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.
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.
||ChessBase Workshop: visualisation training with Fritz
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.