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Congratulations to Vince V. for taking over the top Ladder spot.
A chess program is invaluable to a learning chess player as a teacher, game reviewer, and an opponent who will not make fun of you and let you take back moves.
6. 3185 – Houdini 4 Extreme - available at USchess sales for $65
7. 3175 – Critter 1.6a – I use it with my 'Analyze This' chess app on my Notepad. Research says it is weaker with tactics than the programs above, but better at endgames than the programs above. It was working on my old phone but for Android 5.0 it no longer works.
8. 3090 – Rybka 4 - available at USchess sales for $50
13. 2968 – Fritz 13 – Who I call "Igor3000" – is the software on this computer, and the one I use to analyze games I publish for you. Paid $100 for it 2 years ago.
14. 2915 – Aquarium 11 (Rybka 2.3) – I have this program also. Picked it up at a clearance sale for $15. I don’t like the interface as well as the Fritz one, and the Rybka software has the same interface as Houdini.
15. 2876 - Magnus Carlsen – World Champion – Did not answer my calls or emails for analyzing games for LCCC. So he was not an option. I guess my contact information was not correct.
16. 2660 – Chessmaster10 (or Fritz 4) – I have this program also. Clearance $9.
Yes, I am chess software dis-advantaged.
Yes, I should write my Congressman and demand equality – or protest in the streets!
You can wait for Komodo 9 to be available in the States or order it from Europe, but is anyone on the planet going to recognize the difference between 3325 and 3219? Uh.......no.
And if you get Fritz, be sure to watch all the videos on line on how to get the most out of the software. It’s difficult to use - until you get used to it.