My new software version Chess King 4 and Chess 4 Pro is out! It’s now the best version of the software we’ve ever created and it includes the brand new Houdini 4 and Houdini 4 Pro engines.
The software is still as easy to use and more powerful than ever. The “normal” version is graded “deep” and can handle up to 6 processors, and you could build the ultimate chess system with the “Pro” version which supports up to 32 processors and 256 GB of hash. That’s the one I use because it’s the fastest and I have 8 processors.
On the www.chess-king.com site, you can buy the downloads today and preorder the DVD’s and get them before Christmas (they ship December 18). It’s possibly the best chess present you can make yourself or a loved one.
The author of the new Houdini 4 engine, Robert Houdart, describes the new version as a major upgrade with many evaluation and search improvements in all phases of the game, which corresponds to about 50 Elo stronger than its predecessor, The improved strength means that Houdini 4 nearly doubles the chess performance of your PC for game analysis and match play. The tactical mode of Houdini 4 will find more solutions and provide faster solution times in tactical test suites than any other engine. Since it’s so new I am testing it and will let you know if I see an improvement over Houdini 3 everybody has been using up to now.
There are now 4 versions of Chess King, at price ranges from $29.95 to $99.95. They are all complete programs which will allow you to play and analyze your games, solve puzzles, study openings and games, etc. All include versions of the engine Houdini and a GigaKing database of at least 5 million games, and a huge opening tree. You can’t go wrong with any version of Chess King, as even Chess King 2 with Houdini 2 is a complete program and still mighty strong. Check the CHESS KING SOFTWARE COMPARISON page.
I know many of you have bought previous versions of Chess King on my recommendation, so if you want to upgrade, email me personally, tell me which version you own, and I will see what I can do to get you the best deal on the upgrade. Feel free to also ask me questions on how to use the software or any other Chess King question, I will make sure it’s answered.
12th women’s world chess champion