Fritz 12 Quick Guide.pdf
Customizing the Openings Book:
To make a green or blue move red, right click on it and select ‘Don't play in tournament’. Red moves will
never be played while the openings book options are set to ‘Tournament book’. Note that resetting the
weights will not change the color back to its original.
To make a red move green, right click on it and select ‘Main Move’. Note that resetting the weights will not
change the color back to its original.
To change the ‘Fact’ (i.e. the probability weight) of a move, right click it and choose ‘Change weight’, and
set it between -125 (very unlikely to be played) and +125 (very likely to be played). This is what Fritz’s
automatic book learning does (based on whether games are won or lost) but this is how you do it manually.
Note that resetting the weights will change the weight back to its original value.
‘Tournament book’ – don’t use red moves
‘Variety of play’ – high variety means Fritz will choose blue and green moves, not just the strong green
‘Influence of learn value’ – how strongly does the weight (the ‘Fact’) influence the move choice
‘Learning strength’ – how quickly will Fritz change the weights based on its wins and losses
‘Optimize’ – set Variety, Influence, and Learning to original, optimal values
‘Normal’ – set Variety, Influence, and Learning to normal values
‘Handicap’ – set Variety, Influence, and Learning to handicap values
For training I recommend turning off ‘Tournament book’ and setting ‘Variety of play to maximum’. This will
cause Fritz to throw all sorts of opening moves at you, not just the ones you’ll see from strong tournament
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