There’s a general recognition among chess players at all levels that the ChessBase software application is critical for serious chess improvement, but many chess players are intimidated by the software.
Now, for the first time, former U.S. correspondence champion Jon Edwards has created real-life scenarios that focus upon why the software is so important for chess players of every class, along with clear explanations (illustrated with hundreds of screenshots) of how to use ChessBase.
Showing hundreds of helpful screenshots from the program, the author will demonstrate how, with ChessBase:
(1) Opening preparation is quick, comprehensive, fully- up-to-date, and effective;
(2) You can quickly locate and review important games in every opening, middlegame type, and endgame;
(3) You can instantly see what worldwide engines think about most opening and many middlegame positions;
(4) You can instantly see where you and your opponents erred;
(5) You can reliably prepare chess books for publication in print or on the web…
And much, much more! There is in fact no aspect of using ChessBase which Edwards does not cover. It is all here, and all in one volume!
Know simply that ChessBase is instrumental to every aspect of chess. This book explains how the software can help you to improve your play, your learning, your teaching, your writing, or simply your love of and enthusiasm for the game.
After working with this brand-new guide both basic and advanced users will accomplish more in one hour than before in three!
Jon Edwards explains all that you will need to know with concrete examples and simple instructions. After that, how strong a chess player, how good a chess teacher, how good a chess author you become is truly up to you.
Former US Correspondence Champion Jon Edwards has written more than a dozen chess books, including 'Sacking the Citadel', on the classic bishop sacrifice.
GM Karsten Müller, author of the endgame section in ChessBase Magazine:
"Jon Edwards is not only a real power-user and computer expert, but also an experienced chess teacher (..) He succeeds wonderfully in explaining all aspects with great clarity, using many ChessBase graphics to illustrate his points (..) You will be amazed at the many fascinating possibilities you may have overlooked."
"This is the ultimate guide to ChessBase."
Sean Marsh, CHESS Monthly:
"This very informative book, fully illustrated throughout with screenshots, is a sort of 'ChessBase for Dummies' (..) The prose is perfectly accessible, but is never patronizing. I am impressed by this book and can recommend to anyone who is either a total ChessBase novice or who would like to get more out of this famous chess software."