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Shredder Classic for Windows

By Stefan Meyer-KahlenTrial versionUser Rating

Key Details of Shredder Classic

  • Play chess against the eight-time World Computer Chess champion.
  • Last updated on August 25, 2015
  • There have been 3 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff
Don't be too intimidated by the winner of the 2003 World Computer Chess Championship. Shredder Classic can vary both its strength and playing style to appeal to rookies and masters alike. Beginners can have the program search the current game for mistakes and analyze their positions. Experts will appreciate being able to compare and load multiple chess engines. The program strictly separates the playing engine and the interface. The interface lets you customize colors, fonts, and panel positions, even saving your favorite layouts. You can plug in third-party UCI and WinBoard engines. You won't have to play in isolation, since the program lets you load games in PGN and CBF formats. Through the Auto232 interface, you can play over the Internet with people who use other chess programs. Even at its highest strength, the program didn't slow down our computer. The game lets you choose from several different chess sets, but the demo won't save your game. Still, the trial version of Shredder Classic should impress most chess players.

What's new in version 3

Version 3 features new analysis feature which allows a much quicker evaluation of alternative moves; new opening advisor allows Shredder to play much better without opening book.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
November 28, 2007
Latest update
August 25, 2015
Version
3
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
48,618
Downloads Last Week
3

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User Reviews

4.4/5

14 User Votes


Developer's Description

Play chess against the eight-time World Computer Chess champion.

The Shredder Classic chess programs by Stefan Meyer-Kahlen have already won twelve titles as World Computer Chess Champion, are leading in all important computer chess rating lists, and are accepted as the best chess programs for PCs. They combine extremely powerful play with easy handling. Gameplay can be adjusted to any strength, so everyone can find an adequate chess partner. Among the learning features for analyzing your own games is a built-in coach, which sounds an alert at any mistake.The game has graphics direct access to online endgame database server with more than 1200GB data, and improves chess intelligence of the chess engine.

Version 3 features new analysis feature which allows a much quicker evaluation of alternative moves; new opening advisor allows Shredder to play much better without opening book.