Chess Assistant 17 & Chess Assistant 17 PRO
Chess Assistant 17 combines advanced game database management, analysis powered by the strongest Houdini 5 engine, the advanced Tree mode, Opening Encyclopedia and many other features.

Chess Assistant 17 with Houdini 5 — $94.95 / €75.96
Chess Assistant 17 PRO with Houdini 5 PRO — $145.95 / €116.76

World Championship Match: Anand vs Topalov

The match between World Champion Vishwanatan Anand (India) and challenger, former World Champion, Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) for World Champion title is going to be held in Sofia from 21st April to 12th May.

The total prize fund is €2,000,000 — €1,200,000 for winner and € 800,000 for the runner-up.

Format: 12 games with classical time control. If total score is tied after 12 games (6-6), 4 rapid games are played. If these are also tied, 2 blitz games are played. If these are also tied, up to 5 similar blitz series are held. If there is still no winner, the ‘armageddon’ blitz is held.

Game days: 24th, 25th, 27th, 28th, 30th of April, 1nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th of May and 13th of May for tie-breaks. Game 1 starts at 14.00 UTC. All other games start at 12.00 UTC.

ChessOK is going to broadcast live with Rybka Aquarium commentary.

Games: Game 1 [download PGN], Game 2 [download PGN], Game 3 [download PGN], Game 4 [download PGN], Game 5 [download PGN], Game 6 [download PGN], Game 7 [download PGN], Game 8 [download PGN], Game 9 [download PGN], Game 10 [download PGN], Game 11 [download PGN], Game 12 [download PGN]

Final score: Anand - Topalov 6,5-5,5.
Anand has won the match and retained the World Champion title!

Openings Encyclopedia 2010 released

Oenings Encyclopedia 2010 has been recently released ans is available at our online shop. It includes theoretical material on every opening, a user-friendly and detailed classification of variations, a quick search option and an option for analyzing games and positions.

Openings material is based upon 500,000 of expert evaluations, 8,000 annotations to key moves , 40 million of evaluations by Rybka engine, and database of 4,200,000 games as of April 1, 2010.

For download — €25.60 / $32
On DVD — €31.96 / $39.95

Rybka 4 Aquarium, Opening Book & Chess Assistant 11 preorder

We are glad to inform you, that Rybka 4 Aquarium and Deep Rybka 4 Aquarium with new Rybka 4 engine are available for preorder in our shop. Both items are planned to be released in the first part of May. The actual release date is yet to be determined, please follow our announcements on this page.

— Rybka 4 Aquarium Download - €47.20 / $59.00 | DVD - €49.99 / $62.49
— Deep Rybka 4 Aquarium Download - €95.20 / $119.00 | DVD - €99.92 / $124.90
Click on the links to view descriptions and additional information

With every Deep Rybka 4 Aquarium / Rybka 4 Aquairum package you will also get a bonus of Openings Encylopedia 2010, which includes rich theoretical material on all the openings, more than 8000 annotations from GM Kalinin and 500 000 expert evaluations to key opening positions as well as powerful search system.

If you’re Deep Rybka Aquarium 2010 / Rybka 4 Aquairum 2010 customer you will also get a free Opening Lab training course.

Both packages of course include the new powerful Rybka 4 engine. Read more what’s new in the upcoming Rybka 4 Aquarium.

Rybka 4 Aquarium book is also available for preorder, both for download and on DVD.
It includes over 18,000,000 positions and provides latest chess theory approved on millions of advanced chess games and matches of top human players.

For download — $25/€20
On DVD — $30/€24

Chess Assistant 11 is also available for preorder in three packages:

— Starter for download / on DVD
— Professional for download / on DVD
Mega with Gold Nalimov Tablebases

You can also upgrade from Chess Assistant 10 for a lower price. Check out Chess Assistant & Databases catalog.

New Features in Aquarium

A new version of Aquarium 2010 (version 4.0.3) will soon be released and it’s free for current users. The new version has several new features, some of which are described below. First a quick overview, followed by more detailed description of each feature:
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