Chess King 4 Tutorials (new for 2014)

Welcome to our new summer 2014 CHESS KING 4 TUTORIALS page. The full playlist contains 25 videos and over 2 hours of tutorials by 12th women's world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and chess guru Steve Lopez. The link to the full Chess King 4 Tutorial Playlist is here. You can find both Mac and PC versions, DVD and download of the Chess King software at chesskingtraining.com. The videos are all in full HD resolution so you can watch them in full screen mode to see everything in great detail. If you watch all the tutorials and use Chess King I'm sure you will improve greatly at chess! [Note: these videos work for ALL versions of Chess King, i.e. Chess King 2, Chess King 3, Chess King 4, 4 Pro and Chess King 4 for Mac]. Best wishes, Alexandra Kosteniuk




(below) KOSTENIUK VIDEO #01: This is the introduction video to the 2014 DVD/Playlist "How to Improve at Chess thanks to Chess King".





(below) KOSTENIUK VIDEO #02: 12th women's world chess champion and chess queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk gives a tutorial on how to use the chess software Chess King 4 for PC or Mac. She describes in detail how she enters a chess game into the software, uses the opening tree and included engine Houdini 4, how she searches for games in the included GigaKing database to prepare for her next opponents, and how she imports chess database files and sets up positions.




(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #01: Introduction to Chess King 4 for PC/Mac. This video by chess guru Steve Lopez introduces the software and what it can do.




(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #02: Installation of the software Chess King 4 for PC/Mac.





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #03: Navigation Buttons of Chess King 4 for PC/Mac.





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #04: Quests and Puzzles in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #05: Play Classical Chess in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #06: Time Controls in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #07: Random Games in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #08: Enter and Save Games in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #09: Game Analysis with Houdini in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #10: Position Setup and Houdini Analysis in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #11: Houdini Analysis during replay in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac.





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #12: Adding Verbal Comments in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #13: Adding Variations in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #14: Adding Visual Commentary in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #15: Diagrams and Export to PDF in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #16: Import a Game Database to Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #17: Games and Searches in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #18: Using the Opening Tree in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #19: Creating a Player's Opening Tree in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #20: Setting up Endgame Tablebases in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #21: Chess960 or Fischer Random in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #22: Publishing Games to a Blog in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





(below) Chess King 4 Tutorial Video #23: Rewards and Graphic Hints in Chess King 4 for PC/Mac





That's it! We hope you liked the videos. If you have any questions about Chess King, feel free to write to Alexandra or Diego.

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Advanced Defense (Download)

One of the most important things every player should learn to improve their play is how to protect their king!

This course features about 400 exercises with large number of pieces in play. All exercises are taken from actual games. Find the only way to avoid checkmate! This course is for beginners and club players.

- Learn new maneuvers, test yourself
- Track your rating changes
- Play from a set position
- Print exercises

System requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Pentium 1000 Mhz CPU, 512 MB RAM, 100 MB HDD space.

Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian

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Dinosaur Chess (Download)

Sign up to Professor MacDinosaur's chess class. You will grow from a hatchling, fresh from the egg, to a huge dinosaur ready to take on the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The action takes you through different parts of the dinosaur's world from jungles to forests. Here you learn the chess skills thet will help you grow enough to defeat the other dinosaurs in battle.

  • A fun wy for children to learn to play chess
  • Over 20 mini games and puzzles
  • Play simplified and full chess games against the dinosaurs
  • Entertaining and challenging

Chess is Good for you!

Playing chess gives brains of any age a good workout.
Kids especially benefit from learning and playing the game.

  • Improve IQ scores
  • Increase concentration
  • Challenges gifted children
  • Helps developmental and abstract thinking in children
  • Potentially helps underachievers
  • Develops critical thinking skills

Languages: English, German, French and Spanish
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Pentium III or equivalent, 128 MB, screen resolution of 1024X768, Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10.

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Chess King 4 Tutorials

Welcome to our new summer 2014 CHESS KING 4 TUTORIALS page. The full playlist contains 25 videos and over 2 hours of tutorials by 12th women's world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and chess guru Steve Lopez. The link to the full Chess King 4 Tutorial Playlist is here. You can find both Mac and PC versions, DVD and download of the Chess King software at chesskingtraining.com. The videos are all in full HD resolution so you can watch them in full screen mode to see everything in great detail. If you watch all the tutorials and use Chess King I'm sure you will improve greatly at chess! [Note: these videos work for ALL versions of Chess King, i.e. Chess King 2, Chess King 3, Chess King 4, 4 Pro and Chess King 4 for Mac]. Best wishes, Alexandra Kosteniuk



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ChessOK Aquarium 2015 (download)

What’s new in ChessOK Aquarium 2015:

  • Aquarium 2015 can auto-find chess programs (including the strong Stockfish engine) on the Internet, download and install them - all in a couple of clicks.
  • fast and solid multiple trees mode
  • new game databases (6.2 million games in total as of October 15, 2014)
  • UPDATELomonosov Tablebases access until February 01, 2017

Quick Overview

ChessOK Aquarium 2015 offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing, databases and much more.

If you already own the Houdini 4 UCI engine and are looking for an appropriate interface, ChessOK Aquarium 2015 is the best you can find.

Connect Houdini 4/Houdini 4 PRO UCI to ChessOK Aquarium 2015 – and you have a fully functional product, fully equivalent to Houdini Aquarium 2015 or Houdini PRO Aquarium 2015.

Interactive Deep Analysis is the the most advanced chess analysis method available today.

Infinite Analysis is more flexible than ever with analysis presets.

Find Blunders and Game Analysis for analyzing whole games.

You receive access to 7-piece Lomonosov endgame tablebases via the Aquarium interface or at tb7.chessok.com until February 01, 2017.

ChessOK Aquarium 2015 can auto-find chess programs (including the strong Stockfish engine) on the Internet, download and install them - all in a couple of clicks.

Play against the computer. Choose from three different strength handicap methods, material handicap or time handicap. You can also just set the ELO level you want to play against!

Publish your games, analyses or even whole chess books! Publish as Aquarium iBook, on the web/blog or in print.

Compatibility with major opening book and database formats.

Databases of about 6.2 million games in total (up to November 1, 2014) that can be updated from www.chessok.com each week with 1500 new games for free.

Language versions: English, German, Spanish, Italian and French.

System requirements: PC, 256 MB RAM, 4GB of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. Internet access to access Lomonosov Tablebases.

SCREENSHOTS:

What's the difference? - Check the comparison table we made to help you choose the best product for your needs.

ChessOK Aquarium - Ultimate Analysis and Playing Tool

ChessOK Aquarium is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, fully compatible with the world’s strongest chess playing engines, including Houdini 4. ChessOK Aquarium combines an easy-to-navigate interface with advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing against the computer, databases, advanced publishing options and many other features.

One of its unique features, Interactive Deep Analysis, is the most advanced chess analysis method available today. The purpose of IDeA is to analyze a position deeply and return as much information about it as possible to enable the user to get a better understanding of the nuances of any position. Its unique approach makes it an essential weapon in the arsenal of every serious player and analyst!

ChessOK Aquarium was developed by Convekta Ltd, widely known for such famous programs as Chess Assistant and CT-ART. Those of you who never used Aquarium should definitely consider trying out this most advanced chess interface.

Easy-to-Use Interface

Despite having numerous functions and customization options, Aquarium is easy to use navigate - thanks to a modern interface employing the Ribbon - an element you may be familiar with from the latest Microsoft Office products and some other modern programs. It provides means to make all options easily accessible without limiting the number of options.

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The Ribbon

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Aquarium comes with a good selection of graphical customization options, allowing you to choose styles for board and pieces.

Visual annotations are an effective tool to recall your thoughts about a position and quickly remind you of its most important features. They are also essential for creating video lectures and very useful for live commentary.

Infinite Analysis Trees

One of the unique features of Aquarium is that it stores your infinite analysis results. If you run into the same position, even in a different database and even if it came up through a different move order, you can see that you have analyzed it before. Besides examining the result you can insert the variation and evaluation into the game you are currently viewing. You can also add a column with the infinite analysis tree to a tree configuration, so you can always see the evaluation of the different moves in the tree window.

If you use multiple chess engines, the analysis results and trees can be stored separately for each engine.

Interactive Deep Analysis (IDeA)

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IDeA is one of the most advanced methods available for analyzing chess positions. In fact, it is more of an analysis environment rather than a simple analysis feature. Similar to “infinite analysis,” IDeA continues analyzing until you decide to stop it; however, the similarities end there.

Instead of analyzing the same position forever, IDeA behaves like a strong chess player analyzing a position. If you ever studied Kotov’s Think Like a Grandmaster, you no doubt remember his well known advice to identify candidate moves and methodically examine them to build an “analysis tree.” This is how IDeA works.

The purpose of IDeA is to dig deeply into a position and return as much information about it as possible. IDeA keeps its analysis in a tree structure which is unlimited in size and the user can browse at will, even while the analysis is in progress.

Besides having a live view of how the analysis is evolving the user can also direct the analysis into the most interesting positions by excluding or adding positions and variations to the analysis queue.

In short IDeA is a highly selective search controlled by Aquarium (and by the Aquarium user). Interesting lines are analyzed deeply but weak moves are only considered briefly or not at all.

There is no doubt that Interactive Deep Analysis is a very powerful tool in the hands of the serious chess player.

Integration of IDeA and Infinite Analysis

The biggest news introduced in Aquarium is the improved integration of IDeA and infinite analysis. The first steps in this direction were taken in Aquarium 4. The most important of those was the introduction of IDeA game links (see IDeA Master Trees and IDeA Game Links), which added a new level of convenience by creating an "analysis center" where IDeA is accessible along with other Aquarium analysis tools such as infinite analysis, without the need to switch back and forth between the game and IDeA.

Aquarium takes the integration one step further by sending infinite analysis results automatically to the IDeA queue or even directly to the IDeA project tree without the need to re-analyze the positions in IDeA. This means that if you run infinite analysis in a game linked to a project, the variations produced by the engine will be compared to the positions in the project tree; and if they haven't been analyzed, they will be sent to IDeA.

For the Infinite Analysis Users

The infinite Analysis in Aquarium is as solid as ever. In fact the users that gain most from the improved analysis features in Aquarium 2015 are those who use infinite analysis. With the improvements in Aquarium 2015 you can automatically keep track of all your infinite analysis broken down by chess engine. If you want to check a previously analyzed position at a later time, you can see how it was evaluated by each of the chess engines used to analyze the position.

Even if you prefer infinite analysis and never use IDeA, additional options give you a good reason to look into IDeA once more. At no extra cost in time you will get a tool to monitor your infinite analysis and permanently record the results in a way that makes them easy to access and view in the Tree window.

After some brief customization IDeA will not generate any positions on its own and the only positions it will process are positions that you send to it, either manually or automatically from infinite analysis using one of the options described above. In this case you would add the infinite analysis positions directly to the project tree.

Easy HTML Export of iBooks and Games

Exporting iBooks and games in Aquarium is a matter of few clicks if you need to do it fast, but also allows for advanced customization in case you want to adjust the design for your site or blog. You can save your custom settings.

For more information and detailed guides, refer to the related articles at chessok.com.

ChessOK Playing Club

The ChessOK Playing Club (also known as Chess Planet or ChessOK Playing Zone) client is included in the basic Aquarium installation package.

ChessOK Playing Club is a chess server where you can play opponents all over the world for free. Besides offering the usual time-controls for shorter games, this site has great support for correspondence chess with new tournaments starting all the time. New in this version is support for Fischerandom or Chess960 games.

Most its features are completelty free, but buying Aquarium also gets you one year of free membership in ChessOK Playing Zone.

CAP

I've been looking at the CAP analysis that comes with Aquarium 2015. For those who are not familiar with the CAP project, it is a chess tree (position database) with chess engine evaluation of fifty-five million positions. Each position is analyzed for one minute and the results are minimaxed. IDeA users will probably realize that the quality of such analysis can be quite good and in general the CAP evaluations after the early opening seem to reflect the possibilities of both sides quite well.

One of the features of the Aquarium 2015 CAP database is the analysis of the first twenty-five moves of all high-rated correspondence games from the ICCF game archive. Therefore, it is worth keeping an eye on the CAP scores while browsing the games.

Naturally, a high rated correspondence player can't rely entirely on CAP evaluations when selecting moves. Move selection in correspondence games requires much deeper analysis. However, a key factor in modern correspondence chess is to find positions that are initially evaluated favorably by chess engines, but can be shown to be dangerous after deep and careful analysis. CAP can be helpful in picking out such positions.

Learn more about Aquarium

A detailed overview of an older version of Aquarium: Part 1Part 2.

Learn more about Aquarium and read comprehensive guides to its numerous features in the Articles section.

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Chess King Training Gift Card for $50

The perfect gift for a loved one, let them choose what they really want. We have a huge catalog of Mac, PC programs, video DVD's and interactive chess training, as well as books from beginner to Grandmaster level.

When you buy a gift card you get a 10% bonus.

Buy a gift card for $50 and get $55 value!
Buy a gift card for $100 and get $110 value!
Buy a gift card for $200 and get $220 value!

The gift card will be emailed by 12th women's world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk with an encouraging and stimulating message.
The gift card will be provided as a $50 coupon valid upon checkout and can be the only coupon used in a future purchase.

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Chess King Training Gift Card for $100

The perfect gift for a loved one, let them choose what they really want. We have a huge catalog of Mac, PC programs, video DVD's and interactive chess training, as well as books from beginner to Grandmaster level.

When you buy a gift card you get a 10% bonus.

Buy a gift card for $50 and get $55 value!
Buy a gift card for $100 and get $110 value!
Buy a gift card for $200 and get $220 value!

The gift card will be emailed by 12th women's world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk with an encouraging and stimulating message.
The gift card will be provided as a $100 coupon valid upon checkout and can be the only coupon used in a future purchase.

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Chess King Training Gift Card for $200

The perfect gift for a loved one, let them choose what they really want. We have a huge catalog of Mac, PC programs, video DVD's and interactive chess training, as well as books from beginner to Grandmaster level.

When you buy a gift card you get a 10% bonus.

Buy a gift card for $50 and get $55 value!
Buy a gift card for $100 and get $110 value!
Buy a gift card for $200 and get $220 value!

The gift card will be emailed by 12th women's world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk with an encouraging and stimulating message.
The gift card will be provided as a $200 coupon valid upon checkout and can be the only coupon used in a future purchase.

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Chess King Standard avec Houdini 2 (nouvelle version 2016) Téléchargement

Chess King Standard avec Houdini 2 (nouvelle version 2016) Téléchargement

La nouvelle version Chess King Standard 2016 est beaucoup améliorée par rapport à toutes les dernières versions. C'est l'outil idéal pour tous les joueurs d'échecs pour s'améliorer. C'est un logiciel complet à un prix imbattable. Maintenant compatible aussi Windows 10 et aussi Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan!

• Nouvelles fonctions comme le graphique d'analyse de partie
• Thèmes avec différentes couleurs, possible d'en ajouter plus
• Module de présentation amélioré, compatible avec plus d'écrans et aussi 120 dpi
• Meilleure résolution des erreurs de permissions et d'activation
• Tout nouveau GigaKing 2016 avec parties jusqu'à octobre 2015
• Multilingue, peut être installé également en français
• Vous recevez les deux versions PC et Mac avec 4 activations
(les versions précédentes étaient compatibles seulement PC)




Téléchargez notre nouvel manuel super complet ici (23 MB):
http://chessking.net/manuals/ChessKingManual201512.pdf

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Après paiement vous allez recevoir un email avec les liens, numéro de série et instructions, dans 1-3 heures, au plus 24 heures. Si vous avez des questions sur votre commande, écrivez à Diego ou GMI Alexandra Kosteniuk à support

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Chess King Gold (new for 2016) Download

Chess King Gold With Houdini 4 Pro Download. [New]

 

Chess King Gold 2016 with Houdini 4 Pro is the new improved version for 2016 of the top selling Chess King Gold 2015 and Chess King 4 Pro chess software, in its absolutely strongest version. It is sold with both Mac and PC installers and allows up to 4 activations in any mix PC & Mac, for example 3 PC installations and 1 Mac installation. Chess King Gold includes Houdini 4 Pro super grandmaster engine and the new updated 2016 GigaKing game database with 5.7 million games, a database of commented games and the largest correspondence database, bringing the total of games included in Chess King Gold to 6.4 million games.

 

Includes the strongest engine available Houdini 4 Pro

 

What separates Chess King Gold from the other versions is the included super grandmaster Houdini 4 Pro, the choice of most of the world’s Grandmasters.
Houdini 4 Pro supports up to 32 threads (cores), up to 256 GB of hash memory, large memory pages, and NUMA-aware (Note: Houdini 4 Standard supports up to 6 threads and 4 GB of hash memory)
The PC engine Houdini 4 Pro is a standard UCI engine which you can take out of Chess King Gold and use in other chess programs, for example Chessbase, Chess Assistant or Aquarium.
More information about Houdini 4 Pro can be found at this page.

 

PC + Mac and multilingual

 

Both installers for PC and Mac are included in the Chess King Gold package.
The PC version is compatible with all windows versions from XP, Vista, 7, 8 to the most recent Windows 10.
The Mac version is compatible OS X 10.7 up to OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
It can be installed and use in 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian.
Internet connection required only during installation for engine Houdini activation.

 

Chess King Gold will help you improve at chess. It’s complete with all the best tools, and it’s easy to use for all levels. Play, learn, analyze, prepare for your opponent, store your own games and share them to the world.

Main features of Chess King Gold

 

• Super Grandmaster engine Houdini 4 Pro

• Huge opening tree with evaluations and success for each move

• GigaKing 2016 games database

• Classical (any level), Random, Puzzle (1500 puzzles) and Quest modes (100 games)

• Prepare for your opponent, opening and custom trees

 

Description of Chess King Gold

 

Chess King Gold is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Gold emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database. It is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's opponent before facing them at a tournament. Buying Chess King Gold is like getting several products and paying only for one, a professional chess software playing and analysis system, the largest game database available GigaKing, the super grandmaster chess engine Houdini 4 Pro, 1500 chess puzzles for all chess levels, a unique random playing mode, and much, much more. Included: Houdini 4 Pro, GigaKing Database of over 6 million games, Full opening tree, Chess puzzles, over one hundred opening positions, Photos of over 1600 chess players. Houdini 4 Pro - a chess engine rated well above 3000 Elo is the best choice for analysis, the version included is a major update from the previous version, which already was the world’s top engine used by Grandmasters and chess amateurs around the world. Considering such a strong engine can be frustrating to play against, Houdini 4 Pro includes various kinds of handicaps that can be set up using the Chess King interface. The version of Houdini 4 Pro that comes with Chess King Gold is a multi-processor one which supports up to 32 cores, it’s the absolute ultimate chess analysis system available today to everyone, even with very powerful computers. The GigaKing database is updated up to the beginning of 2016 and includes a full opening tree. Full Chess960 support. The program is very easy to use, with several video tutorials available on the publisher's site and a possibility to send questions and feedback to the manufacturers.

 

Get yourself Chess King Gold or surprise a loved one with the best chess gift of the year.

 

Play in Classical Mode

 

You can play at any level you choose, from a rating of 800 to 3200, either with white or black, and either for fun (not counting for rating, you can take back moves), or in rated mode. Your games will automatically be saved in your games database and you will be able to analyze them in detail with the Grandmaster engine Houdini 4 Pro to see what mistakes have been made.

 

Have fun in the Random Mode

 

The Random Mode is exclusive to Chess King, in which you can choose what advantage you want to start the game with and the number of pieces you want to have on the board. For example suppose you want to start with an advantage of +6 (the equivalent of 6 pawns advantage), Chess King will randomly select a starting position with the characteristics you decide and then you will play that position against Houdini 4 Pro at the highest level. Anybody should win with such a crushing starting advantage, but you’ll see it’s not that easy!

 

Setup any position or play Chess960

 

You can set up any position you like or even play any one of the 960 starting positions of Chess960. Chess King Gold with Houdini 4 Pro knows the complex castling rules of Chess960.

 

Search in the GigaKing Database

 

Look out for games of your favorite players in the GigaKing database. For example a search for Magnus Carlsen will give 1,777 games including all the games he played in official tournaments and many of his published exhibition matches and simultaneous exhibitions.

 

Learn with the Puzzle Mode

 

You will learn with the puzzle mode, with hundreds of exercises from beginner level until Grandmaster level. Chess King 4 Pro will congratulate you for your success and tell you where you went wrong.

 

Huge Opening Tree

 

In the Analysis pane at the beginning of the game, either while analyzing some master game or when entering your own games in your own games database, you can follow the opening tree move by move to see what moves have been played in the whole history of chess and how much success they have had. It’s now easy to study a whole opening just by browsing opening moves, selecting lines, watching games of interest, and learning the ideas behind the opening moves.

 

Whole Game Evaluation graph and Houdini 4 Pro Analysis

 

In the Analysis Pane after the opening stage one sees the game notation and comments, the whole game evaluation graph and below the best lines calculated by the engine Houdini 4 Pro. In this position below black could have taken the advantage by taking the pawn on e5, giving an evaluation of -0.86 (Black would have an advantage of close to 1 pawn equivalent), and instead played a bad move a4, which gave an evaluation of +0.49, which means white is up the equivalent of 1/2 pawn. With Chess King Gold you will know the best moves in each position.

 



We also just published a very complete manual for Chess King that you can download here (23 MB):
http://chessking.net/manuals/ChessKingManual201512.pdf
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Theory and Practice of Chess Endings (PDF)

The author of the book is the Grandmaster and honored Russian coach who headed the All-Russian chess school. At his lessons Alexander Panchenko, following the advice of world champions J.R.Capablanka and V.V.Smislov, placed the highest emphasis on endgame (without neglecting the other stages of a chess game, for sure).

The result surpassed all expectations: dozens of grand masters and masters graduated from the school – Sergey Rublevsky, Alice Galliamova, Ruslan Scherbakov, Svetlana Prudnikova, Tatiana Shumjakina and many others.

The well-known lectures of Panchenko’s school have underlain the basis of this fascinating book on the endgame that will help to increase playing skills and to achieve higher practical results both for amateurs and professionals.

Moreover, it is an indispensible assistant for coaches-teachers. Besides theoretical material, the book contains numerous examples from the practice of the classical and modern chess players and the tasks for the independent solving and playing.

Vol. 1 Contents:

  • PAWN ENDINGS
  • KNIGHT ENDINGS
  • BISHOPS OF OPPOSITE COLOR
  • OPPOSITE COLORED BISHOPS WITH ROOKS OR QUEENS ON THE BOARD
  • BISHOPS OF THE SAME COLOR
  • BISHOP AGAINST KNIGHT
  • BISHOP PAIR IN THE ENDGAME
  • Solutions to the Contest Tasks

160 pages, 2009 year

Vol. 2 Contents:

  • Extra Exchange
  • Rook Against Pawns
  • Rook Endings
  • Endings with Four Rooks
  • Queen Endings
  • Queen Against Two Rooks
  • Multi-Piece Endings
  • Solutions to the Contest Tasks

176 pages, 2009 year

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ChessOK Aquarium 2016 (download) + Lomonosov Tablebases 2017

Aquarium 2016

Fast, strong, solid!

What’s new in ChessOK Aquarium 2016:

  • Major improvements and optimization of the tree database subsystem, leading to faster and more reliable trees.
  • A new and powerful analysis feature, based on IDeA tree generation strategies. Pick one of the predefined strategies that come with Aquarium 2016, or create your own and generate trees based on any pattern you want. Read review by Dadi Jonson.
  • Queries to the online 7-piece tablebase server are processed much faster than in previous versions.
  • Both the 64-bit and the 32-bit versions now support DSN databases and iBook
  • Numerous other minor changes and fixes, for example, Ctrl-X hotkey deletes all "Sent to server" move markers in the game score.

Quick Overview

ChessOK Aquarium 2016 offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing, databases and much more.

If you already own the Houdini 4 UCI engine and are looking for an appropriate interface, ChessOK Aquarium 2016 is the best you can find.

Interactive Deep Analysis is the the most advanced chess analysis method available today.

Infinite Analysis is more flexible than ever with analysis presets.

Find Blunders and Game Analysis for analyzing whole games.

You receive access to 7-piece Lomonosov endgame tablebases via the Aquarium interface or at tb7.chessok.com until July 1, 2017.

ChessOK Aquarium 2016 can auto-find chess programs (including the strong Stockfish engine) on the Internet, download and install them - all in a couple of clicks.

Play against the computer. Choose from three different strength handicap methods, material handicap or time handicap. You can also just set the ELO level you want to play against!

Publish your games, analyses or even whole chess books! Publish as Aquarium iBook, on the web/blog or in print.

Compatibility with major opening book and database formats.

Databases of about 6.55 million games in total (up to June 1, 2016) that can be updated from www.chessok.com each week with 1500 new games for free.

Language versions: English, German, Spanish, Italian and French.

System requirements: PC, 256 MB RAM, 4GB of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. Internet access to access Lomonosov Tablebases.

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ChessOK Aquarium - Ultimate Analysis and Playing Tool

ChessOK Aquarium is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, fully compatible with the world’s strongest chess playing engines, including Houdini 4. ChessOK Aquarium combines an easy-to-navigate interface with advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing against the computer, databases, advanced publishing options and many other features.

One of its unique features, Interactive Deep Analysis, is the most advanced chess analysis method available today. The purpose of IDeA is to analyze a position deeply and return as much information about it as possible to enable the user to get a better understanding of the nuances of any position. Its unique approach makes it an essential weapon in the arsenal of every serious player and analyst!

ChessOK Aquarium was developed by Convekta Ltd, widely known for such famous programs as Chess Assistant and CT-ART. Those of you who never used Aquarium should definitely consider trying out this most advanced chess interface.

Easy-to-Use Interface

Despite having numerous functions and customization options, Aquarium is easy to use navigate - thanks to a modern interface employing the Ribbon - an element you may be familiar with from the latest Microsoft Office products and some other modern programs. It provides means to make all options easily accessible without limiting the number of options.

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The Ribbon

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Aquarium comes with a good selection of graphical customization options, allowing you to choose styles for board and pieces.

Visual annotations are an effective tool to recall your thoughts about a position and quickly remind you of its most important features. They are also essential for creating video lectures and very useful for live commentary.

Infinite Analysis Trees

One of the unique features of Aquarium is that it stores your infinite analysis results. If you run into the same position, even in a different database and even if it came up through a different move order, you can see that you have analyzed it before. Besides examining the result you can insert the variation and evaluation into the game you are currently viewing. You can also add a column with the infinite analysis tree to a tree configuration, so you can always see the evaluation of the different moves in the tree window.

If you use multiple chess engines, the analysis results and trees can be stored separately for each engine.

Interactive Deep Analysis (IDeA)

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IDeA is one of the most advanced methods available for analyzing chess positions. In fact, it is more of an analysis environment rather than a simple analysis feature. Similar to “infinite analysis,” IDeA continues analyzing until you decide to stop it; however, the similarities end there.

Instead of analyzing the same position forever, IDeA behaves like a strong chess player analyzing a position. If you ever studied Kotov’s Think Like a Grandmaster, you no doubt remember his well known advice to identify candidate moves and methodically examine them to build an “analysis tree.” This is how IDeA works.

The purpose of IDeA is to dig deeply into a position and return as much information about it as possible. IDeA keeps its analysis in a tree structure which is unlimited in size and the user can browse at will, even while the analysis is in progress.

Besides having a live view of how the analysis is evolving the user can also direct the analysis into the most interesting positions by excluding or adding positions and variations to the analysis queue.

In short IDeA is a highly selective search controlled by Aquarium (and by the Aquarium user). Interesting lines are analyzed deeply but weak moves are only considered briefly or not at all.

There is no doubt that Interactive Deep Analysis is a very powerful tool in the hands of the serious chess player.

Integration of IDeA and Infinite Analysis

The biggest news introduced in Aquarium is the improved integration of IDeA and infinite analysis. The first steps in this direction were taken in Aquarium 4. The most important of those was the introduction of IDeA game links (see IDeA Master Trees and IDeA Game Links), which added a new level of convenience by creating an "analysis center" where IDeA is accessible along with other Aquarium analysis tools such as infinite analysis, without the need to switch back and forth between the game and IDeA.

Aquarium takes the integration one step further by sending infinite analysis results automatically to the IDeA queue or even directly to the IDeA project tree without the need to re-analyze the positions in IDeA. This means that if you run infinite analysis in a game linked to a project, the variations produced by the engine will be compared to the positions in the project tree; and if they haven't been analyzed, they will be sent to IDeA.

For the Infinite Analysis Users

The infinite Analysis in Aquarium is as solid as ever. In fact the users that gain most from the improved analysis features in Aquarium 2016 are those who use infinite analysis. With the improvements in Aquarium 2016 you can automatically keep track of all your infinite analysis broken down by chess engine. If you want to check a previously analyzed position at a later time, you can see how it was evaluated by each of the chess engines used to analyze the position.

Even if you prefer infinite analysis and never use IDeA, additional options give you a good reason to look into IDeA once more. At no extra cost in time you will get a tool to monitor your infinite analysis and permanently record the results in a way that makes them easy to access and view in the Tree window.

