Excalibur Publishing secures deal for Fritz Chess Pocket Version

UK PC publisher, Excalibur Publishing, best known for its award winning Fritz Chess brand, announces that it has secured the rights to publish the Windows Pocket PC version of this internationally renowned franchise in the UK and Scandinavia.

The real beauty of Fritz Chess Pocket Version is that you can access the quality and playability of the Fritz brand anywhere and anytime you like. It may be small in size but the pocket version of this best-selling brand is gigantic. It even got a draw in the match against the world class Grand Masters Michael Adams and Peter Leko at the Chess Classic in Mainz 2001. Its performance rating was Elo 2505.

The product features a built-in coach to assist your gameplay or you can pick up the latest tactics lessons from the Internet and solve the problems on your way to work or school!

Furthermore, the product will analyse games with you and save them in a database. And, if you connect your Pocket PC to the Internet (e.g. through a mobile phone) you have full access to the giant ChessBase online database which contains almost two million games. Fritz Chess Pocket Version will show you if the current position has ever occurred before and which moves were played!

You can play through games, forwards and backwards and start new lines and nest variations to any depth. You can also analyse with the computer using multiple variations if you want, plus enter positions, create databases and save or copy games. Everything that is required for your daily chess routine is available on the go with Fritz Chess ? Pocket Version!

The younger brother of the world's strongest chess program has made great strides in the area of design, functionality and user friendliness. New pieces and board colours and formatted, colour-coded notation all contribute to optimum clarity even in deeply annotated games. The moves of the computer as well as hints and threats are displayed with coloured arrows.

Fritz Chess Pocket Version has many diverse playing levels that make it an entertaining opponent whilst the database functions and new commentary options fulfil the needs of even strong professional players.

The game also gives you mobile access to the ChessBase Online database with well over two million games. There you can search for the games of specific players, tournaments or openings. You also have online access to a giant state-of-the-art openings book with over seven million positions and full statistics for each of them. Other new functions include extended, user-friendly move entry and annotation; automatic game replay with adjustable speeds; special energy-saving mode for longer battery life.

Have fun and play chess anywhere and everywhere with Fritz Chess Pocket Version! Fritz Chess ? Pocket Version will be available on February 24th 2006.

Product: Fritz Chess ? Pocket Version
Developer: ChessBase GmbH
Genre: Chess-playing Game
Platform: Windows Pocket PC
Release: February 24th 2006
Territory: UK & Scandinavia
Barcode: 5060020472176

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