Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders (on CD)

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Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders (on CD)

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Levels 5 - 7 [Rating 1400-2000]

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This chess course is designed to teach you how to play in the opening by exploring opening mistakes and their consequences.

The training program covers various blunders in more than 40 different openings and contains over 1250 teaching exercises of varying difficulty, taken from real games.

Study chess opnening and learn to see through traps in the opening, and set up your own!

System requirements: IBM-compatible PC, 32 Mb RAM, hard disk 50Mb, Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP/Vista/7/8/10/11, CD-ROM drive. No additional software required.

Course content:
  1. Rare variations
  2. Alekhine's def.
  3. Benoni def.
  4. Bird's opening
  5. Bishop's opening
  6. Blumenfeld counter-gam.
  7. Bogo-indian def.
  8. Budapest gam.
  9. Caro-kann
  10. Catalan system
  11. Center gam.
  12. Dutch def.
  13. English opening
  14. Evans gam.
  15. Four knights game
  16. French def.
  17. Grunfeld def.
  18. Italian game & Hungarian def.
  19. King's gam.
  20. King's indian def.
  21. Latvian gam.
  22. Nimzo-indian def.
  23. Nimzowitsch def.
  24. Old indian def.
  25. Philidor's def.
  26. Pirc-robatsch def.
  27. Queen's gam.
  28. Queen's indian def.
  29. Queen's pawn game
  30. Reti opening
  31. Petroff's def.
  32. Ruy lopez
  33. Scandinavian def.
  34. Scotch gam. & ponziani's opening
  35. Scotch game
  36. Sicilian def.
  37. Three knights game
  38. Two knights def.
  39. Vienna game
  40. Volga gam.
(ELO 1400-2450)
English and Spanish versions available.

Training with Peshk@ courses by ChessOK: ELO 2400+ in just two years. READ THE ARTICLE

Training with Peshk@ courses by ChessOK: ELO 2400+ in just two years. READ THE ARTICLE

ChessOK is proud to announce the immediate availability of Peshk@, the newest member of its training and improvement family. Peshk@ is a modern chess improvement and training tool from the developers of CT-ART, one of the most popular and respected tactics training programs.

Additional training modules. Besides the training module that comes with Peshk@, a selection of additional modules is offered, covering a wide range of subjects from the opening to the endgame and from strategy to tactics.

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  • Study the material and then test your knowledge
  • Elo rating history
  • Performance statistics
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  • Analyze with a chess engine
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