The ChessBase Shop Assistant

by ChessBase
7/25/2021 – Many of the ChessBase products have been around for more than 30 years, and we now have ChessBase 16, Fritz 17, over 200 ChessBase magazines, as well as more than 500 training programmes from chess masters. With so much choice, it is easy to lose the overview, and sometimes you ask yourself: what is which software good for, what can I do with it, and what are the main functions? With the newly made shopping assistant, we have created a guide for you in a short description + videos.

ChessBase 17 - Mega package - Edition 2024 ChessBase 17 - Mega package - Edition 2024

It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy the game even more.


ChessBase Shop Assistant

ChessBase 16

ChessBase is the chess database program that has become the standard worldwide. 35 years ago ChessBase invented the storage of chess games on the PC. Back then, people were amazed at 1,000 games on a floppy disk; today, databases with millions of chess games are handled by the program! Only with ChessBase can you, as a chess player, extract the essential information from these enormous collections of games.

Fritz 17

What does a chess player need? A playing partner, a trainer, a chess library and online chess! FRITZ, the "most popular German chess program" (Der Spiegel), offers exactly that for beginners and tournament players: an opponent of the highest level, practice and training functions for all game phases, database functions for managing and analysing your own games, training WebApps with the online chess platform FRITZ is the entry into the ChessBase world. FRITZ trains you for the serious case at the board and is a lot of fun!

Mega Database 2021

Mega-Database is the largest and most renowned game collection in the world, in ChessBase quality standard. ChessBase published its first chess games database in 1986. In the meantime, "Mega" has grown to 8.4 million games and has become the reference for every ambitious chess player. With over 85,000 annotated games, Mega 2021 also contains the world's largest collection of high-class analysed games, master analyses, all completely classified.

ChessBase Account

12 training web apps for playing, training and analysing.
Whether at the airport, in the hotel or at home on your sofa: with your ChessBase Account you have access to the whole ChessBase world at any time: the new ChessBase media centre, tactics training, the Openings app, Live Database, LIVE-Chess, Online-Fritz, studies and web access to – it’s a full ChessBase portal directly from your web browser. All you need is Internet and a modern browser, whether on an iPad, tablet, with Mac, Windows, Android or Linux system!

ChessBase Magazine

ChessBase Magazine is the most comprehensive and sophisticated chess magazine ever: world-class players analyse their most brilliant games, and explain the ideas behind their moves. Opening specialists present the latest trends in opening theory and exciting ideas for your repertoire.

Fritz & Chesster

Fritz & Chesster has been around for almost 20 years: thousands of children all over the world have learned to play chess with this smart, funny and internationally award-winning program. In an exciting adventure story, children learn all the rules of chess and many tactical motifs, step by step together with Prince Fritz and his cousin Bianca: Where are the pieces? What is stalemate and draw? What does opposition mean? And how does the back-rank mate work? All exercises are integrated into fun games and interactive training modules.


Learning from masters means learning masterfully. Those who learn directly from the chess grandmasters learn most effectively. Train with absolute world-class players: Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So or the former world champions Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Garry Kasparov! Or with the master trainer Adrian Mikhlachishin and the strongest German women chess player, Elisabeth Pähtz. Our Fritztrainers bring stars, top grandmasters and top trainers to your home. This is not only a lot of fun, but also much more effective than the tedious study of books or the solitary replaying of games on the PC.

Master Class

What strengths distinguished Bobby Fischer from all other players of his time? Which strategic concept of Mihail Tal still has an effect on modern chess today? The ChessBase grandmaster team shows you, in a practical way, what is important for your own games.
In the "Masterclass" series, all the different facets of great player personalities of chess history and current world-class players are presented: opening repertoire, playing style or endgame understanding.

Master Class Vol.14 - Vasily Smyslov

Smyslov cultivated a clear positional style and even in sharp tactical positions often relied more on his intuition than on concrete calculation of variations. Let our authors introduce you into the world of Vasily Smyslov.

Music from the Videos

Will Miles

Will Miles is a classically trained producer/DJ from the USA, currently based in Perth.

The diversity of his production style is due to the many musical influences he has been exposed to over the last 40 years.

He aims to provide quality music for the betterment of people's daily lives. He also produces bespoke music for corporate advertising campaigns.


Reports about chess: tournaments, championships, portraits, interviews, World Championships, product launches and more.


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