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Training and Teaching Software

Total Chess Training II
code: P-10 price: 79 €
This is the second compilation of popular training programs for studying all the chess game phases: opening, middlegame and endgame. On this CD you will find five programs not included in the first Total Training package:
  • Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Vol. II
  • Chess Tactics for intermediate players
  • Mate Studies
  • Theory and Practice of Chess Endings
  • Chess Endgame Training
Total Chess Training
code: P-10a price: 79 €
click to enlargeTotal Chess Training consists of five magnificent educational programs: Chess Tactics Art 3.0; Strategy 2.0; Encyclopedia of Middlegame; Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders; Studies 2.0 with new printing possibilities, covering every phase or aspect of chess.
Comprehensive Chess Endings
code: P-11 price: 31 €
click to enlargeThis is a fundamental program for studying endgame theory. Material is supplied by the prominent endgame theoretician GM Yuri Averbakh. The program includes 4143 theoretically important games and examples thoroughly analyzed and classified into 300 themes; Material based on a printed edition of Comprehensive Chess Endings
All the chess material calculated through by the leading chess playing programs using the endgame tables.
Comprehensive Chess Endings + Nalimov DVD, packet
code: P-12 price: 50,90 €
Packet of two new software products (English versions): Comprehensive Chess Endings which is a fundamental program for studying endgame theory. Material is supplied by the prominent endgame theoretician GM Yuri Averbakh.
Nalimov DVD containing the most complete version of the 3-4-5 piece NALIMOV endgame tablebases (290 files). Completely compatible with Chess Assistant 6 or 7, Comprehensive Chess Endings, Fritz 7/8, Tiger 14/15, Shredder 7, Junior and a lot of other engines.
Chess Combinations Encyclopedia
code: P-13 price: 25 €
click to enlargeA fundamental program on chess tactics including more than 4000 training examples and exercises classified by more than 100 tactical methods and motifs. The complexity of the exercises grows inside each theme from beginner to advanced chess player. Individual ratings are calculated on the basis of the user's performance and statistics are gathered for each user. When studying each theme step by step, you can master all the tactical methods and improve your play drastically.
Chess Endings, Essential Knowledge, e-book
code: P-14 price: 25 €
The program is based on the classic by the Russian GM and endgame expert Yuri Averbakh, first published in 1966 and remaining the standard guide for practical endgame play:
By concentrating on the basic principles the average player is given a working knowledge of the endgame as well as a firm foundation for a further develop of his or her interest and technique in this stage of a chess game.
The reader is taken from the most elementary checkmates through the exploitation of positional and material advantage up to the master play actual endings' analysis.
Understanding Chess Strategy, e-book
code: P-15 price: 25 €
Strategy is the foundation of chess. It evolves at the same pace as the game itself, but the classic principles remain unaltered. The author, Alexander Raetsky, besides being an active International Master, is also an esteemed author of theoretical works in several countries.
Chess Tactics for Beginners
code: P-17 price: 22,50 €
click to enlargeThis program is based on a bestseller by the experienced coach Sergey Ivashchenko. Intended for beginners, both children and adults. Exercises arranged in five courses according to their increasing difficulty. Each course contains exercises for Practice and Test. The program includes positions from practical games, endgame studies as well as training examples.
Mate Studies
code: P-18 price: 18,90 €
click to enlargeA new interactive training course includes over 5000 best mate studies classified by a number of moves to achieve mate, a number of pieces on the board and authors.
Chess Endgame Training
code: P-19 price: 25 €
click to enlargeThe program designed to teach you different endgame methods. The material written by IM ICCF Alexander Alpert. Includes:
    More than 2450 endgame exercises taken from practical games, endgame studies
  • Training examples, all classified according to no less than 500 endgame themes
  • A built-in playing program Crafty to analyze or train with
Theory and Practice of Chess Endings
code: P-20 price: 25 €
click to enlargeEndgame course composed by GM Alexander Panchenko. It's aim is to teach a student the intricacies of the endgame through a theoretical section, which includes over 700 games/lectures, each of them illustrating theoretical and practical endgame methods. Many of the included themes discussed for the very first time.
Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Volumes I, II, III, packet
code: P-21 price: 68 €
click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlargeThis offer offer includes Encyclopedia of Middlegame Vol. I, Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Vol. II and Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Vol. III. by GM Alexander Kalinin.
Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Vol. I
code: P-21a price: 25 €
click to enlargeThe program designed by GM Alexander Kalinin to help a student understand the ideas and strategies behind typical middlegame positions according to the openings they originate from. Intended for stronger players. Having no analogues among chess programs MIDDLEGAME contains detailed material on two courses: typical structures of middlegame and playing technique in most popular openings. Training material contains more than 600 examples and is subdivided into themes according to typical methods and ideas of playing.