After some brief customization IDeA will not generate any positions on its own and the only positions it will process are positions that you send to it, either manually or automatically from infinite analysis using one of the options described above. In this case you would add the infinite analysis positions directly to the project tree.

Easy HTML Export of iBooks and Games

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Exporting iBooks and games in Aquarium is a matter of few clicks if you need to do it fast, but also allows for advanced customization in case you want to adjust the design for your site or blog. You can save your custom settings.

For more information and detailed guides, refer to the related articles at chessok.com.

ChessOK Playing Club

The ChessOK Playing Club (also known as Chess Planet or ChessOK Playing Zone) client is included in the basic Aquarium installation package.

ChessOK Playing Club is a chess server where you can play opponents all over the world for free. Besides offering the usual time-controls for shorter games, this site has great support for correspondence chess with new tournaments starting all the time. New in this version is support for Fischerandom or Chess960 games.

Most its features are completelty free, but buying Aquarium also gets you one year of free membership in ChessOK Playing Zone.

CAP

I've been looking at the CAP analysis that comes with Aquarium 2016. For those who are not familiar with the CAP project, it is a chess tree (position database) with chess engine evaluation of fifty-five million positions. Each position is analyzed for one minute and the results are minimaxed. IDeA users will probably realize that the quality of such analysis can be quite good and in general the CAP evaluations after the early opening seem to reflect the possibilities of both sides quite well.

One of the features of the Aquarium 2016 CAP database is the analysis of the first twenty-five moves of all high-rated correspondence games from the ICCF game archive. Therefore, it is worth keeping an eye on the CAP scores while browsing the games.

Naturally, a high rated correspondence player can't rely entirely on CAP evaluations when selecting moves. Move selection in correspondence games requires much deeper analysis. However, a key factor in modern correspondence chess is to find positions that are initially evaluated favorably by chess engines, but can be shown to be dangerous after deep and careful analysis. CAP can be helpful in picking out such positions.

Learn more about Aquarium

A detailed overview of a previous instalment of Aquarium: Part 1, Part 2.

Price: $35.95

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Upgrade to ChessOK Aquarium 2016 (download) + Lomonosov TB 2017

If you own any of the older Aquarium instalments, you can upgrade it to Aquarium 2016 with Lomonosov Tablebases 2017.

Aquarium 2016

Fast, strong, solid!

What’s new in ChessOK Aquarium 2016:

  • Major improvements and optimization of the tree database subsystem, leading to faster and more reliable trees.
  • A new and powerful analysis feature, based on IDeA tree generation strategies. Pick one of the predefined strategies that come with Aquarium 2016, or create your own and generate trees based on any pattern you want. Read review by Dadi Jonson.
  • Queries to the online 7-piece tablebase server are processed much faster than in previous versions.
  • Both the 64-bit and the 32-bit versions now support DSN databases and iBook
  • Numerous other minor changes and fixes, for example, Ctrl-X hotkey deletes all "Sent to server" move markers in the game score.

Quick Overview

ChessOK Aquarium 2016 offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing, databases and much more.

If you already own the Houdini 4 UCI engine and are looking for an appropriate interface, ChessOK Aquarium 2016 is the best you can find.

Interactive Deep Analysis is the the most advanced chess analysis method available today.

Infinite Analysis is more flexible than ever with analysis presets.

Find Blunders and Game Analysis for analyzing whole games.

You receive access to 7-piece Lomonosov endgame tablebases via the Aquarium interface or at tb7.chessok.com until July 1, 2017.

ChessOK Aquarium 2016 can auto-find chess programs (including the strong Stockfish engine) on the Internet, download and install them - all in a couple of clicks.

Play against the computer. Choose from three different strength handicap methods, material handicap or time handicap. You can also just set the ELO level you want to play against!

Publish your games, analyses or even whole chess books! Publish as Aquarium iBook, on the web/blog or in print.

Compatibility with major opening book and database formats.

Databases of about 6.55 million games in total (up to June 1, 2016) that can be updated from www.chessok.com each week with 1500 new games for free.

Language versions: English, German, Spanish, Italian and French.

System requirements: PC, 256 MB RAM, 4GB of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. Internet access to access Lomonosov Tablebases.

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ChessOK Aquarium - Ultimate Analysis and Playing Tool

ChessOK Aquarium is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, fully compatible with the world’s strongest chess playing engines, including Houdini 4. ChessOK Aquarium combines an easy-to-navigate interface with advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing against the computer, databases, advanced publishing options and many other features.

One of its unique features, Interactive Deep Analysis, is the most advanced chess analysis method available today. The purpose of IDeA is to analyze a position deeply and return as much information about it as possible to enable the user to get a better understanding of the nuances of any position. Its unique approach makes it an essential weapon in the arsenal of every serious player and analyst!

ChessOK Aquarium was developed by Convekta Ltd, widely known for such famous programs as Chess Assistant and CT-ART. Those of you who never used Aquarium should definitely consider trying out this most advanced chess interface.

Easy-to-Use Interface

Despite having numerous functions and customization options, Aquarium is easy to use navigate - thanks to a modern interface employing the Ribbon - an element you may be familiar with from the latest Microsoft Office products and some other modern programs. It provides means to make all options easily accessible without limiting the number of options.

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The Ribbon

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Aquarium comes with a good selection of graphical customization options, allowing you to choose styles for board and pieces.

Visual annotations are an effective tool to recall your thoughts about a position and quickly remind you of its most important features. They are also essential for creating video lectures and very useful for live commentary.

Infinite Analysis Trees

One of the unique features of Aquarium is that it stores your infinite analysis results. If you run into the same position, even in a different database and even if it came up through a different move order, you can see that you have analyzed it before. Besides examining the result you can insert the variation and evaluation into the game you are currently viewing. You can also add a column with the infinite analysis tree to a tree configuration, so you can always see the evaluation of the different moves in the tree window.

If you use multiple chess engines, the analysis results and trees can be stored separately for each engine.

Interactive Deep Analysis (IDeA)

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IDeA is one of the most advanced methods available for analyzing chess positions. In fact, it is more of an analysis environment rather than a simple analysis feature. Similar to “infinite analysis,” IDeA continues analyzing until you decide to stop it; however, the similarities end there.

Instead of analyzing the same position forever, IDeA behaves like a strong chess player analyzing a position. If you ever studied Kotov’s Think Like a Grandmaster, you no doubt remember his well known advice to identify candidate moves and methodically examine them to build an “analysis tree.” This is how IDeA works.

The purpose of IDeA is to dig deeply into a position and return as much information about it as possible. IDeA keeps its analysis in a tree structure which is unlimited in size and the user can browse at will, even while the analysis is in progress.

Besides having a live view of how the analysis is evolving the user can also direct the analysis into the most interesting positions by excluding or adding positions and variations to the analysis queue.

In short IDeA is a highly selective search controlled by Aquarium (and by the Aquarium user). Interesting lines are analyzed deeply but weak moves are only considered briefly or not at all.

There is no doubt that Interactive Deep Analysis is a very powerful tool in the hands of the serious chess player.

Integration of IDeA and Infinite Analysis

The biggest news introduced in Aquarium is the improved integration of IDeA and infinite analysis. The first steps in this direction were taken in Aquarium 4. The most important of those was the introduction of IDeA game links (see IDeA Master Trees and IDeA Game Links), which added a new level of convenience by creating an "analysis center" where IDeA is accessible along with other Aquarium analysis tools such as infinite analysis, without the need to switch back and forth between the game and IDeA.

Aquarium takes the integration one step further by sending infinite analysis results automatically to the IDeA queue or even directly to the IDeA project tree without the need to re-analyze the positions in IDeA. This means that if you run infinite analysis in a game linked to a project, the variations produced by the engine will be compared to the positions in the project tree; and if they haven't been analyzed, they will be sent to IDeA.

For the Infinite Analysis Users

The infinite Analysis in Aquarium is as solid as ever. In fact the users that gain most from the improved analysis features in Aquarium 2016 are those who use infinite analysis. With the improvements in Aquarium 2016 you can automatically keep track of all your infinite analysis broken down by chess engine. If you want to check a previously analyzed position at a later time, you can see how it was evaluated by each of the chess engines used to analyze the position.

Even if you prefer infinite analysis and never use IDeA, additional options give you a good reason to look into IDeA once more. At no extra cost in time you will get a tool to monitor your infinite analysis and permanently record the results in a way that makes them easy to access and view in the Tree window.

After some brief customization IDeA will not generate any positions on its own and the only positions it will process are positions that you send to it, either manually or automatically from infinite analysis using one of the options described above. In this case you would add the infinite analysis positions directly to the project tree.

Easy HTML Export of iBooks and Games

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Exporting iBooks and games in Aquarium is a matter of few clicks if you need to do it fast, but also allows for advanced customization in case you want to adjust the design for your site or blog. You can save your custom settings.

For more information and detailed guides, refer to the related articles at chessok.com.

ChessOK Playing Club

The ChessOK Playing Club (also known as Chess Planet or ChessOK Playing Zone) client is included in the basic Aquarium installation package.

ChessOK Playing Club is a chess server where you can play opponents all over the world for free. Besides offering the usual time-controls for shorter games, this site has great support for correspondence chess with new tournaments starting all the time. New in this version is support for Fischerandom or Chess960 games.

Most its features are completelty free, but buying Aquarium also gets you one year of free membership in ChessOK Playing Zone.

CAP

I've been looking at the CAP analysis that comes with Aquarium 2016. For those who are not familiar with the CAP project, it is a chess tree (position database) with chess engine evaluation of fifty-five million positions. Each position is analyzed for one minute and the results are minimaxed. IDeA users will probably realize that the quality of such analysis can be quite good and in general the CAP evaluations after the early opening seem to reflect the possibilities of both sides quite well.

One of the features of the Aquarium 2016 CAP database is the analysis of the first twenty-five moves of all high-rated correspondence games from the ICCF game archive. Therefore, it is worth keeping an eye on the CAP scores while browsing the games.

Naturally, a high rated correspondence player can't rely entirely on CAP evaluations when selecting moves. Move selection in correspondence games requires much deeper analysis. However, a key factor in modern correspondence chess is to find positions that are initially evaluated favorably by chess engines, but can be shown to be dangerous after deep and careful analysis. CAP can be helpful in picking out such positions.

Learn more about Aquarium

A detailed overview of the previous instalment of Aquarium: Part 1, Part 2.

Price: $28.75

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Chess Assistant 17 (for PC, download)

10What's new in Chess Assistant 17:

  • Houdini 5 - the engine has improved greatly since the previous version and is now stronger than ever, 200 ELO points over Houdini 4, supporting up to 6 cores and 4 GB of hash!
  • 3-month Chess King LEARN subscription, giving access to all courses available there (37 as of Nov.2016 and counting)! The courses are available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and include such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0, Chess: From Beginner to Club Player, Chess Strategy,Chess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.
  • Updated databases now contain 6.6 million games in total!
  • Premium Game Service 2017 - auto database updates for 2016-2017
  • 1-year access to Lomonosov Tablebases! The subscription will be active for 1 year starting the date of activation at the tablebases service.

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Chess Assistant 17 with Houdini 5 is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess through the Internet, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.

Chess Assistant 17 includes grandmaster level playing programs, Chess Opening Encyclopedia mode, a powerful search system, the unique Tree mode, databases of about 6.6 million games in total (Nov. 8, 2016) that can be automaticaly updated 3000 new games every week for free, 3-month access to all courses at Chess King Learnand 1-year access to 7-piece Lomonosov Tablebases at tb7.chessok.com and more!

Houdini 5 has greatly improved since the previous version and is now stronger than ever, 200 ELO points over Houdini 4 and supporting up to 6 cores and 4 GB of hash!

Houdini 5 can perform any type of analysis: multi-pass game analysis, Interactive analysis, Background analysis.

You can easily connect Chess Assistant 17 to any other UCI playing programs like Stockfish 8 or Komodo. The programs can perform various analysis tasks for any needs:

Automatic opening annotation searches for novelty, adds expert annotations from the Opening Encyclopedia, CAP evaluations, inserts reference games etc.

Search for blunders reveals bad moves.

Multi-pass game analysis is an advanced analysis method to fine-tune each step of the search. You can even choose different engines for each phase of the game.

Analysis markers allow you to mark selected positions for automatic analysis at a later time.

Interactive analysis allows you guide the engine in its analysis and pick lines, remembering the results.

Chess Opening Encyclopedia includes rich theoretical material on all openings, more than 8000 annotations by GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by strongest engines key positions. Customizable key system.

When it comes to searching, you will not find a more powerful system. Chess Assistant 17 offers search by position, header, maneuvers, material, comments, novelty search, advanced search by material in 12 regions of the board and more!

Language versions: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian.

System Requirements: 256 RAM, 4 Gb, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Internet connection during installation and to access Lomonosov Tablebases.


Full Review

Chess Assistant 17 is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess online, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.

Chess Assistant has a long history of innovative and advanced analysis functions and now, with a built-in CQL search system, it has also taken the lead in advanced search functionality.

To get a better idea of Chess Assistant features you can watch short training videos.

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Houdini 5
is the World’s strongest chess engine, 200 ELO points over its predecessor Houdini 4 and capable of supporting up to 6 cores and 4 GB of hash. You can connect Houdini 5 UCI engine to ChessOK Aquarium, Fritz and ChessBase.The package includes the best chess engine – Houdini 5 UCI, Chess Opening Encyclopedia, a powerful search system, a unique Tree mode, databases of 6.6 million games in total (as of November 8, 2016), 1-year Premium Game Service (3000 new games each week by Internet), twelve months of free access (1-year membership) atChessOK Playing Zone and much more.

Houdini 5 – The World Rating Lists Leader

Chess Assistant 17 comes with the Houdini 5 chess engine. Houdini 5 leads most independent computer chess rating lists. No serious chess player can be without Houdini 5!

Opening Studies – Stay Organized with Opening Tables

Chess Opening Encyclopediacontains rich theoretical material on all openings. It contains over 8.000 annotations from GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by the strongest engines. The detailed key system for all openings can be edited to suit your needs.Opening Tables is a revolutionary way of creating, maintaining and studying your opening repertoire. Base your studies on the Opening Encyclopedia, customize it with your own moves and evaluations, enhance your favorite variations or create your own private opening repertoire. Working on your opening repertoire finally becomes the creative and enjoyable task it should be!

Opening Test Mode allows you to test your knowledge and skills in openings.

Analysis – Automatic, Manual and Background Analysis

Infinite analysis offers a wide range of options to customize the analysis to your needs:

  • Include/exclude selected moves from analysis
  • Multivariation and adjourned multivariation mode
  • Analyse simultaneously with several different chess engines
  • Check moves in game or annotations
  • Search for additional moves
  • Analyse position from both sides at the same time
  • One- or two-panel display of analysis

Automatic opening annotation searches for novelty, adds expert annotations from theOpening Encyclopedia, CAP evaluations, inserts reference games etc.

Search for blunders automatically analyzes your games and annotates mistakes.

Multi-pass game analysis is an advanced game analysis method with flexible options to fine-tune each step of the search. You can even choose different engines for each phase of the game.

Analysis markers allow you to mark selected positions for automatic analysis at a later time.

Interactive analysis lets you to work with the engine, allowing it to analyze a position, and then guide it in its analysis without forgetting its conclusions.

Background Analysis is the most powerful position analysis tool in the extensive Chess Assistant arsenal. The analysis takes place in a background process, allowing you to continue working in Chess Assistant during the analysis. If you run into an interesting position, simply send it to background analysis while you continue your own analysis.

Background analysis can be split between two or more processors on the same computer or distributed automatically to several networked computers.

Tablebase analysis gives you a precise evaluation of endgames with 3-6 pieces (tablebases required).

Database Search – Standard Searches & CQL

Standard searches. When it comes to searching, you will not find a more powerful system than Chess Assistant. It offers all the types of standard searches you would expect for a chess database:

  • Search by position, header, maneuvers, material, comments, etc.
  • Novelty search
  • Advanced search with simultaneous specification of material in 12 regions on the board

You can search through multiple databases and searches can be saved, enabling you to run them again at a later time. The program also keeps track of your most recent searches so you can quickly modify them and search again.

CQL (Chess Query Language). CQL is simply put the most powerful search method currently available for chess databases. If you have ever run into the limitations of standard search methods, CQL is for you. Mastering Chess Assistant’s CQL allows you to perform searches you could only dream of with any other chess database system.

Composite search allows you to store and organize your CQL queries into a hierachical structure, give them descriptive names, and set up a diagram of a typical position. This allows you to build a library of useful search criteria.

Databases and Premium Game Service

Chess Assistant 17 includes two databases of 6,6 million games in total:
- HugeBase database (as of November 8, 2016) - 6,000,000 games
- Correspondence database - 595,000 games.

Premium Game Service: subscription for full database updates with games played from November 8, 2016 till December 31, 2017, in Chess Assistant and PGN formats (supported by Fritz, Chess Base and Aquarium).

  • Subscribe and get new games weekly by Internet through Chess Assistant 17
  • Get full version of database without duplicate games.

Classifiers – Organize Your Chess Data

A database of chess games is a rather unwieldy collection of data. Of course you can sort the games, search etc. but all of this is temporary.The next time you open the database you will see the same list of games without any useful structure. If you want to repeat a search, you have to enter all the search criteria from scratch and then search again.

Classifiers allow you to organize your chess data into nested folders in a similar way as you organize your hard disk into folders. Each folder in a classifier can contain:

  • Icon. The icon serves as a reminder for the data contained in the folder.
  • Text. A text description of the folder.
  • Position. This could for instance be a critical position from an opening.
  • Any search criteria, which allows games to be automatically classified with just a mouse click. This is of course a very powerful feature. An example is a classifier for endgames (pawn endgames, rook endgames etc.). Whenever you update your database, all you need to do is refresh the search in order to classify the endgames that occur in the new games.
  • A list of games. Games can be included in the list either manually or automatically based on a search criteria.
  • Chess tree. You can store chess trees in a classifier folder. This could for instance be detailed analysis results for an opening variation, while only the most important variations are shown in a game annotation.
  • Another classifier, allowing practically unlimited flexibility in the structure of classifiers.
  • Multimedia information: images, audio and video.

Chess Trees – State of the Art

Chess Assistant offers state of the art chess trees:

  • Transpositions are automatically detected
  • New trees can be created from any collection of games
  • Detailed information is displayed about positions: Human evaluations, computer evaluations, and various statistics
  • Games can be annotated automatically based on information in a tree.

Game Annotations and Global Annotations

Chess Assistant supports all types of game annotations, from simple text to multimedia content:

  • Add and manage variations (promote etc.).
  • Powerful annotation editor makes it easy to add Chess Informant symbols, engine evaluations and verbal commentary.
  • Assign visual styles to moves so they stand out in the notation. You can search for games based on styles.
  • Use any of 30 standard classes to classify important games or instructive positions. The same game can belong to multiple classes (e.g. Tactics and Kingside attack). Search for games belonging to specific classes.
  • Organize games with a flexible, user defined, Windows Explorer style Classifier.
  • Display board graphics and insert diagrams at selected point in the notation.
  • Add multimedia annotations (images, video and audio) to moves.
  • Reference games can be inserted from a database, and endgame information from tablebases. All of this can be done manually or through any of the automatic game analysis methods.

As useful as game annotations are, they have one drawback: They are tied to a particular game. When you run into the same position in a different game, how would you like to get a reminder saying: Hey, you have annotated this position before!” Well, in Chess Assistant you can annotate trees and tree annotations are “global”, meaning that they are displayed whenever the same position arises – in all databases.

Lomonosov Tablebases

Lomonosov Tablebases allow you to determine if any position with 7 or less pieces leads to a draw or can be won by either side - with 100% certainty.

If the game can be won, the path with the least number of moves until the end of this variation is shown, given that both players make the best moves possible. If the losing player makes a suboptimal move, he will lose sooner and the program will show the new optimal path.

Playing Features

If you want to play a game of chess against the computer, Chess Assistant offers a variety of engines and options:

  • Wide selection of time controls and other playing options
  • Handicap engine included (Dragon)
  • DGT board support with voice announcement of moves
  • Powerful opening book editor allows you to adapt the opening choice of the chess engine to your needs.

Online Play and Broadcasts: ChessOK Playing Zone and ICC

For online play, Chess Assistant offers you the choice of two popular chess servers: ChessOK Playing Zone (www.chessok.com) and ICC.

ChessOK Playing Zone. The Playing Zone is an advanced chess server that supports anything from bullet and blitz to correspondence play.The ChessOK Playing Zone is absolutely free.In addition to playing online you can watch games from the most important chess events on the Playing Zone, with live Houdini 2 analysis.Internet Chess Club (ICC). Chess Assistant comes with a graphical user interface to the Internet Chess Club (ICC), which supports variations, engine analysis, and online annotation.

Database Compatibility: Chessbase and Chess Assistant

Chess Assistant supports all the most popular chess database formats, which means that your current database can most likely be used in Chess Assistant:

  • Chess Assistant’s own efficient database format (CDP)
  • Chessbase (CBH, readonly)
  • PGN (Portable Game Notation)
  • EPD (Extended Position Description)

Optionally you can open and save databases in Zip-format in order to save space and conveniently send and receive databases by email.

Strong Chess Engine Support

Chess Assistant is compatible with most modern commercial and free chess engines. It supports a variety of protocols for communicating with chess engines, such as UCI, UCI2, WinBoard and MCS. In layman terms, this means that Chess Assistant gives you an unparalleled choice of chess engines for analysis and play.

  • Support for all popular engines, including Houdini 5, currently the strongest chess engine
  • Winboard support – Ruffian and Crafty are included, built-in support for over 50 others, available via free download
  • Hundreds of chess engines to choose from, including specialized mate solvers. Most of them are available via free download
  • Automatic test set processing with comprehensive reporting features.

Chess King LEARN Courses

Chess Assistant 17 comes with 3-month access to all courses available at learn.chessking.com.

To activate the subscription, log in or register an account if you don't have one, then clickSubscribe and use your product key as a promo code.

So far, the collection consists of 37 courses available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and includes such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0,Chess: From Beginner to Club Player, Chess Strategy, Chess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.

Documentation & Updates

Sergey Rublevsky, Russian Chess Champion: “I have been using Chess Assistant with great pleasure for more than 10 years already.”

Language versions: English, Spanish, German, French and Italian versions are available.

System requirements: PC, 256 MB RAM, 4GB of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Internet connection during installation and to access Lomonosov Tablebases.

 

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ChessOK Aquarium 2017 (download) + Lomonosov Tablebases 2017

Aquarium 2017

Fast, strong, solid!

What's new in ChessOK Aquarium 2017:

  • 3-month Chess King LEARN subscription, giving access to all courses available there (37 as of Nov.2016 and counting)! The courses are available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and include such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0,Chess: From Beginner to Club Player, Chess Strategy, Chess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.
  • Updated databases now contain 6.6 million games in total!
  • 1-year access to Lomonosov Tablebases! The subscription will be active for 1 year starting the date of activation at the tablebases service.

Quick Overview

ChessOK Aquarium 2017 offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing, databases and much more.

If you already own the Houdini 5 UCI engine and are looking for an appropriate interface, ChessOK Aquarium 2017 is the best you can find.

Interactive Deep Analysis is the the most advanced chess analysis method available today.

Infinite Analysis is more flexible than ever with analysis presets.

Find Blunders and Game Analysis for analyzing whole games.

You receive 1-year access to 7-piece Lomonosov endgame tablebases via the Aquarium interface or at tb7.chessok.com.

You also receive 3-month access to all courses at Chess King Learn. The collection includes courses on all topics and for all levels of play. Use your product key as a promo code to activate the subscription.

ChessOK Aquarium 2017 can auto-find chess programs (including the strong Stockfish 8 engine) on the Internet, download and install them - all in a couple of clicks.

Play against the computer. Choose from three different strength handicap methods, material handicap or time handicap. You can also just set the ELO level you want to play against!

Publish your games, analyses or even whole chess books! Publish as Aquarium iBook, on the web/blog or in print.

Compatibility with major opening book and database formats.

Databases of about 6.6 million games in total (up to November 8, 2017) that can be updated from www.chessok.com each week with 1500 new games for free.

Language versions: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Russian.

System requirements: PC, 256 MB RAM, 4GB of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/Vista. Internet access to access Lomonosov Tablebases.

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ChessOK Aquarium is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, fully compatible with the world’s strongest chess playing engines, including Houdini 4. ChessOK Aquarium combines an easy-to-navigate interface with advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing against the computer, databases, advanced publishing options and many other features.ChessOK Aquarium - Ultimate Analysis and Playing Tool

One of its unique features, Interactive Deep Analysis, is the most advanced chess analysis method available today. The purpose of IDeA is to analyze a position deeply and return as much information about it as possible to enable the user to get a better understanding of the nuances of any position. Its unique approach makes it an essential weapon in the arsenal of every serious player and analyst!

ChessOK Aquarium was developed by Convekta Ltd, widely known for such famous programs as Chess Assistant and CT-ART. Those of you who never used Aquarium should definitely consider trying out this most advanced chess interface.

Easy-to-Use Interface

Despite having numerous functions and customization options, Aquarium is easy to use navigate - thanks to a modern interface employing the Ribbon - an element you may be familiar with from the latest Microsoft Office products and some other modern programs. It provides means to make all options easily accessible without limiting the number of options.

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Aquarium comes with a good selection of graphical customization options, allowing you to choose styles for board and pieces.

Visual annotations are an effective tool to recall your thoughts about a position and quickly remind you of its most important features. They are also essential for creating video lectures and very useful for live commentary.

Infinite Analysis Trees

One of the unique features of Aquarium is that it stores your infinite analysis results. If you run into the same position, even in a different database and even if it came up through a different move order, you can see that you have analyzed it before. Besides examining the result you can insert the variation and evaluation into the game you are currently viewing. You can also add a column with the infinite analysis tree to a tree configuration, so you can always see the evaluation of the different moves in the tree window.

If you use multiple chess engines, the analysis results and trees can be stored separately for each engine.

Interactive Deep Analysis (IDeA)

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IDeA is one of the most advanced methods available for analyzing chess positions. In fact, it is more of an analysis environment rather than a simple analysis feature. Similar to “infinite analysis,” IDeA continues analyzing until you decide to stop it; however, the similarities end there.

Instead of analyzing the same position forever, IDeA behaves like a strong chess player analyzing a position. If you ever studied Kotov’s Think Like a Grandmaster, you no doubt remember his well known advice to identify candidate moves and methodically examine them to build an “analysis tree.” This is how IDeA works.

The purpose of IDeA is to dig deeply into a position and return as much information about it as possible. IDeA keeps its analysis in a tree structure which is unlimited in size and the user can browse at will, even while the analysis is in progress.

Besides having a live view of how the analysis is evolving the user can also direct the analysis into the most interesting positions by excluding or adding positions and variations to the analysis queue.

In short IDeA is a highly selective search controlled by Aquarium (and by the Aquarium user). Interesting lines are analyzed deeply but weak moves are only considered briefly or not at all.

There is no doubt that Interactive Deep Analysis is a very powerful tool in the hands of the serious chess player.

Integration of IDeA and Infinite Analysis

The biggest news introduced in Aquarium is the improved integration of IDeA and infinite analysis. The first steps in this direction were taken in Aquarium 4. The most important of those was the introduction of IDeA game links (see IDeA Master Trees and IDeA Game Links), which added a new level of convenience by creating an "analysis center" where IDeA is accessible along with other Aquarium analysis tools such as infinite analysis, without the need to switch back and forth between the game and IDeA.

Aquarium takes the integration one step further by sending infinite analysis results automatically to the IDeA queue or even directly to the IDeA project tree without the need to re-analyze the positions in IDeA. This means that if you run infinite analysis in a game linked to a project, the variations produced by the engine will be compared to the positions in the project tree; and if they haven't been analyzed, they will be sent to IDeA.

For the Infinite Analysis Users

The infinite Analysis in Aquarium is as solid as ever. In fact the users that gain most from the improved analysis features in Aquarium 2017 are those who use infinite analysis. With the improvements in Aquarium 2017 you can automatically keep track of all your infinite analysis broken down by chess engine. If you want to check a previously analyzed position at a later time, you can see how it was evaluated by each of the chess engines used to analyze the position.

Even if you prefer infinite analysis and never use IDeA, additional options give you a good reason to look into IDeA once more. At no extra cost in time you will get a tool to monitor your infinite analysis and permanently record the results in a way that makes them easy to access and view in the Tree window.

After some brief customization IDeA will not generate any positions on its own and the only positions it will process are positions that you send to it, either manually or automatically from infinite analysis using one of the options described above. In this case you would add the infinite analysis positions directly to the project tree.

Easy HTML Export of iBooks and Games

Exporting iBooks and games in Aquarium is a matter of few clicks if you need to do it fast, but also allows for advanced customization in case you want to adjust the design for your site or blog. You can save your custom settings.

For more information and detailed guides, refer to the related articles atchessok.com.

ChessOK Playing Club

The ChessOK Playing Club (also known as Chess Planet or ChessOK Playing Zone) client is included in the basic Aquarium installation package.

