Web icon An illustration of a computer application window Wayback Machine Texts icon An illustration of an open book. Books Video icon An illustration of two cells of a film strip. You can place yourself in various scenarios: those you set up yourself, or famous and not-so-famous scenarios from the annals of chess history. Things like "Checkmate in 5 moves" and "Pinning to Win Material" are definite challenges, and without knowing it, you'll probably learn a thing or two about chess strategy.
Additionally, there's a scalable Mentor system, which can offer you varying degrees of hints for your next move. If that weren't enough, a "Blunder Alert" can be turned on to keep you from making a really stupid move. Usually, the game will tell you why it's a bad move as well, explaining that such a move places your King in check, puts you in a Pin, will force lost material pieces , and so on.
It's a wonderful learning tool. I really like the program, but I do have a big objection, and a second that is du e to the first. The computer, although it can give analysis and recommendations in seconds, takes an inordinate amount of time to make each move, prolonging the game greatly. Pros: Teaching lessons and blunder alert discussions. Cons: Unrealistic amount of time computer takes to make each move.
Refs would call delay of game More. With the Ford name comes some of the biggest and Sim Theme Park is a game that allows you to build and manage your own theme park from the ground up. All rights reserved. This is the place to come for a first look at the hottest new software. Shareware companies need your support. More statistics and details. How do I print out the annotations for a chess game Chessmaster analyzed? Whatever rocks your boat. Learn how your comment data is processed. The program looks good and has great potential, but it is a terrible port by Zonic a company that has become a brand name for doing a terrible job in bringing games to the Mac.
Not only have I been reporting all bugs to Feral without receiving ANY support at all , but also continued hoping that an update would be around the corner. Why am I not made an offer and can make the decision myself? When selecting a random player in tournament mode as the drop-down window is not working anymore the program crashes without notice. Open Chessmaster screenshots in a new window. Chessmaster downloads No downloads available.