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Chessmaster®: Grandmaster Edition
Product Description

Chessmaster®: Grandmaster Edition expands the scope of chess to include broader principles of learning. Josh Waitzkin's much-anticipated book The Art of Learning (Free Press) is designed to pave the road to successful long-term growth on and off the chessboard. The eight-time National Chess Champion and two-time martial arts World Champion puts users in his shoes in some of the most riveting and formative moments of his chess career, including the legendary climactic game from the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. Waitzkin then turns to the classics, introducing beginners to brilliant games from some of the most important players in the history of chess. In his most revealing commentary ever, Waitzkin not only teaches the beginning chess player the fundamentals of the game, but also humanizes the road to mastery. Never has chess been so exciting.


Key Features
LEARN CHESS
  • Extensive course on the basics of chess taught by International Chess Master Josh Waitzkin.
  • Tutorials from Josh Waitzkin's groundbreaking book The Art of Learning.
  • Attacking Chess course commentary by Grandmaster Larry Christiansen.
  • Famous Games: 900 of chess's most important games presented and analyzed.
  • 600,000 game database.
  • Coverage of all classic and modern opening variations.
SINGLE-PLAYER
  • Training mode: Play one of many predefined opponents and analyze your game.
  • Ranked Play: Test your skills against a variety of opponents and establish your rating.
  • Play one of 50 predefined tournaments or create your own.
  • Set up a position to solve chess problems or reproduce famous positions.
MULTIPLAYER
  • Play with a friend via Internet or LAN connection.
  • Play rated and unrated games, tournaments, ladders, simultaneous exhibitions, watch other matches, set up/take chess lessons via LAN or Internet.
  • Play one of 12 new chess variants including Limited Shuffle, Shuffle, Giveaway, Marseilles, Progressive, and Pocket Knight.
  • Play correspondence chess.

Product Specifications:
Publisher:
Ubisoft Entertainment, Inc.
Developer:
Ubisoft Bucharest Studio
Ship Date:
November 1, 2007
Category:
Board Game/Strategy Game
Rating:
E for EVERYONE with Mild Fantasy Violence

System Requirements:
Supported OS:
Windows Vista®/Windows® XP (only)
RAM:
256 MB (512 MB recommended)
Video Card:
32 MB DirectX® 9.0c-compliant video card (128 MB recommended)
Sound Card:
DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card optional
DirectX Version:
DirectX 9.0c (included on disc)
CD-ROM:
4x DVD-ROM or faster
Hard Drive Space:
1.2 GB
Multiplay:
56 Kbps or faster for Internet or LAN play (broadband recommended)
Peripherals Supported:
Mouse, keyboards, headsets, ultra 3D glasses (not included)
Supported Video Cards at Time OF Release:

NVIDIA® GeForce™ 3/4/FX/6/7/8 series (GeForce4 MX NOT supported)
ATI® Radeon® 7500/8000/9000/X series
Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game. For the most up-to-date minimum requirement listings, please visit the FAQ for this game on our support website at: http://support.ubi.com.
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© 2008 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Chessmaster, Ubisoft, Ubi.com, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Portions of Chessmaster Academy instructional content, including those based on The Art of Learning, © 2007 Josh Waitzkin LLC. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2004 Nintendo. Software platform logo (TM and ©) EMA 2006. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation", "PS" Family logo and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo™ may be required (sold separately).