ChessCentral Unveils Russia's Secret Chess Weapons: Grandmaster Training Software

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Russian players have dominated the global chess scene for the last decade because they have the best chess training software programs in the world. Now Texas-based ChessCentral, the Internet's leading chess shop, brings this same Russian chess training software (but in English!) to players everywhere. As a result, even non-Russian chess players can find a place among the elite of Grandmaster chess - confident that the training techniques found in their chess software have been tested and used in the top chess academies of Russia. Introducing, direct from Russia, Pocket CT-ART, Comprehensive Chess Openings 2005 and Chess Combinations Encyclopedia

“The one big reason why the Russians dominate chess is that their coaches have designed the best training software in the world,” says Sid Pickard, owner of Pickard & Son, a leading U.S.A. chess software publisher. But this situation is about to change. Through their website http://www.ChessCentral.com chess players can now get access to the best Russian chess training software in English, the same software used by top Russian Grandmasters to hone their skills. Not only can this Russian chess training software take a beginner all the way to mastership, but players will have a blast as they learn. ChessCentral is proud to offer three new Russian chess training software programs that can put any player way ahead of the game. It's all part of ChessCentral’s commitment to offering the most innovative chess software from around the globe.

Pocket CT-ART: Now you can train anywhere at any time. Chess is 99% tactics - so start honing your tactical chess skill with Pocket CT-ART, the first training program on chess tactics for the Pocket PC. Have fun while you solve chess combinations and puzzles that will improve your chess skills quickly. Whether you are a beginner or advanced player you will find a wide selection of material to entertain you. More than 1,200 exercises are classified into 3 different areas: Tactical methods, Combination motifs, and Difficulty. If you get stumped while solving just ask the program, and helpful hints will guide you back on track. Never before has chess training been so fast and easy! System requirements: IBM-compatible PC, Pocket PCs with Windows Mobile 2003, Installation requires a PC. No additional software required. Retail: $26.00 You can find Pocket CT-ART at ChessCentral: http://www.chesscentral.com/software/pocket-ctart.htm

Comprehensive Chess Openings 2005: Get the expert’s advantage. Russia’s top chess trainers have combined to create one of the most powerful tools for intermediate and advanced players who want to master chess openings. You’ll find an encyclopedia that boasts over 500,000 opening moves and 8,000 key positions, evaluated with text annotations by renowned GM Alexander Kalinin. Besides locating data on a particular opening position, the innovative program gives you the ammunition to prepare for tournament games, analyze positions and add variations from your opening repertoire! System requirements: IBM-compatible PC, 128 Mb RAM, Hard Disk with 700 Mb of free disk space, Windows 2000/NT/ME/XP, CD-Rom drive. No additional software required. Retail: $39.95. You can find Comprehensive Chess Openings 2005 at ChessCentral: http://www.chesscentral.com/software/comp-openings.htm

Chess Combinations Encyclopedia: Dramatically improve your chess game. This fundamental Russian-authored program on chess tactics revs up your game with more than 4,000 easy-to-follow training examples and exercises, classified by over 100 tactical methods and motifs. Exercises grow more complex with each theme, from beginner to advanced players. It’s easy to calculate individual ratings on the basis of each user’s performance and statistics; data is gathered by the program. By following each theme step by step, mastering all the tactical methods will come naturally. Count on a better all-around game with Chess Combinations Encyclopedia, brought to you by ChessCentral, the world’s leader in cutting-edge chess products! System requirements: IBM-compatible PC, 32 Mb RAM, Hard Disk 50 Mb of free disk space, Windows 95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP, CD-Rom drive. No additional software is required. Retail: $29.00. You can find Chess Combinations Encyclopedia at ChessCentral: http://www.chesscentral.com/software/combo-encyc.htm

ChessCentral.com is the leading chess shop on the Internet, now for over 7 years. At http://www.ChessCentral.com chess enthusiasts will find a wide range of chess information and chess products, including cutting-edge chess software, traditional and chess sets and chess boards, electronic books, and other chess equipment designed for beginners to Grandmasters.

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