PC Chess Software: HIARCS Chess Explorer Apps

HIARCS Chess Explorer Pro

The ultimate chess database, analysis and playing software for Windows PC

New HIARCS 15 chess engines, huge advance on HIARCS 14 WCSC
Suitable for all players from beginners to the World Chess Champion with human-like play
Playing ability: Beginner (750 Elo) to World Championship strength and beyond (3300+ Elo)†
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

HIARCS Chess Explorer Pro is a new highly advanced chess database, analysis and playing program for PC Windows computers. It offers a very powerful user interface with the strongest ever HIARCS chess engine and world class chess database features. This advanced software supports major chess database formats from Chessbase CBH and CBV files, the chess standard PGN and the new fast and powerful HCE format which supports huge databases only limited by memory. Move your chess forward with the best chess software for PC Windows. This unique combination offers easy to use features managing chess databases, preparation, analysis, play and training for players of all abilities from beginner to Grandmasters and beyond.
New HCE Pro version 1.1 with HIARCS 15.1 now available.

Key features include:

  • Advanced Database Support
    • HCE database format offers huge databases only limited by memory - 1GB per 8 million games
    • Fast searching for players, openings, events, material, pawn structure and positions.
    • Comprehensive game database support (PGN, HCE, reads Chessbase CBH, CBV and EPD)
    • Extensive game notation with variations, comments, symbols, diagrams and named openings
    • Export and publish your work, games and preparation to PGN, PDF, EPUB e-book and HTML
    • Reference databases, manage databases, duplicate search and clean up, watch live games
  • HIARCS 15 chess engines – more than 200 Elo stronger
    • Full range of realistic set Elo levels with human like playing style, have your strength matched
    • Very strong analysis & play, more than 200 Elo stronger than HIARCS 14 WCSC engine
    • Supports up to 32† threads/cores, and any UCI Chess User Interface (Chessbase/Fritz)
  • Player Explorer
    • View reports on players, their games, performances and favourite openings and statistics
    • Build tree of games and openings of players instantly into a player report with a single click
    • Automated repertoire summaries for databases and players. Merge misspelled players
  • Game, Opening and Tree Explorers
    • Revolutionary multi-source chess trees with moves, statistics from games and advice
    • Build an opening repertoire tree instantly from database games to learn and prepare openings
    • Access huge online opening books, view multiple books & Chessbase CTG books simultaneously
  • Analysis and Evaluation Explorers
    • Analyse positions and games with multiple engines simultaneously with load management
    • Multiple lines of analysis with stats, move selection and integrate analysis with game notation
    • Check games for blunders, inaccuracies and improvements with post game analysis
  • Custom Playing modes
    • Play against the computer with human-like play and full range of handicap Elo levels
    • Choose rating, time controls, start positions and even openings and Chess960 for practice
    • Train with the guess the move feature, learn and improve your tactical and positional play
    • Coach points out mistakes, shows move quality and hints. Rates your play in Elo points
    • Engine matches – set up and watch them play or have them play out test or analysis positions
  • Packaged Databases
    • Top quality database with 300,000+ Master games, IM/GM annotated games, tactical exercises
    • Online access to up over to 1,000 GB of endgame tablebases and opening book databases
    • Local book with latest GM Theory and access to much larger online books

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HIARCS Chess Explorer

The classic chess database, analysis and playing program for Windows PC

World Chess Software Champion HIARCS 14 chess engine
Suitable for players from beginners to the Grandmasters with human-like play
Playing ability: Beginner (750 Elo) to World Champion strength (3100 Elo)†
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

HIARCS Chess Explorer is the established best chess software for chess database, analysis and game playing on PC Windows. It offers an intuitive graphical user interface with powerful features together with the World Chess Software Champion HIARCS 14 chess engine. The product is refreshingly easy to use and includes many features for managing chess databases, chess preparation, analysis and training for players of all abilities from beginner to Grandmaster.

Key features include:

  • Advanced chess user interface, PGN chess database, analysis and game play
  • World Chess Software Champion HIARCS engine, supports UCI chess engines
  • Realistic levels for players of all strengths with coach advice, rates your play in Elo
  • Game analysis, blunder check, learn/prep openings, instant trees and DB searching
  • Player repertoire, opening books, analyse, play games, run engine matches
  • Packaged PGN databases (35,000+ games) and opening books with statistics
  • Online access to chess endgame tablebases & GM opening book

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Features HIARCS Chess Explorer Pro HIARCS Chess Explorer
Platform from $74.95 from $49.95
PC Windows Windows 10 and 11 Windows 7, 8 and 10
Displays Up to 4k Up to 4k
64 Bit Support
64 Bit Optimised
Engine
Engines Included HIARCS 15, 15.1 HIARCS 14
Single Core Rating 4GB, 3300 Elo 2GB, 3100 Elo
Deep Edition upto 16 cores, 16GB, 3400+ Elo
Premium Edition upto 32 cores, 32GB, 3450+ Elo
Supports add-on UCI Engines
Engine matches (advanced)
Endgame tablebase support Nalimov and Syzygy Nalimov only
Gameplay
Play against computer
Rates your play in Elo
Play Elo rated opponents 750-3300 750-3100
In-game coaching
Play using Millennium boards Planned for v1.2
Databases
Database games included 350k games 35k games
Max database size 30 million games 2 million games
Annotated 1400 games 800 games
Tactical test databases (advanced)
PGN Database Support
Chessbase CBH, CBV Support
HCE Advanced Databases
Books
Online Book Access
Extra Book Downloads Add-On Option Add-On Option
Online Endgame Navigation (Deep/Premium)
CTG Book Support
Data Views
Game Explorer (advanced)
Player Explorer (advanced)
Opening Explorer (advanced)
Analysis Explorer (advanced)
Tree Explorer
Evaluation Explorer
Database Statistics
Database Search
Filtering
Quick Search
Header Search
Position Search
Material Search
Pawn Structure Search
Opening Search
Advanced Search
Game Analysis
Game Analysis (advanced)
Batch Game Analysis
Comments and Variation
Complex Nested Variations
Advanced Features
Reference Databases
WorkBase autosave
Find Duplicates
Compare Duplicates
Compact Database
Tournament Tables
Pop Up Variation Boards
Advanced Graphics
Layout Management