ChessOK Playing Club is a chess server where you can play opponents all over the world for free. Besides offering the usual time-controls for shorter games, this site has great support for correspondence chess with new tournaments starting all the time. New in this version is support for Fischerandom or Chess960 games.

Most its features are completelty free, but buying Aquarium also gets you one year of free membership in ChessOK Playing Zone.

CAP

I've been looking at the CAP analysis that comes with Aquarium 2017. For those who are not familiar with the CAP project, it is a chess tree (position database) with chess engine evaluation of fifty-five million positions. Each position is analyzed for one minute and the results are minimaxed. IDeA users will probably realize that the quality of such analysis can be quite good and in general the CAP evaluations after the early opening seem to reflect the possibilities of both sides quite well.

One of the features of the Aquarium 2017 CAP database is the analysis of the first twenty-five moves of all high-rated correspondence games from the ICCF game archive. Therefore, it is worth keeping an eye on the CAP scores while browsing the games.

Naturally, a high rated correspondence player can't rely entirely on CAP evaluations when selecting moves. Move selection in correspondence games requires much deeper analysis. However, a key factor in modern correspondence chess is to find positions that are initially evaluated favorably by chess engines, but can be shown to be dangerous after deep and careful analysis. CAP can be helpful in picking out such positions.

Lomonosov Tablebases

Lomonosov Tablebases allow you to determine if any position with 7 or less pieces leads to a draw or can be won by either side - with 100% certainty.

If the game can be won, the path with the least number of moves until the end of this variation is shown, given that both players make the best moves possible. If the losing player makes a suboptimal move, he will lose sooner and the program will show the new optimal path.

Learn more about Lomonosov Tablebases

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ChessOK Aquarium 2017 comes with 3-month access to all courses available at learn.chessking.com.

To activate the subscription, log in or register an account if you don't have one, then click Subscribeand use your product key as a promo code.

So far, the collection consists of 37 courses available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and includes such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0, Chess: From Beginner to Club Player, Chess Strategy, Chess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.

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Chess King Diamond Pro With Houdini 6 Pro Download. [New]

 

Chess King Diamond Pro 2018 with Houdini 6 Pro is the new improved version for 2018 of the top selling Chess King chess software Chess King Platinum Pro 2017, Chess King Gold 2016, in its absolutely strongest version. It is sold with both Mac and PC installers and allows up to 4 activations in any mix PC & Mac, for example 3 PC installations and 1 Mac installation. Chess King Diamond Pro includes the Houdini 6 Pro super grandmaster engine and the new updated 2018 GigaKing game database with over 6 million games, a database of commented games and the largest correspondence database, bringing the total of games included in Chess King Diamond Pro to 6.8 million games.

 

Includes the strongest engine available Houdini 6 Pro

 

What separates Chess King Diamond Pro from the other versions is the included super grandmaster Houdini 6 Pro, the choice of most of the world’s Grandmasters.
Houdini 6 Pro supports up to 128 threads (cores), up to 128 GB of hash memory, large memory pages, and NUMA-aware (Note: Houdini 6 Standard supports up to 8 threads)
The PC engine Houdini 6 Pro is a standard UCI engine which you can take out of Chess King Diamond Pro and use in other chess programs, for example Chessbase, Chess Assistant or Aquarium.
More information about Houdini 6 Pro can be found at this page.

 

PC + Mac and multilingual

 

Both installers for PC and Mac are included in the Chess King Diamond Pro package.
The PC version is compatible with all windows versions from XP, Vista, 7, 8, up to the most recent Windows 10.
The Mac version is compatible OS X 10.11 up to the most recent OS X 10.13 High Sierra.
It can be installed and used in 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian.
Internet connection required only during installation for engine Houdini activation.

 

Chess King Diamond Pro will help you improve at chess. It’s complete with all the best tools, and it’s easy to use for all levels. Play, learn, analyze, prepare for your opponent, store your own games and share them to the world.

Main features of Chess King Diamond Pro

• Super Grandmaster engine Houdini 6 Pro
• Huge opening tree with evaluations and success for each move
• GigaKing 2018 games database
• Classical (any level), Random, Puzzle (1500 puzzles) and Quest modes (100 games)
• Prepare for your opponent, opening and custom trees

Description of Chess King Diamond Pro

 

Chess King Diamond Pro is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Diamond Pro emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database. It is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's opponent before facing them at a tournament. Buying Chess King Diamond Pro is like getting several products and paying only for one, a professional chess software playing and analysis system, the largest game database available GigaKing, the super grandmaster chess engine Houdini 6 Pro, 1500 chess puzzles for all chess levels, a unique random playing mode, and much, much more. Included: Houdini 6 Pro, GigaKing Database of over 6 million games, Full opening tree, Chess puzzles, over one hundred opening positions, Photos of over 1600 chess players. Houdini 6 Pro - a chess engine rated well above 3000 Elo is the best choice for analysis, the version included is a major update from the previous version, which already was the world’s top engine used by Grandmasters and chess amateurs around the world. Considering such a strong engine can be frustrating to play against, Houdini 6 Pro includes various kinds of handicaps that can be set up using the Chess King interface. The version of Houdini 6 Pro that comes with Chess King Diamond Pro is a multi-processor one which supports up to 128 cores, it’s the absolute ultimate chess analysis system available today to everyone, even with very powerful computers. The GigaKing database is updated up to the beginning of 2018 and includes a full opening tree. Full Chess960 support. The program is very easy to use, with several video tutorials available on the publisher's site and a possibility to send questions and feedback to the manufacturers.

 

Get yourself Chess King Diamond Pro or surprise a loved one with the best chess gift of the year.

 

Play in Classical Mode

 

You can play at any level you choose, from a rating of 800 to 3200, either with white or black, and either for fun (not counting for rating, you can take back moves), or in rated mode. Your games will automatically be saved in your games database and you will be able to analyze them in detail with the Grandmaster engine Houdini 6 Pro to see what mistakes have been made.

 

Have fun in the Random Mode

 

The Random Mode is exclusive to Chess King, in which you can choose what advantage you want to start the game with and the number of pieces you want to have on the board. For example suppose you want to start with an advantage of +6 (the equivalent of 6 pawns advantage), Chess King will randomly select a starting position with the characteristics you decide and then you will play that position against Houdini 6 Pro at the highest level. Anybody should win with such a crushing starting advantage, but you’ll see it’s not that easy!

 

Setup any position or play Chess960

 

You can set up any position you like or even play any one of the 960 starting positions of Chess960. Chess King Diamond Pro with Houdini 6 Pro knows the complex castling rules of Chess960.

 

Search in the GigaKing Database

 

Look out for games of your favorite players in the GigaKing database. For example a search for Magnus Carlsen will give over 1,800 games including all the games he played in official tournaments and many of his published exhibition matches and simultaneous exhibitions.

 

Learn with the Puzzle Mode

 

You will learn with the puzzle mode, with hundreds of exercises from beginner level until Grandmaster level. Chess King Diamond Pro will congratulate you for your success and tell you where you went wrong.

 

Huge Opening Tree

 

In the Analysis pane at the beginning of the game, either while analyzing some master game or when entering your own games in your own games database, you can follow the opening tree move by move to see what moves have been played in the whole history of chess and how much success they have had. It’s now easy to study a whole opening just by browsing opening moves, selecting lines, watching games of interest, and learning the ideas behind the opening moves.

 

Whole Game Evaluation graph and Houdini 6 Pro Analysis

 

In the Analysis Pane after the opening stage one sees the game notation and comments, the whole game evaluation graph and below the best lines calculated by the engine Houdini 6 Pro. In this position below black could have taken the advantage by taking the pawn on e5, giving an evaluation of -0.86 (Black would have an advantage of close to 1 pawn equivalent), and instead played a bad move a4, which gave an evaluation of +0.49, which means white is up the equivalent of 1/2 pawn. With Chess King Diamond Pro you will know the best moves in each position.

 

When you buy the new Chess King Platimum Pro 2018 version, you get 1 year free access to dozens of high quality online chess courses (value $69.95) at learn.chessking.com as well as all those courses fully unlocked in either iOS or Android Apps on your iPhone/iPad/phone or tablet. That's an enormous amount of chess educational material at your fingertips during the free subscription period.

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Chess King Learn web + iOS + Android All Chess King courses subscription - 1 MONTH.


This subscription covers all the courses below, for 1 month. At the moment there are 60, will be more added to this list in the future. This is a premium subscription, guaranteed without ads. After purchase you will get your purchase code, you will enter it on the Chess King Learn Site Subscribe page, after which the web access will be open to you (need to register if not yet done). Then if you wish download the iOS or Android app (links in the Chess King App page), those are free downloads. As soon as you link your mobile app to your Chess King account all your courses will open on iOS and Android. Progress will sync between all devices. You can install in as many devices you own as long as you are connected to the same Chess King account.


Courses: 60
Learn Chess: From Beginner to Club Player
Learn Chess: From Beginner to Club Player Basic training, Strategy, Tactics

This teaching program is a kind of guide. It will introduce you to the rules and laws of chess and let you work your way of improvement from the level of Beginner to the one of Club Player. In the course 100 chess topics are considered including rules of chess game; methods of playing in opening, middle game and ending; combinational techniques and basic elements of strategy. All in all, the course contains 500 teaching examples and 700 exercises useful for consolidation of acquired knowledge.

Chess Tactics for BeginnersChess Tactics for Beginners Basic training, Tactics

This course is based on a bestseller by the experienced coach Sergey Ivashchenko which became a sort of chess publishing sensation and sold over 200,000 copies. More than 1200 training exercises are intended for beginners, both children and adults. Elementary and simple tasks (1-, 2- and 3-way) are used as teaching material.

Elementary Chess Tactics 1Elementary Chess Tactics 1 Tactics

If you are a beginner, it is necessary for you to study simple tactical methods and learn how to employ them! This course includes more than 4300 exercises for beginners on the following tactical methods: Fork, pin, double check, discovered check, annihilation of the opponent's king defense, exploiting a back (1st) rank weakness. If you are a beginner or a club player, this is the program for you! After going through this course you will never miss an elementary combination in a practical game of your own and will be able to improve the quality of your play considerably.

Capturing Pieces 1 (Chess Puzzles)Capturing Pieces 1 (Chess Puzzles) Opening

If you are a beginner, you just cannot afford to give away your piece in 1 move, presuming, of course, that you wish to improve your play! Another thing you cannot afford is to miss a chance of grabbing an undefended piece of your opponent's! This course includes more than 1400 exercises with a few pieces on the board. Such a great number of exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess beginners. The course is intended for players who are already acquainted with the rules of the game. Even if you study and solve only 20% of exercises you are sure to improve your chess skills and not to miss a chance to take an undefended piece in your practical game! All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels.

Capturing Pieces 2 (Chess Puzzles)Capturing Pieces 2 (Chess Puzzles) Opening

If you are a beginner, you just cannot afford to give away your piece in 1 move, presuming, of course, that you wish to improve your play! Another thing you cannot afford is to miss a chance of grabbing an undefended piece of your opponent's! This course includes more than 1500 exercises with lots of pieces on the board. Such a great number of exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess beginners. The course is intended for players who are already acquainted with the rules of the game. Even if you study and solve only 20% of exercises you are sure to improve your chess skills and not to miss a chance to take an undefended piece in your practical game! All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels.

Mate in 1 (Chess Puzzles)Mate in 1 (Chess Puzzles) Basic training, Tactics

If you are a beginner, you should practice much to mate in one move. This course provides excellent material for this training. The big number of exercises (2500) covers different methods of mating. Many of them is an excellent tool for speed training even for stronger players. This is a rare course that is intended even for players with USCF rating of 600. Even if you only study and solve 10% of the exercises, you will learn a huge number of mating patterns and probably never miss a mate in one again!

Chess School for BeginnersChess School for Beginners Basic training

This friendly interactive course is intended for both children and adult beginners. It is divided into 2 main sections: Chess rules and Playing. 500 carefully chosen, and in many cases designed, examples to help a student.

Simple Defense (Chess Puzzles)Simple Defense (Chess Puzzles) Tactics

If you are a beginner, you just have to learn how to defend your pieces from being taken! Every chessplayer has to master and consolidate some basic defensive skills such as withdrawing or protecting a piece, interception or attacking an opponent's piece. Having consolidated your knowledge by doing a great number of exercises you will be able to improve your level of playing. This course includes more than 2800 exercises with lots of pieces on the board. Such a great number of exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess beginners.

Chess Strategy & Tactics Vol 1 (1600-2000 ELO)Chess Strategy & Tactics Vol 1 (1600-2000 ELO) Strategy, Tactics

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 contains 57 themes, 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.

Chess Tactics Art (1400-1600 ELO)Chess Tactics Art (1400-1600 ELO) Tactics

A fundamental course on chess tactics for Beginners. The course contains 150 teaching examples and 1500 new exercises useful for consolidation of acquired knowledge. The exercises are classified according to more than 30 tactical methods and motifs.

Chess Tactics Art (1600-1800 ELO)Chess Tactics Art (1600-1800 ELO) Tactics

A fundamental course on chess tactics for Club Players. The course contains 240 teaching examples and 340 new exercises useful for consolidation of acquired knowledge. The exercises are classified according to about 30 tactical methods and motifs.

Advanced Defense (Chess Puzzles)Advanced Defense (Chess Puzzles) Tactics

The course includes 380 exercises on the following aspects of defense: Avoiding checkmate, Interference, Support

CT-ART. Chess Mate TheoryCT-ART. Chess Mate Theory Tactics

CT-ART. Mating Combinations program is the unique due to two causes: the high quality of the theoretical material and a new technology of giving the studying material, the iBook technology that uses hyperlinks and additional windows for comfortable usage of the studying material. The course is prepared by the famous coach Victor Khenkin and includes 1200 instructive examples on 14 themes, each of them illustrates the peculiarities of using certain pieces for mating combinations and 700 exercises for you to solve.

Chess Combinations Vol. 1Chess Combinations Vol. 1 Tactics

The fundamental chess program for club players. This first part includes more than 1300 exercises (more than 200 examples to explore and 1100 to solve), classified in 40 tactical methods and motifs.

Chess Combinations Vol. 2Chess Combinations Vol. 2 Tactics

The fundamental chess program for club players. This second part includes more than 2600 exercises (more than 400 examples to explore and 2200 to solve), classified in 60 tactical methods and motifs.

Chess Strategy for BeginnersChess Strategy for Beginners Strategy, Tactics

This course is an interactive tutorial for those unexperienced players, both children and adults, who have already learnt the rules of chess and now wish to become players of intermediate strength. This course covers a wide range of opening, middlegame and endgame subjects. It starts off by teaching you how to checkmate the lone king and proceeds to more advanced topics, such as utilizing a material or positional advantage. This program includes 55 lessons with more than 1200 instructive examples and exercises. This course turns a beginner into an intermediate player!

Mate in 2 (Chess Puzzles)Mate in 2 (Chess Puzzles) Tactics

The best way to improve your game is to train yourself on your device in solving problems from practical games. If you a beginner but already know how to mate in 1 move, you have to move on and learn how to attack a king and give mate in 2 moves! This course includes 19 000 exercises from masters games. In every exercise you will have to find a best continuation for an attack against the king. All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels. A great number of exercises makes the course an excellent tool for quick training both beginners and club players.

Mate in 3-4 (Chess Puzzles)Mate in 3-4 (Chess Puzzles) Tactics, Middlegame

This course includes more than 2500 exercises for mating in 3 or 4 moves. You will have to use your fantasy and precise calculation in order to find a correct way of attacking the king. After going through this course you are sure to improve your skills and abilities considerably and will not miss an opportunity to employ a nice little combination in a practical game of your own. The program is intended both for club players and intermediate players. All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels.

Elementary Chess Tactics 2Elementary Chess Tactics 2 Tactics

If you are a beginner, it is necessary for you to study simple tactical methods and learn how to employ them! This course includes more than 1800 exercises for beginners on the following tactical methods: 'annihilation of defense', 'decoy', 'interception' and 'distraction'.

Chess Endings for BeginnersChess Endings for Beginners Endgame

The course is based on the 3 other courses: Beginners to Club, Chess Strategy for Beginners and Total Chess Endings. We carefully selected tasks that are not so easy to play, but not so complex to study. The material is adapted to beginners, and contains a large number of explanations and hints. Much attention is devoted to methods to win having an extra pawn. But we also recommend to pay attention to the technique of standard mates (starting with mates by heavy pieces and ending with mates by bishop and knight).

Chess Opening Lab (1400-2000)Chess Opening Lab (1400-2000) Opening

This is a perfect opening manual. It features a theoretical review of all the chess openings, which are illustrated by instructive games of the greatest chess players. This compact opening manual contains a detailed classification, which makes it useful to players of any level - beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Each opening variation is supplied with evaluations and characteristics of key moves. The history of the variations' development is described, as well as their current status. The theoretic material is nicely illustrated by classic games with detailed annotations that demonstrate the principal ideas and plans of each variation for White and Black. There is also a special training section with more than 350 exercises of various difficulty on more than 40 openings.

Chess Strategy & Tactics Vol 2 (1800-2200 ELO)Chess Strategy & Tactics Vol 2 (1800-2200 ELO) Strategy, Endgame

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.

Bobby Fischer - Chess ChampionBobby Fischer - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

All 940 games played by the legendary World Champion, 217 of them with commentary. 180 exercises: play like Fischer and play against Fischer.

Manual of Chess CombinationsManual of Chess Combinations Tactics

The material used in the program is based on a textbook by a renowned chess trainer Sergey Ivashchenko - Manual of Chess Combinations vol 2.

Total Chess Endgames (1600-2400 ELO)Total Chess Endgames (1600-2400 ELO) Endgame

Total Chess Endings course composed by GM Alexander Panchenko. It's aim is to teach a student the intricacies of the endgame through a theoretical section, which includes over 600 games/lectures, each of them illustrating theoretical and practical endgame methods, and training section, with more than 2400 endgame exercises, classified according to 500 endgame themes. The material written by IM ICCF Alexander Alpert.

CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics 1200-2400 ELO)CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics 1200-2400 ELO) Tactics

The legendary tactics course that has been voted more than once by chess experts as the best chess training program in the world. This version includes 2,200 basic exercises and 1,800 auxiliary exercises, divided into 50 topics. The course is based on the bestselling book Combination Motifs by a renowned trainer grandmaster Maxim Blokh. All positions have been hand-picked over the course of 20 years of training practice and come in the order that ensures most efficient learning. Each position comes with a special hint unique to this course – a 5x5 mini-position designed to convey the very essence of the tactical maneuver used in the main example.

Chess Opening BlundersChess Opening Blunders Opening

Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders – learn to play chess by learning the opening mistakes and traps that have been discovered over time. The program is designed for studying the blunders in more than 40 openings and contains over 1,250 instructive exercises of varying difficulty from practical games.

Chess Strategy (1800-2400)Chess Strategy (1800-2400) Strategy

This chess program presents many instructive positions with 18 most important strategic themes such as Advantage in development, Advantage in space, Attack on the king, Attack on the queenside, Weak squares, Pawn structure, Open files and diagonals and others.

Chess Middlegame IChess Middlegame I Strategy

Chess Middlegame I course composed by GM Alexander Kalinin is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section. Typical Plans and Methods in the Most Popular Openings: Scotch, Ruy Lopez, Sicilian, Caro-Kann, French, English opening, Dutch, Slav, Catalan, Nimzo-Indian, King's Indian, Grünfeld, Benko Gambit. The Encyclopedia of Middlegame course contains detailed material about typical pawn structures: Karlsbad, Hedgehog, etc.

Chess Middlegame IIChess Middlegame II Strategy

Chess Middlegame II course composed by GM Alexander Kalinin is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section. The following openings are viewed: Sicilian defense (Dragon, Najdorf, Paulsen variations), Ruy Lopez (Open variation, Exchanged Variation), King's gambit, Italian game, Evans gambit, Pirc-Ufimtsev, Alekhine's defense, Nimzo-Indian defense, Queen's-Indian defense, Queen's gambit, Modern Benoni).

Chess Middlegame IIIChess Middlegame III Strategy

Chess Middlegame III course contains 550 theoretical lessons and 500 practical exercises, aimed for 1800-2400 ELO players. The course includes typical plans and methods for the following popular openings: Petrov defense, Ruy Lopez (Marshall counter-attack, anti-Marshall system), Scandinavian defense, Sicilian defense (Closed variation, variations with 3. Bb5: Moscow variation, Rossolimo variation), Queen's gambit accepted (3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 and 3. e4), Grünfeld defense (4. cd Nd5 5. e4 Nс3 6. bc), Queen's pawn opening 3. Bg5 (1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5, 2... g6 3. Bg5), Réti opening, King's fianchetto opening.

Chess Middlegame IVChess Middlegame IV Strategy

Chess Middlegame IV course composed by GM Alexander Kalinin is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section. This course includes 560 teaching examples and 530 exercises for 1800-2400 ELO: Ruy Lopez, two Knights' defense, French defense, Sicilian defense, Caro-Kann defense, King's indian defense, Nimzo-indian defense, English opening etc.

Chess Middlegame VChess Middlegame V Strategy

Chess Middlegame V course contains 520 theoretical lessons and 450 practical exercises, composed by GM Alexander Kalinin. The course includes typical plans and methods for the following popular openings: Vienna game, Petroff's Defense (5. Кс3), Four knights game with 5. Bb5, Ruy Lopez (Berlin defense, variation with 3... Bc5 4. O-O Nf6), Caro-Kann (Panov Attack), Sicilian defense (Sveshnikov variation), Queen's gambit (Cambridge-Springs variation, Tarrasch defense), Nimzo-Indian defense (Leningrad variation, variation with 4. g3), Queen's Indian defense (Petrosian system), Trompowsky attack (1. d4 2. Сg5).

Chess Endgame StudiesChess Endgame Studies Opening

This training course is a special subset of famous CT-ART 4.0 course, based on best chess studies, especially chosen for their instructive value. There is simply no substitute for the ease and quality of the studies presented, not to mention their eternal beauty. Endgame Studies includes about 950 greatest endgame compositions and 900 subsidiary exercises. Each position comes with a special hint unique to this course – a 5x5 mini-position designed to convey the very essence of the tactical maneuver used in the main example.

Sergey Karjakin - Elite Chess PlayerSergey Karjakin - Elite Chess Player Tactics, Champions

2232 games played by the Sergey Karjakin. 120 exercises: play like Karjakin and play against Karjakin.

Chess Tactics in Sicilian Defense 1Chess Tactics in Sicilian Defense 1 Opening

This course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Sicilian Defense developing after moves 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4: the Dragon variation, the Najdorf variation, the Scheveningen variation and the Richter Attack. The course presents a deep overview of the actual variations, featuring 200 examples and 630 exercises. The course will be useful to all chess players employing the Sicilian Defense on either white or black sides.

Chess Tactics in Sicilian Defense 2Chess Tactics in Sicilian Defense 2 Opening

This course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Sicilian Defense developing after moves 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6: the Lasker variation, the Paulsen variation, the Labourdonnais variation, the Simagin variation and the Boleslavsky defense. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations, featuring 300 examples. Numerous new exercises provide a great opportunity to reinforce your knowledge: 300 exercises in total for all variations after 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6.

Chess Tactics in French DefenseChess Tactics in French Defense Opening

This course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the French Defense developing after moves 1.e4 e6. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations, featuring about 130 examples and about 330 exercises to solve. The course will be useful to all chess players employing the French Defense on either white or black sides.

Chess Tactics in Caro-Kann DefenseChess Tactics in Caro-Kann Defense Opening

This course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Caro-Kann Defense developing after moves 1.e4 c6. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations, featuring about 150 examples and about 350 exercises to solve. The course will be useful to all chess players employing the Caro-Kann Defense on either white or black sides.

Chess Tactics in Grünfeld DefenseChess Tactics in Grünfeld Defense Opening

This course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Grünfeld Defense developing after moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations and 350 exercises to solve. The course will be useful to all chess players employing the Grünfeld Defense on either white or black sides.

Chess Tactics in Scandinavian DefenseChess Tactics in Scandinavian Defense Opening

This course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Scandinavian defense developing after moves 1. e4 d5. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations, featuring 28 examples. Numerous new exercises provide a great opportunity to reinforce your knowledge: 261 exercises in total.

Mikhail Tal - Chess ChampionMikhail Tal - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

About 2600 games played by the legendary World Champion. And about 260 exercises in which you should play like Tal.

Magnus Carlsen - Chess ChampionMagnus Carlsen - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

All 1913 games played by the World Champion. About 370 of them with commentary. 110 exercises: play like Carlsen and play against Carlsen.

Chess Tactics in King's Indian DefenseChess Tactics in King's Indian Defense Opening

This chess course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the King's Indian Defense developing after moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations and 430 exercises to solve. The course will be useful to all chess players employing the King's Indian Defense on either white or black sides.

Chess Tactics in Open GamesChess Tactics in Open Games Opening

This chess course is aimed at the club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in Open Games, appearing after moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. The course presents the overview of the actual variants and 630 exercises for solve.

Chess Tactics in Slav DefenseChess Tactics in Slav Defense Opening

This chess course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Slav Defense developing after moves 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations, featuring 100 examples and 300 exercises to solve. The course will be useful to all chess players employing the Slav Defense on either white or black sides.

Chess Tactics in Volga GambitChess Tactics in Volga Gambit Opening

This chess course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Benko (Volga) gambit, appearing after moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 b5. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations, featuring 168 exercises in total. Numerous new exercises provide a great opportunity to reinforce your knowledge.

Garry Kasparov - Chess ChampionGarry Kasparov - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

All 2466 chess games played by the legendary World Champion, 298 of them with commentary. 225 exercises: play like Kasparov and play against Kasparov.

Viswanathan Anand - Chess ChampionViswanathan Anand - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

All 2929 chess games played by the legendary World Champion, 539 of them with commentary. 191 exercises: play like Anand and play against Anand.

Vladimir Kramnik - Chess ChampionVladimir Kramnik - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

All 2537 chess games played by the legendary World Champion, 394 of them with commentary. 126 exercises: play like Kramnik and play against Kramnik.

Alexander Alekhine - Chess ChampionAlexander Alekhine - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

The program contains 1300 deeply annotated chess games played by the 4th World Champion Alexander Alekhine. 600 games are commented for the first time. 200 carefully chosen positions for you to solve, representing some of the most interesting and instructive positions from Alekhine's games in an additional section.

Mikhail Botvinnik - Chess ChampionMikhail Botvinnik - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

The most complete collection of Botvinnik's games ever compiled. Contains as many as 1069 chess games played by Botvinnik from 1924 till 1970. Special section, "Play as Botvinnik" with 350 quiz positions for you to try and find those strong and beautiful moves played by Botvinnik in his games.

Emanuel Lasker - Chess ChampionEmanuel Lasker - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

The most complete collection of Emanuel Lasker's games ever compiled. Contains 630 games, covering the entire long career of the 2nd World Champion in chess (held the title from 1896 to 1921). All the games are deeply annotated. Special section, "Play as Lasker" with 203 quiz positions to try and find both strong and beautiful moves played by Lasker in his games.

Jose Raul Capablanca - Chess ChampionJose Raul Capablanca - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

640 deeply annotated games played by the 3rd World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca. 250 most interesting and instructive positions from his games in an additional program "Play as Capablanca".

Wilhelm Steinitz - Chess ChampionWilhelm Steinitz - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

All 517 games played by the legendary World Champion. 55 exercises: play like Steinitz and play against Steinitz.

Universal Chess Opening: 1. d4 2. Nf3 3. e3Universal Chess Opening: 1. d4 2. Nf3 3. e3 Opening

This course will help you master a venomous and practically unavoidable opening White can use against Black. With it, any Club or Intermediate level player can quickly and efficiently develop an solid plan for White and win the offensive initiative in the opening. This opening has been in use for hundreds of years, and with great effect. You can find it in the repertoire of world champion Magnus Carlsen and other prominent players - Johannes Zukertort, Akiba Rubinstein, Artur Yusupov. This course includes more than 145 insightful exercises, making it a superb tool for quick training of chess club players and intermediate players.

Manual of Chess Strategy, volume 1Manual of Chess Strategy, volume 1 Strategy

Two famous grandmasters, chess theorists and trainers, Sakaev and Landa, attempt to "sieze the unsiezable": outline and elaborate on all of the most important elements of chess strategy that every competent player must be aware of. Hand-picked, deeply analyzed games and excerpts come both from classical, well-known pieces and modern practice. The first volume consists of two parts: Opening and Middlegame. The book is aimed primarily at ELO 1800-2200 players, but even more experienced learners will probably find plenty of useful advice and guidelines. Suitable both for self-study and for use in specialized chess schools. Includes 275 instructional examples and 73 exercises for practice.

Manual of Chess Strategy, volume 2Manual of Chess Strategy, volume 2 Strategy

Two famous grandmasters, chess theorists and trainers, Sakaev and Landa, attempt to "sieze the unsiezable": outline and elaborate on all of the most important elements of chess strategy that every competent player must be aware of. Hand-picked, deeply analyzed games and excerpts come both from classical, well-known pieces and modern practice. Volume 2 has two parts: "Pawn: the soul of chess" and "Game dynamics". The book is aimed primarily at ELO 1800-2200 players, but even more experienced learners will probably find plenty of useful advice and guidelines. Suitable both for self-study and for use in specialized chess schools. Includes 432 instructional examples and 164 exercises for practice.

