Fritz 12 - Premium for everyone

by ChessBase
12/15/2009 – Live commentary on top events, online training with titled players, simuls with IMs or GMs – all of this is free in the new full year premium membership that comes with Fritz 12. Premium members can watch Magnus Carlsen's postgame analysis of his first round win in London against Vladimir Kramnik at full length. Here's a three-minute taster or read more about the Premium membership here.

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More chess with Fritz 12

Nowadays tournaments are being played in every country under the sun, and more and more chess fans from all over the world want to experience what is happening live at the The way the broadcasts have been re-structured on the server, which is one of the most important and forward-looking innovations in Fritz 12. This was the only way to allow you to access exactly those games you wanted to look at in view of the continually growing number of events.

More understanding of chess

A further pace-setting feature of Fritz 12 is the new premium membership of At no further cost to yourself and with no attached conditions, as a user of Fritz 12 you can enjoy a full year of all the training offered on Switch on to TV- and Radio-ChessBase and listen to commentators such as GM Daniel King, GM Yasser Seirawan and many others, an example being the recent live broadcasts from London.

As an up-to-date highlight, we bring you in a demo video Magnus Carlsen’s live analysis of his game against Vladimir Kramnik!

Make good use of the training on offer every evening from title holders such as GM Daniel King, IM Merijn van Delft or FMs Valeri Lilov and Dennis Monokroussos, in order to sharpen up your feel for strategy or to extend your openings horizon.

Even more premium

In the programme listings for premium members, you will find what is on offer for that particular week. It doesn’t matter whether it is live commentary or a training lecture, it doesn’t matter whether you listen in live or play back a ChessBase TV broadcast at a later point – with Fritz 12 you can access the premium content at any time. In addition, premium members get regular opportunities to take part in simultaneous displays against FIDE title holders. And last but not least, in spring 2010 a new premium league will be set up on, exclusively for our premium members.

Vladimir Kramnik analyses his round 7 game vs. Nakamura live in audio format.

How to become a premium member?

Premium membership is available only in Fritz 12 and in the new ChessBase 10 Premium Package. To receive the premium content on, you have to log on to your account on with Fritz 12. You then click on “Account” and register in the box “Enter serial number”. The serial number is printed on the cover of your Fritz 12 manual.

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