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Fritz is a commercial chess engine published by the company ChessBase.

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How to play with Leela Zero restricted to a one-node search?

In Matthew Sadler's book, "The Silicon Road to Chess Improvement", Sadler uses Leela Zero for training with Leela configured to "one node" search (ply). It is a good way to have ...
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how do you get notes on chess moves, to save in Fritz? [closed]

how do you get notes on chess moves, to save in Fritz? mine are not saving https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crnjeNRSM8 For example Say I add text here But even after clicking save, if I reopen ...
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How to delete all annotations excluding variations in Fritz

Suppose I load a game. Now I want to delete all annotations only (excluding variations). What is the way to do it? If I select, 'Delete All Commentary' It removes both annotations and variations. ...
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What do the engine annotations 0.53/24 mean?

I am anaylizing my games with Fritz to get better, but there is an annotation in the analysis that I do not fully understand. Here is an example: What do 0.53/21 and -0.25/24 mean?
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Who is this person in this image?

I think many chess players saw this image when playing older versions of Fritz as the option "coach is watching." But out of curiosity, who is the person in the image? Is he a grandmaster?
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How to do forward analysis in Fritz

In Arena chess, there is an option to do analysis in direction, 'forward or backward'. Check the picture. I think by default, Fritz does backward analysis. Is there a way to change it into forward ...
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Does Fritz 17 have extra features compared to othe Chessbase offerings?

For me, the strength of the chess engine is not that important as today almost all of the top engines are beyond human level. I want to use a chess program for training and analysis of my games. If I ...
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Chessbase opening book (ctg) created from Chessbase database has slow access from Fritz or DroidFish [closed]

I want to build a Sicilian defense ChessBase (ct* format) opening book. I have the up-to-date Mega Database 2020 and I filter all games with an B20-B99 ECO, which gave me roughly 1.2M games. Then I ...
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Early line in english opening not in the chessbase powerbook 2019 but seen by stockfish 10 64bits under latest fritz

I am looking at 1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 dxc4 4.Nf3 and Chessbase's Powerbook 2019 only proposes 4...c6, 4...g6, 4...a6, 4...Nbd7, 4...Qd6 or 4...Be6 whereas Fritz 17 64bits latest update using ...
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Convert ctg to abk

I have several databases (openings) in ctg format that I use with Fritz or with Chessbase. I would like to use them with Arena, which need abk format. Is the ctg to abk conversion possible?
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Deep Fritz 14, Show Plans-How to activate?

Does anyone who uses Deep Fritz 14 know how to activate "Visualize Search," aka "Show Plans"? I went to File, Options, and Engine. "Show Plans" is one of the options, but it won't let me activate it. ...
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Why is Fritz 16 Grandmaster Playing Weak Endgames?

I am trying to use Fritz 16 to practice endgames. Unfortunately, Grandmaster (Fritz) is playing very poorly. For example, in the diagrammed position, if I play Black, Fritz gives me a quick threefold ...
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Stopping Fritz from throwing away my position [closed]

I have Fritz 14 SE on Windows. If I set it to analyse a game or position, when I come back it has thrown away my game/position and is analysing some other position, which I think it has got from the ...
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Fritz Online will not finish game?

Fritz Online will play all the way to the point where there's mate in one move. In other words, if you are white and Fritz is black it will stop playing (moving) at the point any black move will be ...
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Chess Engine Opening book

I'm trying to evaluate the differences between Opening books. For example: Have Fritz 12 Book and Rybka Aquarium (CTG format). For many of the standard openings. I've tried with at least main lines of ...
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Fritz for Fun 13: how do I add positions to a new database?

My aim is to create a database of endgame positions taken from Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics in Fritz for Fun 13. I've created a new database, but I do not know how to add games or positions. How do I ...
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Game engine versus engine from a given position

I use Fritz8SE , which allows the following options : You can let play two engines against each other a normal game. You can setup a position and let one engine play out the position. What I would ...
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How to measure my elo with using deep fritz 14?

I think I’ve heard deep fritz estimates elo and shows to user, but I don’t know how.
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Searching Deep Fritz 14 Database

So I just got Deep Fritz 14. This is my first "real chess program." I know Deep Fritz probably wasn't the best choice for a first program, but it's what I got. I've been trying to learn how to use it ...
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When is Deep Fritz 15 release date?

I try searching the release date, but I couldn't find it. How much later do the deep version of a chess software come out?
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What is Fritz Powerbook 2015?

Learning chess & I thought Fritz Powerbook 2015 was THE chess-playing engine with GUI only to learn that it requires Fritz12, 13, 14 or 15 to use it. I had read that it had a lot of useful info on ...
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How to display figures instead of letters in position analysis notation in ChessBase?

I just installed Deep Fritz 14 with ChessBase. By default the notation in deep position analysis looks like this (only letters, no chess figures): I would like to make it look like this: How do I do ...
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Why does Fritz prefer underpromotion in this position?

Why does Fritz prefer underpromotion in this position? How can underpromotion to bishop evaluate so much higher than normal queen promotion? Can this be a bug in the Fritz 14 chess engine?
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Confused about ChessBase

I'm really confused about the differences between the products that ChessBase offers. For example, on the website, Deep Fritz is said to be an engine. But after a bit of research, it turned out that ...
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Does Fritz "Blunder Check" mode respect "Side to Analyze" option? [closed]

I use Fritz 13, and in Blundercheck mode on a batch of games won by White, only want it to point out alternatives for the winner, that is white (I don't expect to have very many suggestions for ...
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What fraction of a Pawn do the most powerful chess engines (Komodo, Stockfish, Houdini, Fritz, Hiarcs, Gull, ...) use as their evaluation unit?

I've heard that the most common evaluation unit is 1/100 of a Pawn. But some engines use 1/1000 of a Pawn as their evaluation unit. I've also heard that Stockfish used 1/256 of a Pawn as its ...
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Checking most played move in a position in Fritz [closed]

I have a series of about 50 games in a certain position in fritz opening database 2013. I want to check the most played move, but rather than checking which move was most played by checking them ...
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Can you run "Full Analysis" in Fritz with a different engine?

I have added Stockfish to the Deep Fritz GUI, and I even marked all engines except for Stockfish as inactive. However, when I run the "Full Analysis" it's still using Fritz. Is there a way to use a ...
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Downloading Fritz

My apologies if this has been asked already - I couldn't found it though. I have been trying to download Fritz, the chess game analyzer, and I have been tirelessly searching on the internet for ways ...
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Fritz: Full analysis Vs Blunder check

In Fritz, I am interested to know the differences between the Full Analysis and Blunder Check. The differences at the first look seem superficial. For example, I wouldn't mind if there is no natural ...
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