Chess King Standard with Houdini 2 for Chess King

Product Code: CA887691

  • $39.95 USD

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Chess King Standard With Houdini 2 for Chess King

The new Chess King Standard 2015 is considerably improved from the original Chess King 1 or 2011 or the Chess King 2 from 2013. It's the perfect tool for any chess player to improve at chess. provides a complete chess program at an unbelievable low price.

  • Improved interface, new features (themes, whole game evaluation graph)
  • Includes the new GigaKing 2015, Commented and Correspondence games with over 6 million games
  • You now get for one low price BOTH PC and Mac versions with up to 4 activations allowed PC or Mac
Chess King Standard with Houdini 2 for Chess King is the new improved version for 2015 of the top selling Chess King 1 and Chess King 2 chess software. It is sold with both Mac and PC installers and allows up to 4 activations in any mix PC & Mac, for example 3 PC installations and 1 Mac installation. Chess King Standard includes Houdini 2 for Chess King grandmaster engine and the new updated 2015 GigaKing game database with 5.7 million games, a database of commented games and the largest correspondence database, bringing the total of games included in Chess King Standard to 6.4 million games.

Languages: English, German, French, Spanish & Russian

Grandmaster Engine Houdini 2 for Chess King
  • Chess Engine with rating above 3,000 ELO
  • 1 core engine specially developed to integrate well with Chess King
  • Since it uses only 1 core it is compatible with older systems with fewer cores
PC & Mac and Multilingual
  • Both installers for PC and Mac are included in the Chess King Standard package
  • The PC version is compatible with all windows versions from XP, Vista, 7, to the most recent Windows 10 and the last service pack
  • The Mac version is compatible OS X 10.6 up to OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • It can be installed and use in 5 different languages
Chess King Standard will help you improve at chess. It's complete with all the best tools, and it's easy to use for all levels. Play, learn, analyze, prepare for your opponent, store your own games and share them with the world.

Main Features
  • Grandmaster engine Houdini 2 for Chess King
  • Huge opening tree with evaluations and success for each move
  • GigaKing 2015 games database
  • Classical (any level), Random, Puzzle (1500 puzzles) and Quest modes (100 games)
  • Prepare for your opponent, opening and custom trees
Description of Chess King Standard
Chess King Standard is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Standard emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database. it is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's opponent before facing them at a tournament. Buying Chess King Standard is like getting several products and paying only for one, a professional chess software playing and analysis system, the largest game database available GigaKing, the grandmaster chess engine Houdini 2 for Chess King, 1500 chess puzzles for all chess levels, a unique random playing mode, and much, much more. Included: Houdini 2 for Chess King, GigaKing Database of over 6 million games, Full opening tree, Chess puzzles, over one hundred opening positions, Photos of over 1600 chess players. Houdini 2 for Chess King is a good choice for analysis. Considering such a strong engine can be frustrating to play against, Houdini 2 for Chess King includes various kinds of handicaps that can be set up using the Chess King interface.

Play in Classical Mode
You can play at any level you choose, from a rating of 800 to 3200, either with white or black, and either for fun (not counting for rating, you can take back moves), or in rated mode. Your games will automatically be saved in your games database and you will be able to analyze them in detail with the Grandmaster engine Houdini 2 for Chess King to see what mistakes have been made.

Have fun in Random Mode
The Random Mode is exclusive to Chess King, in which you can choose what advantage you want to start the game with and the number of pieces you want to have on the board. For example suppose you want to start with an advantage of +6 (the equivalent of 6 pawns advantage), Chess King will randomly select a starting position with the characteristics you decide and then you will play that position against Houdini 2 for Chess King at the highest level. Anybody should win with such a crushing starting advantage, but you'll see it's not that easy!

Setup any position
You can set up any position you like and then analyze it or even play it. However, Chess King Standard, since it contains Houdini 2, does not know the complex Chess960 castling rules and so cannot play this particular random game. If you'd like to play Chess960, it is recommended to get Silver or Gold Chess King.

Search in the GigaKing Database
Look out for games of your favorite players in the GigaKing database. For example, a search for Magnus Carlsen will give 1,777 games including all the games he played in official tournaments and many of his published exhibition matches and simultaneous exhibitions.

Learn with the Puzzle Mode
You will learn with the puzzle mode, with hundreds of exercises from beginner level until Grandmaster level. Chess King Standard will congratulate you for your success and tell you where you went wrong.

Huge Opening Tree
In the Analysis pane at the beginning of the game, either while analyzing some master game or when entering your own games in your own games database, you can follow the opening tree move by move to see what moves have been played in the whole history of chess and how much success they have had. it's now easy to study a whole opening just by browsing opening moves, selecting lines, watching games of interest, and learning the ideas behind the opening moves.

Whole Game Evaluation Graph
In the Analysis Pane after the opening stage one sees the game notation and comments, the whole game evaluation graph and below the best lines calculated by the engine Houdini 2. With Chess King Standard you will know the best moves in each position.

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