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Fritz is a German chess program developed by Frans Morsch and Mathias Feist and     
published by Chessbase. There is also a version called Deep Fritz that is           
designed for multi-processing.                                                     
The latest versions of the consumer products are Deep Fritz 10 and Fritz 11, the   
latter released in November 2007 and the former in November 2006.                   
Morsch and his friend Ed Schröder produced a chess program in the early 1980s.     
In the early '90s, the German company ChessBase asked Morsch to write the Fritz     
chess programs (called Knightstalker in the USA). In 1995, Fritz 3 won the World   
Computer Chess Championship in Hong Kong, surprisingly beating a prototype         
version of Deep Blue.                                                               
In 2002, Deep Fritz drew the Brains in Bahrain match against the classical World   
Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik 4–4.                                             
In November 2003, X3D Fritz, a version of Deep Fritz with a 3D interface, drew a   
four-game match against Garry Kasparov.                                             
On June 23, 2005, in the ABC Times Square studios, the AI Accoona Toolbar,         
driven by a Fritz 9 prototype, drew against the then FIDE World Champion Rustam     
On the September 10, 2006 SSDF rating list, Fritz 9.0 placed sixth with a rating   
of 2811, six points below Shredder 9.0, and 113 points below #1 ranked Rybka 1.2.   
On October 4, 2006, in the course of the FIDE World Chess Championship 2006         
between Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov, Topalov's manager Silvio Danailov     
issued a press release including what it labeled "coincidence statistics"           
between the play of Kramnik and moves recommended by the Fritz 9 software.         
Given Danailov's previous characterization of Kramnik's frequent bathroom visits   
as "strange, if not suspicious", this was widely interpreted as a tacit             
accusation of Kramnik cheating through the use of the Fritz software. However,     
the Danailov press release did not offer Topalov's own percentages for             
comparison. Moreover, subsequent analysis showed that, using similar statistics,   
one might infer that the Cuban chess legend José Raúl Capablanca cheated using   
Chessmaster 9000 software back in 1918 —decades before the software was           
From 25 November-5 December 2006 Deep Fritz played a six game match against         
Kramnik in Bonn. Fritz was able to win 4–2, although this included               
one incredible blunder by Kramnik.