My students and web site visitors know that I have been a big fan of certain ChessAssistant training products. The marketing folks consistently provided me with their latest offerings to review. Now, I am pleased to offer few selected programs that I especially liked directly to you with this special offer:  
Through May 2010 - buy any combination of the software below over $100 and get another 10% off (on top of the discounts already listed below). Will be refunded via PayPal once you e-mail to confirm receiving of the products and request a refund.
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Rybka 4 Aquarium - Excellent Training Partner! Opening Preparation and more... 1200 - 2500 - <<  MY FAVORITE

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$65

 

 

 

NEW: Complete Training Course  - Intended Audience – Players Rated 1000 - 1800 - <<  MY FAVORITE

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Course content:

  1. Utilizing decisive material advantage

  2. Basics pawn endings

  3. The fundamentals of chess tactics

  4. Utilizing a material or positional advantage

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NEW: Checkmates 1  - Intended Audience – Players Rated 1000 - 1800 - << 

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Course content: This program includes 40,000 exercises taken from practical games with few pieces left on the board. It is intended for players with USCF rating of 300 or higher. Even if you only study and solve 10% of the exercises, you will learn a huge number of mating patterns and probably never miss a mate in one again!

32

 

NEW: Checkmates 2  - Intended Audience – Players Rated 1000 - 1800 - << 

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Course content: This program includes 40,000 exercises taken from practical games with few pieces left on the board. It is intended for players with USCF rating of 300 or higher. Even if you only study and solve 10% of the exercises, you will learn a huge number of mating patterns and probably never miss a mate in one again!

32

 

NEW: CT-ART 4.0  - two programs - Updated CT-ARt 3.0 + Studies 2.0 on one disk - << 

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You get plenty of feedback and opportunity to track your progress.

  • Study the training material and test your knowledge

  • Review your rating history

  • Keep track of the progress of multiple users. Compete against your friends and family members

  • Practice by playing against a chess program

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CT-Art 3.0  - Intended Audience – Players Rated 1400 - 2500 - <<  MY FAVORITE

Excellent Training tool helps you improve Tactical and Calculation skills – recognition of Tactical motifs, Threats, Sacrifices….

Key features –

·          Testing sub-variations in addition to main line,

·          Ability to practice every position against built-in Playing engine.

·         Assignment of Rating, that can be compared to your real rating.

$32

$29 (10% off)

 

Dinosaur Chess: Learn to Play - Excellent software for kids

A fun way for children to learn to play chess

Over 20 mini games and puzzles

Play simplified and full chess games against the dinosaurs

Entertaining and challenging

Review and snapshots here

$32  

  

Chess Endgame Training Intended Audience Rated 1400 - 2500  [FAVORITE]

Excellent Training tool helps you improve Endgame skills – standard positions, Tactical and Strategic motifs, planning...

Key features –

·          Testing sub-variations in addition to main line,

·          Ability to practice every position against built-in Playing engine.

·         Assignment of Rating, that can be compared to your real rating.

$32  

  

Pocket PC package - (NEW)

Pocket Encyclopedia of Middlegame ($26), Pocket Chess Endings ($26), Pocket Chess Strategy ($26). Free insured shipping (US) 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Pocket Chess Endings runs on Pocket PCs with Windows Mobile 2005, Windows Mobile 2003 and Pocket PC 2002. Installation requires a PC.

$80

$72

(10% off)

  

Total Chess Training 1600 -2400 Instead of buying individual programs, consider buying this one and save a lot of money.  “…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 capacities…”   [FAVORITE]

 

$100

$89

(10% off)

  

Total Chess Training II -  1600 - 2400 Instead of buying individual programs, consider buying this one and save a lot of money. “…Total Chess Training consists of five magnificent educational programs: Enc of Middlegame Vol. II, Chess tactics for Intermediate Player, Chess Endgame Training, Theory and Practice of Endgames, Mate Studies   [FAVORITE]

$100

$89

(10% off)

  

Total Chess Training III -  1000 - 1600 Instead of buying individual programs, consider buying this one and save a lot of money. “…Total Chess Training consists of five magnificent educational programs: Advanced Chess School, Chess Tactics for Beginners, Chess Combinations Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Middlegame III, Encyclopedia of Middlegame IV    [FAVORITE]

 

$100

$89

(10% off)

  

Opening Instructor (NEW)

"This compact opening manual contains a detailed classification, which makes it useful to players of any level - beginners, intermediate and advanced players... The program allows users to add, edit and print the chess material, to analyze positions and to play against the built-in Crafty, Delfi and Dragon programs, to find games and positions according to complex criteria, to find the strongest moves in the test mode and much more"

$32

  

Chess Middlegame Collection (NEW)

"This is a unique set of programs produced on 4 CDs, where four chess programs on the middlegame are put together (Encyclopedia of the Middlegame I, Encyclopedia of the MiddlegameII, Encyclopedia of the Middlegame III and Encyclopedia of the Middlegame IV), covering the theory and practice of the middlegame for each of the openings.

