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Art.-No.: SCHIA12E
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Hiarcs 12.0 / english version

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For nearly 20 years HIARCS has been among the very best chess programs in the world. Ever since its fi rst World Championship success in 1991 HIARCS has maintained its position as one of the world’s premier chess playing programs. As recently as December 2007 HIARCS further enhanced its reputation by winning the International Paderborn Computer Chess Championship in Germany ahead of a world class field. HIARCS is famous for its human-like playing style and its ability to come up with the unexpected. Recent HIARCS versions are renowned for sharp attacking chess and a never say die attitude to their play. In HIARCS 12 this playing style has been positively enhanced through a new deeper search and evaluation of dynamic possibilities. It is capable of building deep attacking positions against the enemy king and executing exciting mating attacks. This new approach enables HIARCS to play interesting, distinctive aggressive chess while being sensitive to the needs of the position. This has improved HIARCS in all phases of the game and even in quieter positions HIARCS 12 is able to be more selective about the variations it explores to achieve a better understanding than previous versions leading to much stronger play.

As an analysis partner HIARCS is second to none with its ability to learn from the positions it analyses and plays. This is an essential feature for all chess players interested in analysing games, studies, positions and

particularly the opening as it guides HIARCS into a greater understanding of chess positions and their possibilities than ever before.

For many years top chess players have used HIARCS as an important analysis partner for this very reason.

This combination of strength, playing style and learning makes HIARCS 12 ideal for all players looking for an intelligent chess partner that learns and improves with you.

A new super strong HIARCS 12 openings book is also included which has been dramatically enhanced with the latest cutting edge chess theory and a wealth of novelties to provide a huge repertoire of fi nely tuned


For HIARCS fans and engine collectors the Championship winning HIARCS Paderborn 2007 engine is also included.


  • chess engine “Hiarcs 12“ by Mark Uniacke

  • “Hiarcs 12” opening book by Eric Hallsworth

  • Fritz11 user surface with many training functions

  • access to the ChessBase internet chess server (free for 12 months)

  • database with 1,000,000 games



  • Pentium 300 MHz

  • 64 MB RAM

  • Windows Vista or XP (SP 2)

  • DVD ROM drive

  • Windows Media

  • Player 9.


  • Pentium IV 2.2 GHz or higher

  • 256 MB RAM

  • Windows Vista

  • GeForce5 or compatible graphics card with 64 MB RAM or higher

  • 100% DirectX compatible sound card

  • Windows Media Player 9

  • DVD ROM drive.

Language English
Author Uniacke, Marc
Manufacturer ChessBase
Medium CD
Ports DGT Board
Print AnalyseDatei, diagram as graphic, game
Functions 3D board, analyse database, ana­lyse game, annotations, autoplayer, au­to­ma­tic re­play, calculations configurable, ECO display, ECO-classification, ELO evaluation, end­game data­bases, learning ability, library extendable, online help, opening name, recognition of positions, search for names, tournaments etc., search for positions, style configurable, tea­ching op­tion, transpostions, variations
Sound Board Yes
Copy Protection unlimited installations
Required CPU min. Pentium
Operating System Windows 2000, Windows XP
Required HD space 6 MByte
Number of games 1,128,748
Export CBF, CBH, PGN
Elo (Hardware) 2856 (Athlon 1200 MHz)

Die auf der DVD mitgelieferte Datenbank umfasst mehr als 1,1 Mio. Partien, die jüngsten davon stammen aus Herbst 2006.

The database on the DVD has more than 1,1 Millions of games, the latest of them played autumn 2006.

Hiarcs 12.0 / english version