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Fritz Chess 9

Fritz Chess 9 Release Date Confirmed

Product: Fritz Chess 9

Developer: ChessBase GmbH

Genre: Chess playing program

Format: PC DVD

Release: October 28th 2005

Territory: UK & Scandinavia

RRP: £34.99

Barcode: 5060020472091

Excalibur Publishing is pleased to confirm that the shipping date for the latest instalment of its ever-popular Fritz Chess brand has been confirmed as October 28th.

This updated version brings with it a wealth of new 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

For box art, screen shots and product information, please go to: or don't hesitate to contact Richard Barclay on 01869 345928 or

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

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 best-selling 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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