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  • Summary: Chessmaster 10th Edition is a landmark for the franchise and features the largest and most compelling upgrade ever to both gameplay and graphics. Improvements include: New, easy-to-navigate interface with drop-down menus that are loaded with coaching options. New online module that provides a ranking system, create-a-tournament, teaching tools, chess chat and more. New Chessmaster Academy, featuring personalized instruction on everything from basic moves to advanced strategy as taught by some of the world's most famous players ? including International Master Josh Waitzkin and Grand Master Larry Christiansen. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  1. Probably as comprehensive as a chess game can possibly get. The only downside is that even though the menu system is much easier than some of the previous Chessmaster games, it still requires some getting used to.
  2. It is also extremely demanding on your PC, and will downright frustrate a laptop user for the constant processor usage and potential heat issues. Otherwise, it is a lush game with extras (look at the Fun Area-- made mostly for kids) that keep it fresh.
  3. 84
    While we can say that Chessmaster 10th Edition is the best chess game in town, it simply doesn't add enough over any of the last two versions to make it a necessary upgrade.
  4. The tidier interface is certainly welcome. [June 2006, p.97]
  5. The extensive training tools will drastically improve the game of any lower-level player who is willing to learn.
  6. I thoroughly enjoyed Chessmaster 10th Edition. Whether or not you'll want to pick it up depends on several factors. The most important is, if you already have a version that works just fine on Windows 2000 or XP, and the learning tools are still working for you, you'll probably take a pass on this one.
  7. 77
    This truly is worth every single penny. As a novice to chess myself, there was a variety of tools and features that I'm sure will enable me to enhance my chess skills.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 6