This course is aimed at teaching a student much of the strategy methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes over 450 games/lectures, each of them illustrating typical plans and methods in the following important strategic themes such as:
Advantage in development
Advantage in space
Attack on the king
Attack on the queenside
Open files and diagonals
Position of pieces
Isolated queen's pawn
Pawn pair of c3+d4 on semi-open files
The rule of two weaknesses
A special training section includes more than 1100 exercises for a user to solve, giving refutations of the wrong moves as well as numerous hints to help you find the correct answer.
Chess Strategy 3.0 also includes a bonus Typical Pawn Structures course. This chess course presents 200 instructive positions with 4 themes such as Karlsbad, Hedgehog, etc.
System requirements: IBM-compatible PC, 256 Mb RAM, hard disk 100Mb, Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, CD-ROM drive. No additional software required.
Languages: English, French, German, Italian.
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.
Familiar features in a modern user interface. If you are familiar with older ChessOK training products, you will feel right at home with Peshk@:
Keeps track of the progress of multiple users.
Study the material and then test your knowledge
Elo rating history
Play against a chess engine
Analyze with a chess engine
Taking Advantage of the Internet. Peshk@ comes with one training course, but users can browse a list of available courses from inside the program. The list is automatically updated when new courses are released.
Users can try out new courses before they buy them. There is no need to install a new program just to try them out. The trial versions allow you to make more informed buying decisions. If you decide to buy, the purchase only requires a few mouse clicks and you will be able to start using the new course within minutes.
This design allows users to quickly build a library of courses that address exactly those areas that need the most improvement.
Improvements Based on User Feedback. The improvements in Peshk@ compared to previous ChessOK training programs are to a large extent based on feedback from users. Here are some examples:
Improved user interface. Peshk@ is based on a modern user interface that is similar to Office 2007, just a lot simpler. Rybka Aquarium users will also feel right at home with the “ribbon” user interface. Note that you can minimize the ribbon by double-clicking on one of the tabs in order to maximize the working area. This can be helpful for users with low-resolution screens.
Improved piece and board graphics. Peshk@ comes with a nice selection of boards and piece sets. The pieces are vector based so they look smooth at any size. Board themes and piece sets are interchangeable between Peshk@ and Rybka Aquarium.
Consistency across different training program. This is solved by Peshk@. Instead of creating a different program for each training course, Peshk@ can handle multiple courses as described below.
Vista UAC compatibility. Peshk@ is fully compatible with Windows Vista UAC and doesn't need administrative rights to run.
Auto-update and an option to download courses from the Internet. Both of these features are built into Peshk@. Note that Internet access is only required while you are checking for and downloading new courses. Otherwise everything is done locally, so for training Peshk@ works in the same way as previous ChessOk training programs.