Chess Mentor Basic Edition is the perfect program for beginning and intermediate players looking to enhance their game. From a review of basic rules up to advanced tactics, Chess Mentor Basic provides hours of content and quality chess training.
Despite the fact that many books have been written on tactics in chess, many players still find it extremely difficult to recognize tactical patterns and calculate ensuing lines. With this disk the author not only gives a large number of examples of the most different kind, trying to cover as many ideas as possible, but also suggests a method which will greatly help you to see various tactical motives and systemize your calculation.
POWER PLAY - Mating Patterns - Daniel King - VOLUME 1
You think you have seen enough checkmating combinations? I find it staggering how many checkmates are missed (by both sides) in games by the top players, let alone by us mortals. Recognizing the early outlines of mating patterns is a vital skill, not just for an attacker, but for a defender too.
In the fourth volume of the endgame series a lot of themes with more material are included, such as rook and minor piece versus rook (and minor piece), rook versus two minor pieces, double rook endings, queen and knight versus queen and bishop, the bishop pair and other endgame principles.
Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Fritz Trainer on DVD Endgame theory constitutes the foundation of chess. You realize this in striking clarity once you obtain a won endgame but in the end have to be content with a draw because of a lack of necessary know-how.
Endgame theory forms the basis for chess. This becomes painfully clear as soon as a player has reached a clearly won endgame, yet must finally content himself with a draw because he lacks the necessary know-how.
The third part of the endgame series deals with queen endings, rook against minor pieces, queen against rook and queen against two rooks. Queen endings are not nearly as mysterious as they may first appear. Knowing a few rules of thumb and principles will make things very much easier for you.
POWER PLAY - Pawns Pieces and Plans - Daniel King - VOLUME 6
In this fifth Power Play DVD, Daniel King discusses strong and weak pawn structures, isolated pawns and pawn islands, how to create pawn weaknesses, how to cramp a pawn structure, the power of center pawns and much more.
POWER PLAY - Improve Your Pieces - Daniel King - VOLUME 7
In this 7th Power Play DVD, Daniel King helps you to recognize when a piece is poorly placed and what to do about it. Throughout the DVD, specially selected positions will enable you to test your understanding of the subject.
Wherever he appears, chess fans gather in crowds. Garry Kasparov is the strongest chess player of our time – and a great personality who can represent the sport like no other chess professional. Now Kasparov comes into your home and shares with you his knowledge of one of the great openings in chess.
Anti-Moscow Gambit for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
After the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 (D43) the Anti-Moscow Gambit arises on the board which currently is one of the most hotly contested openings in grandmaster practice.
Martin describes the main themes and ideas of the Gambit and gives sound guide lines, so that any one who wants to play for the initiative with Black and play the Benko Gambit, will be very well equipped.
Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely
In this DVD, Dutch top grandmaster Loek Van Wely presents both the Botvinnik Variation and the Moscow Variation of the Slav Defence, two extraordinary opening systems excelling by extreme sharpness and complexity.
Albin's Countergambit for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Many chessplayers consider Albin’s Countergambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5) nothing more than a relict of romantic chess, connecting with it – at most – the names of the old masters like Lasker, Aljechin, Janowski, Marshall and Keres.
Browse the vast selection of chess software and chess DVDs we have to offer. There are chess software and DVDs available to cover just about any chess related topic or need you could think of. There are many chess programs available to choose from as far as chess software is concerned. There is chess software to cover almost any topic in chess including, openings, middlegame, endgame, tactics, database, windows chess software, mac chess software, and chess software for Linux. Chess software is useful if you are an ambitious chess player, and if you want to continually improve your chess and train systematically to prepare for your next opponent. The chess DVDs serve the same purpose as the chess software does, just in a different format. The chess DVDs cover the same topics as the chess software does for the most part, with the exception of chess related movies, chess DVD collections, and chess games on DVD. Both the chess software and chess DVDs aim to better your knowledge of the game of chess, while equipping you with the knowledge to be a better chess player.
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