Publisher: DGT projects, 2008 Edition: Chess Set Language: English
Contains foldable board (size 5 - 450 x 450 x 10 mm) , weighted plastic pieces (3,4 inch King) and a trainer CD with 45 lessons.
DGT Chess Trainer covers all the rules and essential combinations. It begins at the very beginning – explaining the board set-up and how the pieces move. It builds from there, step-by-step, in the tradition of the famous TASC Chess Learning System.
It is supplemented by over 1500 exercises. As you learn and work your way through the exercises, it will grade your results, and also give you hints and tips if requested. A great interactive learning program!
Step 1: (1) Board and pieces; (2) The chess pieces; (3) Attacking and capturing; (4) The pawn; (5) Defending; (6) Check, moving out of; (7) Mate; (8) Mate; (9) Castling; (10) The profitable exchange; (11) The twofold attack; (12) Mate or stalemate; (13) Mating with the queen; (14) The notation; (15) Tests
Step 2: (1) Piece activity; (2) Double attack with the queen; (3) The pin; (4) Eliminating the defense; (5) The three golden rules; (6) Mate in two moves; (7) Double attack with the knight; (8) Mating with the rook; (9) Double attack with the rook; (10) Discovered attack; (11) The abbreviated notation; (12) Tests
Step 3: (1) Completing the opening; (2) Discovered and double check; (3) Attack on a pinned piece; (4) Mate in two; (5) The square; (6) Pinned pieces; (7) Eliminating the defense; (8) Defend against double attack; (9) Draw; (10) The opening; (11) X-ray check and X-ray attack; (12) Key squares; (13) Defend against a pin; (14) Badly placed pieces; (15) Short planning; (16) Key squares; (17) Tests
The DGT Chess Trainer does not install on the hard disk but runs directly from the CD–ROM Drive.
Bonus CD! Fritz 9.0 – Fritz Goes 960!
As a free bonus, a fully functional version of Fritz 9.0 is included on a second CD. One of the most powerful chessplaying engines ever is now yours, free! You will also find on this second CD a brief summary of Chess960 rules (it’s easy and fun!), dozens of Chess960 games to help you become familiar with this new variation of the royal game, and a Chess960 position generator.