The Chessmaster lineage of games has sold more than 4 million copies and is widely regarded as the best chess software ever. Chessmaster 8000 improves on this proud tradition with several new and improved features. The chess engine has been revamped, making it the most powerful available yet for the PC. New chess sets are brought to life in 16-bit graphics. The kids' area has been revised, and now features natural language advice, offering tips in easy-to-understand English geared for kids. There is an entire endgame course by International Master Josh Waitzkin that is the equivalent of several books on chess. The exclusive Match the Masters feature is by noted chess author and teacher Bruce Pandolfini. More than 100 new classic games are analyzed, including grandmaster showdowns from tournaments in 1999 and 2000. Chessmaster 8000 supports play over the Internet or a LAN.