Software




    DVD 'Golden Blitz'. The price: $30
A unique project which has not any analog in chess world. A live broadcast of games from the blitz-tournament "Golden Blitz" between top World chess players. You are able to watch a game and players's images simultaneously, listening GM's commentary by Joel Lautier and Sergey Makarychev. The participants: Ruslan Ponomariov, Alexander Grischuk, Evgeny Bareev, Vladislav Tkachiev, Nigel Short, Alexander Motylev, Pavel Tregubov, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Almira Skripchenko, Zhu Chen, Irina Kruch.
A unique paired match between two best men-players and two women-players: Ponomariov+Bareev vs Scripchenko+Kosteniuk. The most interesting fragments of the games, interview with participants and winners of the tournament.
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    'CD Video' The price: $20
A unique project which has not analogs in music and chess world. 18 games of outstanding chess maestro. Synchronous video and audio images. A magnificent trainig effect. A charm and refined dance of chess pieces.
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    Chess Tactics for Intermediate Players. The price: $39
A sequel to the Chess Tactics for Beginners, this program on chess tactics is developed by the prominent chess coach Sergey Ivashchenko and aimed at intermediate players. The program includes:
  • More than 1170 tactical positions classified by themes and difficulty
  • Refutations of wrong moves as well as other hints to help find the correct answer
  • Languages supported: English, French, Spanish, Italian and German
  • DVD-like box
No additional software required.
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    Chess Tactics for Beginners. The price: $39
This 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.
  • More than 1,300 tactical problems. You have to find the most important moves
  • A built-in playing engine "Dragon" which can be called upon to analyze the problem
  • Your favourite external playing program can also be used by you
  • Wooden, marmoreal and standard interfaces possible
  • English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish versions available
  • Manual and build-in help files for each language
  • DVD-like box
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    Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Volumes I, II, III, IV packet. The price: $130
Our special offer includes Encyclopedia of Middlegame Vol. I, Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Vol. II and Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Vol. III. Each of the programs by GM Alexander Kalinin contains:
  • Theoretical section which includes over 520 games/lectures, each of them illustrating typical plans and methods in the openings
  • Special training section includes 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
  • More than 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. The packet includes 3 separate CDs, printed manuals and plastic boxes.
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    Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Vol. I The price: $43
The 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
  • Several languages supported: English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish
No additional software required.
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    Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Vol. II The price: $43
Encyclopedia 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.
  • Over 650 thoroughly annotated and classified instructive examples
  • More than 600 exercises for you to solve
  • 150 typical positions to train and play against Crafty, the built-in playing engine
  • Several languages supported: English, Spanish and Russian
  • No additional software required
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    Encyclopedia of Middlegame, Vol. III The price: $43
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, variant 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 (or 2:g6) 3. Bg5, and 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. The packet includes a CD, a printed manual and a plastic box.
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    Mate Studies The price: $33
A 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.
  • Visual hints to help a student find the solution
  • Embedded chess playing program Crafty to learn with or play against
  • Multiple user profiles possible with independent ratings and all other individual information
  • Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
A package includes a CD and a printed manual.
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    Comprehensive Chess Endings + Nalimov DVD, packet The price: $88
Our special offer includes a packet of two brand-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.
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    Comprehensive Chess Endings The price: $60
This 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
  • Material deeply elaborated and revised by GM Yuri Averbakh thus contributing to revised evaluation of some important theoretical endings compared to the printed edition
  • Nalimov Endgame Tablebases support and a built-in Test Mode
  • Computer evaluations and variations given for every move in games and examples
  • 2954 additional games from the modern practice, where the position in question occurred
  • The built-in playing program Crafty and the powerful searching system Chess Assistant Light allowing to analyze and play through the positions in question, edit variations, search for the necessary information, print out and export into a text file in both RTF and HTML formats
English version available, DVD-like box.
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    Chess Endgame Training The price: $43 The 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
  • While solving exercises, you are shown refutations of wrong moves as well as numerous hints to help and find the correct answer
  • The program also keeps track of your rating and adjusts it after each exercise
  • Several languages supported: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Swedish
DVD-like box No additional software required
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    Theory and Practice of Chess Endings The price: $43
Endgame 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.
  • Special training section with 300 exercises for a user to solve
  • Giving refutations of wrong moves as well as numerous hints to help one find the correct answer
  • 180 positions, especially chosen by their instructive value, to be played and trained against the built-in chess playing program Crafty
  • Multiple user profiles possible, with independent ratings and statistics for each
  • Several printing options available
  • English and Spanish languages supported
  • DVD-like box
  • No additional software required.
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    Total Chess Training The price: $142
Total 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:
  • Openings - Learn to play by learning the opening mistakes and traps that've been discovered over time with Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders
  • Middlegame - Become a wizard in the art of combinations with the intensive course on tactics, CT-Art 3.0, and learn the positional methods used by grandmasters in Strategy 2.0. Study typical middlegame structures and their plans, arranged depending on the openings they come from, with Encyclopedia of Middlegame.
  • Endgame - Instead of boring lectures, learn endgame technique with the use of breathtaking artistic endgame compositions, chosen for their relevance to real play, with Studies 2.0.
Altogether Total Chess Training includes more than 9000 commented games and positions to be solved for chess players with ELO rating from 1800 to 2400! Total Chess Training is the product of the best Russian chess instructors' efforts. Take advantage of their training and knowledge now, and raise your playing level to a new standard. English, French, German, Italian and Spanish versions available.
No additional software required.
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    Chess Tactics ART 3.0 The price: $39
The 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.
  • Material chosen for a wide variety of player strengths
  • No less than 1217 main examples with over 1000 supplementary ones classified according 3 criteria
  • Several languages supported: English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish
  • DVD-like box
No additional software required.
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    Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders The price: $39
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.
  • Over 1,250 instructive exercises of varying difficulty from practical games
  • Several languages supported: English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish
No additional software is required.
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    Strategy 2.0 The price: $43
  • Designed 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.
  • 250 examples for self-study illustrating the lessons presented
  • 1100 selected exercises for you to solve
  • 450 typical positions to train and play against Crafty or other supported external programs
  • Several languages supported: English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish
  • DVD-like box
No additional software required.
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    Studies 2.0 The price: $39
Training course based on best chess studies, especially chosen for their instructive value. Contains over 950 greatest endgame compositions and 900 subsidiary exercises divided into 4 parts:
1) Studies on the topics; 2) Ending studies; 3) Gallery of Chess Compositions; 4) Various grades by difficulty level (ELO 1800-2400). There is simply no substitute for the ease and quality of the studies presented, not to mention their eternal beauty.
  • A possibility to set up styles for study and game elements
  • Built-in chess playing program (may be started from any position)
  • Compatibility with top playing programs (Hiarcs 3-6, MChess Pro 5-7 etc)
  • Several languages supported: English, French, German, Russian and Spanish
No additional software required.
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    Chess School for Beginners The price: $39
Written 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.
  • 700 carefully chosen, and in many cases designed, examples to help a student
  • Navigator, the part of the program, presents a window which allows to select a mode of work
  • Ideal for schools and teachers with an unlimited number of individual student profiles allowed
  • English version is available
  • DVD-like box
No additional software is required.
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    Advanced Chess School The price: $39
Advanced 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. The program contains 2 large courses: "Theory - Essential Chess Knowledge" and "Playing Instructive Examples.
  • 55 lessons with more than 1,200 instructive examples
  • Several languages supported: English, Russian, Spanish
  • No additional software required
  • DVD-like box
This course turns a beginner into an intermediate player!
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