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Why does Fritz prefer underpromotion in this position?

It's because 1. exf8=Q+ Kxh7 2. Rxd7?? would be stalemate. I think it is a even a theoretical draw after 1. exf8=Q+ Kxh7 2. Qg7+. Therefore 1. exf8=B+! (with check!) is better, since white then can ...
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What do the engine annotations 0.53/24 mean?

The score 0.53/21 means the chess engine evaluates the position after 6... Ng8-f6 at 0.53 pawns (or 53 centipawns) in White's favour after completing a search depth of 21 ply (or half-moves). It means ...
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Who is this person in this image?

Looks like its a stock image: the oldest source of the image I could find from 2008: http://www.grafamania.net/clipart/6201-digital-vision-dv297surreal-business.html
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Does Fritz 17 have extra features compared to othe Chessbase offerings?

Fritz 17 is really just the same Chessbase GUI bundled with a chess engine Fritz 17. Depend on what version you buy, your Chessbase product may come with MegaDatabase - a huge collection of master ...
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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 also have PowerBook 2019, and Stockfish 10, and I can confirm what you found, but there is an explanation. The moves suggested in the PowerBook are from actual human games. They are intended, ...
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how do you get notes on chess moves, to save in Fritz?

When you do File > Save > Save it adds the game to the current database at the end. So scroll to the bottom of the database list of games, and you'll see those two games. Instead, to save the ...
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Why is Fritz 16 Grandmaster Playing Weak Endgames?

Fritz's 2.Kf5 is a mistake because 2.Kd5 is the only winning move according to the tablebase. Maybe Fritz suffered from the horizon effect (couldn't see far enough ahead) which turned the win into a ...
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How to display figures instead of letters in position analysis notation in ChessBase?

Nevermind, figured it out. File > options > Clocks+Notations > Figurines radio button
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Chess Engine Opening book

It's very unlikely you'll be able to compare opening books just by playing against them. Main lines will be approximately same in all books, what you really want to see is how "wide" these books are, ...
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Can you run "Full Analysis" in Fritz with a different engine?

Go to Engine->Change main Engine... All you have to do then is select StockFish and click OK. Then click on New Game icon and the change will be applied, you should see title change from Fritz to ...
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Confused about ChessBase

Deep Fritz 14, Houdini 4, Komodo 9 and Rybka 4 all use the same Graphic User Interface (GUI). It allows you to blundercheck, do full game analysis, calculate elo ratings for sets of games. It has a ...
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How to measure my elo with using deep fritz 14?

I'm not sure I would recommend trying to gauge your ELO from a computer software alone. There may be a way to get some estimation, but I'm not confident about that. Besides, the best way to get an ...
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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?

Chess engines use centi-pawns. https://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com/Centipawns
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Deep Fritz 14, Show Plans-How to activate?

It appears to be for future use: Although it is two versions later, to quote the Fritz 16 online manual: "Show Plans - Displays the planned Manoeuver of the engine. The function is not supported by ...
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How to delete all annotations excluding variations in Fritz

If you can save the game as PGN then pgn-extract has options to remove commentary, variations and NAGs, either separately or in combination. It's a free tool. Disclosure: I am the author of pgn-...
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How to delete all annotations excluding variations in Fritz

I want to delete all annotations only (excluding variations). What is the way to do it? The simple and obvious way to do this which works in all chess engine GUIs which support PGN is to save the ...
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Convert ctg to abk

I answered this question earlier on this site. Is there some way to search? The best I could say with my research is that there is a program being written to do it but it is not out yet. And ...
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Fritz Online will not finish game?

Just tested it and it may have been fixed. It let me complete the mating move. Just in case, the site is https://fritz.chessbase.com/
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Game engine versus engine from a given position

It’s also possible within Chessbase’s Fritz UI, you just save the desired sequence of moves as a database and then define that database as the opening database for the engine match.
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Game engine versus engine from a given position

ANSWER: Yes. Here's how: Download Arena Chess Engine GUI Ensure Athena has the Chess Engines you desire installed If not - Check Best Free Chess Engines Download Stockfish Download other desired ...
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Searching Deep Fritz 14 Database

You can see help menu for user manual. Or you can see this link for a more detailed manual, written for Fritz 13, but there is no difference at all. Engines are changing but GUIs are almost the same.
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When is Deep Fritz 15 release date?

According to the website for This Week In Chess, the release date for Fritz 15 is November 27, 2015. Also note that now they only sell one version of the product. There no longer is a separate Deep ...
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What is Fritz Powerbook 2015?

A Powerbook is an engine aided opening book simply. They collect games of strong players, collect strong engines matches, build a tree, go through the tree using the engine, optimize the book with ...
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What is Fritz Powerbook 2015?

Fritz Powerbook is an opening book for the Fritz chess engine based on the latest grandmaster games. For a chess engine you want Deep Fritz, Komodo, or one of the other programs listed under the chess ...
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What is Fritz Powerbook 2015?

The powerbook contains 1.5 million games of grandmasters (including the most recent ones). For the power book, these games have been processed so you can see their openings, and for each opening ...
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Confused about ChessBase

Just adding a few details to Student T's answer: Fritz denotes a chess engine as well as an (graphical user) interface. The reason for this is a historical one. Back in the times, almost all ...
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Confused about ChessBase

Houdini is a chess engine written by an external developer. It is not a user interface that you can visually interact. This is where the confusion: when ChessBase mentions Houdini, they actually mean ...
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