Chess: An Positional Opening RepertoireChess: An Positional Opening Repertoire Opening

Nikolai Kalinichenko, an international grandmaster in correspondence play and the author of some 40 chess titles, presents here a complete and up-to-date opening repertoire. It is intended for players of positional style, or for use when the competitive situation demands a solid approach. The repertoire is based on 1 e4 as White, and the Classical Sicilian and King's Indian Defence as Black. Also available is the companion volume An Aggressive Opening Repertoire for the Club Player, offering a range of openings which are closely linked, but which are less forcefull in character. This course includes more than 400 exercises. These exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess club players.

Chess: An Aggressive Opening RepertoireChess: An Aggressive Opening Repertoire Opening

Nikolai Kalinichenko, an international grandmaster in correspondence play and the author of some 40 chess titles, presents here a complete and up-to-date opening repertoire. It is intended for players of a attacking style, or for use when the competitive situation demands an aggressive approach. The repertoire is based on 1. e4 as White, and the Sicilian Dragon and Leningrad Dutch as Black. Suggestions are also offered against all the opponent's main alternatives. Also available is the companion volume A Positional Opening Repertoire for the Club Player, offering a range of openings which are closely linked, but which are less forceful in character. This course includes more than 350 exercises. These exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess club players.


Price: $9.99

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Chess Assistant 19 PRO with Houdini 6 PRO (download)

What's new in Chess Assistant 19 PRO:

  • Houdini 6 PRO is once again the confirmed leader among chess playing programs, having won the TCEC 2018 Championship for chess engines. Houdini 6 PRO continues the impressive surge made by its predecessor by adding another 50 to 60 Elo in strength, to become once again the strongest engine that money can buy. Houdini 6 PRO coming with Chess Assistant 19 PRO can support up to 128 cores and 128 GB of hash, including NUMA support!
  • 1-year Chess King LEARN subscription, giving access to all courses available there (60 as of Dec.2018 and counting)! The courses are available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and include such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0Chess: From Beginner to Club PlayerChess StrategyChess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.
  • Updated databases now contain 7.077 million games in total!
  • Premium Game Service 2019 - auto database updates for 2018-2019
  • 1-year access to Lomonosov Tablebases! The subscription will be active for 1 year starting the date of activation at the tablebases service.

Chess Assistant 19 with Houdini 6 PRO is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess through the Internet, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.

Chess Assistant 19 includes grandmaster level playing programs, Chess Opening Encyclopedia mode, a powerful search system, the unique Tree mode, databases of about 7.077 million games in total (Nov. 2, 2018) that can be automaticaly updated 3000 new games every week for free, 1-year access to all courses at Chess King Learn (How to activate Chess King Learn bonus subscription) and to 7-piece Lomonosov Tablebases at tb7.chessok.com and more!

Houdini 6 PRO, the World's strongest chess program, continues the impressive surge made by its predecessor by adding another 50 to 60 Elo in strength, to become once again the strongest engine that money can buy. Houdini 6 PRO coming with Chess Assistant 19 PRO can support up to 128 cores and 128 GB of hash, including NUMA support!

Houdini 6 PRO can perform any type of analysis: multi-pass game analysis, Interactive analysis, Background analysis.

You can easily connect Chess Assistant 19 to any other UCI playing programs like Stockfish 8 or Komodo. The programs can perform various analysis tasks for any needs:

Automatic opening annotation searches for novelty, adds expert annotations from the Opening Encyclopedia, CAP evaluations, inserts reference games etc.

Search for blunders reveals bad moves.

Multi-pass game analysis is an advanced analysis method to fine-tune each step of the search. You can even choose different engines for each phase of the game.

Analysis markers allow you to mark selected positions for automatic analysis at a later time.

Interactive analysis allows you guide the engine in its analysis and pick lines, remembering the results.

Chess Opening Encyclopedia includes rich theoretical material on all openings, more than 8000 annotations by GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by strongest engines key positions. Customizable key system.

When it comes to searching, you will not find a more powerful system. Chess Assistant 18 offers search by position, header, maneuvers, material, comments, novelty search, advanced search by material in 12 regions of the board and more!

Language versions: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian.

System Requirements: 256 RAM, 4 Gb, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Internet connection during installation and to access Lomonosov Tablebases.


Full Review

Chess Assistant 19 PRO is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess online, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.

Chess Assistant has a long history of innovative and advanced analysis functions and now, with a built-in CQL search system, it has also taken the lead in advanced search functionality.To get a better idea of Chess Assistant features you can watch short training videos.

The Professional Package includes the best chess engine – Houdini 6 PRO UCIChess Opening Encyclopedia, a powerful search system, a unique Tree mode, databases of 7.077 million games in total (as of November 2, 2018), 1-year Premium Game Service (3000 new games each week by Internet), twelve months of free access (1-year membership) at ChessOK Playing Zone and much more.

Houdini 6 PRO continues the impressive surge made by its predecessor by adding another 50 to 60 Elo in strength, to become once again the strongest engine that money can buy. Houdini 6 PRO coming with Chess Assistant 19 PRO can support up to 128 cores and 128 GB of hash, including NUMA support!

Houdini 6 PRO – The World Rating Lists Leader

Chess Assistant 19 comes with the Houdini 6 PRO chess engine. Houdini 6 leads most independent computer chess rating lists. No serious chess player can be without Houdini 6!

Opening Studies – Stay Organized with Opening Tables

Chess Opening Encyclopedia contains rich theoretical material on all openings. It contains over 8.000 annotations from GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by the strongest engines. The detailed key system for all openings can be edited to suit your needs.Opening Tables is a revolutionary way of creating, maintaining and studying your opening repertoire. Base your studies on the Opening Encyclopedia, customize it with your own moves and evaluations, enhance your favorite variations or create your own private opening repertoire. Working on your opening repertoire finally becomes the creative and enjoyable task it should be!

Opening Test Mode allows you to test your knowledge and skills in openings.

Analysis – Automatic, Manual and Background Analysis

Infinite analysis offers a wide range of options to customize the analysis to your needs:

  • Include/exclude selected moves from analysis
  • Multivariation and adjourned multivariation mode
  • Analyse simultaneously with several different chess engines
  • Check moves in game or annotations
  • Search for additional moves
  • Analyse position from both sides at the same time
  • One- or two-panel display of analysis

Automatic opening annotation searches for novelty, adds expert annotations from the Opening Encyclopedia, CAP evaluations, inserts reference games etc.

Search for blunders automatically analyzes your games and annotates mistakes.

Multi-pass game analysis is an advanced game analysis method with flexible options to fine-tune each step of the search. You can even choose different engines for each phase of the game.

Analysis markers allow you to mark selected positions for automatic analysis at a later time.

Interactive analysis lets you to work with the engine, allowing it to analyze a position, and then guide it in its analysis without forgetting its conclusions.

Background Analysis is the most powerful position analysis tool in the extensive Chess Assistant arsenal. The analysis takes place in a background process, allowing you to continue working in Chess Assistant during the analysis. If you run into an interesting position, simply send it to background analysis while you continue your own analysis.

Background analysis can be split between two or more processors on the same computer or distributed automatically to several networked computers.

Tablebase analysis gives you a precise evaluation of endgames with 3-6 pieces (tablebases required).

Database Search – Standard Searches & CQL

Standard searches. When it comes to searching, you will not find a more powerful system than Chess Assistant. It offers all the types of standard searches you would expect for a chess database:

  • Search by position, header, maneuvers, material, comments, etc.
  • Novelty search
  • Advanced search with simultaneous specification of material in 12 regions on the board

You can search through multiple databases and searches can be saved, enabling you to run them again at a later time. The program also keeps track of your most recent searches so you can quickly modify them and search again.

CQL (Chess Query Language). CQL is simply put the most powerful search method currently available for chess databases. If you have ever run into the limitations of standard search methods, CQL is for you. Mastering Chess Assistant’s CQL allows you to perform searches you could only dream of with any other chess database system.

Composite search allows you to store and organize your CQL queries into a hierachical structure, give them descriptive names, and set up a diagram of a typical position. This allows you to build a library of useful search criteria.

Databases and Premium Game Service

Chess Assistant 18 includes two databases of 7,077 million games in total:
- HugeBase database (as of November 2, 2018) - 6,8 million games
- Correspondence database - 596,000+ games.

Premium Game Service: subscription for full database updates with games played from November 2, 2018 till December 31, 2019, in Chess Assistant and PGN formats (supported by Fritz, Chess Base and Aquarium).

  • Subscribe and get new games weekly by Internet through Chess Assistant 19
  • Get full version of database without duplicate games.

Classifiers – Organize Your Chess Data

A database of chess games is a rather unwieldy collection of data. Of course you can sort the games, search etc. but all of this is temporary.The next time you open the database you will see the same list of games without any useful structure. If you want to repeat a search, you have to enter all the search criteria from scratch and then search again.

Classifiers allow you to organize your chess data into nested folders in a similar way as you organize your hard disk into folders. Each folder in a classifier can contain:

  • Icon. The icon serves as a reminder for the data contained in the folder.
  • Text. A text description of the folder.
  • Position. This could for instance be a critical position from an opening.
  • Any search criteria, which allows games to be automatically classified with just a mouse click. This is of course a very powerful feature. An example is a classifier for endgames (pawn endgames, rook endgames etc.). Whenever you update your database, all you need to do is refresh the search in order to classify the endgames that occur in the new games.
  • A list of games. Games can be included in the list either manually or automatically based on a search criteria.
  • Chess tree. You can store chess trees in a classifier folder. This could for instance be detailed analysis results for an opening variation, while only the most important variations are shown in a game annotation.
  • Another classifier, allowing practically unlimited flexibility in the structure of classifiers.
  • Multimedia information: images, audio and video.

Chess Trees – State of the Art

Chess Assistant offers state of the art chess trees:

  • Transpositions are automatically detected
  • New trees can be created from any collection of games
  • Detailed information is displayed about positions: Human evaluations, computer evaluations, and various statistics
  • Games can be annotated automatically based on information in a tree.

Game Annotations and Global Annotations

Chess Assistant supports all types of game annotations, from simple text to multimedia content:

  • Add and manage variations (promote etc.).
  • Powerful annotation editor makes it easy to add Chess Informant symbols, engine evaluations and verbal commentary.
  • Assign visual styles to moves so they stand out in the notation. You can search for games based on styles.
  • Use any of 30 standard classes to classify important games or instructive positions. The same game can belong to multiple classes (e.g. Tactics and Kingside attack). Search for games belonging to specific classes.
  • Organize games with a flexible, user defined, Windows Explorer style Classifier.
  • Display board graphics and insert diagrams at selected point in the notation.
  • Add multimedia annotations (images, video and audio) to moves.
  • Reference games can be inserted from a database, and endgame information from tablebases. All of this can be done manually or through any of the automatic game analysis methods.

As useful as game annotations are, they have one drawback: They are tied to a particular game. When you run into the same position in a different game, how would you like to get a reminder saying: Hey, you have annotated this position before!” Well, in Chess Assistant you can annotate trees and tree annotations are “global”, meaning that they are displayed whenever the same position arises – in all databases.

Lomonosov Tablebases

Lomonosov Tablebases allow you to determine if any position with 7 or less pieces leads to a draw or can be won by either side - with 100% certainty.

If the game can be won, the path with the least number of moves until the end of this variation is shown, given that both players make the best moves possible. If the losing player makes a suboptimal move, he will lose sooner and the program will show the new optimal path.

Learn more about Lomonosov Tablebases

Playing Features

If you want to play a game of chess against the computer, Chess Assistant offers a variety of engines and options:

  • Wide selection of time controls and other playing options
  • Handicap engine included (Dragon)
  • DGT board support with voice announcement of moves
  • Powerful opening book editor allows you to adapt the opening choice of the chess engine to your needs.

Online Play and Broadcasts: ChessOK Playing Zone and ICC

For online play, Chess Assistant offers you the choice of two popular chess servers: ChessOK Playing Zone (www.chessok.com) and ICC.

ChessOK Playing Zone. The Playing Zone is an advanced chess server that supports anything from bullet and blitz to correspondence play.The ChessOK Playing Zone is absolutely free.

In addition to playing online you can watch games from the most important chess events on the Playing Zone, with live Houdini 2 analysis.

Internet Chess Club (ICC). Chess Assistant comes with a graphical user interface to the Internet Chess Club (ICC), which supports variations, engine analysis, and online annotation.

Database Compatibility: Chessbase and Chess Assistant

Chess Assistant supports all the most popular chess database formats, which means that your current database can most likely be used in Chess Assistant:

  • Chess Assistant’s own efficient database format (CDP)
  • Chessbase (CBH, readonly)
  • PGN (Portable Game Notation)
  • EPD (Extended Position Description)

Optionally you can open and save databases in Zip-format in order to save space and conveniently send and receive databases by email.

Strong Chess Engine Support

Chess Assistant is compatible with most modern commercial and free chess engines. It supports a variety of protocols for communicating with chess engines, such as UCI, UCI2, WinBoard and MCS. In layman terms, this means that Chess Assistant gives you an unparalleled choice of chess engines for analysis and play.

  • Support for all popular engines, including Houdini 6, currently the strongest chess engine
  • Winboard support – Ruffian and Crafty are included, built-in support for over 50 others, available via free download
  • Hundreds of chess engines to choose from, including specialized mate solvers. Most of them are available via free download
  • Automatic test set processing with comprehensive reporting features.

Chess King LEARN Courses

Chess Assistant PRO 19 comes with 1-year access to all courses available at learn.chessking.com.

How to activate Chess King Learn bonus subscription

So far, the collection consists of 60 courses available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and includes such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0Chess: From Beginner to Club PlayerChess StrategyChess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.

Documentation & Updates

Manuals

Sergey Rublevsky, Russian Chess Champion: “I have been using Chess Assistant with great pleasure for more than 10 years already.”

Language versions: English, Spanish, German, French and Italian versions are available.

System requirements: PC, 256 MB RAM, 4GB of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Internet connection during installation and to access Lomonosov Tablebases.

Price: $141.00

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Chess Openings Encyclopedia 2019 (download)

This excellent program for learning chess openings includes theoretical material on every opening, a user-friendly and detailed classification of variations, a quick search option and an option for analyzing games and positions.

There are two ways of studying an opening: by looking through encyclopedic tables for chosen openings or variations and by moving along a Chess Tree displaying expert evaluations of a current position.
Openings material is based upon
  • 500 000 expert evaluations, verified and corrected by Rybka
  • 8 000 annotations to key moves
  • 40 million evaluations by Houdini and Rybka engines
  • Database of 7,077 million games as of November 1, 2018.
Chess Opening Encyclopedia contains rich theoretical material on all openings. It contains over 8.000 annotations from GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by the strongest engines. The detailed key system for all openings can be edited to suit your needs.
Opening Tables is a revolutionary way of creating, maintaining and studying your opening repertoire. Base your studies on the Opening Encyclopedia, customize it with your own moves and evaluations, enhance your favorite variations or create your own private opening repertoire. Working on your opening repertoire finally becomes the creative and enjoyable task it should be!
Opening Test Mode allows you to test your knowledge and skills in openings.
A Houdini 2 program is integrated into the Encyclopedia with a possibility of simple connection to Houdini 6, Stockfish 10 or other UCI and Winboard engines. A powerful system of search according to player’ name, position, positional element, motif and material correlation is supported.
A test of opening mode will allow you to test your knowledge and your skill of playing in your chosen opening against the program and to obtain recommendations automatically.

Language versions: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian

System requirements: PC, 128 MB RAM, 2.5GB of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista.

Price: $23.00

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Upgrade to Chess Assistant 15 from Chess Assistant 14 (PC, download)

BRAND NEW! Out November 21, 2014!

Chess Assistant 15 with Houdini 4 is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess through the Internet, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.
This package upgrades your Chess Assistant 14 Starter or Professional package to Chess Assistant 15, retaining your Houdini 4 (or PRO) engine and updating the interface, game database (6.2 million games as of Nov. 1, 2014) that can be automatically updated with 3000 new games, access to 7-piece Lomonosov Tablebases and more!
When it comes to searching, you will not find a more powerful system.
Houdini 4 or Houdini 4 PRO: You keep your CA 14 version of Houdini 4, which remains the World’s strongest chess program. You can connect Houdini 4 UCI engine to ChessOK Aquarium, Fritz and ChessBase.
Houdini 4 can perform various types of analysis for any needs: multi-pass game analysis, Interactive analysis, Background analysis.
Chess Opening Encyclopedia includes rich theoretical material on all the openings, more than 8000 annotations by GM Kalinin and 40 million of evaluations by strongest engines to key opening positions. The key system for any opening can be customized.
Premium Game Service will keep you game database automatically updated with more than 10 000 new games each month!
Language versions on DVD: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian.
System Requirements: 256 RAM, 4 Gb, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, DVD-ROM.

Price: $59.95

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Chess King Silver avec Houdini 4 (nouvelle version 2016) Téléchargement

Chess King Silver avec Houdini 4 (nouvelle version 2016) Téléchargement

Chess King Silver avec Houdini 4 est la nouvelle version améliorée du logiciel leader des ventes Chess King 4, pour PC et Mac. Maintenant compatible aussi Windows 10 et aussi Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan!

• Nouvelles fonctions comme le graphique d'analyse de partie
• Thèmes avec différentes couleurs, possible d'en ajouter plus
• Module de présentation amélioré, compatible avec plus d'écrans et aussi 120 dpi
• Meilleure résolution des erreurs de permissions et d'activation
• Tout nouveau GigaKing 2016 avec parties jusqu'à janvier 2016
• Vous recevez les deux versions PC et Mac avec 4 activations
• Multilingue, peut être installé également en français





Téléchargez notre manuel super complet sur Chess King (23 MB):
http://chessking.net/manuals/ChessKingManual201512.pdf

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Attack on the King I (Download)

  • Rating: 1000-1600 ELO
  • Difficulty: club player
  • Topics: Tactics, Middlegame

The best way to improve your game is to train yourself on your computer in solving problems from practical games. If you a beginner but already know how to mate in 1 move, you have to move on and learn how to attack a king and give mate in 2 moves!

This course includes 33,000 exercises from masters’ games. In every exercise you will have to find a best continuation for an attack against the king.

All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels. A great number of exercises makes the course an excellent tool for quick training both beginners and club players.

You get plenty of feedback and opportunity to track your progress.

  • Study the training material and test your knowledge
  • Review your rating history
  • Keep track of the progress of multiple users. Compete against your friends and family members
  • Practice by playing against a chess program

System requirements: IBM-compatible PC, 64 Mb RAM, Hard Disk 50 Mb of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. No additional software required.

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Chess King Silver (new for 2016) Download

Chess King Silver 2016 With Houdini 4 Download. [New]

Chess King Silver 2016 with Houdini 4 is the new improved version for 2016 of the top selling Chess King Silver 2015 and Chess King 4 chess software. It is sold with both Mac and PC installers and allows up to 4 activations in any mix PC & Mac, for example 3 PC installations and 1 Mac installation. Chess King Silver includes Houdini 4 super grandmaster engine and the new updated 2016 GigaKing game database with 5.7 million games, a database of commented games and the largest correspondence database, bringing the total of games included in Chess King Silver to 6.4 million games.



Includes the super Grandmaster engine Houdini 4

Chess King Silver includes the super grandmaster Houdini 4, most popular chess engine today.
Houdini 4 supports up to 6 threads (cores), up to 4 GB of hash memory.
The PC engine Houdini 4 is a standard UCI engine which you can take out of Chess King Silver and use in other chess programs, for example Chessbase, Chess Assistant or Aquarium.
More information about Houdini 4 can be found at this page.


PC + Mac and multilingual

Both installers for PC and Mac are included in the Chess King Gold package.
The PC version is compatible with all windows versions from XP, Vista, 7, 8 to the most recent Windows 10.
The Mac version is compatible OS X 10.7 up to OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
It can be installed and use in 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian.
Internet connection required only during installation for engine Houdini activation.


Chess King Silver will help you improve at chess. It’s complete with all the best tools, and it’s easy to use for all levels. Play, learn, analyze, prepare for your opponent, store your own games and share them to the world.


Main features of Chess King Silver

• Super Grandmaster engine Houdini 4
• Huge opening tree with evaluations and success for each move
• GigaKing 2016 games database
• Classical (any level), Random, Puzzle (1500 puzzles) and Quest modes (100 games)
• Prepare for your opponent, opening and custom trees

Description of Chess King Silver

Chess King Silver is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Silver emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database. It is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's opponent before facing them at a tournament. Buying Chess King Silver is like getting several products and paying only for one, a professional chess software playing and analysis system, the largest game database available GigaKing, the super grandmaster chess engine Houdini 4, 1500 chess puzzles for all chess levels, a unique random playing mode, and much, much more. Included: Houdini 4, GigaKing Database of over 6 million games, Full opening tree, Chess puzzles, over one hundred opening positions, Photos of over 1600 chess players. Houdini 4 - a chess engine rated well above 3000 Elo is the best choice for analysis, the version included is a major update from the previous version, which already was the world’s top engine used by Grandmasters and chess amateurs around the world. Considering such a strong engine can be frustrating to play against, Houdini 4 includes various kinds of handicaps that can be set up using the Chess King interface. The version of Houdini 4 that comes with Chess King Silver is a multi-processor one which supports up to 6 cores, it’s a great chess analysis system available today to everyone. The GigaKing database is updated up to the beginning of 2016 and includes a full opening tree. Full Chess960 support. The program is very easy to use, with several video tutorials available on the publisher's site and a possibility to send questions and feedback to the manufacturers.

Get yourself Chess King Silver or surprise a loved one with the best chess gift of the year.

Play in Classical Mode

You can play at any level you choose, from a rating of 800 to 3200, either with white or black, and either for fun (not counting for rating, you can take back moves), or in rated mode. Your games will automatically be saved in your games database and you will be able to analyze them in detail with the Grandmaster engine Houdini 4 to see what mistakes have been made.


Have fun in the Random Mode

The Random Mode is exclusive to Chess King, in which you can choose what advantage you want to start the game with and the number of pieces you want to have on the board. For example suppose you want to start with an advantage of +6 (the equivalent of 6 pawns advantage), Chess King will randomly select a starting position with the characteristics you decide and then you will play that position against Houdini 4 at the highest level. Anybody should win with such a crushing starting advantage, but you’ll see it’s not that easy!


Setup any position or play Chess960

You can set up any position you like or even play any one of the 960 starting positions of Chess960. Chess King Silver with Houdini 4 knows the complex castling rules of Chess960.


Search in the GigaKing Database

Look out for games of your favorite players in the GigaKing database. For example a search for Magnus Carlsen will give 1,777 games including all the games he played in official tournaments and many of his published exhibition matches and simultaneous exhibitions.


Learn with the Puzzle Mode

You will learn with the puzzle mode, with hundreds of exercises from beginner level until Grandmaster level. Chess King Silver will congratulate you for your success and tell you where you went wrong.


Huge Opening Tree

In the Analysis pane at the beginning of the game, either while analyzing some master game or when entering your own games in your own games database, you can follow the opening tree move by move to see what moves have been played in the whole history of chess and how much success they have had. It’s now easy to study a whole opening just by browsing opening moves, selecting lines, watching games of interest, and learning the ideas behind the opening moves.


Whole Game Evaluation graph and Houdini 4 Analysis

In the Analysis Pane after the opening stage one sees the game notation and comments, the whole game evaluation graph and below the best lines calculated by the engine Houdini 4. In this position below black could have taken the advantage by taking the pawn on e5, giving an evaluation of -0.86 (Black would have an advantage of close to 1 pawn equivalent), and instead played a bad move a4, which gave an evaluation of +0.49, which means white is up the equivalent of 1/2 pawn. With Chess King Silver you will know the best moves in each position.



We also just published a very complete manual for Chess King that you can download here (23 MB):
http://chessking.net/manuals/ChessKingManual201512.pdf

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Chess Assistant 17 PRO with Houdini 5 PRO (for PC, download)

What's new in Chess Assistant 17 PRO:

  • Houdini 5 PRO - the engine has improved greatly since the previous version and is now stronger than ever, 200 ELO points over Houdini 4 PRO, now supporting up to 128 cores and 128 GB of hash, including NUMA support!
  • 1-year Chess King LEARN subscription, giving access to all courses available there (37 as of Nov.2016 and counting)! The courses are available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and include such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0, Chess: From Beginner to Club Player, Chess Strategy,Chess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.
  • Updated databases now contain 6.6 million games in total!
  • Premium Game Service 2017 - auto database updates for 2016-2017
  • 1-year access to Lomonosov Tablebases! The subscription will be active for 1 year starting the date of activation at the tablebases service.

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Chess Assistant 17 with Houdini 5 PRO is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess through the Internet, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.

Chess Assistant 17 includes grandmaster level playing programs, Chess Opening Encyclopedia mode, a powerful search system, the unique Tree mode, databases of about 6.6 million games in total (Nov. 8, 2016) that can be automaticaly updated 3000 new games every week for free, 1-year access to all courses at Chess King Learn and to 7-piece Lomonosov Tablebases at tb7.chessok.com and more!

Houdini 5 PRO has greatly improved since the previous version and is now stronger than ever, 200 ELO points over Houdini 4 PRO and supporting up to 128 cores and 128 GB of hash, including NUMA support!

Houdini 5 PRO can perform any type of analysis: multi-pass game analysis, Interactive analysis, Background analysis.

You can easily connect Chess Assistant 17 to any other UCI playing programs like Stockfish 8 or Komodo. The programs can perform various analysis tasks for any needs:

Automatic opening annotation searches for novelty, adds expert annotations from the Opening Encyclopedia, CAP evaluations, inserts reference games etc.

Search for blunders reveals bad moves.

Multi-pass game analysis is an advanced analysis method to fine-tune each step of the search. You can even choose different engines for each phase of the game.

Analysis markers allow you to mark selected positions for automatic analysis at a later time.

Interactive analysis allows you guide the engine in its analysis and pick lines, remembering the results.

Chess Opening Encyclopedia includes rich theoretical material on all openings, more than 8000 annotations by GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by strongest engines key positions. Customizable key system.

When it comes to searching, you will not find a more powerful system. Chess Assistant 17 offers search by position, header, maneuvers, material, comments, novelty search, advanced search by material in 12 regions of the board and more!

Language versions: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian.

System Requirements: 256 RAM, 4 Gb, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Internet connection during installation and to access Lomonosov Tablebases.


Full Review

Chess Assistant 17 PRO is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess online, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.

Chess Assistant has a long history of innovative and advanced analysis functions and now, with a built-in CQL search system, it has also taken the lead in advanced search functionality.

To get a better idea of Chess Assistant features you can watch short training videos.

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Houdini 5 PRO
is the World’s strongest chess engine, 200 ELO points over its predecessor Houdini 4 and capable of supporting up to 128 cores and 128 GB of hash. You can connect Houdini 5 PRO UCI engine to ChessOK Aquarium, Fritz and ChessBase.The Professional Package includes the best chess engine – Houdini 5 PRO UCI, Chess Opening Encyclopedia, a powerful search system, a unique Tree mode, databases of 6.6 million games in total (as of November 8, 2016), 1-year Premium Game Service (3000 new games each week by Internet), twelve months of free access (1-year membership) at ChessOK Playing Zone and much more.

Houdini 5 PRO – The World Rating Lists Leader

Chess Assistant 17 comes with the Houdini 5 PRO chess engine. Houdini 5 leads most independent computer chess rating lists. No serious chess player can be without Houdini 5!

Opening Studies – Stay Organized with Opening Tables

Chess Opening Encyclopediacontains rich theoretical material on all openings. It contains over 8.000 annotations from GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by the strongest engines. The detailed key system for all openings can be edited to suit your needs.Opening Tables is a revolutionary way of creating, maintaining and studying your opening repertoire. Base your studies on the Opening Encyclopedia, customize it with your own moves and evaluations, enhance your favorite variations or create your own private opening repertoire. Working on your opening repertoire finally becomes the creative and enjoyable task it should be!

Opening Test Mode allows you to test your knowledge and skills in openings.

Analysis – Automatic, Manual and Background Analysis

Infinite analysis offers a wide range of options to customize the analysis to your needs:

  • Include/exclude selected moves from analysis
  • Multivariation and adjourned multivariation mode
  • Analyse simultaneously with several different chess engines
  • Check moves in game or annotations
  • Search for additional moves
  • Analyse position from both sides at the same time
  • One- or two-panel display of analysis

Automatic opening annotation searches for novelty, adds expert annotations from theOpening Encyclopedia, CAP evaluations, inserts reference games etc.

Search for blunders automatically analyzes your games and annotates mistakes.

Multi-pass game analysis is an advanced game analysis method with flexible options to fine-tune each step of the search. You can even choose different engines for each phase of the game.

Analysis markers allow you to mark selected positions for automatic analysis at a later time.

Interactive analysis lets you to work with the engine, allowing it to analyze a position, and then guide it in its analysis without forgetting its conclusions.

