Publisher: Convekta, 2012 Edition: CD-Rom Language: English
This is a course for club players based on a textbook by a distinguished Russian chess trainer Victor Golenishchev. The source material is supplemented with examples of play by lead chess players from the latest major contests and is organized in chess lessons.
The course is designed for 1 year and contains 75 lessons, including theoretical material and practical exercises. The theoretical part includes more than 400 examples of play. The practical part includes more than 200 exercises of varying difficulty.
The course allows you to: • Study the theoretical material and test your knowledge • See changes in your rating • Keep track of your progress • Play against computer starting with a set position • Print exercises
System requirements: IBM-compatible PC, 256 Mb RAM, hard disk 100Mb, Windows XP/Vista/7.
1. Attacking the king in the center 2. Attacking the king when both sides castle to the same flank 3. The calculation mistakes 4. Training the technique of calculation 5. The "good" and the "bad" bishops 6. The bishop is stronger than the knight 7. The knight is stronger than the bishop 8. The bishops of opposite color in the middlegame 9. Bringing a piece out of play 10. Exploiting the open and semi-open files 11. Open and semi-open files and attacking the king 12. An outpost on an open or semi-open file 13. Fighting for an open file 14. Strong pawn center 15. Undermining the pawn center 16. Pieces against the pawn center 17. Pieces and pawns in the center 18. The center's role in flank operations 19. Two bishops in the middlegame 20. Two bishops in the endgame 21. Successful struggle against a bishop pair 22. The weak points in opponent's camp 23. The weakness of a complex of squares 24. About some strong points 25. The pawn weaknesses 26. The doubled pawns 27. A retarded pawn on a semi-open file 28. A passed pawn 29. Queen vs. two rooks 30. Queen vs. Rook and a minor piece 31. The queen vs. the three minor pieces 32. Compensation for the queen 33. Two rooks vs. three minor pieces 34. Two minor pieces vs. Rook (with pawns) 35. The rook vs. the minor piece and two pawns 36. Compensation for the rook 37. The minor piece vs. the three pawns 38. Compensation for a minor piece 39. The learning positions 40. Geometry of the chessboard. The "shoulder charging" technique 41. The endings with the passed pawns for both sides 42. The breakthrough 43. A better deployment of pawns 44. The reserve tempi 45. The activity of the king 46. Obtaining the pawn endgame as a method of realization of a material or a positional advantage 47. About the study composition. Some study ideas in practice 48. Learning positions 49. Control of the seventh rank 50. Using the open file 51. The endgames with the passed pawns 52. The activity in the rook endings 53. Exploiting the pawn weaknesses 54. Some resources of the defense 55. Realization of a material advantage 56. Realization of a positional advantage 57. Some rook studies