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Chessmaster 6000

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Chessmaster6000.sit (31.01 MB)
MD5: 4bc94d3aeb7578eda11e245693b0746d
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Chessmaster6000_CD.sit (504.63 MB)
MD5: 881b8f223a70c99a77bae50e943eb02b
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver,

"Chessmaster 6000 is interactive chess, featuring 3-D game boards and playing pieces. The graphics and completely redesigned interface put you right in the middle of the action. Make the most of your game with rated play, insider playing tips, and expert assessment by renowned chess masters. If you like, expert chess coach Bruce Pandolfini can assess your skills, move by move. Take new diagnostic tests to determine your true skill level--and let Bruce point out your strengths and weaknesses. You'll also get chess tips from international master Josh Waitzkin (subject of the film and book Searching for Bobby Fischer) in his updated audio-annotated games and visual-play analysis. Take advantage of his vast wisdom and learn inside moves that you won't find anywhere else."

The MacGarden download link is for a condensed version of the original CD. You can still play games, and all of the features are enabled except for Josh Waitzkin's Tutorial and his Annotated Tournament games. If you want the full featured CD, it is the second download link above.

Another nice feature of this game, and other similar chess programs, is the ability to download saved games in the form of PGN files. They may be then loaded for viewing. Sites such as offer a plethora of saved games and feature a robust search engine. Tip: Sometimes downloaded games will have a .txt extension which need to be changed to .pgn prior to loading.

If you're interested, you can download all 6 PGN files of the famous Kasparov versus Deep Blue match, 1997:

See also: Chessmaster 2000, Chessmaster 2100, Chessmaster 3000, Chessmaster 3000 Multimedia, Chessmaster 4000, Chessmaster 9000

Works in OS X Classic mode

Architecture: PPC

QuickTime 4.0 or higher


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by Vitoarc - 2010, October 28 - 2:08pm

The file I acquired by another member was in ShrinkWrap. Balrog asked me to change, re-up. I used DiskCopy 6.3 and Stuffit Deluxe 5.5. The download mounts for me using DiskImageMounter in OSX Tiger and Toast Titanium 5.2. Check the Checksum is all I can suggest.

The full CD is a clean image by the way.

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by IIGS_User - 2010, October 28 - 9:02am

According to this Auction:
The Chessmaster 6000 runs on Mac OS 7.5.3 up to 9.2.2, on a PowerMac with minimum 90 MHz, 32 MB RAM and 30 MB hard disk space.

I've removed the Mac OS X mark at the compatibility database, because it doesn't run native on (Classic only).

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by Vitoarc - 2010, October 24 - 10:24pm

The annotated tournament games are worth the bigger download, for sure. Listen to Josh's analysis of tournament games and watch as the moves unfold.

The other feature contained in the full download is the Tutorial, but that feature is for beginner players.

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by Vitoarc - 2010, October 20 - 11:30pm

Chessmaster 6000 is superb. What I enjoy most about it is the ability to replay either your own saved games, or to watch entire Chessmaster games being played out before you (as a "VCR" movie). If you're really serious about learning, you can choose the "Annotate" feature and your game will be analyzed and alternative moves suggested. All this can be saved as a .pdf for later reference or utilized while replying the entire saved game.

There's no doubt that this software has the ability to improve every aspect of your game, and with serious study, you'll see dramatic improvements within short order.

[EDIT] I removed my previous comment about this upload being incomplete. If you don't want the tutorials, the 31 MB download will serve you well. Now you have the option to download the full CD.

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by iig - 2009, July 21 - 1:39pm

there is something wrong with the chessmaster6000nocd.img file. it will not mount on my computer.
I love chess, can this problem be fixed. thanks Smile