Background Analysis is the most powerful position analysis tool in the extensive Chess Assistant arsenal. The analysis takes place in a background process, allowing you to continue working in Chess Assistant during the analysis. If you run into an interesting position, simply send it to background analysis while you continue your own analysis.

Background analysis can be split between two or more processors on the same computer or distributed automatically to several networked computers.

Tablebase analysis gives you a precise evaluation of endgames with 3-6 pieces (tablebases required).

Database Search – Standard Searches & CQL

Standard searches. When it comes to searching, you will not find a more powerful system than Chess Assistant. It offers all the types of standard searches you would expect for a chess database:

  • Search by position, header, maneuvers, material, comments, etc.
  • Novelty search
  • Advanced search with simultaneous specification of material in 12 regions on the board

You can search through multiple databases and searches can be saved, enabling you to run them again at a later time. The program also keeps track of your most recent searches so you can quickly modify them and search again.

CQL (Chess Query Language). CQL is simply put the most powerful search method currently available for chess databases. If you have ever run into the limitations of standard search methods, CQL is for you. Mastering Chess Assistant’s CQL allows you to perform searches you could only dream of with any other chess database system.

Composite search allows you to store and organize your CQL queries into a hierachical structure, give them descriptive names, and set up a diagram of a typical position. This allows you to build a library of useful search criteria.

Databases and Premium Game Service

Chess Assistant 17 includes two databases of 6,6 million games in total:
- HugeBase database (as of November 8, 2016) - 6,000,000 games
- Correspondence database - 595,000 games.

Premium Game Service: subscription for full database updates with games played from November 8, 2016 till December 31, 2017, in Chess Assistant and PGN formats (supported by Fritz, Chess Base and Aquarium).

  • Subscribe and get new games weekly by Internet through Chess Assistant 17
  • Get full version of database without duplicate games.

Classifiers – Organize Your Chess Data

A database of chess games is a rather unwieldy collection of data. Of course you can sort the games, search etc. but all of this is temporary.The next time you open the database you will see the same list of games without any useful structure. If you want to repeat a search, you have to enter all the search criteria from scratch and then search again.

Classifiers allow you to organize your chess data into nested folders in a similar way as you organize your hard disk into folders. Each folder in a classifier can contain:

  • Icon. The icon serves as a reminder for the data contained in the folder.
  • Text. A text description of the folder.
  • Position. This could for instance be a critical position from an opening.
  • Any search criteria, which allows games to be automatically classified with just a mouse click. This is of course a very powerful feature. An example is a classifier for endgames (pawn endgames, rook endgames etc.). Whenever you update your database, all you need to do is refresh the search in order to classify the endgames that occur in the new games.
  • A list of games. Games can be included in the list either manually or automatically based on a search criteria.
  • Chess tree. You can store chess trees in a classifier folder. This could for instance be detailed analysis results for an opening variation, while only the most important variations are shown in a game annotation.
  • Another classifier, allowing practically unlimited flexibility in the structure of classifiers.
  • Multimedia information: images, audio and video.

Chess Trees – State of the Art

Chess Assistant offers state of the art chess trees:

  • Transpositions are automatically detected
  • New trees can be created from any collection of games
  • Detailed information is displayed about positions: Human evaluations, computer evaluations, and various statistics
  • Games can be annotated automatically based on information in a tree.

Game Annotations and Global Annotations

Chess Assistant supports all types of game annotations, from simple text to multimedia content:

  • Add and manage variations (promote etc.).
  • Powerful annotation editor makes it easy to add Chess Informant symbols, engine evaluations and verbal commentary.
  • Assign visual styles to moves so they stand out in the notation. You can search for games based on styles.
  • Use any of 30 standard classes to classify important games or instructive positions. The same game can belong to multiple classes (e.g. Tactics and Kingside attack). Search for games belonging to specific classes.
  • Organize games with a flexible, user defined, Windows Explorer style Classifier.
  • Display board graphics and insert diagrams at selected point in the notation.
  • Add multimedia annotations (images, video and audio) to moves.
  • Reference games can be inserted from a database, and endgame information from tablebases. All of this can be done manually or through any of the automatic game analysis methods.

As useful as game annotations are, they have one drawback: They are tied to a particular game. When you run into the same position in a different game, how would you like to get a reminder saying: Hey, you have annotated this position before!” Well, in Chess Assistant you can annotate trees and tree annotations are “global”, meaning that they are displayed whenever the same position arises – in all databases.

Lomonosov Tablebases

Lomonosov Tablebases allow you to determine if any position with 7 or less pieces leads to a draw or can be won by either side - with 100% certainty.

If the game can be won, the path with the least number of moves until the end of this variation is shown, given that both players make the best moves possible. If the losing player makes a suboptimal move, he will lose sooner and the program will show the new optimal path.

Playing Features

If you want to play a game of chess against the computer, Chess Assistant offers a variety of engines and options:

  • Wide selection of time controls and other playing options
  • Handicap engine included (Dragon)
  • DGT board support with voice announcement of moves
  • Powerful opening book editor allows you to adapt the opening choice of the chess engine to your needs.

Online Play and Broadcasts: ChessOK Playing Zone and ICC

For online play, Chess Assistant offers you the choice of two popular chess servers: ChessOK Playing Zone (www.chessok.com) and ICC.

ChessOK Playing Zone. The Playing Zone is an advanced chess server that supports anything from bullet and blitz to correspondence play.The ChessOK Playing Zone is absolutely free.In addition to playing online you can watch games from the most important chess events on the Playing Zone, with live Houdini 2 analysis.Internet Chess Club (ICC). Chess Assistant comes with a graphical user interface to the Internet Chess Club (ICC), which supports variations, engine analysis, and online annotation.

Database Compatibility: Chessbase and Chess Assistant

Chess Assistant supports all the most popular chess database formats, which means that your current database can most likely be used in Chess Assistant:

  • Chess Assistant’s own efficient database format (CDP)
  • Chessbase (CBH, readonly)
  • PGN (Portable Game Notation)
  • EPD (Extended Position Description)

Optionally you can open and save databases in Zip-format in order to save space and conveniently send and receive databases by email.

Strong Chess Engine Support

Chess Assistant is compatible with most modern commercial and free chess engines. It supports a variety of protocols for communicating with chess engines, such as UCI, UCI2, WinBoard and MCS. In layman terms, this means that Chess Assistant gives you an unparalleled choice of chess engines for analysis and play.

  • Support for all popular engines, including Houdini 5, currently the strongest chess engine
  • Winboard support – Ruffian and Crafty are included, built-in support for over 50 others, available via free download
  • Hundreds of chess engines to choose from, including specialized mate solvers. Most of them are available via free download
  • Automatic test set processing with comprehensive reporting features.

Chess King LEARN Courses

Chess Assistant PRO 17 comes with 1-year access to all courses available at learn.chessking.com.

To activate the subscription, log in or register an account if you don't have one, then clickSubscribe and use your product key as a promo code.

So far, the collection consists of 37 courses available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and includes such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0,Chess: From Beginner to Club Player, Chess Strategy, Chess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.

Documentation & Updates

Sergey Rublevsky, Russian Chess Champion: “I have been using Chess Assistant with great pleasure for more than 10 years already.”

Language versions: English, Spanish, German, French and Italian versions are available.

System requirements: PC, 256 MB RAM, 4GB of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Internet connection during installation and to access Lomonosov Tablebases.

 

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Chess King Diamond (new for 2018) Download

Chess King Diamond 2018 With Houdini 6 Download. [New]

Chess King Diamond 2018 with Houdini 6 is the new improved version for 2018 of the top selling Chess King Platinum 2017, Silver 2016 and Chess King 4 chess software. It is sold with both Mac and PC installers and allows up to 4 activations in any mix PC & Mac, for example 3 PC installations and 1 Mac installation. Chess King Diamond includes Houdini 6 super grandmaster engine and the new updated 2018 GigaKing game database with over 6 million games, a database of commented games and the largest correspondence database, bringing the total of games included in Chess King Diamond to 6.8 million games.



Includes the super Grandmaster engine Houdini 6

Chess King Diamond includes the new super grandmaster Houdini 6, successor of the most popular chess engine Houdini 5.
Houdini 6 now supports up to 8 threads (cores). Houdini 6 continues the impressive surge made by its predecessor by adding another 50 to 60 Elo in strength. This playing strength increase means that Houdini 6 is stronger than Houdini 5 using twice the time; or in other words, upgrading to Houdini 6 is like doubling the computational power of your computer for chess.
The PC engine Houdini 6 is a standard UCI engine which you can take out of Chess King Diamond and use in other chess programs, for example Chessbase, Chess Assistant or Aquarium.
More information about Houdini 6 can be found at this page.


PC + Mac and multilingual

Both installers for PC and Mac are included in the Chess King Diamond package.
The PC version is compatible with all windows versions from XP, Vista, 7, 8, up to the most recent Windows 10.
The Mac version is compatible OS X 10.7 up to the most recent OS X 10.13 High Sierra.
It can be installed and use in 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian.
Internet connection required only during installation for engine Houdini activation.


Chess King Diamond will help you improve at chess. It’s complete with all the best tools, and it’s easy to use for all levels. Play, learn, analyze, prepare for your opponent, store your own games and share them to the world.


Main features of Chess King Diamond

• Super Grandmaster engine Houdini 6
• Huge opening tree with evaluations and success for each move
• GigaKing 2018 games database
• Classical (any level), Random, Puzzle (1500 puzzles) and Quest modes (100 games)
• Prepare for your opponent, opening and custom trees

Description of Chess King Diamond

Chess King Diamond is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Diamond emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database. It is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's opponent before facing them at a tournament. Buying Chess King Diamond is like getting several products and paying only for one, a professional chess software playing and analysis system, the largest game database available GigaKing, the super grandmaster chess engine Houdini 6, 1500 chess puzzles for all chess levels, a unique random playing mode, and much, much more. Included: Houdini 6, GigaKing Database of over 6 million games, Full opening tree, Chess puzzles, over one hundred opening positions, Photos of over 1600 chess players. Houdini 6 - a chess engine rated well above 3000 Elo is the best choice for analysis, the version included is a major update from the previous version, which already was the world’s top engine used by Grandmasters and chess amateurs around the world. Considering such a strong engine can be frustrating to play against, Houdini 6 includes various kinds of handicaps that can be set up using the Chess King interface. The version of Houdini 6 that comes with Chess King Diamond is a multi-processor one which supports up to 8 cores, it’s a great chess analysis system available today to everyone. The GigaKing database is updated up to the beginning of 2018 and includes a full opening tree. Full Chess960 support. The program is very easy to use, with several video tutorials available on the publisher's site and a possibility to send questions and feedback to the manufacturers.

Get yourself Chess King Diamond or surprise a loved one with the best chess gift of the year.

Play in Classical Mode

You can play at any level you choose, from a rating of 800 to 3200, either with white or black, and either for fun (not counting for rating, you can take back moves), or in rated mode. Your games will automatically be saved in your games database and you will be able to analyze them in detail with the Grandmaster engine Houdini 6 to see what mistakes have been made.


Have fun in the Random Mode

The Random Mode is exclusive to Chess King, in which you can choose what advantage you want to start the game with and the number of pieces you want to have on the board. For example suppose you want to start with an advantage of +6 (the equivalent of 6 pawns advantage), Chess King will randomly select a starting position with the characteristics you decide and then you will play that position against Houdini 6 at the highest level. Anybody should win with such a crushing starting advantage, but you’ll see it’s not that easy!


Setup any position or play Chess960

You can set up any position you like or even play any one of the 960 starting positions of Chess960. Chess King Diamond with Houdini 6 knows the complex castling rules of Chess960.


Search in the GigaKing Database

Look out for games of your favorite players in the GigaKing database. For example a search for Magnus Carlsen will give over 1,800 games including all the games he played in official tournaments and many of his published exhibition matches and simultaneous exhibitions.


Learn with the Puzzle Mode

You will learn with the puzzle mode, with hundreds of exercises from beginner level until Grandmaster level. Chess King Diamond will congratulate you for your success and tell you where you went wrong.


Huge Opening Tree

In the Analysis pane at the beginning of the game, either while analyzing some master game or when entering your own games in your own games database, you can follow the opening tree move by move to see what moves have been played in the whole history of chess and how much success they have had. It’s now easy to study a whole opening just by browsing opening moves, selecting lines, watching games of interest, and learning the ideas behind the opening moves.


Whole Game Evaluation graph and Houdini 6 Analysis

In the Analysis Pane after the opening stage one sees the game notation and comments, the whole game evaluation graph and below the best lines calculated by the engine Houdini 6. In this position below black could have taken the advantage by taking the pawn on e5, giving an evaluation of -0.86 (Black would have an advantage of close to 1 pawn equivalent), and instead played a bad move a4, which gave an evaluation of +0.49, which means white is up the equivalent of 1/2 pawn. With Chess King Diamond you will know the best moves in each position.



When you buy the new Chess King Diamond 2018 version, you get 3 months free access to dozens of high quality online chess courses ($19.95 value) at learn.chessking.com as well as all those courses fully unlocked in either iOS or Android Apps on your iPhone/iPad/phone or tablet. That's an enormous amount of chess educational material at your fingertips during the free subscription period.

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We also just published a very complete manual for Chess King that you can download here (23 MB):
http://chessking.net/manuals/ChessKingManual201512.pdf

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Check out the free tutorial videos on Chess King 4 (applicable also to the new 2018 versions: Standard, Diamond and Diamond Pro)
by Alexandra Kosteniuk and Steve Lopez, that’s over 2 hours of training, at this link.
After you successfully pay you should get an email with all links and instructions within 1-3 hours, no later than within 24 hours. If you have any questions about your order, email Diego or GM Alexandra Kosteniuk to support

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Chess Assistant 19 with Houdini 6 (download)

What's new in Chess Assistant 19:

  • Houdini 6 is once again the confirmed leader among chess playing programs, having won the TCEC 2018 Championship for chess engines. Houdini 6 continues the impressive surge made by its predecessor by adding another 50 to 60 Elo in strength, making it the best engine money can buy!
  • 3-month Chess King LEARN subscription, giving access to all courses available there (60 as of Dec.2018 and counting)! The courses are available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and include such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0Chess: From Beginner to Club PlayerChess StrategyChess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.
  • Updated databases now contain 7,077 million games in total!
  • Premium Game Service 2019 - auto database updates for 2018-2019
  • 1-year access to Lomonosov Tablebases! The subscription will be active for 1 year starting the date of activation at the tablebases service.

Chess Assistant 19 with Houdini 6 is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess through the Internet, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.

Chess Assistant 19 includes grandmaster level playing programs, Chess Opening Encyclopedia mode, a powerful search system, the unique Tree mode, databases of about 7,077 million games in total (Nov. 2, 2018) that can be automaticaly updated 3000 new games every week for free, 3-month access to all courses at Chess King Learn (How to activate Chess King Learn bonus subscription) and to 7-piece Lomonosov Tablebases at tb7.chessok.com and more!

Houdini 6, the World's strongest chess program, continues the impressive surge made by its predecessor by adding another 50 to 60 Elo in strength, to become once again the strongest engine that money can buy.

Houdini 6 can perform any type of analysis: multi-pass game analysis, Interactive analysis, Background analysis.

You can easily connect Chess Assistant 19 to any other UCI playing programs like Stockfish 8 or Komodo. The programs can perform various analysis tasks for any needs:

Automatic opening annotation searches for novelty, adds expert annotations from the Opening Encyclopedia, CAP evaluations, inserts reference games etc.

Search for blunders reveals bad moves.

Multi-pass game analysis is an advanced analysis method to fine-tune each step of the search. You can even choose different engines for each phase of the game.

Analysis markers allow you to mark selected positions for automatic analysis at a later time.

Interactive analysis allows you guide the engine in its analysis and pick lines, remembering the results.

Chess Opening Encyclopedia includes rich theoretical material on all openings, more than 8000 annotations by GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by strongest engines key positions. Customizable key system.

When it comes to searching, you will not find a more powerful system. Chess Assistant 19 offers search by position, header, maneuvers, material, comments, novelty search, advanced search by material in 12 regions of the board and more!

Language versions: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian.

System Requirements: 256 RAM, 4 Gb, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Internet connection during installation and to access Lomonosov Tablebases.


Full Review

Chess Assistant 19 is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess online, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.

Chess Assistant has a long history of innovative and advanced analysis functions and now, with a built-in CQL search system, it has also taken the lead in advanced search functionality.

To get a better idea of Chess Assistant features you can watch short training videos.

The Professional Package includes the best chess engine – Houdini 6 UCIChess Opening Encyclopedia, a powerful search system, a unique Tree mode, databases of 7,077 million games in total (as of November 2, 2018), 1-year Premium Game Service (3000 new games each week by Internet), twelve months of free access (1-year membership) at ChessOK Playing Zone and much more.

Houdini 6 continues the impressive surge made by its predecessor by adding another 50 to 60 Elo in strength, to become once again the strongest engine that money can buy.

Houdini 6 – The World Rating Lists Leader

Chess Assistant 19 comes with the Houdini 6 chess engine. Houdini 6 leads most independent computer chess rating lists. No serious chess player can be without Houdini 6!

Opening Studies – Stay Organized with Opening Tables

Chess Opening Encyclopedia contains rich theoretical material on all openings. It contains over 8.000 annotations from GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by the strongest engines. The detailed key system for all openings can be edited to suit your needs.

Opening Tables is a revolutionary way of creating, maintaining and studying your opening repertoire. Base your studies on the Opening Encyclopedia, customize it with your own moves and evaluations, enhance your favorite variations or create your own private opening repertoire. Working on your opening repertoire finally becomes the creative and enjoyable task it should be!

Opening Test Mode allows you to test your knowledge and skills in openings.

Analysis – Automatic, Manual and Background Analysis

Infinite analysis offers a wide range of options to customize the analysis to your needs:

  • Include/exclude selected moves from analysis
  • Multivariation and adjourned multivariation mode
  • Analyse simultaneously with several different chess engines
  • Check moves in game or annotations
  • Search for additional moves
  • Analyse position from both sides at the same time
  • One- or two-panel display of analysis

Automatic opening annotation searches for novelty, adds expert annotations from the Opening Encyclopedia, CAP evaluations, inserts reference games etc.

Search for blunders automatically analyzes your games and annotates mistakes.

Multi-pass game analysis is an advanced game analysis method with flexible options to fine-tune each step of the search. You can even choose different engines for each phase of the game.

Analysis markers allow you to mark selected positions for automatic analysis at a later time.

Interactive analysis lets you to work with the engine, allowing it to analyze a position, and then guide it in its analysis without forgetting its conclusions.

Background Analysis is the most powerful position analysis tool in the extensive Chess Assistant arsenal. The analysis takes place in a background process, allowing you to continue working in Chess Assistant during the analysis. If you run into an interesting position, simply send it to background analysis while you continue your own analysis.

Background analysis can be split between two or more processors on the same computer or distributed automatically to several networked computers.

Tablebase analysis gives you a precise evaluation of endgames with 3-6 pieces (tablebases required).

Database Search – Standard Searches & CQL

Standard searches. When it comes to searching, you will not find a more powerful system than Chess Assistant. It offers all the types of standard searches you would expect for a chess database:

  • Search by position, header, maneuvers, material, comments, etc.
  • Novelty search
  • Advanced search with simultaneous specification of material in 12 regions on the board

You can search through multiple databases and searches can be saved, enabling you to run them again at a later time. The program also keeps track of your most recent searches so you can quickly modify them and search again.

CQL (Chess Query Language). CQL is simply put the most powerful search method currently available for chess databases. If you have ever run into the limitations of standard search methods, CQL is for you. Mastering Chess Assistant’s CQL allows you to perform searches you could only dream of with any other chess database system.

Composite search allows you to store and organize your CQL queries into a hierachical structure, give them descriptive names, and set up a diagram of a typical position. This allows you to build a library of useful search criteria.

Databases and Premium Game Service

Chess Assistant 19 includes two databases of 7,077 million games in total:
- HugeBase database (as of November 2, 2018) - 6,8 million games
- Correspondence database - 596,000+ games.

Premium Game Service: subscription for full database updates with games played from November 2, 2018 till December 31, 2019, in Chess Assistant and PGN formats (supported by Fritz, Chess Base and Aquarium).

  • Subscribe and get new games weekly by Internet through Chess Assistant 19
  • Get full version of database without duplicate games.

Classifiers – Organize Your Chess Data

A database of chess games is a rather unwieldy collection of data. Of course you can sort the games, search etc. but all of this is temporary.

The next time you open the database you will see the same list of games without any useful structure. If you want to repeat a search, you have to enter all the search criteria from scratch and then search again.

Classifiers allow you to organize your chess data into nested folders in a similar way as you organize your hard disk into folders. Each folder in a classifier can contain:

  • Icon. The icon serves as a reminder for the data contained in the folder.
  • Text. A text description of the folder.
  • Position. This could for instance be a critical position from an opening.
  • Any search criteria, which allows games to be automatically classified with just a mouse click. This is of course a very powerful feature. An example is a classifier for endgames (pawn endgames, rook endgames etc.). Whenever you update your database, all you need to do is refresh the search in order to classify the endgames that occur in the new games.
  • A list of games. Games can be included in the list either manually or automatically based on a search criteria.
  • Chess tree. You can store chess trees in a classifier folder. This could for instance be detailed analysis results for an opening variation, while only the most important variations are shown in a game annotation.
  • Another classifier, allowing practically unlimited flexibility in the structure of classifiers.
  • Multimedia information: images, audio and video.

Chess Trees – State of the Art

Chess Assistant offers state of the art chess trees:

  • Transpositions are automatically detected
  • New trees can be created from any collection of games
  • Detailed information is displayed about positions: Human evaluations, computer evaluations, and various statistics
  • Games can be annotated automatically based on information in a tree.

Game Annotations and Global Annotations

Chess Assistant supports all types of game annotations, from simple text to multimedia content:

  • Add and manage variations (promote etc.).
  • Powerful annotation editor makes it easy to add Chess Informant symbols, engine evaluations and verbal commentary.
  • Assign visual styles to moves so they stand out in the notation. You can search for games based on styles.
  • Use any of 30 standard classes to classify important games or instructive positions. The same game can belong to multiple classes (e.g. Tactics and Kingside attack). Search for games belonging to specific classes.
  • Organize games with a flexible, user defined, Windows Explorer style Classifier.
  • Display board graphics and insert diagrams at selected point in the notation.
  • Add multimedia annotations (images, video and audio) to moves.
  • Reference games can be inserted from a database, and endgame information from tablebases. All of this can be done manually or through any of the automatic game analysis methods.

As useful as game annotations are, they have one drawback: They are tied to a particular game. When you run into the same position in a different game, how would you like to get a reminder saying: Hey, you have annotated this position before!” Well, in Chess Assistant you can annotate trees and tree annotations are “global”, meaning that they are displayed whenever the same position arises – in all databases.

Lomonosov Tablebases

Lomonosov Tablebases allow you to determine if any position with 7 or less pieces leads to a draw or can be won by either side - with 100% certainty.

If the game can be won, the path with the least number of moves until the end of this variation is shown, given that both players make the best moves possible. If the losing player makes a suboptimal move, he will lose sooner and the program will show the new optimal path.

Learn more about Lomonosov Tablebases

Playing Features

If you want to play a game of chess against the computer, Chess Assistant offers a variety of engines and options:

  • Wide selection of time controls and other playing options
  • Handicap engine included (Dragon)
  • DGT board support with voice announcement of moves
  • Powerful opening book editor allows you to adapt the opening choice of the chess engine to your needs.

Online Play and Broadcasts: ChessOK Playing Zone and ICC

For online play, Chess Assistant offers you the choice of two popular chess servers: ChessOK Playing Zone (www.chessok.com) and ICC.

ChessOK Playing Zone. The Playing Zone is an advanced chess server that supports anything from bullet and blitz to correspondence play.

The ChessOK Playing Zone is absolutely free.

In addition to playing online you can watch games from the most important chess events on the Playing Zone, with live Houdini 2 analysis.

Internet Chess Club (ICC). Chess Assistant comes with a graphical user interface to the Internet Chess Club (ICC), which supports variations, engine analysis, and online annotation.

Database Compatibility: Chessbase and Chess Assistant

Chess Assistant supports all the most popular chess database formats, which means that your current database can most likely be used in Chess Assistant:

  • Chess Assistant’s own efficient database format (CDP)
  • Chessbase (CBH, readonly)
  • PGN (Portable Game Notation)
  • EPD (Extended Position Description)

Optionally you can open and save databases in Zip-format in order to save space and conveniently send and receive databases by email.

Strong Chess Engine Support

Chess Assistant is compatible with most modern commercial and free chess engines. It supports a variety of protocols for communicating with chess engines, such as UCI, UCI2, WinBoard and MCS. In layman terms, this means that Chess Assistant gives you an unparalleled choice of chess engines for analysis and play.

  • Support for all popular engines, including Houdini 6, currently the strongest chess engine
  • Winboard support – Ruffian and Crafty are included, built-in support for over 50 others, available via free download
  • Hundreds of chess engines to choose from, including specialized mate solvers. Most of them are available via free download
  • Automatic test set processing with comprehensive reporting features.

Chess King LEARN Courses

Chess Assistant 19 comes with 3-month access to all courses available at learn.chessking.com.

How to activate Chess King Learn bonus subscription

So far, the collection consists of 60 courses available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and includes such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0Chess: From Beginner to Club PlayerChess StrategyChess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.

Documentation & Updates

Manuals

Sergey Rublevsky, Russian Chess Champion: “I have been using Chess Assistant with great pleasure for more than 10 years already.”

Language versions: English, Spanish, German, French and Italian versions are available.

System requirements: PC, 256 MB RAM, 4GB of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Internet connection during installation and to access Lomonosov Tablebases.

Price: $94.00

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Chess King Learn web + iOS + Android 3 Chess Informant Encyclopedia – FOREVER

Chess King Learn web + iOS + Android 3 Chess Informant Tactics Encyclopedia - FOREVER.


This is a purchase of the 3 Chess Informant Tactics Encyclopedia. This is a premium purchase/subscription, guaranteed without ads. After purchase you will get your purchase code, you will enter it on the Chess King Learn Site Buy/Subscribe page, after which the web access will be open to you (need to register if not yet done). Then if you wish download the iOS or Android app (links in the Chess King App page), those are free downloads. As soon as you link your mobile app to your Chess King account all your courses will open on iOS and Android. Progress will sync between all devices. You can install in as many devices you own as long as you are connected to the same Chess King account.


Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations vol. 1 (ECC vol. 1) is the ultimate educational tool with systematic, carefully selected content for player with ELO 2000. The material is based on the latest edition of the eponymous bestselling book released by Chess Informant. This volume contains chess combination of Basic Level (ELO 2000) for solving, all hand-picked and sorted by theme to provide the most exciting and efficient training experience possible! Unlike disorganized, basic tactics you can learn all over the Internet, this Chess Sphinx will challenge you consistently and systematically, unveiling new intricacies right when you decide you have mastered that particular tactic.


Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations vol. 2 (ECC vol. 2) is the ultimate educational tool with systematic, carefully selected content for player with ELO 2200. The material is based on the latest edition of the eponymous bestselling book released by Chess Informant. This volume contains chess combination of Intermediate Level (ELO 2200) for solving, all hand-picked and sorted by theme to provide the most exciting and efficient training experience possible! Unlike disorganized, basic tactics you can learn all over the Internet, this Chess Sphinx will challenge you consistently and systematically, unveiling new intricacies right when you decide you have mastered that particular tactic.


Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations vol. 3 (ECC vol. 3) is the ultimate educational tool with systematic, carefully selected content for player with ELO 2400. The material is based on the latest edition of the eponymous bestselling book released by Chess Informant. This volume contains chess combination of Advanced Level (ELO 2400) for solving, all hand-picked and sorted by theme to provide the most exciting and efficient training experience possible! Unlike disorganized, basic tactics you can learn all over the Internet, this Chess Sphinx will challenge you consistently and systematically, unveiling new intricacies right when you decide you have mastered that particular tactic.

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Chess King Gold avec Houdini 4 Pro (nouvelle version 2016) Téléchargement

Chess King Gold avec Houdini 4 Pro (nouvelle version 2016) Téléchargement

Chess King Gold avec Houdini 4 pro est la nouvelle version améliorée du logiciel le plus puissant de la série Chess King 4 Pro, pour PC et Mac. Maintenant compatible aussi Windows 10 et aussi Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan!

• Nouvelles fonctions comme le graphique d'analyse de partie
• Thèmes avec différentes couleurs, possible d'en ajouter plus
• Module de présentation amélioré, compatible avec plus d'écrans et aussi 120 dpi
• Meilleure résolution des erreurs de permissions et d'activation
• Tout nouveau GigaKing 2016 avec parties jusqu'à octobre 2015
• Vous recevez les deux versions PC et Mac avec 4 activations
• Multilingue, peut être installé également en français




Téléchargez notre manuel super complet sur Chess King, 339 pages (23 MB):
http://chessking.net/manuals/ChessKingManual201512.pdf

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Attack on the King II (Download)

  • Rating: 1400-2000 ELO
  • Difficulty: club player and intermediate player
  • Topics: Tactics, Middlegame

This course includes more than 2500 exercises for mating in 3 or 4 moves. You will have to use your fantasy and precise calculation in order to find a correct way of attacking the king.

