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Fritz (Computer)
Number of games in database: 232
Years covered: 1991 to 2006
Overall record: +51 -62 =43 (46.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      76 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B80 B30 B62 B43 B64
 Caro-Kann (12) 
    B10 B14 B18 B12 B17
 King's Indian (11) 
    E76 E62 E98 E70 E94
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A40 D02 A45
 French Defense (9) 
    C01 C16 C03 C10 C05
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C67 C92 C70 C65
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B90 B21 B81 B99 B20
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    D00 A45 D05 A46
 Uncommon Opening (12) 
    A00 B00
 King's Indian Attack (8) 
    A07 A08
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E12 E19
 English, 1 c4 e5 (6) 
    A20 A22
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Anand vs Fritz, 2000 0-1
   Fritz vs Crafty, 2004 1-0
   Fritz vs Kasparov, 1992 1/2-1/2
   Deep Junior vs Fritz, 2004 1/2-1/2
   Fritz vs Hertneck, 1998 1-0
   Y Boidman vs Fritz, 1998 0-1
   Fritz vs Kasparov, 1992 1-0
   Kasparov vs Fritz, 1992 0-1
   Fritz vs Anand, 2000 1/2-1/2
   Dzindzichashvili vs Fritz, 1991 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Indochess Man - Machine (2005)
   World Computer Chess Championship (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Computer - GM games 1963-2002 by biglo

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(born 1991) Germany

[what is this?]
Fritz is a German chess program developed by Frans Morsch and Matthias Feist. It is one of the strongest commercially available chess programs.

The latest version of the consumer product is Fritz 10, but previous versions such as Fritz 3 were running as early as 1995. In 2002, a version of Fritz specifically designed for multi-processing, Deep Fritz (Computer), tied Vladimir Kramnik in Bahrain, with a match score of 4-4. In November 2003, X3D Fritz (Computer), a version of the program with a 3D interface, drew a four-game match against Garry Kasparov. In November of 2006, Fritz defeated Kramnik 4-2 in a rematch.

Pocket Fritz (Computer) is a version that is compatible for mobile device play. In 2000, it won the World Computer Speed Chess Championship.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 232  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Fritz vs Dzindzichashvili ½-½54 1991 New YorkE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. Dzindzichashvili vs Fritz  0-139 1991 New York blitzA08 King's Indian Attack
3. Dzindzichashvili vs Fritz 1-031 1991 New YorkC24 Bishop's Opening
4. Dzindzichashvili vs Fritz  0-135 1991 New York blitzA08 King's Indian Attack
5. Dzindzichashvili vs Fritz 1-028 1991 New YorkC02 French, Advance
6. Dzindzichashvili vs Fritz  0-151 1991 New York blitzA08 King's Indian Attack
7. Dzindzichashvili vs Fritz 0-130 1991 New YorkA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
8. Bronstein vs Fritz 1-029 1991 AegonD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Fritz vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½48 1991 New YorkA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
10. Dzindzichashvili vs Fritz 1-068 1991 New York blitzC45 Scotch Game
11. Fritz vs HIARCS ½-½60 1992 Madrid 7th WCCCC51 Evans Gambit
12. Fritz vs Kasparov ½-½69 1992 Koln (05)C07 French, Tarrasch
13. Kasparov vs Fritz 1-034 1992 Koln (5')D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Nunn vs Fritz 1-057 1992 5', HamburgC49 Four Knights
15. Kasparov vs Fritz 0-170 1992 Koln (5')A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
16. Fritz vs Kasparov 1-044 1992 Koln (5')A07 King's Indian Attack
17. Anand vs Fritz 1-038 1992 Hamburg (5')B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. Kasparov vs Fritz 1-054 1992 Koln (5')A07 King's Indian Attack
19. Kasparov vs Fritz 1-046 1992 Koln (5')B10 Caro-Kann
20. Fritz vs Anand 0-131 1992 Hamburg (5')C59 Two Knights
21. Fritz vs Kasparov 1-037 1992 Koln (5')D02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Fritz vs Kasparov 0-127 1992 Koln (5')A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
23. Fritz vs Anand 1-043 1992 Hamburg (5')D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. Fritz vs Kasparov 0-139 1992 Koln (5')B30 Sicilian
25. Fritz vs Kasparov 1-057 1992 Koln (5')B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 232  PGN Download
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  Hoozits: Does anyone have any recommendations on chess software? I want something strong, but I also want something that offers more than just strength. I want to be able to record my own games by moving pieces on a board. Training tools would also be nice. A range of opponents would be a plus. Does anyone want to share their experience with chess software such as Fritz? Thanks in advance.
Sep-04-09  laskersteinitz: I have found a bug in Fritz 11. It gives 57...Kh3 in the following position as the best move, which is correct, but it evaluates 57...Kf4 as a dead draw.

