Deep Fritz

Fun chess game with a German theme and a few new rules


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  • Category Checkers & Chess
  • Program license Trial version
  • Version 12
  • Size 208.82 MB
  • Works under: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Program available in English
  • Program by chessbase

Deep Fritz is a chess game for all ages on Windows PC.

Deep Fritz is an excellent way to boast chess scores or learn the game for the first time. Additionally, known as Fritz, this German chess game will have players thinking before each move and crowing with triumph for a success. The game was created by Frans Morsch and Mathias Feist, with later versions by Gyula Horvath and published by ChessBase.

Back in the early 1980s, Morsch and a friend named Ed Schroder came up with a chess program for computers. By the 1990s, Morsch had gotten his game noticed well enough that German based ChessBase asked him to write their Fritz chess software. Additionally, known as Knightstalker in the US. By 1995, Fritz chess games won the World Computer Chess Championship in Hong Kong. Its competition was a prototype of Deep Blue. It went on to win the Brains in Bahrain match against classical (human) World Chess Champ Vladimir Kramnik in a 4-4 tie. By 2003, Deep Fritz was playing against Garry Kasparov.

Deep Fritz offers a realistic chess experience. The game can adjust playing strength, coaching, handicap, training modules, endgames and more. Deep Fritz comes with explanations of positions, automatic game analysis, danger warnings (in colour), various teachable tactics, and a dateabase consisting of no less than 1.5 million chess games. Deep Fritz offers humorous verbal commentary during play to amuse its human players.

The first Deep Fritz game is done by the primary Deep Fritz authors, newer versions post-2013 changed to author Gyula Horvath, who wrote Pandix which is also a strong contender in the chess world championships.

ChessBase is known for both their chess analysis software and their chess online server. They also offer players a chess news site and have databases of historic games and their analysis. The ChessBase engines can give game analysis and tips for better play in some cases based on past games.


  • AI with easy to difficult levels of play
  • Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Now supports 64-bit installation by default


  • No multiplayer mode
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