Chess Assistant 13, starter package with Houdini 3 allows you to manage games and databases, play chess online, analyze games and, of course, play against the computer.
The Starter Package includes Houdini 3, Chess Opening Encyclopedia 2012, a powerful search system, a Tree mode, databases of 5.6 million games up to November 1, 2012 and Premium Game Service 2013 (3000 new games each week by Internet). Houdini 3 supports up to 6 cores and 4 GB of hash and is compatible with a variety of interfaces.There is a Professional version of Chess Assistant that offers the PRO version of Houdini 3 which supports up to 32 cores and 32 GB of hash and additional tools, but the basic package is fine for most all of us.
The Opening Encyclopedia contains theoretical material on all openings including over 8000 annotations from GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by the strongest engines. The Opening Tables allows you to create, maintain and studying your opening repertoire and it is fully customizable with your own moves and evaluations.
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You can download Chess Assistant 12 Lite which provides you with most basic functions of Chess Assistant for free HERE.