Chess Strategy & Tactics Vol 2

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Chess King




07. 14. 2016




2.3 and up
This is a course for intermediate 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 contains 34 themes, including theoretical material and practical exercises. The theoretical part includes more than 290 examples of play. The practical part includes more than 750 exercises of varying difficulty.

This course is in the series Chess King Learn (, which is an unprecedented chess teaching method. In the series are included courses in tactics, strategy, openings, middle game, and endgame, split by levels from beginners to experienced players, and even professional players.

With the help of this course, you can improve your chess knowledge, learn new tactical tricks and combinations, and consolidate the acquired knowledge into practice.

The program acts as a coach who gives tasks to solve and helps to solve them if you get stuck. It will give you hints, explanations and show you even striking refutation of the mistakes you might make.

The program also contains a theoretical section, which explains the methods of the game in a certain stage of the game, based on actual examples. The theory is presented in an interactive way, which means you can not only read the text of the lessons, but also to make moves on the board and work out unclear moves on the board.

Advantages of the program:
♔ High quality examples, all double-checked for correctness
♔ You need to enter all key moves, required by the teacher
♔ Different levels of complexity of the tasks
♔ Various goals, which need to be reached in the problems
♔ The program gives hint if an error is made
♔ For typical mistaken moves, the refutation is shown
♔ You can play out any position of the tasks against the computer
♔ Interactive theoretical lessons
♔ Structured table of contents
♔ The program monitors the change in the rating (ELO) of the player during the learning process
♔ Test mode with flexible settings
♔ Possibility to bookmark favorite exercises
♔ The application is adapted to the bigger screen of a tablet
♔ The application does not require an internet connection

The course includes a free part, in which you can test the program. Lessons offered in the free version is fully functional. They allow you to test the application in real world conditions before releasing the following topics:
1. Preface
2. Solving combinations competition
3. Blitz competition
4. Solving problems competition
5. Solving study competition
6. Training the technique of calculation
7. Basics of strategy
7.1. Pawn majority on one of the flanks
7.2. Pawn chain
7.3. A qualitative pawn majority
7.4. Restriction of the mobility and blockade
7.5. A pawn pair "c3+d4" on the semi-opened files
7.6. An isolated pawn in the center of the board
7.7. Hanging pawns
7.8. Carlsbad structure
7.9. Closed center
7.10. Compensation for a pawn
8. Endings
8.1. A bishop against a knight
8.2. A bishop against the pawns
8.3. The bishops of the same color
8.4. The bishops of opposite color
8.5. A knight against the pawns
8.6. The knight endings
8.7. A rook against the pawns
8.8. The rook endings
8.9. A rook against a minor piece
8.10. The queen endings
8.11. A queen versus a rook