The manufacturer offers no update from version 9!
The new number one has arrived!
Thanks to a host of extensive improvements and fine tweaking, the latest version of Komodo has again gained over 60 Elo points on its predecessor. The changes cover several areas: the evaluation function has been significantly sharpened, particularly with respect to king safety and endgame positions, and the search algorithm has been improved and optimized to run on multiple processors. Komodo’s intelligent and results-driven evaluations have also proven extremely effective in practice: If Komodo 10 considers its position to be advantageous, it avoids exchanges and seeks to open the position. It has also recently demonstrated its exceptional playing strength in a series of matches against grandmasters: Komodo is unbeaten in over 50 games in which it gave its opponents a material advantage or several free moves, even beating Hikaru Nakamura 2.5 - 1.5 despite handicaps! Komodo 10 (64-bit multi-processor engine) offers the unbeatable combination of the strongest ever chess engine running on the best and most popular user interface around. As it comes with the Fritz 15 64-bit user interface (optionally 32-bit), Komodo also offers all the training and playing functions you know from Fritz, including Premium membership to the ChessBase Web Apps with Live Database, the ChessBase video portal, our tactics server and more!
Komodo’s intelligent and results-driven evaluations have also proven extremely effective in practice and are reflected in the engine’s playing style. If Komodo 10 considers its position to be advantageous, it avoids exchanges and seeks to open the position, but when defending a worse position, it strives to exchange pieces and block the position, in an attempt to push the game towards a draw.
It also recently demonstrated its exceptional playing strength in a series of matches against grandmasters, including the current world #6, Hikaru Nakamura. Komodo remained unbeaten in over 50 games in which it gave its human opponents a material advantage or several free moves (with the exception of only a few games in which the handicap consisted of two important pawns or the f7 pawn and three free moves) - Komodo even beat Nakamura 2.5 to 1.5!
This ultra-strong engine has won three of the last four TCEC championships, making it a multiple winner of the most prestigious prize in computer chess. What is more, at tournament time controls, Komodo is #1 in the majority of rating lists.
Komodo Chess 10 comes with:
New 64-bit multi-processor engine
Latest Fritz 15 64-bit user interface (optionally 32-bit)
Premium membership for the all new ChessBase Web Apps and playchess.com (six months)
Pentium III 1 GHz, 2 GB RAM
Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
DirectX9, graphics card with 256 MB RAM
Windows Media Player 9 and internet access for program activation. Playchess.com access, Let`s Check and updates.
PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 8 GB. RAM
Windows 10 or 8.1
DirectX10, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more
100% DirectX10-compatible sound card
Windows Media Player 11 and internet access for program activation, Let`s Check, ChessBase Live Database, Engine Cloud, Tactics Training and updates
ChessBase ACCOUNT: Internet access and current browser, e.g. Chrome, Safari. For Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, Linux.