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Deep Fritz 12 Download By Zhigen Lin Fritz is one of the best known and most widely used chess programs in the world. Garry Kasparov once said, 'I regularly analyze with Fritz.' ChessBase recently released the Deep Fritz 12 downloadable version. This is an excellent initiative from ChessBase (previously they just published their software on DVD) and allows players in remote locations to receive their software instantly. Since ChessBase doesn't want to bamboozle the downloader with an infinitely large download size, they have made a few changes compared to the DVD version. This includes cutting down the opening book, database, etc.
Click to see a comparison between the DVD version and the downloadable one. One added bonus with the downloadable version is that players can now try out the software before buying. I believe this is the first ever version of Fritz to allow this. The 295 MB download file acts as a demo with some functions restricted (mainly engine functions). If the player is happy with the product, they can then purchase an activation key and the restrictions will be lifted. No extra downloads will be necessary. The programmers have worked very hard to make this version of Fritz very self-intuitive for beginners.
The new version boasts a completely redesigned ergonomic interface. There are also a collection of multimedia tutorials at the. I was very impressed with the demo version. ChessBase have actually been very generous in the number of features that haven't been restricted.
For example, you can freely use their high quality chess set, open and search databases, look over games, play against the computer (Deep Fritz is restricted to one-second searches), use 'position setup', play on (one of the largest chess servers in the world, owned by ChessBase) and flip through the opening book. The demo awards you with a selection of 87,758 games (adapted from Power Book 2010) and an openings book by Alex Kure, with 1,497,114 positions. The book displays interesting statistics and players can flip through the openings book to see which variations are currently trendy.
Players can also test out the Deep Fritz 12 engine. Although the engine is limited to one second of thinking time, it will defeat the majority of players with great ease.
One suggestion, which can also be used as a training tool, is to force Fritz to play with a handicap. To do this, simply press 'S' on your keyboard and remove one of Black's pieces.
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This is invaluable for an enthusiastic chess player and is probably the largest factor towards chess improvement in general. In Garry Kasparov's book, The Test of Time, he emphasized, 'by strictly observing Botvinnik's rule regarding the thorough analysis of one's own games, with the years I have come to realise that this provides the foundation for the continuous development of chess mastery'. I recommend that analysis be done through 'infinite analysis' mode (restricted in the demo version), which allows Fritz to give evaluations in the background as you look through your games. Features that are unlocked after purchasing the activation key include one year premium Playchess.com membership (this is important because it's more useful to play against human opponents than computer ones) and access to the full capabilities of Deep Fritz 12 (i.e. Editing/saving games, infinite analysis, etc.). The Deep Fritz 12 Downloadable Version is highly recommended, especially for beginners and intermediate players who want to take their chess to the next level. Owners of previous versions of Fritz can be encouraged to upgrade for the stronger engine and improved ergonomic interface.
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Hi, I am using Fritz 12 for my opening training. My goal was to create a custom opening book with my list of moves so that I could play against Fritz to learn my opening. Here's what I did: 1. Created New opening book. I imported 15 games into the book, with variations. I set the book settings as shown below.
I hit ctrl-N to start a new game against fritz. I am learning black, so I want Fritz to make the first move, e4.
So I hit space bar to force Fritz to move. As you can see in the 3rd picture below, he starts thinking. And he almost always moves 1. D4 which, as you can also see, isn't even in the book.
Interestingly, if.I. move first (i.e., I play White), then he will respond with an immediate book move. But I can't seem to get Fritz to use the book when I want him to play White. Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong here? Thanks, however, that actually doesn't seem to be working either. For instance, as I noted, I've already created an opening database, where the only existing first three moves are: 1.
So I clicked on your link and I followed the directions in the Fritz Book Training video. I picked the French defense, and had the board start out with a white pawn on e4 and a black pawn on d6. Then I clicked Move Now. The opening book only has one possible next move: 2.
However, Fritz started thinking, meaning he wasn't choosing from the opening book. I pasted a screenshot here, where you can see 2.
D4 is the only allowable book move, and Fritz is thinking. He ended up moving 2. I'm honestly baffled why this isn't working. Thank you everyone for the suggestions. EscherehcsE: I changed the weight to 125 (shown below) and then started a new game, hit Move Now, and Fritz moved 1.
So no luck there. Working off the same idea, I even gave 1. E4 an exclamation, to really try to make him emphasize that move. He still moved 1. There must be some setting somewhere, but it certainly isn't obvious.
RMHalliday: I'm not using the Opening Training feature of Fritz; rather I just want to play a full game against him with my opening book, so the Learn Moves checkbox isn't available there. Additionally, I actually don't want him to learn from the game results, but rather randomly choose among the moves in the book for variety and practice. It's my understanding (and I agree a lot of things with Fritz are pretty non-intuitive, which is why I'm definitely not certain this is the case) that that last% sign is the percentage of time that move has been played. Though that raises a good question: since that's the ONLY opening move in any of the games I've got in that db, why is it listed as 0%? Maybe it's the number of times Fritz has played it as the opener (which would certainly be true and is the current bane of my existence:) ). I just tried the 'main move' thing, and as you'll probably guess, it didn't work. The thing that's really irking me is that it works when Fritz plays Black.
I mean, c'mon already!! Thanks again for trying to help.
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From my Fritz 8 Help file: Prob and %: The first value is the purely statistical probability of the move, based on the number of times it was played and the results achieved in the games that went into the book. This is the probability of the move being played by the program as long as the weights have not been changed – either manually or by automatic learning.
The value on the right % is the practical probability of the program playing the move. This is a product of the statistical evaluation and the weights. If you change the latter you can see how the % value (but not the “Prob”) changes.
Well, I don't really understand why Fritz does what it does, but here's what I did: 1) I went into Book Options (Edit - Openings Book - Book Options) and checked the boxes for both 'Use book' and 'Tournament book'. (It's important to note that I couldn't get Fritz to play the book moves unless I had 'Tournament book' checked. I don't know why.) 2) Next, for each move that had zero in the % column that I wanted to modify, I first right-clicked on the move, then clicked on 'Don't play in tournament'. This action will turn the move to a red color. 3) Now, for that same move that you turned red in step 2, right-click on the move, then click on 'Main move'. This action should turn the move a green color and change the zero in the % column to a non-zero number. (If you only modify one line, it should change to 100; if you modify two lines, they should change to 50; if you modify three lines, they should change to 33, etc.).
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Now, Fritz should play book moves, even when it moves first in a game. Hey Michael, here's a new twist on your problem. This morning, on a whim, I decided to see what would happen if I just created a French book of my own. I downloaded the 'FrenchClassical.pgn' file from here: I did the same steps that you originally did: Create a new opening book, import the games from the pgn file.
(I tried creating the book both with variations, and without variations. I also tried creating the book both with 'Tournament book' checked and unchecked.) And the result was that the new opening book worked flawlessly. There were numbers in the % column that added up to 100 (as you'd hope), without having to go through the gyrations of clicking on 'Don't play in tournament' and 'Main move'. And the new book worked perfectly, regardless of whether I created the book with or without variations, or with or without 'Tournament book' being chosen.
As long as the game was still 'in book', Fritz would always instantly make a book move, regardless of whether it was playing Black or White. So I can't explain what the problem is with the book that you created, but I'd recommend that you try to create the book again from scratch. And maybe before you do that, try creating a book using the games from the 'FrenchClassical.pgn' file and see if you get the same result that I got. I'm beginning to wonder if there might be a problem with the game pgn file that you used to create your book. If you want to upload the game pgn file, I can try to create an opening book with it and see if I have the same problems as you had.