Summary: I cannot understand why the price of this software is so high. It is mediocre at best. The Battle vs. Chess game is much much better. Even the low budget Wii Chess game is comparable to Fritz Chess in terms of its performance. The move suggestions are hilarious; "you made a drastic move; are you sure?" comment pops up - asking for confirmation [very annoying], yet after several moves the player with the drastic move wins the game with a check-mate.
Summary: I had purchased this game for the use of my son, who is used to the exceptional computer tutorials "Fritz and Chester." I was also hoping for an entertaining wii like experience to playing the classic game of chess. This game suited neither my son or myself. It is a mediocre offering, geared to get your dollar based on the other excellent offerings from the makers of Fritz products. Avoid this one.
Summary: This is the best chess program for the Wii -- and that is quite sad. Perhaps the chess market for game systems has completely dried up. All previous chess programs for the Wii were so bad, they were nearly unplayable. Fritz at least has the minimal features and strength to keep the chess fan occupied. For the beginner, Fritz offers training levels of various strengths, chess problems and something called a "chess adventure".
Summary: I'm an inexperienced Chess player, but found the hints helpful -- but the interface needs a lot of work. You basically have to use the control pad throughout the entire game (pointing and dragging at the screen like all other wii games is not part of this game). No online play, and it won't even recognize your miis -- you create profiles from names on the game (unrelated to your mii). Does not see like it was made for the Wii.
Summary: I wanted an oponent to practice my study of openings for dummies against. This does just that. I was not looking for fun but an easy way to study. I have tried out the fun alternative rules versions of chess and the historical games. They work but don't do much for me - my loss I'm sure.
Summary: mi hijo hizo un par de partidas de ajedrez con alguien, y pensé que igual un juego de estos le ayudaba a aprender. de momento lo ve muy complicado,(tiene 8 años), y se decanta por otros:pero no pierdo la esperanza de que con un par de años más le guste, creo que sí