A marvelous learning program that challenges players to think, reason, and plan ahead. The program has a terrific options package, solid graphics and sound. This is the program that you will want if you play chess or ever wanted to learn.
For those looking for a simple 'opponent' to play against, you might be better off saving your money and simply playing chess online. As its multiplayer capabilities have shown, Chessmaster 8000 does not focus on this aspect of the game.
It's still the best mass market chess game you can buy at your local software shop, but with a few bugs squashed and the fuller featured online features of last years' version revived, it could be a much better program.