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But after 57...Kf4, White plays 58. Kg2, and Black follows with 58...Kg4, taking the opposition and winning.

Sep-04-09  Blunderdome: How did you arrive at the position? Fritz always evaluates a move that repeats a position at +0.00, even if you still have a chance to go for the win.
Sep-04-09  laskersteinitz: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. d3 g6 6. Bd2 Bg7 7. Bc3 Nf6 8. e5 Nd5 9. Qe2 Nxc3 10. Nxc3 O-O 11. O-O Nc6 12. exd6 exd6 13. Qd2 d5 14. b3 b5 15. Rae1 a6 16. a3 Rfe8 17. Rxe8+ Rxe8 18. Re1 Rxe1+ 19. Qxe1 Qe6 20. Qxe6 fxe6 21. Ne2 h6 22. c4 Ne5 23. Nxe5 Bxe5 24. h3 Kf7 25. g4 Kf6 26. f4 Bb2 27. a4 bxa4 28. bxa4 dxc4 29. dxc4 e5 30. Kf2 exf4 31. Nxf4 g5 32. Ne2 Ke5 33. Ke3 Ba1 34. Kf3 Bd4 35. Ng3 Bc3 36. Ne2 Bd2 37. Ng3 Kd4 38. Nf5+ Kxc4 39. Nxh6 Kd5 40. Nf5 c4 41. Ke2 c3 42. Kd3 Kc5 43. Ng3 Kb4 44. Ne4 Kxa4 45. Nxc3+ Bxc3 46. Kxc3 Ka3 47. Kc4 a5 48. Kc3 a4 49. Kc2 Kb4 50. Kb2 Kc4 51. Ka3 Kd4 52. Kxa4 Ke4 53. Kb3 Kf4 54. Kc3 Kg3 55. Kd2 Kxh3 56. Ke2 Kxg4 57. Kf2 {and here Fritz says 57...Kf4 is = (0.00)} Kh3 58. Kg1 g4 59. Kh1 g3 60. Kg1 g2 0-1

I don't believe a position is repeated here...

Thank you for your help!

Sep-04-09  Blunderdome: I think it's just because you can't win with the king on the F file -- he eventually has to go to H (if white always plays Kf2 after ...Kg4).
Sep-04-09  Blunderdome: that is, Kf4 wins, but only after passing back through the original position.
Sep-04-09  Open Defence: Fritz 12 may be out by Oct....
Sep-04-09  timhortons: <Open Defence>

is there a fritz 12 for single processor?

my computer is a year old but only single processor.

Sep-04-09  Open Defence: <timhortons> Fritz is for single processors, Deep Fritz is for Multiple Processors, I have found Fruit 2.3.1 and Stockfish 1.4JA to be really good on single CPU machines
Oct-23-09  Pyke: This might slightly be off-topic, but I have to get it out somewhere:

I am REALLY MAD at chessbase. They have this new policy that you have to pay 50 ducats (5 euros) for lectures, ChessbaseTv, and other stuff.

These programs used to be for free, when you got a normal account to play on their server.

Of course, when you buy the new Fritz 12 you get the premium membership and the programs are for free again.

In my opinion this is a ridiculous and shameless, unethical attempt to sell their rubbish product.

Chargeing 5 euros for one hour of commentary is RIDICULOUS !!!

Even the people that bought Fritz 11 quite recently and were promised to get full access to the page, have to pay the 5 euros or buy the new version of Fritz. Which is scandalous to say the least!

For me it's the last time I renewed my membership there (thank got it runs out in november) or bought any of their products.

Oct-23-09  whatthefat: <Pyke: Even the people that bought Fritz 11 quite recently and were promised to get full access to the page, have to pay the 5 euros or buy the new version of Fritz. Which is scandalous to say the least!>

That is ridiculous.

Feb-04-10  50 Moves ahead: <I got this antique Fritz 5.32 recently.Fritz experts out there will this old version from 1998 run on Windows Vista and how can I choose the colors to play in rated games?>
Mar-29-10  Everett: Apparently there was a speed mini-match between Kasparov and Fritz5.32 back in '99. I have the score of one game, from an old newspaper clipping by Soltis.

Czech Defense: Hannover 1999
White: Fritz5.32
Black: Kasparov, G.

