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- - By kstevens (**) [us] Date 2008-11-17 06:51
I am wondering about the different products I could buy if I wanted to buy Rybka 3 for analysis as well as playing chess with myself as well as online from quick games to postal games and analyzing my own games. I’m not entirely sure which product is the best or if it even matters. From what I see there are 4 different products in which I could buy the Rybka 3 engine. For what it’s worth I am also in the process of writing a chess opening book and having Rybka 3 would help tremendously in analyzing key positions.

Chess Assistant 10 Professional Package with Deep Rybka 3 - $149.95
Deep Rybka 3 Aquarium DVD - $109.95
Deep Rybka 3 DVD - $139.95
Deep Rybka 3 UCI on CD - $89.95

So, there are four different products that contain the Rybka 3 engine. I know some of the differences but need Vas, Larry and company or others to correct me if I’m wrong here.

Chess Assistant 10 Rybka 3 – Contains the Rybka 3 engine as well as millions of games and the Opening DB. For $150 it seems you get more for you money.

Aquarium – This is a GUI made specifically for Rybka 3. Contains free access to ICC.

Deep Rybka 3 – The Box looks cool, I’ll give it that. This is the Chessbase product and gives free access to the Playchess server for 1 year.

Deep Rybka UCI – Only contains the engine and nothing more. I would need a GUI such as Arena to run it. Would this also run if I have Hiarcs 12 and Deep Junior?

Another question is if I want to purchase Rybka 3, is there a difference in playing strength among these different products? Does Rybka 3 Aquarium play any differently than the Rybka 3 Chess Assistant product? Does the Chess Assistant version contain all of the features of the other Rybka 3 products?

My apologies for the stupid question(s) but all of these version are adding some confusion as to which product to buy.
Parent - By Vempele (Silver) [fi] Date 2008-11-17 07:50

>Chess Assistant 10 Rybka 3 – Contains the Rybka 3 engine as well as millions of games and the Opening DB.


Note Aquarium also has the ~4M games.

> Contains free access to ICC.


No.

>Would this also run if I have Hiarcs 12 and Deep Junior?


Yes. Is the Hiarcs from ChessBase or hiarcs.net? I think the ChessBase one comes with the Fritz 11 GUI; if it does, it can be updated to the version that comes with CB-Rybka.

> Another question is if I want to purchase Rybka 3, is there a difference in playing strength among these different products?


No.
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