Fritz 15 is consistently our first recommendation for a chess playing program that gives you a fine experience improving your game, playing the computer, and playing others. It offers amazing control over playing styles and visual experience.
In 2015, the completely reworked 'friend" mode makes Fritz 15 the ideal training partner. During the course of a game, Fritz is able to constantly tailor its level to your playing strength and how much time you are using. The program can give you a sign when a tactical opportunity presents itself or point out typical mistakes to help you improve.
New evaluation function analyzes your playing strength throughout the game. Where are your strengths - where are your weaknesses? The opening? Middlegame? Or perhaps the endgame? Fritz 15 gives you an ELO rating for all three phases!
"I should have won that!" How often have you been frustrated after playing a good game of blitz on playchess.com that somehow went wrong? Find out what you missed right after the game. You can, of course, also try to find the way to win yourself using the handy exercise function - an approach certain to boost your own conversion technique and playchess ELO!
New Author, New Engine. Vasik Rajlich is new to the Fritz team. The American shook up the world of computer chess just a few years ago, reaching the top with his program, "Rybka." He is the author of the new Fritz 15 engine, so there's no question that it will be one of the world's strongest!
Excellent Overview, Better Access. If you watch a lot of training videos or work extensively with databases, the revamped database window is something you'll love. It doesn't just automatically display all the Fritztrainer or other courses installed on your hard drive, the improved game list also offers enhanced access options and sorting functions - in a manner similar to the original ChessBase software!
Fritz 15 doesn't just offer direct access to playchess.com - it also opens the door to the world of the new ChessBase web tools:
- "On-demand video" - unlimited access to our comprehensive database with training videos on every aspect of the royal game, recorded shows, interviews etc.
- "Live Database" - access the ChessBase online database with 8 million games.
- "My Games Cloud" - access your server games collection at the click of a mouse!
- "Training" - test, train, and improve your tactical skills at any time. More than 34,000 training tasks are waiting for you!
- "Let's Check" - access our unique analysis database with over 200 million deeply analyzed positions and much more!
Fritz 15 comes with Premium access to the new Chess Base web tools for over six months!
- New 64 Bit - Fritz multiprocessor engine
- Improved 64 Bit - and 32 Bit program interface
- Premium membership to the new Chess Base Accounts and to Playchess.com (6 months)
- Database with over 1.5 million games
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7/8, DirectX9, 256 MB graphics card, DVD-ROM drive, Windows-Media Player 9 and Internet access for program activation, access to Playchess.com, Let's Check and program updates.
Recommended: PC Intel i7 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 / 10, DirectX10, 512 MB graphics card, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD ROM drive and Internet access for program activation, access to Playchess.com, Let's Check and program updates.