Fritz 15

Today on

3+2 Blitz tournament

– at 6 pm the modern blitz tournament starts. Clock times are 3 minutes per player plus 2 seconds increment per move, 9 rounds to play. View all events here!


Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend


ChessBase Magazine Extra 174

Learn openings from the classics with Sagar Shah; Andrew Martin presents the perhaps most important game of the World Championship 1972; Adrian Mikhalchishin gives a lecture on the Cozio Variation (each in video format). Plus 27.459 new games.


Evans Gambit for the new generation

The Evans Gambit is an attempt to destroy Black in gambit fashion straight out of the opening. Featuring games of old, and numerous new and exciting ideas, this DVD will give you a genuine and more exciting way of playing the Giuoco Piano.


ChessBase Magazine 174

Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Bilbao, Saint Louis and Dortmund) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 11 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.


How to exchange pieces

Learn to master the right exchange! Let the German WGM Elisabeth Pähtz show you how to gain a strategic winning position by exchanging pieces of equal value or to safely convert material advantage into a win.


ChessBase Magazine Extra 173

A solid concept against Benoni: Learn from GM Pert how to win with the Fianchetto Variation (video). Classics put to test: Robert Ris shows Fischer-Kholmov (1965) with an impressive knight sacrifice by the Russian (video). Plus 44,889 new games.


Master Class Vol.7: Garry Kasparov

On this DVD a team of experts gets to the bottom of Kasparov’s play. In over 8 hours of video running time the authors Rogozenko, Marin, Reeh and Müller cast light on four important aspects of Kasparov’s play: opening, strategy, tactics and endgame.


Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

Fritz 12 – learning without the manual

2/2/2010 – It is not a completely trivial task to get to know all the functions of a program as sophisticated as our chess playing flagship Fritz 12. You can browse through the condensed handbook or read the extensive reference manual supplied with the program. But now you can also simply follow multimedia instructions, recorded by an expert. Visit the new Fritz 12 workshop by Nick Murphy.
Opening Encyclopedia 2016

Opening Encyclopedia 2016

In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire.


Fritz 12 – the flagship chess program

Fritz is the world’s most popular chess program, developed by ChessBase, “the world's leading chess software company” (Washington Post). Version 12 is now available and shipping.

Whether you are a beginner, club player or professional – Fritz has everything that chess players could want: automatically adjusting playing strength, handicap and coaching functions, explanation of positions, coloured danger warnings, openings statistics, automatic game analysis, trainings modules for openings, tactics, endgames, and a database of one million games.

Fritz gives you Premium Membership to Playchess. Without further costs or obligations you are able to listen to the audio commentary during major events, you can receive live training, play in simultaneous exhibitions against top GMs, watch the TV ChessBase shows and play in league tournaments.

Fritz 12 Workshop with Nick Murphy

It is not a completely trivial task to get to know all the functions of a program as sophisticated as Fritz. Naturally there is an electronic manual in which every aspect of its operation is described in detail. But some people don't read manuals – on principle.

So how can you learn the entire functionality of Fritz 12 without looking in the manual? With an multimedia teacher, that's how. Nick Murphy demonstrates in his video lectures how to use Fritz and all of his functions. Just click on the symbol below and the lecture starts immediately. The first video tells you how to install Fritz 12 on your computer. Click on any of the following links to follow Nick Murphy's lessons.

Screen shots of Fritz 12

Previous articles on Fritz 12

ChessBase Workshop: visualisation training with Fritz 12
05.12.2009 – A very important aspect of chess strength is the ability to "see" things on the chessboard, and see them quickly. Our flagship program Fritz 12 has a number of function – probably unkown to many users – that help you train your visualisation skills. In his latest ChessBase Workshop installment Steven Lopez demonstrates one very useful training function in his streaming video lecture.

Life is Easy – just get Fritz 12
29.10.2009 – "I am slightly jealous of those considering the purchase of Fritz chess software for the first time," writes Louis Lima. "They will find Fritz 12 a breeze to learn and navigate. Previous Fritz owners will find themselves eagerly exploring the readily visible and accessible features. This is without a doubt the most pleasing aspect I found in Fritz 12." Order Fritz 12 now or read this review in Chess Cafe.

Order now – Fritz 12 is shipping
08.10.2009 – The wait is over, the English language version of Fritz 12 is now available and shipping to our customers all over the world. It represents a complete rewrite of the famous Fritz interface. The program has been modernized to comply with Microsoft’s “Fluent UI” standard – anyone who knows Office 2007 will feel immediately at home in Fritz 12. Take a look.

Come and get it! Fritz 12 – you can order now
26.09.2009 – The most popular chess program in the world has become much easier to use. A completely redesigned ergonomic interface, compliant with Microsoft’s “Fluent UI” standard, gives you instant access to all the most important functions. Fritz 12 comes with a Premium Membership to Playchess, worth € 49.90. That, incidentally, is exactly what the Fritz 12 package costs. You can't go wrong.

Order Fritz 12 now

Feedback and mail to our news service Please use this account if you want to contribute to or comment on our news page service

See also


Rules for reader comments


Not registered yet? Register