1.e4 d6 2.d4 c6 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.h3 Bh5 5.Be3 e6 6.Nbd2 d5 7.e5 Nd7 8.Bd3 Ne7 9.0-0 Bg6 10.Be2 Nf5 11.c3 Be7 12.Qb3 b5 13.a4 Nxe3 14.fxe3 a6 15.Ra2 Nb6 16.axb5 axb5 17.Rfa1 Rxa2 18.Rxa2 0-0 19.Ra7 Bg5 20.Nf1 Bh6 21.Ra6 Be4 22.Qb4 Bxf3 23.Bxf3 Nc4 24.Kf2 Qg5 25.Rxc6 Nxe3 26.Qxb5 Nxf1 27.Kxf1 Qc1+ 28.Ke2 Bf4 29.Rb6 Qe3+ 30.Kf1 Qc1+ 31.Ke2 Qe3+ 32.Kf1 Qc1+ 33.Ke2 1/2

Soltis gives exlams for white's 29th and black's 12th and 21st. He gives a question mark to white's 7th and black's 28th, claiming a black win on that move. I'll post Soltis' suggestion, but I don't want to ruin it in this post if some want to figure it out first. Let me know if you want it!

May-26-10  PizzatheHut: I'm looking to purchase a new chess program to use as a post-game analysis tool. I've been looking at the various programs and am not sure which one to buy. Rybka appears to be the strongest, but the Chessbase suite of products is tempting too with Junior, Hiarcs, Shredder, and Fritz. Does anyone have a recommendation of where to start? I was thinking maybe Fritz 12 because I think it might be difficult to go wrong with such a versatile program. Any buying advice?
May-26-10  bharatiy: <pizzathehut> my two cents, if you have older fritz or chessbase program where you can run gui engine, I would suggest you download Stockfish for free, no point in spending money unless you are IM/GM level. Interface is key I believe, also stockfish is quite strong, better than Fritz just a notch below rybka.
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  mrbasso: <PizzatheHut> You could buy Fritz 12 and get Fire 1.3 UCI engine for free when it becomes available. Learn how to load it into Fritz. Then use it as favorite Analysis tool.
May-26-10  PizzatheHut: <bharatiy> and <mrbasso>, thank y'all very much for the recommendations, I really appreciate it. I'll look into both options.
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: just spotted an error in fritz 11:

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Analysis by Fritz 11:

1. (-#1): 36.Qc1 Rxc1+ 37.Kd2 Qc2#

(iasi 12.11.2010)

Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: here's another one:

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Analysis by Fritz 11:

1. (-#1): 41.Kg2 Rxb1 42.h4 Qg4+ 43.Kh2 Qg1+ 44.Kh3 Rb3#

(iasi 27.11.2010)

Nov-29-10  The Rocket: Fritz is positionally very strong with a nice touch of dynamics, without rushing anything like some of the more aggressive engines.

I would say positionally and strategically as good as Rybka(maybe even stronger in some areas), but in tactics rybka prevails.

Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: yet another error in fritz 11 single core:

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Analysis by Fritz 11:

1. (#1): 21...Kf7 22.Qh5+ Kxf6 23.Qg6+ Ke7 24.Qe6#

Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: <The Rocket> well, you dont need to be rybka to spot the mate in one move in this last position. weird still that although fritz did see that it's mate in one, it only gives that line, with a different, longer mate. ok, if black plays the indicated 21...Kf7 fritz immediatelly changes its 'mind' and gives 22.Qg6#. the problem though is that it didnt give that simple move before black's king (only) move.
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  virginmind: At depth 34, Fritz 11 (single core) has no clue this position is a draw:

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Analysis by Fritz 11:

1. (-2.83): 43.Ke2 Bc7 44.Kd3 Ke8 45.Kc3 Bg8 46.Kd2 Kf7 47.Kd3 Kf6 48.Bf8 Bf7 49.Ke3 Be8 50.Bc5 Bd7 51.Kd3 Bc6 52.Ba7 Ke7 53.Bc5+ Kf7 54.Ke3 Ke8 55.Kf3 Kf7 56.Ke3

2. (-3.88): 43.Bf8 Bd6 44.Bh6 Be7 45.Ke3 Ke8 46.Bg7 Bxb4 47.Bh6 Be7 48.Kd3 Bg8 49.Bg7 Kf7 50.Be5 Kf8 51.Kc3 Bf7 52.Kb3 Be8 53.Bc7 Kf7 54.Bb6 Bd7 55.Ba5 Kf6 56.Kc3 Bc6 57.Kb3 Bd7

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  zanzibar: Generic operational question about Fritz - how do you get the count of games after doing a filter?

E.g. How do I determine how many games of Reshevsky's I have in a database?

In SCID this is trivial.

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  zanzibar: Doing a google search I came across this:

It recommends creating an ELO list, and then canceling out. The ELO list displays the game count as a side-effect.

If this is the best way all I can say is, "Are you kidding me?!"

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