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Excalibur Publishing secures Fritz Chess 9

Oxfordshire, October 5th 2005

Product: Fritz Chess 9

Developer: ChessBase GmbH

Genre: PC Chess playing program

Platform: PC DVD

Release: 28th October 2005

Territory: UK & Scandinavia

SRP: £34.99

Barcode: 5060020472091

Excalibur Publishing is pleased to announce that it has secured the rights to publish the latest version of the ever-popular Fritz Chess brand. Fritz Chess 9 reaches shops on 28th October and brings with it an array of updated features which include:

  • An improved and more powerful chess engine
  • A one-hour video of how to play chess - ranging from a beginner's tutorial to lessons for advanced players
  • A brand new 3D chess set which features the celebrated mechanical chess machine The Turk
  • An improved and more powerful knowledge based chess engine
  • New 3D chess sets with physical attributes
  • New training features for attack and defence
  • A chess engine which explains every position
  • 3D stereo surround sound

Commenting on the deal, Excalibur Publishing's managing director, Robert Stallibrass offered, "We're incredibly pleased to have secured the rights for Fritz Chess 9. Considered by many to be the best chess-playing program available, the strength of this best-selling brand means that the product virtually sells itself!"

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For press enquiries contact Richard Barclay on 020 7386 7398 or

For publishing and distribution enquiries contact Robert Stallibrass on 01869 346104 or

UK Press Information Contact:

Richard Barclay

Richard Barclay PR & Marketing

Tel: 020 7386 7398


Note to editors:

About Excalibur Publishing

Set up in 2004, and a division of distributor Contact Sales Limited, Excalibur Publishing is the PC video game publishing arm of the group. Its aim is to bring good quality, original and innovative products to the PC games player.

About ChessBase GmbH

ChessBase GmbH is a German developer of chess-based products for the PC. Its bestselling Fritz brand has been carefully honed over the past thirteen years to offer the consumer one of the best and most compulsive computer-based chess programs available.

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