After going through this course you are sure to improve your skills and abilities considerably and will not miss an opportunity to employ a nice little combination in a practical game of your own. The program is intended both for club players and intermediate players.

All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels.

All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels. A great number of exercises makes the course an excellent tool for quick training both beginners and club players.

You get plenty of feedback and opportunity to track your progress.

  • Study the training material and test your knowledge
  • Review your rating history
  • Keep track of the progress of multiple users. Compete against your friends and family members
  • Practice by playing against a chess program

System requirements: IBM-compatible PC, 64 Mb RAM, Hard Disk 50 Mb of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. No additional software required.

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Chess King Standard with Houdini 2 (new 2016 version) Download

Chess King Standard With Houdini 2 for Chess King Download. [New]

The new Chess King Standard 2016 is considerably improved from the original Chess King [1] or 2011 or the Chess King 2 from 2013. It's also improved from the 2015 version of Chess King Standard 2015 as it now is compatible with both Windows 10 and Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan. It’s the perfect tool for any chess player to improve at chess. Provides a complete chess program at an unbelievable low price.

• Improved interface, new features (themes, whole game evaluation graph)
• Includes the new GigaKing 2016, Commented and Correspondence games with over 6 million games
• You now get for one low price BOTH PC and Mac versions with up to 4 activations allowed PC or Mac
(previously Chess King 1 and 2 were only available for Windows PC’s, now also for Macs)


Chess King Standard with Houdini 2 for Chess King is the new improved version for 2016 of the top selling Chess King [1] and Chess King 2 chess software. It is sold with both Mac and PC installers and allows up to 4 activations in any mix PC & Mac, for example 3 PC installations and 1 Mac installation. Chess King Standard includes Houdini 2 for Chess King grandmaster engine and the new updated 2016 GigaKing game database with 5.7 million games, a database of commented games and the largest correspondence database, bringing the total of games included in Chess King Standard to 6.4 million games.



Includes the Grandmaster engine Houdini 2 for Chess King

Chess King Standard includes the grandmaster Houdini 2 for Chess King, a chess engine with rating above 3000 ELO.
Houdini 2 for Chess King is 1 core engine specially developed to integrate well with Chess King.
Since it uses only 1 core it is compatible with older systems with fewer cores.


PC + Mac and multilingual

Both installers for PC and Mac are included in the Chess King Gold package.
The PC version is compatible with all windows versions from XP, Vista, 7, 8 to the most recent Windows 10.
The Mac version is compatible OS X 10.7 up to OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
It can be installed and use in 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian.
Internet connection required only during installation for engine Houdini activation.


Chess King Standard will help you improve at chess. It’s complete with all the best tools, and it’s easy to use for all levels. Play, learn, analyze, prepare for your opponent, store your own games and share them to the world.


Main features of Chess King Standard

• Grandmaster engine Houdini 2 for Chess King
• Huge opening tree with evaluations and success for each move
• GigaKing 2016 games database
• Classical (any level), Random, Puzzle (1500 puzzles) and Quest modes (100 games)
• Prepare for your opponent, opening and custom trees

Description of Chess King Standard

Chess King Standard is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Standard emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database. It is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's opponent before facing them at a tournament. Buying Chess King Standard is like getting several products and paying only for one, a professional chess software playing and analysis system, the largest game database available GigaKing, the grandmaster chess engine Houdini 2 for Chess King, 1500 chess puzzles for all chess levels, a unique random playing mode, and much, much more. Included: Houdini 2 for Chess King, GigaKing Database of over 6 million games, Full opening tree, Chess puzzles, over one hundred opening positions, Photos of over 1600 chess players. Houdini 2 for Chess King - a chess engine rated well above 3000 Elo is a good choice for analysis. Considering such a strong engine can be frustrating to play against, Houdini 2 for Chess King includes various kinds of handicaps that can be set up using the Chess King interface. The version of Houdini 2 for Chess King that comes with Chess King Standard is a single-processor one. It’s a great chess analysis system available today to everyone. The GigaKing database is updated up to the beginning of 2016 and includes a full opening tree. Full Chess960 support. The program is very easy to use, with several video tutorials available on the publisher's site and a possibility to send questions and feedback to the manufacturers.

Get yourself Chess King Standard or surprise a loved one with the best chess gift of the year.

Play in Classical Mode

You can play at any level you choose, from a rating of 800 to 3200, either with white or black, and either for fun (not counting for rating, you can take back moves), or in rated mode. Your games will automatically be saved in your games database and you will be able to analyze them in detail with the Grandmaster engine Houdini 2 for Chess King to see what mistakes have been made.


Have fun in the Random Mode

The Random Mode is exclusive to Chess King, in which you can choose what advantage you want to start the game with and the number of pieces you want to have on the board. For example suppose you want to start with an advantage of +6 (the equivalent of 6 pawns advantage), Chess King will randomly select a starting position with the characteristics you decide and then you will play that position against Houdini 2 for Chess King at the highest level. Anybody should win with such a crushing starting advantage, but you’ll see it’s not that easy!


Setup any position

You can set up any position you like and then analyze it or even play it. However, Chess King Standard, since it contains Houdini 2, does not know the complex Chess960 castling rules and so cannot play this particular random game. If you’d like to play Chess960, it is recommended to get Silver or Gold Chess King.


Search in the GigaKing Database

Look out for games of your favorite players in the GigaKing database. For example a search for Magnus Carlsen will give 1,777 games including all the games he played in official tournaments and many of his published exhibition matches and simultaneous exhibitions.


Learn with the Puzzle Mode

You will learn with the puzzle mode, with hundreds of exercises from beginner level until Grandmaster level. Chess King Standard will congratulate you for your success and tell you where you went wrong.


Huge Opening Tree

In the Analysis pane at the beginning of the game, either while analyzing some master game or when entering your own games in your own games database, you can follow the opening tree move by move to see what moves have been played in the whole history of chess and how much success they have had. It’s now easy to study a whole opening just by browsing opening moves, selecting lines, watching games of interest, and learning the ideas behind the opening moves.


Whole Game Evaluation graph and Houdini 2 for Chess King Analysis

In the Analysis Pane after the opening stage one sees the game notation and comments, the whole game evaluation graph and below the best lines calculated by the engine Houdini 2 for Chess King. In this position below black could have taken the advantage by taking the pawn on e5, giving an evaluation of -0.86 (Black would have an advantage of close to 1 pawn equivalent), and instead played a bad move a4, which gave an evaluation of +0.49, which means white is up the equivalent of 1/2 pawn. With Chess King Standard you will know the best moves in each position.


We also just published a very complete manual for Chess King that you can download here (23 MB):
http://chessking.net/manuals/ChessKingManual201512.pdf

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CT-ART 6.0 (download, Turkish)

Levels 1 - 9 [Rating 200-2400]
Tactics

Largest Tactics combo available with over 10,000 exercises for all chess players, from beginners to masters.

What's new in CT-ART 6.0 (compared to CT-ART 5.0):

  • New and improved Peshka 2.0 interface:
    • The program now accepts and gives points for suboptimal but still winning moves
    • 6 interface languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Turkish.
  • 2 more courses:
    • Chess Tactics for Beginners - the best tactics guide for beginners
    • Elementary Chess Combinations - 5000 puzzles to improve chess vision
  • Updated original CT-ART course: 200 new teaching examples explaining combinational motifs and tactical maneuvers

CT-ART is considered the best and most effective chess tactics course by many experts, including the 12th Women's World Champion and Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk. This new version includes 5 courses for players of all levels, all packed in the new and updated Peshka 2.0 interface for Windows PC’s.

Level 1 - Chess Tactics for Beginners (ELO 200-1400; 1200+ puzzles)
The critically acclaimed chess training program based on the bestseller by the experienced coach Sergey Ivashchenko which became the chess publishing leader and sold over 200,000 copies. All exercises are classified by theme and difficulty.

Level 2 - Elementary Chess Combinations (ELO 1000-1400; 5000+ puzzles)
Every beginning chess player needs to study simple tactical methods and learn how to employ them. This course is designed for exactly this purpose and includes more than 5,000 exercises for beginners on the following chess tactics: fork, pin, double check, discovered check, annihilation of the opponent’s king defense, exploiting a back (1st) rank weakness.

Level 3 - CT-ART for Beginners (ELO 1400-1600; 150 examples, 1500 puzzles)
This is a perfect training course for beginners that will introduce you to typical chess combinations and develop your playing skills. The exercises are classified according to more than 30 tactical methods and motifs.

Level 4 - CT-ART. Mating Combinations (ELO 1400 - 2000; 1200 ex., 700 p.)
This excellent course for club players written by the famous coach Victor Khenkin will illustrate the peculiarities of using certain pieces in mating combinations. The built-in hint system will help you understant and solve the more difficult puzzles.

Level 5 - Chess Tactics Art (ELO 1400 - 2400; 200 examples, 2200 puzzles)
A most effective chess tactics course known for its advanced hint system: in addition to visual markers, each exercise has an easier version on a 5x5 board, featuring all the main motifs and ideas of the original puzzle. For this new edition, the material has been computer checked and revised. We have also added 200 teaching examples explaining combinational motifs and tactical maneuvers.

System requirements: Windows XP/7/8/10

Language: Turkish

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Price: $47.99

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Houdini Aquarium 2017 (download)

What's new in Houdini Aquarium 2017:

  • Houdini 5 - the engine has improved greatly since the previous version and is now stronger than ever, 200 ELO points over Houdini 4, supporting up to 6 cores and 4 GB of hash!
  • 3-month Chess King LEARN subscription, giving access to all courses available there (37 as of Nov.2016 and counting)! The courses are available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and include such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0, Chess: From Beginner to Club Player, Chess Strategy,Chess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.
  • Updated databases now contain 6.6 million games in total!
  • 1-year access to Lomonosov Tablebases! The subscription will be active for 1 year starting the date of activation at the tablebases service.

Quick Overview

Houdini Aquarium 2017 is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, combined with the world’s strongest chess playing engine, Houdini 5, which is 200 ELO points over its predecessor and supports up to 6 cores and 4 GB of hash.

Houdini Aquarium 2017 offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing against the computer, databases, advanced publishing features and much more:

Houdini 5 has greatly improved since the previous version and is now stronger than ever, 200 ELO points over Houdini 4 and supporting up to 6 cores and 4 GB of hash!

Interactive Deep Analysis is the most advanced chess analysis method available today.

Infinite Analysis is more flexible than ever with analysis presets.

Find Blunders and Game Analysis for analyzing whole games.

You receive 1-year access to 7-piece Lomonosov endgame tablebases via the Aquarium interface or at tb7.chessok.com.

You also receive 3-month access to all courses at Chess King Learn. The collection includes courses on all topics and for all levels of play. Use your product key as a promo code to activate the subscription.

Aquarium 2016 can auto-find chess programs (including the strong Stockfish 8 engine) on the Internet, download and install them - all in a couple of clicks.

Play against the computer. Choose from three different strength handicap methods, material handicap or time handicap. You can also just set the ELO level you want to play against!

Publish your games, analyses or even whole chess books! Publish as Aquarium iBook, on the web/blog or in print.

Compatibility with major opening book and database formats.

Databases of about 6.6 million games in total (up to November 8, 2016) that can be updated from www.chessok.com each week with 1500 new games for free.

Houdini 5 can be also used in Fritz and other chess programs.

Bonus Disc: Chess Openings Encyclopedia, which includes rich theoretical material on all openings.

Language versions: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian.

System requirements: PC, 256 MB RAM, 4GB of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/Vista. Internet access during installation and to access Lomonosov Tablebases.

What's new in Houdini Aquarium 2017:

  • Houdini 5 - the engine has greattly improved since the previous version and is now once again the undisputed world leader among chess programs, 200 ELO points over Houdini 4, now supporting up to 6 cores and 4 GB of hash!

What's the difference? - Check the comparison table we made to help you choose the best product for your needs.

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Full Review

This November Convekta Ltd released HoudiniAquarium 2017 - an excellent analysis tool combining the world's strongest engine Houdini 5 and the updated ChessOK Aquarium interface.

Houdini Aquarium 2017 includes the world's strongest chess engine –Houdini 5 UCI capable of supporting 6 cores and 4 GB of hash, a powerful search system, a unique Tree mode, database of 6.6 million games in total (as of November 8, 2016), a Bonus diskChess Opening Encyclopediaand 1 Year membership atChessOK Playing Zone.You can connect Houdini 5 UCI engine to Chess Assistant, Fritz and ChessBase.Interactive Deep Analysis (IDeA) is the most advanced chess analysis method available today. The purpose of IDeA is to analyze a position deeply and return as much information about it as possible to enable the user to get a better understanding of the nuances of any position. Its approach makes it an essential weapon in the arsenal of every serious player and analyst!
  • Simultaneous analysis by multiple Houdini instances. Use 2, 4, 10, 20 or even 50 chess engines at the same time for faster results!
  • Use the power of multiple computers for analysis at the same time and collect all the results automatically on your own computer!
  • Use the computers on your home network or connect to computers over the internet to increase the analysis power!

Read more about IDeA below.

Infinite Analysis is more flexible than ever with analysis presets. Use many engines at the same time, all analyzing the same position or different games.Find Blunders and Game Analysis for analyzing whole games.Play against the computer. Choose from three different strength handicap methods, material handicap or time handicap. You can also just set the ELO level you want to play against!

Publish your games, analysis or even whole chess books! Publish as Aquarium iBook, on the web/blog or in print.

Compatibility with major opening book and database formats: CDP (Chess Assistant), DSN (Aquarium), PGN, EPD, CTG (Chessbase) opening books; CBH (Chessbase) databases.

Databases

Houdini Aquarium 2017 includes two databases of 6,6 million games in total:
- HugeBase database (as of November 8, 2016) - 6,000,000 games
- Correspondence database - 595,000 games.

1 Year membership at ChessOK Playing Zone.

Aquarium Articles Reference Page - learn more about Aquarium's functions and how to use them.

Interactive Deep Analysis

The Interactive Deep Analysis, or simply IDeA, is Aquarium's trademark feature and what really sets it apart from similar programs. It has come a long way since its introduction in the fisrt release of Aquarium, and is still improving. Serious players will probably find it is an essential tool to stay competitive. But explaining what IDeA is and how it works will require more than a few bullet points in the product description. If you want to know, go ahead and read on.

IDeA is one of the most advanced chess analysis methods available. It will allow you to use your chess engine to its maximum. The purpose of IDeA is to analyze a position deeply and return as much information about it as possible to enable the user to get a better understanding of the nuances of any position.

IDeA keeps a permanent record of its analysis in a tree structure, which is unlimited in size. The user can browse the analysis tree at will, both while the analysis is in progress and after it has finished.

The user can direct the analysis into the positions that are of most interest to him by excluding or adding positions and variations to the analysis.

IDeA is an incremental analysis method, which means that it can be stopped at any time and the next time it is started, it resumes where it left off.Users can exchange analysis trees, work together on analysis projects, combine their results etc.In short IDeA is is highly selective search, controlled by Aquarium (and the user). Interesting lines are analyzed deeply, but weak moves are only considered briefly or not at all.

Don't forget that the "I" in IDeA stands for "Interactive" and your involvement in the analysis process is the key to understanding and improving the analysis.

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Some of IDeA's advanced features include

Analyzing with many engines. The current version of IDeA can split the analysis between many engines. You can, for instance, use four instances of single core Houdini for the analysis on a quad computer, essentially reducing the multiprocessor overhead to zero. It's like getting one extra core for free compared to running Houdini in 4-CPU mode.

Analyzing on a network of computers. This feature is a dream come true for power users, analysts, and serious players who want to take their analysis to a new level. If you own two computers, you can of course run Aquarium on one of them and use it for the analysis. In the current you can also add engines running on your other computer to the pool of IDeA analysis engines. You can use as many engines analyzing simultaneously as you need. The engines can be run on various computers, some on local networks and others in different countries - as long as they are all connected to your Aquarium Internet. IDeA takes care of splitting the analysis between the available engines.

Multiple IDeA projects analyzed in parallel. You can define many analysis projects, each with its own analysis and tree settings. IDeA can analyze any number of those projects in parallel. The status of each project is saved between sessions, so you can manage many different IDeA projects much easier than before.

Multiple analysis "roots" for a single project. The starting position for IDeA analysis is called a "root." If you are analyzing a position in IDeA when another interesting position shows up in the tree, you can make it a new root, without even stopping the analysis. You can remove the original root or let IDeA analyze from both roots. You can use this feature to focus IDeA on selected positions without restarting it. IDeA can keep a list of all roots that have been used in a project.

Shaping the analysis tree. Aquarium has a number of settings that have a significant influence on the shape of the IDeA analysis tree.

  • The "Tree width" parameter determines how wide the resulting IDeA tree will be.
  • The maximum length of variations can be defined. This allows you to make the tree denser near the root and avoid very long variations.
  • Analysis can be limited to positions within a certain evaluation range. Positions outside the specified range will not be explored further.
  • The number of alternatives generated for White/Black can be limited.
  • A "preferred side" can be set; e.g., for developing your opening repertoire.
  • A list of "thematic moves" can be given. You can use them to ensure that certain moves are always analyzed. For instance, in an attacking game you might want to make sure that the moves Bxh7+ and Ng5 are considered.
  • "False alarm check" immediately performs additional analysis of new moves that look "too good to be true," preventing IDeA from spending more time on them if they turn out to be worse than they first looked.

All of these settings can be changed on the fly during the IDeA session, further emphasizing that IDeA is designed to be used as an interactive tool.

Move repetition detection. IDeA tasks do not consist of a single position, but a full line that leads from the root node to the position to be analyzed. This enables the engine to report 0.00 scores for twofold repetitions, and is generally more correct. This also leads to the fifty-move rule being observed.

screen3_idea_note_lists Automatic backup of analysis trees. Besides more robust tree handling in IDeA, the analysis trees are automatically backed up. Not only does it prevent data loss, but it may also prove useful in some other cases too.Browsing the analysis queue. You can see a list of all tasks for the current stage; which tasks were automatically scheduled by IDeA and which ones you added manually. The corresponding positions can be displayed on the board and you can see the engine's output for the selected task, prioritize the tasks, and delete unnecessary ones. If there are tasks waiting in the queue when you stop the analysis, they will be stored and processed the next time you start the analysis, even if you restart Aquarium.

Lomonosov Tablebases

Lomonosov Tablebases allow you to determine if any position with 7 or less pieces leads to a draw or can be won by either side - with 100% certainty.

If the game can be won, the path with the least number of moves until the end of this variation is shown, given that both players make the best moves possible. If the losing player makes a suboptimal move, he will lose sooner and the program will show the new optimal path.

Learn more about Lomonosov Tablebases

Chess King LEARN Courses

Houdini Aquarium 2017 comes with 3-month access to all courses available atlearn.chessking.com.

To activate the subscription, log in or register an account if you don't have one, then clickSubscribe and use your product key as a promo code.

So far, the collection consists of 37 courses available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and includes such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0,Chess: From Beginner to Club Player, Chess Strategy, Chess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.

Conclusion

If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the features and think that you will need years to learn how to use them, don’t worry, just take the first steps and you will find that IDeA can work more or less automatically. After seeing how it works in automatic mode, you may want more control over the analysis. At that point, just read the relevant article from thereference list and step-by-step you will master all the tools.

It has to be emphasized that every IDeA option is based on a practical need and many of them were pointed out by Aquarium users. The implementation of the analysis and the new features were carefully discussed and then tested by beta testers. Only the features that were shown to improve the analysis are included in Aquarium releases. Step-by-step you will find your favorite settings and greatly increase the efficiency of your analysis.

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Chess King Standard (new 2018 version) Download

Chess King Standard 2018 With Houdini 2 for Chess King Download. [New]

The new Chess King Standard 2018 is considerably improved from the original Chess King [1] of 2011 or the Chess King 2 from 2013. It's also improved from the 2015/2016/2017 versions of Chess King Standard as it now is compatible with up to both Windows 10 and Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra (or any previous Windows or Mac OS) and has an updated GigaKing with games till end of 2017. It’s the perfect tool for any chess player to improve at chess. Provides a complete chess program at an unbelievable low price.

• Improved interface, new features (themes, whole game evaluation graph)
• Includes the new GigaKing 2018, Commented and Correspondence games with over 6 million games
• You now get for one low price BOTH PC and Mac versions with up to 4 activations allowed PC or Mac
(previously Chess King 1 and 2 were only available for Windows PC’s, now also for Macs)


Chess King Standard with Houdini 2 for Chess King is the new improved version for 2018 of the top selling Chess King [1] and Chess King 2 chess software. It is sold with both Mac and PC installers and allows up to 4 activations in any mix PC & Mac, for example 3 PC installations and 1 Mac installation. Chess King Standard includes Houdini 2 for Chess King grandmaster engine and the new updated 2018 GigaKing game database with over 6 million games, a database of commented games and the largest correspondence database, bringing the total of games included in Chess King Standard to 6.8 million games.



Includes the Grandmaster engine Houdini 2 for Chess King

Chess King Standard includes the grandmaster Houdini 2 for Chess King, a chess engine with rating above 3000 ELO.
Houdini 2 for Chess King is 1 core engine specially developed to integrate well with Chess King.
Since it uses only 1 core it is compatible with older systems with fewer cores.


PC + Mac and multilingual

Both installers for PC and Mac are included in the Chess King Gold package.
The PC version is compatible with all windows versions from XP, Vista, 7, 8 to the most recent Windows 10.
The Mac version is compatible OS X 10.7 up to OS X 10.13 High Sierra (or previous).
It can be installed and use in 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian.
Internet connection required only for download of the program.


Chess King Standard will help you improve at chess. It’s complete with all the best tools, and it’s easy to use for all levels. Play, learn, analyze, prepare for your opponent, store your own games and share them to the world.


Main features of Chess King Standard

• Grandmaster engine Houdini 2 for Chess King
• Huge opening tree with evaluations and success for each move
• GigaKing 2018 games database
• Classical (any level), Random, Puzzle (1500 puzzles) and Quest modes (100 games)
• Prepare for your opponent, opening and custom trees

Description of Chess King Standard

Chess King Standard is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Standard emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database. It is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's opponent before facing them at a tournament. Buying Chess King Standard is like getting several products and paying only for one, a professional chess software playing and analysis system, the largest game database available GigaKing, the grandmaster chess engine Houdini 2 for Chess King, 1500 chess puzzles for all chess levels, a unique random playing mode, and much, much more. Included: Houdini 2 for Chess King, GigaKing Database of over 6 million games, Full opening tree, Chess puzzles, over one hundred opening positions, Photos of over 1600 chess players. Houdini 2 for Chess King - a chess engine rated well above 3000 Elo is a good choice for analysis. Considering such a strong engine can be frustrating to play against, Houdini 2 for Chess King includes various kinds of handicaps that can be set up using the Chess King interface. The version of Houdini 2 for Chess King that comes with Chess King Standard is a single-processor one. It’s a great chess analysis system available today to everyone. The GigaKing database is updated up to the beginning of 2018 and includes a full opening tree. Full Chess960 support. The program is very easy to use, with several video tutorials available on the publisher's site and a possibility to send questions and feedback to the manufacturers.

Get yourself Chess King Standard or surprise a loved one with the best chess gift of the year.

Play in Classical Mode

You can play at any level you choose, from a rating of 800 to 3200, either with white or black, and either for fun (not counting for rating, you can take back moves), or in rated mode. Your games will automatically be saved in your games database and you will be able to analyze them in detail with the Grandmaster engine Houdini 2 for Chess King to see what mistakes have been made.


Have fun in the Random Mode

The Random Mode is exclusive to Chess King, in which you can choose what advantage you want to start the game with and the number of pieces you want to have on the board. For example suppose you want to start with an advantage of +6 (the equivalent of 6 pawns advantage), Chess King will randomly select a starting position with the characteristics you decide and then you will play that position against Houdini 2 for Chess King at the highest level. Anybody should win with such a crushing starting advantage, but you’ll see it’s not that easy!


Setup any position

You can set up any position you like and then analyze it or even play it. However, Chess King Standard, since it contains Houdini 2, does not know the complex Chess960 castling rules and so cannot play this particular random game. If you’d like to play Chess960, it is recommended to get Silver or Gold Chess King.


Search in the GigaKing Database

Look out for games of your favorite players in the GigaKing database. For example a search for Magnus Carlsen will give more than 2,000 games including all the games he played in official tournaments and many of his published exhibition matches and simultaneous exhibitions.


Learn with the Puzzle Mode

You will learn with the puzzle mode, with hundreds of exercises from beginner level until Grandmaster level. Chess King Standard will congratulate you for your success and tell you where you went wrong.


Huge Opening Tree

In the Analysis pane at the beginning of the game, either while analyzing some master game or when entering your own games in your own games database, you can follow the opening tree move by move to see what moves have been played in the whole history of chess and how much success they have had. It’s now easy to study a whole opening just by browsing opening moves, selecting lines, watching games of interest, and learning the ideas behind the opening moves.


Whole Game Evaluation graph and Houdini 2 for Chess King Analysis

In the Analysis Pane after the opening stage one sees the game notation and comments, the whole game evaluation graph and below the best lines calculated by the engine Houdini 2 for Chess King. In this position below black could have taken the advantage by taking the pawn on e5, giving an evaluation of -0.86 (Black would have an advantage of close to 1 pawn equivalent), and instead played a bad move a4, which gave an evaluation of +0.49, which means white is up the equivalent of 1/2 pawn. With Chess King Standard you will know the best moves in each position.

We also just published a very complete manual for Chess King that you can download here (23 MB):
http://chessking.net/manuals/ChessKingManual201512.pdf

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Bonus: Free Access to Chess King Learn Online

When you buy the new Chess King Standard 2018 version, you get 1 month free access to dozens of high quality online chess courses at learn.chessking.com as well as all those courses in either iOS or Android Apps on your iPhone/iPad/phone or tablet. That's an enormous amount of chess educational material at your fingertips during the free subscription period.

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Check out the free tutorial videos on Chess King 4 (applicable also to the new 2018 versions: Standard, Diamond and Diamond Pro)
by Alexandra Kosteniuk and Steve Lopez, that’s over 2 hours of training, at this link.

After you successfully pay you should get an email with all links and instructions within 1-3 hours, no later than within 24 hours. If you have any questions about your order, email Diego or GM Alexandra Kosteniuk to support

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Complete Attack on the King (Download)

Complete Attack on the King combines three levels of chess Attack on the King on three discs:

Attack on the King I includes 33,000 exercises from masters’ games. In every exercise you will have to find a best continuation for an attack against the king. All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels. A great number of exercises makes the course an excellent tool for quick training both beginners and club players. Recommended for chess players with ELO from 1000 to 1600.

Attack on the King II includes more than 2500 exercises for mating in 3 or 4 moves. You will have to use your fantasy and precise calculation in order to find a correct way of attacking the king. All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels. Recommended for chess players with ELO from 1400 to 1800.

Advanced Defense features about 400 exercises with large number of pieces in play. All exercises are taken from actual games. Find the only way to avoid checkmate! This course is for beginners and club players. Recommended for chess players with ELO from 1400 to 1800.

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Chess King Learn web + iOS + Android All CK courses subscription – 12 MONTHS

Chess King Learn web + iOS + Android All Chess King courses subscription - 12 MONTHS.


This subscription covers all the courses below, for 12 months. At the moment there are 60, will be more added to this list in the future. This is a premium subscription, guaranteed without ads. After purchase you will get your purchase code, you will enter it on the Chess King Learn Site Subscribe page, after which the web access will be open to you (need to register if not yet done). Then if you wish download the iOS or Android app (links in the Chess King App page), those are free downloads. As soon as you link your mobile app to your Chess King account all your courses will open on iOS and Android. Progress will sync between all devices. You can install in as many devices you own as long as you are connected to the same Chess King account.


Courses: 60
Learn Chess: From Beginner to Club Player
Learn Chess: From Beginner to Club Player Basic training, Strategy, Tactics

This teaching program is a kind of guide. It will introduce you to the rules and laws of chess and let you work your way of improvement from the level of Beginner to the one of Club Player. In the course 100 chess topics are considered including rules of chess game; methods of playing in opening, middle game and ending; combinational techniques and basic elements of strategy. All in all, the course contains 500 teaching examples and 700 exercises useful for consolidation of acquired knowledge.

Chess Tactics for BeginnersChess Tactics for Beginners Basic training, Tactics

This course is based on a bestseller by the experienced coach Sergey Ivashchenko which became a sort of chess publishing sensation and sold over 200,000 copies. More than 1200 training exercises are intended for beginners, both children and adults. Elementary and simple tasks (1-, 2- and 3-way) are used as teaching material.

Elementary Chess Tactics 1Elementary Chess Tactics 1 Tactics

If you are a beginner, it is necessary for you to study simple tactical methods and learn how to employ them! This course includes more than 4300 exercises for beginners on the following tactical methods: Fork, pin, double check, discovered check, annihilation of the opponent's king defense, exploiting a back (1st) rank weakness. If you are a beginner or a club player, this is the program for you! After going through this course you will never miss an elementary combination in a practical game of your own and will be able to improve the quality of your play considerably.

