Artificial intelligence and human understanding. These two elements combined have characterized the Komodo chess program for years and are what make it stand out from all other top programs. On the development team, computer expert Mark Lefler and Grandmaster Larry Kaufman work together to continuously optimize their engine. Their successes speak volumes: Komodo has won a series of prestigious computer tournaments, including the TCEC, the CCT and last but not least the Computer Chess World Championship 2016!
The new version, Komodo Chess 11, is even stronger than its predecessor. The improved multiprocessor engine can use up to 64 cores for calculating variations, weighing in at over 50 Elo points more compared to its predecessor Komodo 10. In addition, in the endgame or when analyzing, Komodo 11 also benefits from access to Syzygy endgame tablebases*. With tablebases, it can play 5 and 6 piece endings to perfection, with the engine capable of incorporating this knowledge into its assessment during the analysis of complex endgames. "I am deeply moved by the style of Komodo. In my opinion it's the perfect combination between computer accuracy and human positional understanding. I get the feeling it has taken positional understanding to the next level. After such an impressive performance I am going to test Komodo in my future work, especially in very positional play, and am really looking forward to working with it." - GM Boris Avrukh
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Has anyone played this move before? What’s the main line after 9.Re1? What are the results in my favorite variation – and how can I improve on them? The ChessBase Live database provides you with access to games from across the entire history of chess. Enter moves on your board to see which top players prefer a specific variation, all at the click of a mouse. Take a look in the variation tree to see the latest theory – as well as other promising continuations!
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MyGames is another cloud feature from ChessBase – load games in a matter of seconds and play them back at your leisure. All you need to do is login to “MyGames” and all of your games are there, just where you left them – including those from Playchess! Play through your games with other players or teammates, or let Fritz or another cloud-based engine help you search for improvements in your play!
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Anyone who knows how to play chess has almost certainly heard of Fritz. In its early years Fritz was small enough to install on your PC from a "floppy disk" (something today’s youngest players have probably never even heard of!). In 1995, Fritz won the Computer Chess World Championship, and soon made its way around the world on CD ROMs. The latest version, Deep Fritz 14, is among the strongest multi-core engines in the world. But until now you always needed Windows to play it.
How many cores does your system have? Why not use the power of a much larger multi-processor system instead of investing in expensive new hardware? Alternatively, if you have a very powerful computer you can let others use your machine – the engine cloud is a marketplace where you can offer or get access to engines at very low rates (with ducats).
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How did the Winawer with 7.Qg4 go again? Can I still remember my preparation against the Exchange Ruy Lopez? Opening variations are often so complex that you need to see them many times to memorize them for your next game.
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