---- 300 games/lectures prepared by GM Alexander Kalinin; ---- more than 2600 exercises to solve; ---- more than 1000 training positions to be played against the built-in chess playing program Crafty. 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"

$100

 

$89

 

(10% off)

  

 

Chess Combinations Encyclopedia (NEW) Intended Audience – Players Rated 1400 - 2500. Great alternative to CT-ART.

A 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.

$32

  

Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders Intended Audience – Players Rated 1400 - 2200

Very early in my career one of my favorite books was Nesihtad’s  “Opening Blunders”. Catching opponent off guard right in the beginning of the game was a lot of fun. Having this disk at your disposal gives 100 times larger pool of common tricks and traps to use.

Key features –

·          All openings are included and many traps can even catch Grandmaster off guard.

·          Ability to practice every position against built-in Playing engine.

·         Assignment of Rating, that can be compared to your real rating.

$32

 

Encyclopedia of Middlegame vol. IV Intended Audience – Players Rated 1400 - 2100 [FAVORITE]

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.

$32

$27

 

Studies 2.0 Intended Audience – Players Rated 1700 - 2500

Excellent Training tool helps you improve Endgame and Calculation skills – recognition of standard endgame positions, tactical endgame motifs, and variation trees. For lower rated players – endgame training CD suits slightly better.

Key features –

·          Testing sub-variations in addition to main line,

·          Ability to practice every position against built-in Playing engine.

·         Assignment of Rating, that can be compared to your real rating.

$32

 

Chess Tactics for Beginners Intended Audience – Unrated -  1600 [FAVORITE]

Excellent Training for beginners to introduce basic mates and basic tactical motifs. Consider this Book supplement. More than 1300 problems

Key features –

·          Testing sub-variations in addition to main line,

·          Ability to practice every position against built-in Playing engine.

·         Assignment of Rating, that can be compared to your real rating.

$32

 

Chess Tactics for Intermediate Players Intended Audience – 1600 -2300  [FAVORITE]

Excellent Training for Intermediate Players. Second Ivashneko's manual is finally in the software form! Strongly recommended! More than 1100 problems.

Key features –

·          Testing sub-variations in addition to main line,

·          Ability to practice every position against built-in Playing engine.

·         Assignment of Rating, that can be compared to your real rating.

$32

 

Advanced Chess School Intended Audience – Unrated -  1600 [FAVORITE]

Excellent Training for beginners – covers all essentials for Opening, Middlegame and Endgame, introduces Tactics and elements of strategy.

Key features –

·          Testing sub-variations in addition to main line,

·          Ability to practice every position against built-in Playing engine.

·         Assignment of Rating, that can be compared to your real rating.

$32

 

Chess Assistant 11 Starter (Apr, 2010) - Intended Audience – Players Rated 1400 - 2500. Recently released.

Inexpensive alternative to ChessBase, Excellent quality! Includes Rybka 3.

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$100  

$89

(11% off)

 

Chess Assistant 11 Professional package (April 2010) - Intended Audience – Players Rated 1400 - 2500. Recently released.

Inexpensive alternative to ChessBase, Excellent quality!

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$159  

$139

(13% off)

 

Chess Assistant 11 mega package (April 2010) - Intended Audience – Players Rated 1400 - 2500. Recently released.

Inexpensive alternative to ChessBase, Excellent quality!.

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$229

$195

(15% off)

 

Insured Shipping to US, if ordering less than two items. Non-US - please contact me for a quote. Minimum cost is $10.

$3.95

 

Non-US - shipping. Minimum cost is $12.

$12

 

Great Players Kit This is a special gift to those who enjoy going over annotated games of greatest player, looking at photos, studying tournament statistics and going over the games trying to guess moves. While the individual programs a available for each of the 5 players below, buying this Kit is like getting 5 for the price of 3.

5 World Champions: Mikhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik, Emanuel Lasker and Jose Raul Capablanca

$100

 

$89

 

(10% off)