaster 10th Edition is a chess game that you can dip in to now and again or into which you can become emerged and involved in the many varying aspects of play. Those with CM 9000 might not consider the aesthetic difference to be worth forking out for, but with this version being regarded as the complete chess package, it won’t need to be replaced for many years to come.

More than ever, Chessmaster 10th Edition delivers on its promise to make you a better chess player. The program will improve your game regardless of your level of experience. This landmark edition provides the largest upgrade ever to the features and graphics of the franchise. Whether you are new to chess or a tournament-level player, Chessmaster 10th Edition allows you to master history's greatest game.

Wise enough to teach an absolute beginner and powerful enough to defeat a grandmaster, experience the all-new edition of the King engine - the brains behind the best-selling brand in chess.

Chessmaster 10th Edition

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Chessmaster 10th Edition 1.02

— User reviews — about Chessmaster 10th Edition

  • fredhamburg

    by fredhamburg

    "Too long (tedious) for computer to make moves."

    I really like the program, but I do have a big objection, and a second that is due to the first. The computer, although ... More.

    reviewed on February 19, 2016

  • xsanga

    by xsanga

    "The Chessmaster 10 is a ripoff - it refuses to be uninstalled.. "

    I can not unistall the the demo version that allowed me to play one day of chess.. This is a rip-off and I have negative... More.

    reviewed on March 17, 2012

  • ronwin

    by ronwin

    "Question"

    Question: Do I have to uninstall Chessmaster eighth edition before I install the tenth edition? Ronald. More.

    reviewed on December 3, 2010

  • Budo

    by Budo

    "Chess Master 10th Edition"

    All links to buy lead to page can't be found,can not find how much it will cost me. ... More.

    reviewed on July 12, 2009