Capturing Pieces 1 (Chess Puzzles)Capturing Pieces 1 (Chess Puzzles) Opening

If you are a beginner, you just cannot afford to give away your piece in 1 move, presuming, of course, that you wish to improve your play! Another thing you cannot afford is to miss a chance of grabbing an undefended piece of your opponent's! This course includes more than 1400 exercises with a few pieces on the board. Such a great number of exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess beginners. The course is intended for players who are already acquainted with the rules of the game. Even if you study and solve only 20% of exercises you are sure to improve your chess skills and not to miss a chance to take an undefended piece in your practical game! All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels.

Capturing Pieces 2 (Chess Puzzles)Capturing Pieces 2 (Chess Puzzles) Opening

If you are a beginner, you just cannot afford to give away your piece in 1 move, presuming, of course, that you wish to improve your play! Another thing you cannot afford is to miss a chance of grabbing an undefended piece of your opponent's! This course includes more than 1500 exercises with lots of pieces on the board. Such a great number of exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess beginners. The course is intended for players who are already acquainted with the rules of the game. Even if you study and solve only 20% of exercises you are sure to improve your chess skills and not to miss a chance to take an undefended piece in your practical game! All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels.

Mate in 1 (Chess Puzzles)Mate in 1 (Chess Puzzles) Basic training, Tactics

If you are a beginner, you should practice much to mate in one move. This course provides excellent material for this training. The big number of exercises (2500) covers different methods of mating. Many of them is an excellent tool for speed training even for stronger players. This is a rare course that is intended even for players with USCF rating of 600. Even if you only study and solve 10% of the exercises, you will learn a huge number of mating patterns and probably never miss a mate in one again!

Chess School for BeginnersChess School for Beginners Basic training

This friendly interactive course is intended for both children and adult beginners. It is divided into 2 main sections: Chess rules and Playing. 500 carefully chosen, and in many cases designed, examples to help a student.

Simple Defense (Chess Puzzles)Simple Defense (Chess Puzzles) Tactics

If you are a beginner, you just have to learn how to defend your pieces from being taken! Every chessplayer has to master and consolidate some basic defensive skills such as withdrawing or protecting a piece, interception or attacking an opponent's piece. Having consolidated your knowledge by doing a great number of exercises you will be able to improve your level of playing. This course includes more than 2800 exercises with lots of pieces on the board. Such a great number of exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess beginners.

Chess Strategy & Tactics Vol 1 (1600-2000 ELO)Chess Strategy & Tactics Vol 1 (1600-2000 ELO) Strategy, Tactics

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 contains 57 themes, 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.

Chess Tactics Art (1400-1600 ELO)Chess Tactics Art (1400-1600 ELO) Tactics

A fundamental course on chess tactics for Beginners. The course contains 150 teaching examples and 1500 new exercises useful for consolidation of acquired knowledge. The exercises are classified according to more than 30 tactical methods and motifs.

Chess Tactics Art (1600-1800 ELO)Chess Tactics Art (1600-1800 ELO) Tactics

A fundamental course on chess tactics for Club Players. The course contains 240 teaching examples and 340 new exercises useful for consolidation of acquired knowledge. The exercises are classified according to about 30 tactical methods and motifs.

Advanced Defense (Chess Puzzles)Advanced Defense (Chess Puzzles) Tactics

The course includes 380 exercises on the following aspects of defense: Avoiding checkmate, Interference, Support

CT-ART. Chess Mate TheoryCT-ART. Chess Mate Theory Tactics

CT-ART. Mating Combinations program is the unique due to two causes: the high quality of the theoretical material and a new technology of giving the studying material, the iBook technology that uses hyperlinks and additional windows for comfortable usage of the studying material. The course is prepared by the famous coach Victor Khenkin and includes 1200 instructive examples on 14 themes, each of them illustrates the peculiarities of using certain pieces for mating combinations and 700 exercises for you to solve.

Chess Combinations Vol. 1Chess Combinations Vol. 1 Tactics

The fundamental chess program for club players. This first part includes more than 1300 exercises (more than 200 examples to explore and 1100 to solve), classified in 40 tactical methods and motifs.

Chess Combinations Vol. 2Chess Combinations Vol. 2 Tactics

The fundamental chess program for club players. This second part includes more than 2600 exercises (more than 400 examples to explore and 2200 to solve), classified in 60 tactical methods and motifs.

Chess Strategy for BeginnersChess Strategy for Beginners Strategy, Tactics

This course is an interactive tutorial for those unexperienced players, both children and adults, who have already learnt the rules of chess and now wish to become players of intermediate strength. This course covers a wide range of opening, middlegame and endgame subjects. It starts off by teaching you how to checkmate the lone king and proceeds to more advanced topics, such as utilizing a material or positional advantage. This program includes 55 lessons with more than 1200 instructive examples and exercises. This course turns a beginner into an intermediate player!

Mate in 2 (Chess Puzzles)Mate in 2 (Chess Puzzles) Tactics

The best way to improve your game is to train yourself on your device in solving problems from practical games. If you a beginner but already know how to mate in 1 move, you have to move on and learn how to attack a king and give mate in 2 moves! This course includes 19 000 exercises from masters games. In every exercise you will have to find a best continuation for an attack against the king. All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels. A great number of exercises makes the course an excellent tool for quick training both beginners and club players.

Mate in 3-4 (Chess Puzzles)Mate in 3-4 (Chess Puzzles) Tactics, Middlegame

This course includes more than 2500 exercises for mating in 3 or 4 moves. You will have to use your fantasy and precise calculation in order to find a correct way of attacking the king. After going through this course you are sure to improve your skills and abilities considerably and will not miss an opportunity to employ a nice little combination in a practical game of your own. The program is intended both for club players and intermediate players. All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels.

Elementary Chess Tactics 2Elementary Chess Tactics 2 Tactics

If you are a beginner, it is necessary for you to study simple tactical methods and learn how to employ them! This course includes more than 1800 exercises for beginners on the following tactical methods: 'annihilation of defense', 'decoy', 'interception' and 'distraction'.

Chess Endings for BeginnersChess Endings for Beginners Endgame

The course is based on the 3 other courses: Beginners to Club, Chess Strategy for Beginners and Total Chess Endings. We carefully selected tasks that are not so easy to play, but not so complex to study. The material is adapted to beginners, and contains a large number of explanations and hints. Much attention is devoted to methods to win having an extra pawn. But we also recommend to pay attention to the technique of standard mates (starting with mates by heavy pieces and ending with mates by bishop and knight).

Chess Opening Lab (1400-2000)Chess Opening Lab (1400-2000) Opening

This is a perfect opening manual. It features a theoretical review of all the chess openings, which are illustrated by instructive games of the greatest chess players. This compact opening manual contains a detailed classification, which makes it useful to players of any level - beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Each opening variation is supplied with evaluations and characteristics of key moves. The history of the variations' development is described, as well as their current status. The theoretic material is nicely illustrated by classic games with detailed annotations that demonstrate the principal ideas and plans of each variation for White and Black. There is also a special training section with more than 350 exercises of various difficulty on more than 40 openings.

Chess Strategy & Tactics Vol 2 (1800-2200 ELO)Chess Strategy & Tactics Vol 2 (1800-2200 ELO) Strategy, Endgame

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.

Bobby Fischer - Chess ChampionBobby Fischer - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

All 940 games played by the legendary World Champion, 217 of them with commentary. 180 exercises: play like Fischer and play against Fischer.

Manual of Chess CombinationsManual of Chess Combinations Tactics

The material used in the program is based on a textbook by a renowned chess trainer Sergey Ivashchenko - Manual of Chess Combinations vol 2.

Total Chess Endgames (1600-2400 ELO)Total Chess Endgames (1600-2400 ELO) Endgame

Total Chess Endings course composed by GM Alexander Panchenko. It's aim is to teach a student the intricacies of the endgame through a theoretical section, which includes over 600 games/lectures, each of them illustrating theoretical and practical endgame methods, and training section, with more than 2400 endgame exercises, classified according to 500 endgame themes. The material written by IM ICCF Alexander Alpert.

CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics 1200-2400 ELO)CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics 1200-2400 ELO) Tactics

The legendary tactics course that has been voted more than once by chess experts as the best chess training program in the world. This version includes 2,200 basic exercises and 1,800 auxiliary exercises, divided into 50 topics. The course is based on the bestselling book Combination Motifs by a renowned trainer grandmaster Maxim Blokh. All positions have been hand-picked over the course of 20 years of training practice and come in the order that ensures most efficient learning. Each position comes with a special hint unique to this course – a 5x5 mini-position designed to convey the very essence of the tactical maneuver used in the main example.

Chess Opening BlundersChess Opening Blunders Opening

Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders – learn to play chess by learning the opening mistakes and traps that have been discovered over time. The program is designed for studying the blunders in more than 40 openings and contains over 1,250 instructive exercises of varying difficulty from practical games.

Chess Strategy (1800-2400)Chess Strategy (1800-2400) Strategy

This chess program presents many instructive positions with 18 most important strategic themes such as Advantage in development, Advantage in space, Attack on the king, Attack on the queenside, Weak squares, Pawn structure, Open files and diagonals and others.

Chess Middlegame IChess Middlegame I Strategy

Chess Middlegame I course composed by GM Alexander Kalinin is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section. Typical Plans and Methods in the Most Popular Openings: Scotch, Ruy Lopez, Sicilian, Caro-Kann, French, English opening, Dutch, Slav, Catalan, Nimzo-Indian, King's Indian, Grünfeld, Benko Gambit. The Encyclopedia of Middlegame course contains detailed material about typical pawn structures: Karlsbad, Hedgehog, etc.

Chess Middlegame IIChess Middlegame II Strategy

Chess Middlegame II course composed by GM Alexander Kalinin is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section. The following openings are viewed: Sicilian defense (Dragon, Najdorf, Paulsen variations), Ruy Lopez (Open variation, Exchanged Variation), King's gambit, Italian game, Evans gambit, Pirc-Ufimtsev, Alekhine's defense, Nimzo-Indian defense, Queen's-Indian defense, Queen's gambit, Modern Benoni).

Chess Middlegame IIIChess Middlegame III Strategy

Chess Middlegame III course contains 550 theoretical lessons and 500 practical exercises, aimed for 1800-2400 ELO players. The course includes typical plans and methods for the following popular openings: Petrov defense, Ruy Lopez (Marshall counter-attack, anti-Marshall system), Scandinavian defense, Sicilian defense (Closed variation, variations with 3. Bb5: Moscow variation, Rossolimo variation), Queen's gambit accepted (3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 and 3. e4), Grünfeld defense (4. cd Nd5 5. e4 Nс3 6. bc), Queen's pawn opening 3. Bg5 (1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5, 2... g6 3. Bg5), Réti opening, King's fianchetto opening.

Chess Middlegame IVChess Middlegame IV Strategy

Chess Middlegame IV course composed by GM Alexander Kalinin is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section. This course includes 560 teaching examples and 530 exercises for 1800-2400 ELO: Ruy Lopez, two Knights' defense, French defense, Sicilian defense, Caro-Kann defense, King's indian defense, Nimzo-indian defense, English opening etc.

Chess Middlegame VChess Middlegame V Strategy

Chess Middlegame V course contains 520 theoretical lessons and 450 practical exercises, composed by GM Alexander Kalinin. The course includes typical plans and methods for the following popular openings: Vienna game, Petroff's Defense (5. Кс3), Four knights game with 5. Bb5, Ruy Lopez (Berlin defense, variation with 3... Bc5 4. O-O Nf6), Caro-Kann (Panov Attack), Sicilian defense (Sveshnikov variation), Queen's gambit (Cambridge-Springs variation, Tarrasch defense), Nimzo-Indian defense (Leningrad variation, variation with 4. g3), Queen's Indian defense (Petrosian system), Trompowsky attack (1. d4 2. Сg5).

Chess Endgame StudiesChess Endgame Studies Opening

This training course is a special subset of famous CT-ART 4.0 course, based on best chess studies, especially chosen for their instructive value. There is simply no substitute for the ease and quality of the studies presented, not to mention their eternal beauty. Endgame Studies includes about 950 greatest endgame compositions and 900 subsidiary exercises. Each position comes with a special hint unique to this course – a 5x5 mini-position designed to convey the very essence of the tactical maneuver used in the main example.

Sergey Karjakin - Elite Chess PlayerSergey Karjakin - Elite Chess Player Tactics, Champions

2232 games played by the Sergey Karjakin. 120 exercises: play like Karjakin and play against Karjakin.

Chess Tactics in Sicilian Defense 1Chess Tactics in Sicilian Defense 1 Opening

This course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Sicilian Defense developing after moves 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4: the Dragon variation, the Najdorf variation, the Scheveningen variation and the Richter Attack. The course presents a deep overview of the actual variations, featuring 200 examples and 630 exercises. The course will be useful to all chess players employing the Sicilian Defense on either white or black sides.

Chess Tactics in Sicilian Defense 2Chess Tactics in Sicilian Defense 2 Opening

This course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Sicilian Defense developing after moves 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6: the Lasker variation, the Paulsen variation, the Labourdonnais variation, the Simagin variation and the Boleslavsky defense. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations, featuring 300 examples. Numerous new exercises provide a great opportunity to reinforce your knowledge: 300 exercises in total for all variations after 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6.

Chess Tactics in French DefenseChess Tactics in French Defense Opening

This course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the French Defense developing after moves 1.e4 e6. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations, featuring about 130 examples and about 330 exercises to solve. The course will be useful to all chess players employing the French Defense on either white or black sides.

Chess Tactics in Caro-Kann DefenseChess Tactics in Caro-Kann Defense Opening

This course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Caro-Kann Defense developing after moves 1.e4 c6. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations, featuring about 150 examples and about 350 exercises to solve. The course will be useful to all chess players employing the Caro-Kann Defense on either white or black sides.

Chess Tactics in Grünfeld DefenseChess Tactics in Grünfeld Defense Opening

This course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Grünfeld Defense developing after moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations and 350 exercises to solve. The course will be useful to all chess players employing the Grünfeld Defense on either white or black sides.

Chess Tactics in Scandinavian DefenseChess Tactics in Scandinavian Defense Opening

This course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Scandinavian defense developing after moves 1. e4 d5. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations, featuring 28 examples. Numerous new exercises provide a great opportunity to reinforce your knowledge: 261 exercises in total.

Mikhail Tal - Chess ChampionMikhail Tal - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

About 2600 games played by the legendary World Champion. And about 260 exercises in which you should play like Tal.

Magnus Carlsen - Chess ChampionMagnus Carlsen - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

All 1913 games played by the World Champion. About 370 of them with commentary. 110 exercises: play like Carlsen and play against Carlsen.

Chess Tactics in King's Indian DefenseChess Tactics in King's Indian Defense Opening

This chess course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the King's Indian Defense developing after moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations and 430 exercises to solve. The course will be useful to all chess players employing the King's Indian Defense on either white or black sides.

Chess Tactics in Open GamesChess Tactics in Open Games Opening

This chess course is aimed at the club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in Open Games, appearing after moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. The course presents the overview of the actual variants and 630 exercises for solve.

Chess Tactics in Slav DefenseChess Tactics in Slav Defense Opening

This chess course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Slav Defense developing after moves 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations, featuring 100 examples and 300 exercises to solve. The course will be useful to all chess players employing the Slav Defense on either white or black sides.

Chess Tactics in Volga GambitChess Tactics in Volga Gambit Opening

This chess course is aimed at club and intermediate players and presents the theory and playing hooks in the most sharp and deciding variations of the Benko (Volga) gambit, appearing after moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 b5. The course presents a deep theoretical and practical overview of the actual variations, featuring 168 exercises in total. Numerous new exercises provide a great opportunity to reinforce your knowledge.

Garry Kasparov - Chess ChampionGarry Kasparov - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

All 2466 chess games played by the legendary World Champion, 298 of them with commentary. 225 exercises: play like Kasparov and play against Kasparov.

Viswanathan Anand - Chess ChampionViswanathan Anand - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

All 2929 chess games played by the legendary World Champion, 539 of them with commentary. 191 exercises: play like Anand and play against Anand.

Vladimir Kramnik - Chess ChampionVladimir Kramnik - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

All 2537 chess games played by the legendary World Champion, 394 of them with commentary. 126 exercises: play like Kramnik and play against Kramnik.

Alexander Alekhine - Chess ChampionAlexander Alekhine - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

The program contains 1300 deeply annotated chess games played by the 4th World Champion Alexander Alekhine. 600 games are commented for the first time. 200 carefully chosen positions for you to solve, representing some of the most interesting and instructive positions from Alekhine's games in an additional section.

Mikhail Botvinnik - Chess ChampionMikhail Botvinnik - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

The most complete collection of Botvinnik's games ever compiled. Contains as many as 1069 chess games played by Botvinnik from 1924 till 1970. Special section, "Play as Botvinnik" with 350 quiz positions for you to try and find those strong and beautiful moves played by Botvinnik in his games.

Emanuel Lasker - Chess ChampionEmanuel Lasker - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

The most complete collection of Emanuel Lasker's games ever compiled. Contains 630 games, covering the entire long career of the 2nd World Champion in chess (held the title from 1896 to 1921). All the games are deeply annotated. Special section, "Play as Lasker" with 203 quiz positions to try and find both strong and beautiful moves played by Lasker in his games.

Jose Raul Capablanca - Chess ChampionJose Raul Capablanca - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

640 deeply annotated games played by the 3rd World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca. 250 most interesting and instructive positions from his games in an additional program "Play as Capablanca".

Wilhelm Steinitz - Chess ChampionWilhelm Steinitz - Chess Champion Tactics, Champions

All 517 games played by the legendary World Champion. 55 exercises: play like Steinitz and play against Steinitz.

Universal Chess Opening: 1. d4 2. Nf3 3. e3Universal Chess Opening: 1. d4 2. Nf3 3. e3 Opening

This course will help you master a venomous and practically unavoidable opening White can use against Black. With it, any Club or Intermediate level player can quickly and efficiently develop an solid plan for White and win the offensive initiative in the opening. This opening has been in use for hundreds of years, and with great effect. You can find it in the repertoire of world champion Magnus Carlsen and other prominent players - Johannes Zukertort, Akiba Rubinstein, Artur Yusupov. This course includes more than 145 insightful exercises, making it a superb tool for quick training of chess club players and intermediate players.

Manual of Chess Strategy, volume 1Manual of Chess Strategy, volume 1 Strategy

Two famous grandmasters, chess theorists and trainers, Sakaev and Landa, attempt to "sieze the unsiezable": outline and elaborate on all of the most important elements of chess strategy that every competent player must be aware of. Hand-picked, deeply analyzed games and excerpts come both from classical, well-known pieces and modern practice. The first volume consists of two parts: Opening and Middlegame. The book is aimed primarily at ELO 1800-2200 players, but even more experienced learners will probably find plenty of useful advice and guidelines. Suitable both for self-study and for use in specialized chess schools. Includes 275 instructional examples and 73 exercises for practice.

Manual of Chess Strategy, volume 2Manual of Chess Strategy, volume 2 Strategy

Two famous grandmasters, chess theorists and trainers, Sakaev and Landa, attempt to "sieze the unsiezable": outline and elaborate on all of the most important elements of chess strategy that every competent player must be aware of. Hand-picked, deeply analyzed games and excerpts come both from classical, well-known pieces and modern practice. Volume 2 has two parts: "Pawn: the soul of chess" and "Game dynamics". The book is aimed primarily at ELO 1800-2200 players, but even more experienced learners will probably find plenty of useful advice and guidelines. Suitable both for self-study and for use in specialized chess schools. Includes 432 instructional examples and 164 exercises for practice.

Chess: An Positional Opening RepertoireChess: An Positional Opening Repertoire Opening

Nikolai Kalinichenko, an international grandmaster in correspondence play and the author of some 40 chess titles, presents here a complete and up-to-date opening repertoire. It is intended for players of positional style, or for use when the competitive situation demands a solid approach. The repertoire is based on 1 e4 as White, and the Classical Sicilian and King's Indian Defence as Black. Also available is the companion volume An Aggressive Opening Repertoire for the Club Player, offering a range of openings which are closely linked, but which are less forcefull in character. This course includes more than 400 exercises. These exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess club players.

Chess: An Aggressive Opening RepertoireChess: An Aggressive Opening Repertoire Opening

Nikolai Kalinichenko, an international grandmaster in correspondence play and the author of some 40 chess titles, presents here a complete and up-to-date opening repertoire. It is intended for players of a attacking style, or for use when the competitive situation demands an aggressive approach. The repertoire is based on 1. e4 as White, and the Sicilian Dragon and Leningrad Dutch as Black. Suggestions are also offered against all the opponent's main alternatives. Also available is the companion volume A Positional Opening Repertoire for the Club Player, offering a range of openings which are closely linked, but which are less forceful in character. This course includes more than 350 exercises. These exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess club players.


Price: $65.00

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Upgrade CA18 to Chess Assistant 19 with Houdini 6 (download)

What's new in Chess Assistant 19:

  • Houdini 6 is once again the confirmed leader among chess playing programs, having won the TCEC 2018 Championship for chess engines. Houdini 6 continues the impressive surge made by its predecessor by adding another 50 to 60 Elo in strength, making it the best engine money can buy!
  • 3-month Chess King LEARN subscription, giving access to all courses available there (60 as of Dec.2018 and counting)! The courses are available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and include such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0Chess: From Beginner to Club PlayerChess StrategyChess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.
  • Updated databases now contain 7,077 million games in total!
  • Premium Game Service 2019 - auto database updates for 2018-2019
  • 1-year access to Lomonosov Tablebases! The subscription will be active for 1 year starting the date of activation at the tablebases service.

Chess Assistant 19 with Houdini 6 is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess through the Internet, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.

Chess Assistant 19 includes grandmaster level playing programs, Chess Opening Encyclopedia mode, a powerful search system, the unique Tree mode, databases of about 7,077 million games in total (Nov. 2, 2018) that can be automaticaly updated 3000 new games every week for free, 3-month access to all courses at Chess King Learn (How to activate Chess King Learn bonus subscription) and to 7-piece Lomonosov Tablebases at tb7.chessok.com and more!

Houdini 6, the World's strongest chess program, continues the impressive surge made by its predecessor by adding another 50 to 60 Elo in strength, to become once again the strongest engine that money can buy.

Houdini 6 can perform any type of analysis: multi-pass game analysis, Interactive analysis, Background analysis.

You can easily connect Chess Assistant 19 to any other UCI playing programs like Stockfish 8 or Komodo. The programs can perform various analysis tasks for any needs:

Automatic opening annotation searches for novelty, adds expert annotations from the Opening Encyclopedia, CAP evaluations, inserts reference games etc.

Search for blunders reveals bad moves.

Multi-pass game analysis is an advanced analysis method to fine-tune each step of the search. You can even choose different engines for each phase of the game.

Analysis markers allow you to mark selected positions for automatic analysis at a later time.

Interactive analysis allows you guide the engine in its analysis and pick lines, remembering the results.

Chess Opening Encyclopedia includes rich theoretical material on all openings, more than 8000 annotations by GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by strongest engines key positions. Customizable key system.

When it comes to searching, you will not find a more powerful system. Chess Assistant 19 offers search by position, header, maneuvers, material, comments, novelty search, advanced search by material in 12 regions of the board and more!

Language versions: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian.

System Requirements: 256 RAM, 4 Gb, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Internet connection during installation and to access Lomonosov Tablebases.


Full Review

Chess Assistant 19 is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess online, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.

Chess Assistant has a long history of innovative and advanced analysis functions and now, with a built-in CQL search system, it has also taken the lead in advanced search functionality.To get a better idea of Chess Assistant features you can watch short training videos.

The Professional Package includes the best chess engine – Houdini 6 UCIChess Opening Encyclopedia, a powerful search system, a unique Tree mode, databases of 7,077 million games in total (as of November 2, 2018), 1-year Premium Game Service (3000 new games each week by Internet), twelve months of free access (1-year membership) at ChessOK Playing Zone and much more.

Houdini 6 continues the impressive surge made by its predecessor by adding another 50 to 60 Elo in strength, to become once again the strongest engine that money can buy.

Houdini 6 – The World Rating Lists Leader

Chess Assistant 19 comes with the Houdini 6 chess engine. Houdini 6 leads most independent computer chess rating lists. No serious chess player can be without Houdini 6!

Opening Studies – Stay Organized with Opening Tables

Chess Opening Encyclopedia contains rich theoretical material on all openings. It contains over 8.000 annotations from GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by the strongest engines. The detailed key system for all openings can be edited to suit your needs.Opening Tables is a revolutionary way of creating, maintaining and studying your opening repertoire. Base your studies on the Opening Encyclopedia, customize it with your own moves and evaluations, enhance your favorite variations or create your own private opening repertoire. Working on your opening repertoire finally becomes the creative and enjoyable task it should be!

Opening Test Mode allows you to test your knowledge and skills in openings.

Analysis – Automatic, Manual and Background Analysis

Infinite analysis offers a wide range of options to customize the analysis to your needs:

  • Include/exclude selected moves from analysis
  • Multivariation and adjourned multivariation mode
  • Analyse simultaneously with several different chess engines
  • Check moves in game or annotations
  • Search for additional moves
  • Analyse position from both sides at the same time
  • One- or two-panel display of analysis

Automatic opening annotation searches for novelty, adds expert annotations from the Opening Encyclopedia, CAP evaluations, inserts reference games etc.

Search for blunders automatically analyzes your games and annotates mistakes.

Multi-pass game analysis is an advanced game analysis method with flexible options to fine-tune each step of the search. You can even choose different engines for each phase of the game.

Analysis markers allow you to mark selected positions for automatic analysis at a later time.

Interactive analysis lets you to work with the engine, allowing it to analyze a position, and then guide it in its analysis without forgetting its conclusions.

Background Analysis is the most powerful position analysis tool in the extensive Chess Assistant arsenal. The analysis takes place in a background process, allowing you to continue working in Chess Assistant during the analysis. If you run into an interesting position, simply send it to background analysis while you continue your own analysis.

Background analysis can be split between two or more processors on the same computer or distributed automatically to several networked computers.

Tablebase analysis gives you a precise evaluation of endgames with 3-6 pieces (tablebases required).

Database Search – Standard Searches & CQL

Standard searches. When it comes to searching, you will not find a more powerful system than Chess Assistant. It offers all the types of standard searches you would expect for a chess database:

  • Search by position, header, maneuvers, material, comments, etc.
  • Novelty search
  • Advanced search with simultaneous specification of material in 12 regions on the board

You can search through multiple databases and searches can be saved, enabling you to run them again at a later time. The program also keeps track of your most recent searches so you can quickly modify them and search again.

CQL (Chess Query Language). CQL is simply put the most powerful search method currently available for chess databases. If you have ever run into the limitations of standard search methods, CQL is for you. Mastering Chess Assistant’s CQL allows you to perform searches you could only dream of with any other chess database system.

Composite search allows you to store and organize your CQL queries into a hierachical structure, give them descriptive names, and set up a diagram of a typical position. This allows you to build a library of useful search criteria.

Databases and Premium Game Service

Chess Assistant 19 includes two databases of 7,077 million games in total:
- HugeBase database (as of November 2, 2018) - 6,8 million games
- Correspondence database - 596,000+ games.

Premium Game Service: subscription for full database updates with games played from November 2, 2018 till December 31, 2019, in Chess Assistant and PGN formats (supported by Fritz, Chess Base and Aquarium).

  • Subscribe and get new games weekly by Internet through Chess Assistant 19
  • Get full version of database without duplicate games.

Classifiers – Organize Your Chess Data

A database of chess games is a rather unwieldy collection of data. Of course you can sort the games, search etc. but all of this is temporary.The next time you open the database you will see the same list of games without any useful structure. If you want to repeat a search, you have to enter all the search criteria from scratch and then search again.

Classifiers allow you to organize your chess data into nested folders in a similar way as you organize your hard disk into folders. Each folder in a classifier can contain:

  • Icon. The icon serves as a reminder for the data contained in the folder.
  • Text. A text description of the folder.
  • Position. This could for instance be a critical position from an opening.
  • Any search criteria, which allows games to be automatically classified with just a mouse click. This is of course a very powerful feature. An example is a classifier for endgames (pawn endgames, rook endgames etc.). Whenever you update your database, all you need to do is refresh the search in order to classify the endgames that occur in the new games.
  • A list of games. Games can be included in the list either manually or automatically based on a search criteria.
  • Chess tree. You can store chess trees in a classifier folder. This could for instance be detailed analysis results for an opening variation, while only the most important variations are shown in a game annotation.
  • Another classifier, allowing practically unlimited flexibility in the structure of classifiers.
  • Multimedia information: images, audio and video.

Chess Trees – State of the Art

Chess Assistant offers state of the art chess trees:

  • Transpositions are automatically detected
  • New trees can be created from any collection of games
  • Detailed information is displayed about positions: Human evaluations, computer evaluations, and various statistics
  • Games can be annotated automatically based on information in a tree.

