We finally have the new Chess King for Mac, it works on all Macs with Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, and the current Mac OS 11 Big Sur. It also works with both Intel and the brand new M1 Macs. After Apple changed its OS and stopped supporting 32-bit programs, we had to work hard to make Chess King compatible, here it is!
The new Chess King 21 is considerably improved from the original Chess King or from any of the previous versions of Chess King. It has an updated GigaKing database with more than 7 million games, a full opening tree, and many playing modes. For analysis, it includes the Grandmaster engine Rybka with a rating of 2961 ELO and an automatic installer for the engine Stockfish with a rating above 3400 ELO. It’s the perfect tool for any chess player to improve at chess, by playing, analyzing one's games, solving thousands of chess exercises. Provides a complete chess program at an unbelievably low price.
This product is the Mac version only.
NOTE: If you have a version of Chess King prior to 2018, you can buy the upgrade to Chess King 21 at a lower price. If you have a version of Chess King bought in the last 2-3 years (2018 version or later), send us your complete serial number and if verified, we will send you a free upgrade to the 2021 version.
BONUS: To help you improve faster, we include a 3-month Free subscription to 60 Complete Chess King courses from Chess King Learn. They can be used on any computer browser (Mac or PC), and on any portable device (iOS or Android). The courses can also be downloaded to your device and used offline.
Includes the Grandmaster engine Rybka (ELO 2961) and an automatic installer for Stockfish with ELO over 3400.
The PC version is compatible with all windows versions from XP, Vista, 7, 8 to the most recent Windows 10.
It can be installed and use in 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian.
Internet connection required only to download the program.
Chess King will help you improve at chess. It’s complete with all the best tools, and it’s easy to use for all levels. Play, learn, analyze, prepare for your opponent, store your own games and share them to the world.
Main features of Chess King 21
- Grandmaster engine Rybka
- Automatic installer for Stockfish engine
- Huge opening tree with evaluations and success for each move
- GigaKing 2020 games database of over 7 million games
- Classical (any level), Random, Puzzle (1500 puzzles) and Quest modes (100 games)
- Prepare for your opponent, opening and custom trees
Description of Chess King 21
Chess King 21 is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King 21 emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database. It is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's opponent before facing them at a tournament. Buying Chess King 21 is like getting several products and paying only for one, a professional chess software playing and analysis system, the largest game database available GigaKing, the grandmaster chess engines Rybka and Stockfish, 1500 chess puzzles for all chess levels, a unique random playing mode, and much, much more. Included: Rybka, GigaKing Database of over 7 million games, Full opening tree, Chess puzzles, over one hundred opening positions, Photos of over 1600 chess players. Rybka - a chess engine rated well above 2900 Elo is a good choice for analysis. Considering such a strong engine can be frustrating to play against, Rybka includes various kinds of handicaps that can be set up using the Chess King interface. The GigaKing database is updated up to the end of 2020 and includes a full opening tree. Full Chess960 support. The program is very easy to use, with several video tutorials available on the publisher's site and a possibility to send questions and feedback to the manufacturers.
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Play in Classical Mode
You can play at any level you choose, from a rating of 800 to 3200, either with white or black, and either for fun (not counting for rating, you can take back moves), or in rated mode. Your games will automatically be saved in your games database and you will be able to analyze them in detail with the Grandmaster engine to see what mistakes have been made.
Have fun in the Random Mode
The Random Mode is exclusive to Chess King, in which you can choose what advantage you want to start the game with and the number of pieces you want to have on the board. For example suppose you want to start with an advantage of +6 (the equivalent of 6 pawns advantage), Chess King will randomly select a starting position with the characteristics you decide and then you will play that position against Houdini 2 for Chess King at the highest level. Anybody should win with such a crushing starting advantage, but you’ll see it’s not that easy!
Setup any position
You can set up any position you like and then analyze it or even play it.
Search in the GigaKing Database
Look out for games of your favorite players in the GigaKing database. For example a search for Magnus Carlsen will give more than 2,000 games including all the games he played in official tournaments and many of his published exhibition matches and simultaneous exhibitions.
Learn with the Puzzle Mode
You will learn with the puzzle mode, with hundreds of exercises from beginner level until Grandmaster level. Chess King 21 will congratulate you for your success and tell you where you went wrong.
Huge Opening Tree
In the Analysis pane at the beginning of the game, either while analyzing some master game or when entering your own games in your own games database, you can follow the opening tree move by move to see what moves have been played in the whole history of chess and how much success they have had. It’s now easy to study a whole opening just by browsing opening moves, selecting lines, watching games of interest, and learning the ideas behind the opening moves.
Whole Game Evaluation graph and Engine Analysis
In the Analysis Pane after the opening stage one sees the game notation and comments, the whole game evaluation graph and below the best lines calculated by the engine. In this position below black could have taken the advantage by taking the pawn on e5, giving an evaluation of -0.86 (Black would have an advantage of close to 1 pawn equivalent), and instead played a bad move a4, which gave an evaluation of +0.49, which means white is up the equivalent of 1/2 pawn. With Chess King 21 you will know the best moves in each position.
We also just published a very complete manual for Chess King that you can download here (23 MB): http://chessking.net/manuals/ChessKingManual201512.pdf
Bonus: Free Access to Chess King Learn Online
When you buy the Chess King 21, you get 3 month free access to dozens of high quality online chess courses at learn.chessking.com as well as all those courses in either iOS or Android Apps on your iPhone/iPad/phone or tablet. That's an enormous amount of chess educational material at your fingertips during the free subscription period.
Check out the free tutorial videos on Chess King 4 (applicable also to the new Chess King 21)
by Alexandra Kosteniuk and Steve Lopez, that’s over 2 hours of training, at this link.
After you successfully pay you should get an email with all links and instructions within 1-3 hours, no later than within 24 hours. If you have any questions about your order, email Diego to support.