More than 1,000 exercises formed by real games for you to solve
About 400 typical positions for playing against internal playing engine Dragon, or other supported external programs
Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Vol. II
code: P-21b price: 25 €
click to enlargeEncyclopedia of Middlegame II was written by GM Alexander Kalinin. A CD contains a course Typical Plans and Methods in the Most Popular Openings.
The following openings are viewed: Sicilian defense (Dragon, Najdorf, Paulsen variations), Ruy Lopez (Open variation, Exchanged Variation), King's gambit, Italian game, Evans gambit, Pirc-Ufimtsev, Alekhine's defense, Nimzo-Indian defense, Queen's-Indian defense, Queen's gambit, Modern Benoni).
The program is not another Middlegame I version but a completely new program supplied with the wholly different material.
Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Vol. III
code: P-21c price: 25 €
click to enlargeThis 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, variant 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 (or 2...g6) 3. Bg5, and etc.
Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Vol. IV
code: P-21d price: 25 €
click to enlargeThis 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. A special training section includes more than 530 exercises for a user to solve, giving refutations of the wrong moves as well as numerous hints to help you find the correct answer. There are also training 380 positions to be played against the embedded chess playing program Crafty. Multiple user profiles are featured with independent ratings and statistics for each. Printing options are also available.
English and Spanish version are available
CT-ART 3.0
code: P-22 price: 22,50 €
click to enlargeThe program is the 3rd revised and expanded edition of the ever popular Chess Tactics Art by the Russian GM of Correspondence chess, Maxim Blokh. The focus of the examples' difficulty is on amateurs but even masters will find themselves challenged by the hardest ones.
Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders
code: P-23 price: 22,50 €
Learn to play chess by learning the opening mistakes and traps that have been discovered over time. The chess material prepared by IM Yaroslav Ulko and IM Aleksey Mitenkov, both experienced coaches and players in Russia. The program designed for studying the blunders in more than 40 openings.
Strategy 2.0
code: P-24 price: 25,00 €
click to enlargeDesigned by GM Alexander Kalinin to teach students strategy and positional play, STRATEGY 2.0 is a significantly expanded version of the original Strategy, containing not only more exercises but also many new lessons not present in the first edition. This chess program presents 1800 instructive positions with 18 most important strategic themes such as Advantage in development, Advantage in space, Attack on the king, Attack on the queenside, Weak squares, Pawn structure, Open files and diagonals, Central squares, Position of pieces, Exchange, Positional sacrifice, Prophylaxis, Isolated queen's pawn, Hanging pawns, Pawn pair of c3+d4 on semi-open files, the rule of two weaknesses, Planning, Defense and Counterattack.
Chess School for Beginners
code: P-26 price: 22,50 €
click to enlargeWritten by GM Yury Razuvaev, well-known GM and one of Anatoly Karpov's coaches, this friendly interactive course is intended for both children and adult beginners. It is divided into 3 main sections:
1) Chess rules;
2) Development of intellectual abilities;
3) Playing.
Advanced Chess School
code: P-27 price: 22,50 €
click to enlargeAdvanced Chess School is an interactive tutorial for those unexperienced players, both children and adults, who have already learnt the rules of chess and now wish to become players of intermediate strength. It can be considered a continuation of "Chess School for Beginners". Students will study essential concepts such as development, the center, fundamentals in chess tactics, basic endgame rules and much more! The chess material for the program was prepared by N. Zhuravlev, chess master from Latvia, famous trainer and author.
Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual - Mark Dvoretsky
code: P-50 price: 30 €
click to enlargeRussian International Master Mark Dvoretsky is perhaps the most respected chess instructor in the world today. His latest work, Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual, is sure to become a classic on one of the most difficult and subtile phases in chess. It covers all the most important positions required for endgame mastery, from elementary king-and-pawn endings to complex rook or queen endgames that have baffled even top grandmasters.
Training with Garry Kasparov. How to play The Queen's Gambit
code: P-51 price: 30 €
click to enlargeGarry Kasparov took to the Queen’s Gambit at a relatively late stage of his chess career, but then had the best training anyone could imagine: in his first match for the world championship against Anatoly Karpov, this opening appeared on the board no less than 19 times. Now he shares his knowledge with you. With great eloquence Kasparov speaks about variations and ideas of the Classical Queen’s Gambit, the basics of which were laid by the champions of their times - Steinitz, Lasker, Rubinstein, Capablanca and Alekhine.
Training with Garry Kasparov. How to play The Najdorf vol.1
code: P-52 price: 30 €
click to enlargeThe Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defence has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black. It is an opening where people often strive for a full point, instead of simply defending the position with the black pieces. Many great players have contributed to the development of this complex opening. There were two world champions who formed much of their careers using the Najdorf system as their weapon of choice against 1.e4: Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov celebrated spectacular successes with it. Both players used the Najdorf (pronounced “ny-dorff”, rhyming with “high-dwarf”) during their child prodigy years and retained it as an important part of their repertoire during their entire careers.
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