Game Annotations and Global Annotations

Chess Assistant supports all types of game annotations, from simple text to multimedia content:

  • Add and manage variations (promote etc.).
  • Powerful annotation editor makes it easy to add Chess Informant symbols, engine evaluations and verbal commentary.
  • Assign visual styles to moves so they stand out in the notation. You can search for games based on styles.
  • Use any of 30 standard classes to classify important games or instructive positions. The same game can belong to multiple classes (e.g. Tactics and Kingside attack). Search for games belonging to specific classes.
  • Organize games with a flexible, user defined, Windows Explorer style Classifier.
  • Display board graphics and insert diagrams at selected point in the notation.
  • Add multimedia annotations (images, video and audio) to moves.
  • Reference games can be inserted from a database, and endgame information from tablebases. All of this can be done manually or through any of the automatic game analysis methods.

As useful as game annotations are, they have one drawback: They are tied to a particular game. When you run into the same position in a different game, how would you like to get a reminder saying: Hey, you have annotated this position before!” Well, in Chess Assistant you can annotate trees and tree annotations are “global”, meaning that they are displayed whenever the same position arises – in all databases.

Lomonosov Tablebases

Lomonosov Tablebases allow you to determine if any position with 7 or less pieces leads to a draw or can be won by either side - with 100% certainty.

If the game can be won, the path with the least number of moves until the end of this variation is shown, given that both players make the best moves possible. If the losing player makes a suboptimal move, he will lose sooner and the program will show the new optimal path.

Learn more about Lomonosov Tablebases

Playing Features

If you want to play a game of chess against the computer, Chess Assistant offers a variety of engines and options:

  • Wide selection of time controls and other playing options
  • Handicap engine included (Dragon)
  • DGT board support with voice announcement of moves
  • Powerful opening book editor allows you to adapt the opening choice of the chess engine to your needs.

Online Play and Broadcasts: ChessOK Playing Zone and ICC

For online play, Chess Assistant offers you the choice of two popular chess servers: ChessOK Playing Zone (www.chessok.com) and ICC.

ChessOK Playing Zone. The Playing Zone is an advanced chess server that supports anything from bullet and blitz to correspondence play.The ChessOK Playing Zone is absolutely free.

In addition to playing online you can watch games from the most important chess events on the Playing Zone, with live Houdini 2 analysis.

Internet Chess Club (ICC). Chess Assistant comes with a graphical user interface to the Internet Chess Club (ICC), which supports variations, engine analysis, and online annotation.

Database Compatibility: Chessbase and Chess Assistant

Chess Assistant supports all the most popular chess database formats, which means that your current database can most likely be used in Chess Assistant:

  • Chess Assistant’s own efficient database format (CDP)
  • Chessbase (CBH, readonly)
  • PGN (Portable Game Notation)
  • EPD (Extended Position Description)

Optionally you can open and save databases in Zip-format in order to save space and conveniently send and receive databases by email.

Strong Chess Engine Support

Chess Assistant is compatible with most modern commercial and free chess engines. It supports a variety of protocols for communicating with chess engines, such as UCI, UCI2, WinBoard and MCS. In layman terms, this means that Chess Assistant gives you an unparalleled choice of chess engines for analysis and play.

  • Support for all popular engines, including Houdini 6, currently the strongest chess engine
  • Winboard support – Ruffian and Crafty are included, built-in support for over 50 others, available via free download
  • Hundreds of chess engines to choose from, including specialized mate solvers. Most of them are available via free download
  • Automatic test set processing with comprehensive reporting features.

Chess King LEARN Courses

Chess Assistant 19 comes with 3-month access to all courses available at learn.chessking.com.

How to activate Chess King Learn bonus subscription

So far, the collection consists of 60 courses available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and includes such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0Chess: From Beginner to Club PlayerChess StrategyChess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.

Documentation & Updates

Manuals

Sergey Rublevsky, Russian Chess Champion: “I have been using Chess Assistant with great pleasure for more than 10 years already.”

Language versions: English, Spanish, German, French and Italian versions are available.

System requirements: PC, 256 MB RAM, 4GB of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Internet connection during installation and to access Lomonosov Tablebases.

Price: $58.00

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Mise à jour Chess King Standard (2016) Téléchargement

Mise à jour Chess King Standard depuis Chess King [1] (2011) ou Chess King 2 (2103)
En comparaison avec les anciennes versions vous aurez:
• Nouvelles fonctions comme le graphique d'analyse de partie
• Thèmes avec différentes couleurs, possible d'en ajouter plus
• Module de présentation amélioré, compatible avec plus d'écrans et aussi 120 dpi
• Meilleure résolution des erreurs de permissions et d'activation
• Tout nouveau GigaKing 2016 avec parties jusqu'à octobre 2015

La mise à jour du Chess King [1] de 2011 ou le Chess King 2 de 2013
vous donnera un numéro de série de Chess King Standard
avec second groupe de chiffres "22007" qui vous donnera
le droit d'installer 4 fois le programme directement (clean install).
Vous recevrez, en plus de l'installateur PC, un installateur Mac qui
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Les versions précédentes ne marchaient que sur PC.
Maintenant compatible aussi Windows 10 et aussi Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan!

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Interactive 10 Chess World Champions Anthology Maxi Combo (2015) Download

  • The largest collection of world champion commented games, and interactive exercices
  • Previously sold on 10 CD’s, list price $200, now at a huge discount in a convenient 2 DVD combo package
  • Interactive DVD - play over commented world champion games, exercises “Play like the champion” and “Play against the champion
  • Uses the convenient interface Peshka to help you find the best move
  • Over 16,000 world champion games!
  • Over 6,800 commented world champion games!
  • Over 2,000 exercices bases on world champion games!
  • Brand new 2015 version
  • Works on any version of Windows, XP/Vista/7/8 and even Windows 10

If you want to become a strong chess player, you need to know how the world champions made it to the top. Playing over their games will expand your chess knowledge. Best of all, this interactive collection will help you more than a hundred books, because you will be given a chance to guess or rather find the moves played by such incredible champions as Bobby Fischer, Mikhail Tal, or the current world champion Magnus Carlsen.

This package includes 10 courses: Emanuel Lasker, Jose Raul Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik, Mikhail Tal, Boris Spassky, Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, Vishy Anand, and Magnus Carlsen.








Emanuel Lasker - 2nd World Champion

The most complete collection of Emanuel Laskers games ever compiled. Contains 630 games, covering the entire long career of the 2nd World Champion in chess (held the title from 1896 to 1921). All the games deeply annotated by GM Khailfman and Petersburg IMs. Special tutorial section Play as Lasker; with 203 quiz positions to try and find both strong and beautiful moves played by Lasker in his games.

Jose Raul Capablanca - 3rd World Champion

640 commented games played by the 3rd World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca. All the games deeply annotated by GM Khailfman and Petersburg IMs. 250 most interesting and instructive positions from his games in an additional program ;tutorial section Play as Capablanca

Alexander Alekhine - 4th World Champion

The course contains 1300 commented games played by the 4th World Champion Alexander Alekhine.
The annotations by Alekhine and his contemporaries've been revised and enlarged by IMs J. Ulko and A. Mitenkov. 600 games are commented for the first time!
Includes complete tournament results
A number of rare photos
200 carefully chosen positions for you to solve, representing some of the most interesting and instructive positions from Alekhine’s games in an additional tutorial section “Play as Alekhine”

Mikhail Botvinnik - 6th World Champion

The most complete collection of Botvinniks games ever compiled. Contains as many as 1.069 games played by Botvinnik from 1924 till 1970. The games deeply annotated by GM Alexander Khalifman, FIDE World Champion in 1999 and IM Sergey Soloviev. Special tutorial section "Play as Botvinnik" with 350 quiz positions for you to try and find those strong and beautiful moves played by Botvinnik in his games.

Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion

The most complete collection of Tal’s games ever compiled. Contains 2,592 games, covering the entire career of the most brilliant attacking chessplayer in history. All the games thoroughly annotated by GMs Khalifman, Kochiev, Makarichev, Sveshnikov, Yudasin, and Petersburg IMs.
Biography, tournament and match records, plus 45 rare photos
260 carefully chosen quiz positions on the basis of both strong and beautiful moves played by Tal in his games in a special additional section, “Play Like Tal”

Boris Spassky - 10th Chess Champion

This course contains all the games of the 10th World Champion, one of the superior masters of attack in chess history.
Grandmaster Alexander Khalifman thoroughly comments as many as 400 of the best games and attacks.
As many as 1965 games provided with short annotations.
Tournament and match records included
A tutorial section, "Play as Spassky" consisting of 185 quiz positions for you to try and find those strong and beautiful moves once played by Boris Spassky.

Bobby Fischer - 11th World Champion

All 946 games played by the legendary World Champion, 217 of them with commentary. Games are arranged in chronological order.
130 exercises: play like Fischer and play against Fischer.

Garry Kasparov - 13th World Champion

Considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time, Garry Kasparov left a legacy definitely worth studying.
This course contains all 2466 games played by the legendary World Champion. About 300 of them with commentary. 225 exercises: play like Kasparov and play against Kasparov.

Viswanathan Anand - 15th World Champion

All 2929 games played by Viswanathan Anand. About 550 of them with commentary. 191 exercises: play like Anand and play against Anand.
Described by grandmaster and chess commentator Lubomir Kavalek as one of the most versatile world champions ever, Anand has won the World Chess Championship five times, and was the undisputed World Champion from 2007 to 2013.
Anand was the World Blitz Chess champion in 2000, was the FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion in 2003, and is widely considered the strongest rapid player of his generation.

Magnus Carlsen - 16th World Champion

All 1198 games played by the World Champion. About 230 of them with commentary. 80 exercises: play like Carlsen and play against Carlsen.

A great gift for yourself to expand your chess knowledge, or for a serious chess student to  learn and test him/herself in the ultimate challenge: with and against world chess champions!

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Chess Combinations for club players (Download)

  • Rating: 1400–1800 ELO
  • Difficulty: club player and intermediate player
  • Topics: Tactics, Middlegame

Combinations for Club players is an indispensable training tool for club players. Improve your play by solving exercises with Combinations. Its ease of use let’s you focus on what matters most: your improvement.

This course includes more than 2000 exercises on the following topics:

    • “annihilation of defense”
    • “decoy”
    • “interception”
    • “distraction”

You get plenty of feedback and opportunity to track your progress.

      • Study the training material and test your knowledge
      • Review your rating history
      • Keep track of the progress of multiple users. Compete against your friends and family members
      • Practice by playing against a chess program

System requirements: IBM-compatible PC, 64 Mb RAM, Hard Disk 50 Mb of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. No additional software required.

 

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CT-ART 6.0 (download, Spanish)

Levels 1 - 9 [Rating 200-2400]
Tactics

Largest Tactics combo available with over 10,000 exercises for all chess players, from beginners to masters.

What's new in CT-ART 6.0 (compared to CT-ART 5.0):

  • New and improved Peshka 2.0 interface:
    • The program now accepts and gives points for suboptimal but still winning moves
    • 6 interface languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Turkish.
  • 2 more courses:
    • Chess Tactics for Beginners - the best tactics guide for beginners
    • Elementary Chess Combinations - 5000 puzzles to improve chess vision
  • Updated original CT-ART course: 200 new teaching examples explaining combinational motifs and tactical maneuvers

CT-ART is considered the best and most effective chess tactics course by many experts, including the 12th Women's World Champion and Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk. This new version includes 5 courses for players of all levels, all packed in the new and updated Peshka 2.0 interface for Windows PC’s.

Level 1 - Chess Tactics for Beginners (ELO 200-1400; 1200+ puzzles)
The critically acclaimed chess training program based on the bestseller by the experienced coach Sergey Ivashchenko which became the chess publishing leader and sold over 200,000 copies. All exercises are classified by theme and difficulty.

Level 2 - Elementary Chess Combinations (ELO 1000-1400; 5000+ puzzles)
Every beginning chess player needs to study simple tactical methods and learn how to employ them. This course is designed for exactly this purpose and includes more than 5,000 exercises for beginners on the following chess tactics: fork, pin, double check, discovered check, annihilation of the opponent’s king defense, exploiting a back (1st) rank weakness.

Level 3 - CT-ART for Beginners (ELO 1400-1600; 150 examples, 1500 puzzles)
This is a perfect training course for beginners that will introduce you to typical chess combinations and develop your playing skills. The exercises are classified according to more than 30 tactical methods and motifs.

Level 4 - CT-ART. Mating Combinations (ELO 1400 - 2000; 1200 ex., 700 p.)
This excellent course for club players written by the famous coach Victor Khenkin will illustrate the peculiarities of using certain pieces in mating combinations. The built-in hint system will help you understant and solve the more difficult puzzles.

Level 5 - Chess Tactics Art (ELO 1400 - 2400; 200 examples, 2200 puzzles)
A most effective chess tactics course known for its advanced hint system: in addition to visual markers, each exercise has an easier version on a 5x5 board, featuring all the main motifs and ideas of the original puzzle. For this new edition, the material has been computer checked and revised. We have also added 200 teaching examples explaining combinational motifs and tactical maneuvers.

System requirements: Windows XP/7/8/10

Language: Spanish

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Houdini PRO Aquarium 2017 (download)

What's new in Houdini PRO Aquarium 2017:

  • Houdini 5 PRO - the engine has improved greatly since the previous version and is now stronger than ever, 200 ELO points over Houdini 4 PRO, now supporting up to 128 cores and 128 GB of hash, including NUMA support!
  • 1-year Chess King LEARN subscription, giving access to all courses available there (37 as of Nov.2016 and counting)! The courses are available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and include such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0, Chess: From Beginner to Club Player, Chess Strategy,Chess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.
  • Updated databases now contain 6.6 million games in total!
  • 1-year access to Lomonosov Tablebases! The subscription will be active for 1 year starting the date of activation at the tablebases service.

Quick Overview

Houdini PRO Aquarium 2017 is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, combined with the world’s strongest chess playing engine, Houdini 5 PRO, which is 200 ELO points over its predecessor and supports up to 128 cores and 128 GB of hash.

Houdini PRO Aquarium 2017 offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing against the computer, databases, advanced publishing features and much more:

Houdini 5 PRO has greatly improved since the previous version and is now stronger than ever, 200 ELO points over Houdini 4 PRO and supporting up to 128 cores and 128 GB of hash, including NUMA support!

Interactive Deep Analysis is the most advanced chess analysis method available today.

Infinite Analysis is more flexible than ever with analysis presets.

Find Blunders and Game Analysis for analyzing whole games.

You receive 1-year access to 7-piece Lomonosov endgame tablebases via the Aquarium interface or at tb7.chessok.com.

You also receive 1-year access to all courses at Chess King Learn. The collection includes courses on all topics and for all levels of play. Use your product key as a promo code to activate the subscription.

Aquarium 2016 can auto-find chess programs (including the strong Stockfish 8 engine) on the Internet, download and install them - all in a couple of clicks.

Play against the computer. Choose from three different strength handicap methods, material handicap or time handicap. You can also just set the ELO level you want to play against!

Publish your games, analyses or even whole chess books! Publish as Aquarium iBook, on the web/blog or in print.

Compatibility with major opening book and database formats.

Databases of about 6.6 million games in total (up to November 8, 2016) that can be updated from www.chessok.com each week with 1500 new games for free.

Houdini 5 PRO can be also used in Fritz and other chess programs.

Bonus Disc: Chess Openings Encyclopedia, which includes rich theoretical material on all openings.

Language versions: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian.

System requirements: PC, 256 MB RAM, 4GB of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/Vista. Internet access during installation and to access Lomonosov Tablebases.

What's the difference? - Check the comparison table we made to help you choose the best product for your needs.

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Full Review

This November Convekta Ltd released HoudiniAquarium 2017 - an excellent analysis tool combining the world's strongest engine Houdini 5 and the updated ChessOK Aquarium interface.

Houdini PRO Aquarium 2017 includes the world's strongest chess engine –Houdini 5 PRO UCI capable of supporting 128 cores and 128 GB of hash, a powerful search system, a unique Tree mode, database of6.6 million games in total (as of November 8, 2016), a Bonus diskChess Opening Encyclopediaand 1 Year membership atChessOK Playing Zone.You can connect Houdini 5 PRO UCI engine to Chess Assistant, Fritz and ChessBase.Interactive Deep Analysis (IDeA) is the most advanced chess analysis method available today. The purpose of IDeA is to analyze a position deeply and return as much information about it as possible to enable the user to get a better understanding of the nuances of any position. Its approach makes it an essential weapon in the arsenal of every serious player and analyst!
  • Simultaneous analysis by multiple Houdini instances. Use 2, 4, 10, 20 or even 50 chess engines at the same time for faster results!
  • Use the power of multiple computers for analysis at the same time and collect all the results automatically on your own computer!
  • Use the computers on your home network or connect to computers over the internet to increase the analysis power!

Read more about IDeA below.

Infinite Analysis is more flexible than ever with analysis presets. Use many engines at the same time, all analyzing the same position or different games.Find Blunders and Game Analysis for analyzing whole games.Play against the computer. Choose from three different strength handicap methods, material handicap or time handicap. You can also just set the ELO level you want to play against!

Publish your games, analysis or even whole chess books! Publish as Aquarium iBook, on the web/blog or in print.

Compatibility with major opening book and database formats: CDP (Chess Assistant), DSN (Aquarium), PGN, EPD, CTG (Chessbase) opening books; CBH (Chessbase) databases.

Databases

Houdini PRO Aquarium 2017 includes two databases of 6,6 million games in total:
- HugeBase database (as of November 8, 2016) - 6,000,000 games
- Correspondence database - 595,000 games.

1 Year membership at ChessOK Playing Zone.

Aquarium Articles Reference Page - learn more about Aquarium's functions and how to use them.

Interactive Deep Analysis

The Interactive Deep Analysis, or simply IDeA, is Aquarium's trademark feature and what really sets it apart from similar programs. It has come a long way since its introduction in the fisrt release of Aquarium, and is still improving. Serious players will probably find it is an essential tool to stay competitive. But explaining what IDeA is and how it works will require more than a few bullet points in the product description. If you want to know, go ahead and read on.

IDeA is one of the most advanced chess analysis methods available. It will allow you to use your chess engine to its maximum. The purpose of IDeA is to analyze a position deeply and return as much information about it as possible to enable the user to get a better understanding of the nuances of any position.

IDeA keeps a permanent record of its analysis in a tree structure, which is unlimited in size. The user can browse the analysis tree at will, both while the analysis is in progress and after it has finished.

The user can direct the analysis into the positions that are of most interest to him by excluding or adding positions and variations to the analysis.

IDeA is an incremental analysis method, which means that it can be stopped at any time and the next time it is started, it resumes where it left off.Users can exchange analysis trees, work together on analysis projects, combine their results etc.In short IDeA is is highly selective search, controlled by Aquarium (and the user). Interesting lines are analyzed deeply, but weak moves are only considered briefly or not at all.

Don't forget that the "I" in IDeA stands for "Interactive" and your involvement in the analysis process is the key to understanding and improving the analysis.

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Some of IDeA's advanced features include

Analyzing with many engines. The current version of IDeA can split the analysis between many engines. You can, for instance, use four instances of single core Houdini for the analysis on a quad computer, essentially reducing the multiprocessor overhead to zero. It's like getting one extra core for free compared to running Houdini in 4-CPU mode.

Analyzing on a network of computers. This feature is a dream come true for power users, analysts, and serious players who want to take their analysis to a new level. If you own two computers, you can of course run Aquarium on one of them and use it for the analysis. In the current you can also add engines running on your other computer to the pool of IDeA analysis engines. You can use as many engines analyzing simultaneously as you need. The engines can be run on various computers, some on local networks and others in different countries - as long as they are all connected to your Aquarium Internet. IDeA takes care of splitting the analysis between the available engines.

Multiple IDeA projects analyzed in parallel. You can define many analysis projects, each with its own analysis and tree settings. IDeA can analyze any number of those projects in parallel. The status of each project is saved between sessions, so you can manage many different IDeA projects much easier than before.

Multiple analysis "roots" for a single project. The starting position for IDeA analysis is called a "root." If you are analyzing a position in IDeA when another interesting position shows up in the tree, you can make it a new root, without even stopping the analysis. You can remove the original root or let IDeA analyze from both roots. You can use this feature to focus IDeA on selected positions without restarting it. IDeA can keep a list of all roots that have been used in a project.

Shaping the analysis tree. Aquarium has a number of settings that have a significant influence on the shape of the IDeA analysis tree.

  • The "Tree width" parameter determines how wide the resulting IDeA tree will be.
  • The maximum length of variations can be defined. This allows you to make the tree denser near the root and avoid very long variations.
  • Analysis can be limited to positions within a certain evaluation range. Positions outside the specified range will not be explored further.
  • The number of alternatives generated for White/Black can be limited.
  • A "preferred side" can be set; e.g., for developing your opening repertoire.
  • A list of "thematic moves" can be given. You can use them to ensure that certain moves are always analyzed. For instance, in an attacking game you might want to make sure that the moves Bxh7+ and Ng5 are considered.
  • "False alarm check" immediately performs additional analysis of new moves that look "too good to be true," preventing IDeA from spending more time on them if they turn out to be worse than they first looked.

All of these settings can be changed on the fly during the IDeA session, further emphasizing that IDeA is designed to be used as an interactive tool.

Move repetition detection. IDeA tasks do not consist of a single position, but a full line that leads from the root node to the position to be analyzed. This enables the engine to report 0.00 scores for twofold repetitions, and is generally more correct. This also leads to the fifty-move rule being observed.

screen3_idea_note_lists Automatic backup of analysis trees. Besides more robust tree handling in IDeA, the analysis trees are automatically backed up. Not only does it prevent data loss, but it may also prove useful in some other cases too.Browsing the analysis queue. You can see a list of all tasks for the current stage; which tasks were automatically scheduled by IDeA and which ones you added manually. The corresponding positions can be displayed on the board and you can see the engine's output for the selected task, prioritize the tasks, and delete unnecessary ones. If there are tasks waiting in the queue when you stop the analysis, they will be stored and processed the next time you start the analysis, even if you restart Aquarium.

Lomonosov Tablebases

Lomonosov Tablebases allow you to determine if any position with 7 or less pieces leads to a draw or can be won by either side - with 100% certainty.

If the game can be won, the path with the least number of moves until the end of this variation is shown, given that both players make the best moves possible. If the losing player makes a suboptimal move, he will lose sooner and the program will show the new optimal path.

Learn more about Lomonosov Tablebases

Chess King LEARN Courses

Houdini PRO Aquarium 2017 comes with 1-year access to all courses available atlearn.chessking.com.

To activate the subscription, log in or register an account if you don't have one, then clickSubscribe and use your product key as a promo code.

So far, the collection consists of 37 courses available in 9 European languages, sorted by category and difficulty level, and includes such gems as Chess Tactics for Beginners 2.0,Chess: From Beginner to Club Player, Chess Strategy, Chess Middlegame series, several courses from CT-ART and Chess Tactics in the Opening series and more.

Conclusion

If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the features and think that you will need years to learn how to use them, don’t worry, just take the first steps and you will find that IDeA can work more or less automatically. After seeing how it works in automatic mode, you may want more control over the analysis. At that point, just read the relevant article from thereference list and step-by-step you will master all the tools.

It has to be emphasized that every IDeA option is based on a practical need and many of them were pointed out by Aquarium users. The implementation of the analysis and the new features were carefully discussed and then tested by beta testers. Only the features that were shown to improve the analysis are included in Aquarium releases. Step-by-step you will find your favorite settings and greatly increase the efficiency of your analysis.

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Upgrade to Chess King Diamond Pro (new for 2018) download

Upgrade to the top of the line Chess King Diamond Pro from Chess King Gold 2015 or 2016
This is the exact same Chess King Diamond Pro 2018 as the main product, except it's cheaper for prior users of Chess King (any version). When you order, include your serial number so we can verify prior version. Savings: $30 over the list price of $109.95.

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Chess King Learn web + iOS + Android All CK courses subscription – FOREVER

Chess King Learn web + iOS + Android All Chess King courses subscription - FOREVER.


This subscription covers all the courses below, forever. At the moment there are 60, will be more added to this list in the future. This is a premium subscription, guaranteed without ads. After purchase you will get your purchase code, you will enter it on the Chess King Learn Site Subscribe page, after which the web access will be open to you (need to register if not yet done). Then if you wish download the iOS or Android app (links in the Chess King App page), those are free downloads. As soon as you link your mobile app to your Chess King account all your courses will open on iOS and Android. Progress will sync between all devices. You can install in as many devices you own as long as you are connected to the same Chess King account.


Courses: 60
Learn Chess: From Beginner to Club Player
Learn Chess: From Beginner to Club Player Basic training, Strategy, Tactics

This teaching program is a kind of guide. It will introduce you to the rules and laws of chess and let you work your way of improvement from the level of Beginner to the one of Club Player. In the course 100 chess topics are considered including rules of chess game; methods of playing in opening, middle game and ending; combinational techniques and basic elements of strategy. All in all, the course contains 500 teaching examples and 700 exercises useful for consolidation of acquired knowledge.

Chess Tactics for BeginnersChess Tactics for Beginners Basic training, Tactics

This course is based on a bestseller by the experienced coach Sergey Ivashchenko which became a sort of chess publishing sensation and sold over 200,000 copies. More than 1200 training exercises are intended for beginners, both children and adults. Elementary and simple tasks (1-, 2- and 3-way) are used as teaching material.

Elementary Chess Tactics 1Elementary Chess Tactics 1 Tactics

If you are a beginner, it is necessary for you to study simple tactical methods and learn how to employ them! This course includes more than 4300 exercises for beginners on the following tactical methods: Fork, pin, double check, discovered check, annihilation of the opponent's king defense, exploiting a back (1st) rank weakness. If you are a beginner or a club player, this is the program for you! After going through this course you will never miss an elementary combination in a practical game of your own and will be able to improve the quality of your play considerably.

Capturing Pieces 1 (Chess Puzzles)Capturing Pieces 1 (Chess Puzzles) Opening

If you are a beginner, you just cannot afford to give away your piece in 1 move, presuming, of course, that you wish to improve your play! Another thing you cannot afford is to miss a chance of grabbing an undefended piece of your opponent's! This course includes more than 1400 exercises with a few pieces on the board. Such a great number of exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess beginners. The course is intended for players who are already acquainted with the rules of the game. Even if you study and solve only 20% of exercises you are sure to improve your chess skills and not to miss a chance to take an undefended piece in your practical game! All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels.

Capturing Pieces 2 (Chess Puzzles)Capturing Pieces 2 (Chess Puzzles) Opening

If you are a beginner, you just cannot afford to give away your piece in 1 move, presuming, of course, that you wish to improve your play! Another thing you cannot afford is to miss a chance of grabbing an undefended piece of your opponent's! This course includes more than 1500 exercises with lots of pieces on the board. Such a great number of exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess beginners. The course is intended for players who are already acquainted with the rules of the game. Even if you study and solve only 20% of exercises you are sure to improve your chess skills and not to miss a chance to take an undefended piece in your practical game! All the exercises are taken from practical games and arranged according to the names of pieces and difficulty levels.

Mate in 1 (Chess Puzzles)Mate in 1 (Chess Puzzles) Basic training, Tactics

If you are a beginner, you should practice much to mate in one move. This course provides excellent material for this training. The big number of exercises (2500) covers different methods of mating. Many of them is an excellent tool for speed training even for stronger players. This is a rare course that is intended even for players with USCF rating of 600. Even if you only study and solve 10% of the exercises, you will learn a huge number of mating patterns and probably never miss a mate in one again!

Chess School for BeginnersChess School for Beginners Basic training

This friendly interactive course is intended for both children and adult beginners. It is divided into 2 main sections: Chess rules and Playing. 500 carefully chosen, and in many cases designed, examples to help a student.

Simple Defense (Chess Puzzles)Simple Defense (Chess Puzzles) Tactics

If you are a beginner, you just have to learn how to defend your pieces from being taken! Every chessplayer has to master and consolidate some basic defensive skills such as withdrawing or protecting a piece, interception or attacking an opponent's piece. Having consolidated your knowledge by doing a great number of exercises you will be able to improve your level of playing. This course includes more than 2800 exercises with lots of pieces on the board. Such a great number of exercises makes this course an excellent tool for quick training of chess beginners.

Chess Strategy & Tactics Vol 1 (1600-2000 ELO)Chess Strategy & Tactics Vol 1 (1600-2000 ELO) Strategy, Tactics

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 contains 57 themes, 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.

Chess Tactics Art (1400-1600 ELO)Chess Tactics Art (1400-1600 ELO) Tactics

A fundamental course on chess tactics for Beginners. The course contains 150 teaching examples and 1500 new exercises useful for consolidation of acquired knowledge. The exercises are classified according to more than 30 tactical methods and motifs.

Chess Tactics Art (1600-1800 ELO)Chess Tactics Art (1600-1800 ELO) Tactics

A fundamental course on chess tactics for Club Players. The course contains 240 teaching examples and 340 new exercises useful for consolidation of acquired knowledge. The exercises are classified according to about 30 tactical methods and motifs.

Advanced Defense (Chess Puzzles)<