Fritz 17 Chess Software (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)   Free Shipping  

Product Code: A008813-DD

  • $89.95 USD

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FRITZ 17 -  The giant PC chess program, now with FAT Fritz*

At the turn of the century, Fritz fascinated the chess world with victories over Garry Kasparov and then-reigning World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. The "most popular chess program" (according to German magazine Der Spiegel) offers you everything you will need as a dedicated chess enthusiast, with innovative training methods for amateurs and professionals alike, plus access to the full suite of ChessBase web apps, including the Playchess playing server. Here are the highlights:

  • Now with “Fat Fritz“ * : An extremely strong neural net engine inspired by Alpha Zero, which produces human-like strategic analyses of world class quality.
  • Improved Fritz 17 engine with traditional brute force search and evaluations technology
  • Convenient one-click management of your opening repertoires
  • Opening training with success control, measure your progress with e-learning technology
  • Hundreds of ready-made repertoires included
  • “Blitz & Train“: Fritz generates tactical puzzles from your own blitz games
  • Perfect analysis of endgames with up to seven pieces, access to “Let‘s Check“
  • Improved 3D chess boards thanks to real-time ray tracing**
  • Includes six months ChessBase Premium Account Membership: Now with 11 ChessBase web apps for mobile training, analysis,live chess and much more

*Fat Fritz is based on LCZero. LCZero is an open source project licensed through the GPL v3 with all due rights. Source code of LCZero and the modifications for Fat Fritz can be found at Github.

** Requires a powerful graphics card with NVIDIA chip

MULTI-LANGUAGE VERSION: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, German.

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Online Manual


Minimum (not optimized for Ray tracing and FatFritz): Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, Direct X11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM-drive, Windows Media Player 9 and Internet access.

Recommended: PC Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 3 (Quadcore), 8 GB RAM, Windows 10 with 64-Bit (current version), NVIDIA RTX graphic card with 6 GB RAM and current driver (FatFritz on older NVIDIA cards or older graphic cards will result in a drastic loss of performance and runs on CPU only for demonstration purposes) , Windows Media Player 11, (DVD-ROM drive) and Internet access.

System requirements for ChessBase Account: Internet access and up-to-date browser, e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari. Runs on Windows, OS X, iOS, Android and Linux.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Adrian Fernandez
Great Service! - Easy. This was a no-brainer.

I always get great service from Chesshouse. I buy ALL of my stuff here and the software is no different. I purchased this because it was available as a digital download and it was easy and convenient to get the files all set up on my computer. I was up and using it in no time. It was much easier to get the download so there is no physical copy that I have to store and remember, and it is better for the planet.

Brandon Baines

Great program. Easy download and install.

Peter Dorbandt
Un Happy!

I like the Program, but getting setup is a nightmare!
You keep asking for the license Key.....Wy? and then I cannot enter it because everything is grayed out.
Fix it!

Installation wasn't very clear what to do

I always loved my Fritz 8 but love Fritz 17 even more. My only comment is about installation of the digital download. What was downloaded was a ZIP file. I didn't see any clues what to do so I unzipped it. Inside were 5 files. 3 were EXEs so I ran them, and they unzipped more files. I couldn't run Fritz from these files so I clicked on the MSI files. That's what I should have done in the first place. The MSI files reinstalled everything to other locations, and also created a shortcut to run Fritz on the desktop. Live and learn. Maybe I missed something. Also, people apparently need to figure out if they have a 64-bit processor or not -- a choice has to be made by the customer -- it's not automatic. Hint: Right-click on the Windows symbol at the bottom-left of your screen and select "System". Anyway, things are running fine now. I hope this helps.

Robert Kent
Couldn't get it to install

When I tried to install I got the error message VCRUNTIME140.dll not found, So I was unable to install. But my credit card was still charged $89.95

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