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    Chessmaster XI


    CHESSMASTER XI

    RELEASE DATE: FALL 2007
    DEVELOPER: UBISOFT BUCHAREST STUDIO
    Everyone
    • Mild Fantasy Violence

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    Chessmaster®: Grandmaster Edition expands the scope of chess to include broader principles of learning. Josh Waitzkin's much-anticipated book The Art of Learning (Free Press) is designed to pave the road to successful long-term growth on and off the chessboard. The eight-time National Chess Champion and two-time martial arts World Champion puts users in his shoes in some of the most riveting and formative moments of his chess career, including the legendary climactic game from the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. Waitzkin then turns to the classics, introducing beginners to brilliant games from some of the most important players in the history of chess. In his most revealing commentary ever, Waitzkin not only teaches the beginning chess player the fundamentals of the game, but also humanizes the road to mastery. Never has chess been so exciting. 

     

    LEARN CHESS

    - Extensive course on the basics of chess taught by International Chess Master Josh Waitzkin.

     

    - Tutorials from Josh Waitzkin’s groundbreaking book The Art of Learning.

     

    - Attacking Chess course commentary by Grandmaster Larry Christiansen.

     

    - Famous Games: 900 of chess’s most important games presented and analyzed.

     

    - 600,000+ game database.

     

    - Coverage of all classic and modern opening variations.

     

    SINGLE-PLAYER

    - Training mode: Play one of many predefined opponents and analyze your game.

     

    - Ranked Play: Test your skills against a variety of opponents and establish your rating.

     

    - Play one of 50 predefined tournaments or create your own.

     

    - Set up a position to solve chess problems or reproduce famous positions.

     

    MULTIPLAYER

    - Play with a friend via Internet or LAN connection.

     

    - Play rated and unrated games, tournaments, ladders, simultaneous exhibitions, watch other matches, set up/take chess lessons via LAN or Internet.

     

    - Play one of 12 new chess variants including Limited Shuffle, Shuffle, Giveaway, Marseilles, Progressive, and Pocket Knight.

     

    - Play correspondence chess.

    Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition (Chessmaster XI)
    Patch v1.02

    New features:
    - a new mini-game, Chain Reaction
    - 5 new chess sets (African, Futura, Humana, Insider, MinimaSteel)
    - 1 new skin (Metal)

     

    Patch v1.01

    Problems fixed:

    Online Play:
    - In tournaments, players are now able to join a match in any circumstances
    - Contradictory messages received by the player in the last minute of an online tournament match no longer appear
    - The message that informs the users that the game will start automatically disappears now when the user that plays with the white chess pieces moves a chess piece
    - The game window is now changed when the player chooses to start another game

    Chess variants:
    - Players are now able to finish a progressive English match when they try to make more moves than the number of available pieces

    Minigames:
    - The revealed mines remain marked on the board
    - The points from the last move in a “Fork my fruit” mini-game are now added to the total points in any circumstances
    - Interface improvements

    Puzzles:
    - The game no longer freezes when the player presses repeatedly the "Another puzzle" or "Random puzzle" buttons

    Other problems solved:
    - Manual update
    - Various interface bugs
    - Various localization bugs
    - Various tutorial bugs