28 ( +1 | -1 ) Not strictly trueto say that you cannot download Fritz for free. If you install the free program ChessbaseLite on to your computer it comes with Fritz4 pre installed as it's analysis engine
ChessBaseLite can be downloaded for free from the ChessBase.com website.
26 ( +1 | -1 ) h86m...Then after you obtain the Fritz Chess Program... You too, can use it to help enhance your rating here at Gameknot like so many others... Then you can deny it while saying "prove that I use a program"...
31 ( +1 | -1 ) I like FritzI like Fritz. It's a good way to store and analyze games AFTER you play them. I always turn the analysis engine off when I'm checking opening book. Occasionally I'll play against the engine and get whipped. It's unlike playing a human, as it makes no errors, so it's no fun playing against it. Good luck if you get it.
43 ( +1 | -1 ) Computers...I read brobishkin's comment with interest. Do you really think there's a lot of that going on at GK ? That means that, except for OTB games, we can never know if our opponents are getting Fritz or another program to assist them. Doesn't that make a mockery of the whole thing. All you have to do is purchase a $50 program for your PC and you too can have a rating of 2500 ! Can we trust anyone ? bluebabygirl, I can feel a poem coming on...
10 ( +1 | -1 ) Well, that really shouldn't bother us much; most of us play for fun, not for the rating, right?
27 ( +1 | -1 ) Fun ?Yeh, I play for fun, but if I wanted to play against a computer, I would not need to sign into GK... I think some play just for fun, but many (at least a strong minority) play for serious competition and certainly like to use ratings to gauge their overall performance...