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Grandmaster Chess: Tournament

Casual (of course) chess sim that teaches as well as plays.

March 16, 2009 -- Alawar Entertainment, a leading publisher of casual games, today released Grandmaster Chess: Tournament, a casual chess sim. The original, Grandmaster Chess Online, was popular with chess fans around the world.

The biggest improvement to Grandmaster Chess: Tournament is the enhanced hints and tips system. For example, the game can now teach a player the rules of chess and then sharpen his skills by displaying the best moves during a game.

Advanced players can also enjoy Grandmaster Chess: Tournament, as users can choose from six difficulty levels and two game modes. The first mode is good for polishing one's skills and finding a decent opponent. The second mode is a single-player tournament played against the computer. Grandmaster Chess: Tournament also allows two users to face off on the same computer.

Flexible configuration options enable players to select a game board, choose a set of chess pieces, change the camera angle, adjust the sound effects and music, and toggle the help system.

"Our developers set out to create a chess game that would appeal to everyone," says Denis Sedovich, producer. "Now everybody can take part in a simulated chess tournament and win. Grandmaster Chess: Tournament can even help novices master this classic game of strategy and prepare children for future challenges."

Read more about the PC version at http://www.alawar.com/game/grand-master-chess-tournament/.

About Alawar Entertainment

Alawar Entertainment has specialized in the development, publication and distribution of casual games since 1999. The company has published more than 200 titles and won fans all over the world. Today, Alawar works with more than 30 developers, providing a full range of services that includes producing, distributing and marketing games. Alawar also distributes its own releases via its extensive network of websites.

The company's offerings can also be found on numerous download portals, including RealNetworks, Big Fish, Yahoo! Games, AOL, iWIN and others. In addition to distributing games online, Alawar works with CD publishers in more than 20 countries. In 2008, the company significantly increased its presence in Eastern Europe, claiming 85 percent of the casual games market. Learn more at www.alawargroup.com and www.alawar.com.


Tatiana Chernova

PR and Mass Media

Email: pr@alawargroup.com

Phone: + 7 913-905-55-43

David Laprad

Email: david@alawar.com

Phone: + 1 (615) 785-7472

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