He just wants to play...and win!

by Davide Nastasio
1/16/2018 – This article is dedicated to some brilliant games played by Fritz 16, annotated nearly move-by-move by Davide Nastasio. In fact we can learn a lot from these engine vs engine games, especially when compared to our own mental chess dos and don'ts, and asking ourselves some questions as to why some moves — even apparently good ones — were not played. Often we hear the advice to study master games to improve our chess level, and if you watch these games, you'll gain a lot of insight and ideas for your next tournament!

Fritz 16 - He just wants to play! Fritz 16 - He just wants to play!

Fritz 16 is looking forward to playing with you, and you're certain to have a great deal of fun with him too. Tense games and even well-fought victories await you with "Easy play" and "Assisted analysis" modes.

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Fritz doing well at TCEC

I thought it could interest Chessbase readers to know that Fritz 16 has won Division 3 of the TCEC (Top Chess Engine Championship) for Season 11.

Full standings TCEC Division 3

  1. Fritz 16 — 18½ / 28
  2. Laser — 17½
  3. Nemorino — 14½
  4. Pedone — 14
  5. Defenchess — 14
  6. Senpai — 12½
  7. ChessBrainVB — 11
  8. Ethereal — 10

Fritz 16

The newest season has been adopted a league format, in which the engines are set in divisions (from 4th to Premier), and at the end of each division the top two engines will be promoted. You can find all the information on the official website which explains how the engines play against each other, and what are hardware features, as well as making all the games available.

This small article is merely to show some of the games I loved from this amazing engine, because Fritz 16's games are human like! In fact this new version of Fritz 16 uses also emoticons to show his mood!  

For example, in the first game we see a Jobava-Larsen style. Watch the game trying to guess the next move, and awe will arise!

 

In the second game we have more of a Wesley So approach!

 

But Fritz 16 plays many different openings, showing us how to play them too in the process. The next two games are Sicilian and Caro-Kann.

 

No matter how it will go for Fritz 16 from here, I was happy to analyze these brilliant games, learn a lot from them, and share them with other chess enthusiasts.


Fritz 16 - He just wants to play!

Fritz 16 is looking forward to playing with you, and you're certain to have a great deal of fun with him too. Tense games and even well-fought victories await you with "Easy play" and "Assisted analysis" modes.

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Davide is a novel chess aficionado who has made chess his spiritual tool of improvement and self-discovery. One of his favorite quotes is from the great Paul Keres: "Nobody is born a master. The way to mastery leads to the desired goal only after long years of learning, of struggle, of rejoicing, and of disappointment..."
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stolowski stolowski 1/17/2018 01:07
Re Giveaway chess problem, it's best to just submit a support ticket right away (Fritz has an option to do that, it's somewhere around Help menu I believe, alternatively just go to Support>Contact Us -
https://en.chessbase.com/support-new).
notebook03 notebook03 1/17/2018 12:26
@rob.rstevenson@gmail.com I don't see a Giveaway engine in Fritz 16, either. I have the Giveaway engine file from Fritz 13, but Fritz 16 doesn't recognize it - it will not show under Engine Management, Active engines. So it seems that Giveaway is no longer a feature, although it's listed as such in the '16' Online Manual, PDF manual and within the software itself.
rob.rstevenson@gmail.com rob.rstevenson@gmail.com 1/16/2018 10:00
Is there a Fritz support forum. I can't make Fritz play Giveaway chess - when I select it, it does nothing. There seems to be no giveaway engine bundled with Fritz 16. And no online support forum in which to ask...
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