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This is Total Chess second compilation of popular training programs for studying all the chess game phases: opening, middlegame and endgame.
DOWNLOAD - Total Chess Training - VOLUME II
Total Chess Training IV consists of five magnificent educational programs not included in the other Total Training packages.
DOWNLOAD - Total Chess Training - VOLUME IV
This is the third compilation of popular training programs on 5 CDs, that covers some aspects of chess: Tactics, Combinations, Strategy and Middlegame.
DOWNLOAD - Total Chess Training III
This training course contains 77,000 mate in one exercises taken from practical games with many pieces on the board. An excellent follow-up to CD Elementary Checkmates I.
Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II
If you're a beginner, you simply can't afford to miss a mate in one if you want to improve your chess. This comprehensive course, developed by the chess experts at Convekta, addresses this problem.
Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I
If you are a beginner, it is necessary for you to study simple tactical methods and learn how to employ them!
Elementary Chess Combinations
The program designed by GM Alexander Kalinin is to help a student understand the ideas and strategies behind typical middlegame positions according to the openings they originate from. Intended for stronger players.
Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME I
The Encyclopedia of Middlegame II was written by GM Alexander Kalinin. The CD contains a course in Typical Plans and Methods in the Most Popular Openings.
Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME II
This course composed by GM Alexander Kalinin is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes over 520 games/lectures each of them illustrating typical plans and methods in the following openings: Petroff Defense, Ruy Lopez (Marshall var.), Sicilian Defense (Closed System and 3. Bb5 var.), Scandinavian Defense, Gruenfeld Defense, Queen's Gambit Accepted, Reti Opening, 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 (or 2?g6) 3. Bg5, etc. More than 500 exercises for a user to solve, giving refutations of the wrong moves as well as numerous hints to help you find the correct answer As many as 100 training positions to be played against the built-in chess playing program Crafty. Multiple user profiles featured with independent ratings and statistics for each. Printing options also available. Several languages supported: English, Spanish and Russian. No additional software required. Vista Users: If there is a problem running Chess Assistant programs with Vista, there is a free patch available. The patch may be downloaded, and the very simple instructions for using it are available at: http://chessok.com/?page_id=19942
Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME III
This course was composed by GM Kalinin. It is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes over 560 games/lectures, each of them illustrating typical plans and methods in the following openings: Two Knights' defense, Ruy Lopez (Schliemann and 5...b5 variations), Sicilian defense (Richter attack), French defense (3. e5 and 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 variations), Caro-Kann defense (3.e5 var.), English defense, King's Indian defense (Classical, Saemisch, Fianchetto and Averbakh variations), Nimzo-Indian defense, Slav defense (4...dc var.), Old Indian defense, etc.
Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME IV
Encyclopedia of Middlegame V course composed by GM Alexander Kalinin is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes over 500 games/lectures.
Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME V
Win with your extra material! The experts usually win with an extra pawn, but many players discover from experience how easy it is to go wrong, even in the simplest of endgames. Chris Ward explains in easy steps how to handle typical endgame situations.
The legendary Anatoly Karpov has won over 250 Grandmaster tournaments, many more than any other player in chess history. His games are characterized by the gradual and patient pushing of an opponent back to the wall, before finally finishing him off with a deadly blow.
Find the Right Plan with Anatoly Karpov
Secrets from Scotland to Unlock Your Highly Original Thinking
The H.O.T. stands for Highly Original Thinking. The author's ideas extend beyond the situation on the board. He maximizes your strengths and exploits your opponent's weaknesses.
The best way to improve your chess game is to train yourself on your computer in solving problems from practical games.
How to Win Miniatures at Chess
Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of a Two-Time Candidate for the World Chess Championship
Improve your chess by studying the games of a two-time candidate for the World Championship and three-time British champion. Jon Speelman annotates the best of his games in this collection, and includes games and stories from his World Championship campaigns, Chess Olympiads, and top-level grandmaster tournaments, including the World Cup.
Jon Speelman's Best Games
Once you have learned the basic moves, how exactly should you improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. When you play through these games and explanations you will get a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.
Logical Chess - Move By Move
In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great Bobby Fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, including the astounding 'Game of the Century' played when he was only 15 years old!
My 60 Memorable Games
Most chess games are not won – they are lost. Many instructional chess books tell you how to improve a position when it is already (or may be) favourable. This book offers help when you definitely do not have the advantage. Every chess player needs a sound arsenal of defensive techniques. This book covers them all – counterplay, when to accept sacrifices, how to anticipate short- and long-term threats, and how to minimize losses. It also helps you create a strong underlying psychological framework for defensive technique – it teaches you how to stay cool under fire, how to stonewall and how to exploit your opponent's weaknesses.
New Art of Defense in Chess
Inspiration and Instruction for Chess Players of All Levels
Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history and a leading contender for the world championship for over 30 years. His modest, honest and open-minded approach to chess made him popular with chess enthusiasts the world over. These qualities come over supremely well in his writing.
Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection
Every chess player needs to know how to handle pawns. Pawns form the 'playing fields' of chess games, a semi-permanent structure that can determine whether a player wins or loses. This fully updated version of a timeless chess classic will give you the comprehensive knowledge to mastering pawn structures.
Pawn Structure Chess
This chess program is designed especially for novice players who have already learned the rules of chess and now wish to become players of intermediate strength. Students will study essential concepts such as development, the center, fundamentals in chess tactics, basic endgame rules and much more!
Pocket Chess Basics
Pocket Chess Combinations is the training program on chess combinations for Pocket PC. The material is developed by the prominent chess coach Sergey Ivashchenko and aimed at intermediate players.
Pocket Chess Combinations
Pocket Chess Endings is the best program for studying the endgame on a PocketPC. The author, well-known coach and grandmaster Panchenko, worked through this chess material for over 20 years. Many experts regard his endgame handbook as the best in the field. Thousands of chess players in Russia have used it to study the endgame and many of them are now grandmasters.?
The theoretical section includes over 700 games/lectures, each of them illustrating theoretical and practical endgame methods. Many of the included themes are discussed for the very first time. A special training section includes 300 exercises for the user to solve, showing the refutations of wrong moves as well as giving numerous hints to help find the correct answer. Multiple user profiles are possible, with independent ratings and statistics for each user.?
Pocket Chess Endings
Pocket Chess Strategy is the first chess program to teach strategy and positional play on a Pocket PC.
Pocket Chess Strategy
The author, well-known coach Ivaschenko, has been working at this chess material for over 20 years and many experts consider his handbook to be the best for beginners.
Pocket Chess Tactics for Beginners
Pocket CT-ART is the first training program on chess tactics for Pocket PC. Now on your Pocket PC you can solve chess combinations and improve your chess skills. The material was chosen for a wide variety of player strengths from beginner to advanced players.
Pocket Encyclopedia of Middlegame is a new learning software for the Pocket PC dedicated to the opening and the middlegame.
Pocket Encyclopedia of Middlegame
Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the All-Time Deepest Thinker
The most instructive games by one of the most original chess players of all time!
A new edition of Golombek's in-depth look at the chess of one of the most influential chess theoreticians of the twentieth century. As part of the algebraic classics series, it has been converted to modern notation by Grandmaster John Nunn, who has added analytical footnotes.
Richard Reti's Best Games
Mikhail Tal is one of the all-time chess greats. In 1960 he became the youngest champion in world history at the age of 23, sweeping to victory at his first attempt. His extraordinary tactical ability has never been bettered, and his reputation goes from strength to strength.
This absorbing book, first published in the early 1980s, is based on diaries kept by Tal’s coach from their training sessions, and this unique perspective makes it a fascinating and effective chess instructor, written in engaging language and suitable for teenagers as well as older readers.
It shows how Tal achieved greatness through hard work, application and the influence of a world-class coach, and through this book modern readers can catch a glimpse of the development of a true chess genius. The book is fully updated and converted to algebraic format.
Study Chess with Tal
It's a fact of chess life that if you want to win, you have to put a bit of study in. Every chess player, from near-beginner to experienced tournament player, needs to learn the openings and keep on top of current theory. But studying doesn't have to be dull.
Studying Chess Made Easy
Assess your chess strength with this test-yourself guide. In this instructive and entertaining book, based on the author's Chess Monthly column, Grandmaster Daniel King invites you to sit alongside the leading players in the world and predict their moves.
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Test your Chess with Daniel King
Chess is great for developing a child's analytical skills, fostering the competitive instinct—and having fun. Nothing beats this cute, character-based guide for teaching youngsters how to play. Jess and Jamie—two rough-and-tumble, chess-obsessed kids—explain it all: what the pieces are and how they move; the opening, middlegame, and endgame; checkmate; and sneaky tricks that win. The book's friendly, entertaining, and essential to any child's bookshelf.
The Batsford Book of Chess for Children
An Instructive and Entertaining Trip Through the Heritage of Chess
An algebraic expanded revision of Euwe's 1968 edition examining the contributions of great players throughout history. Nunn brings you up-to-date over the last 30 years with the eras of Fischer, Karpov, and Kasparov. They assess the contributions of each great players in the way chess is played and approached.
The Development of Chess Style
The bestselling author of Logical Chess Move by Move guides players through 62 masterly strategies for chess success. Each game provides a classic example of a fundamental problem and its best resolution, described with chess diagrams and Chernev's lively notes. The matches—all by chess greats such as Capablanca, Tarrasch, Fischer, Alekhine, Lasker, and Petrosian—turn theory into practice and illuminate the game for every player. This revised edition features an updated algebraic format.
The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played
This all new Total Chess Endings CD package includes two training courses: Theory and Practice of Chess Endings and Chess Endgame Training.
Theory and Practice of Chess Ending