The DGT Blue Starter Box includes a 4-way folded chess board high quality DGT plastic chess pieces and the famous Chess Trainer CD in 6 languages. The box makes a great presentation for a gift and is perfect for storing the board and pieces when not in play. Everything you need to play chess. Board 4-way folding laminated cardboard Size: 17 3/16" Square size: 1 7/8" Pieces King height: 3 1/2" King base: 1 1/2" King weight: 1 oz. Set weight: 19.3 oz. Software The Chess Trainer is recognized as a superior method to learn chess with 45 lessons and 1900 exercises. It is particularly suitable for beginners but will also benefit intermediate players and sharpen their skills. This version of the upgraded Chess Trainer CD includes German English Dutch Spanish French and Russian languages. Interactive learning Very suitable for beginners Includes Fritz chess playing software The upgraded Chess Trainer CD is a much improved version of the original version. It has improved and intuitive user-friendly interface. With 400 extra exercises included the upgraded chess trainer has a total of 1900 exercises. Covering 45 subjects from the famous TASC Chess Learning Method this is the perfect way for beginners to learn chess and for intermediate players to improve their game. Included free on the CD is the fully functional Fritz 9.0 – Fritz Goes 960! This is one of the most powerful chess playing engines ever. Also included is a brief summary of the Chess960 rules (it’s easy and fun!). Next to classical chess Chess960 is recognized by the International Chess Federation FIDE as the only other official variation on the game of chess. Dozens of Chess960 games are included to help you become familiar with this challenging variation of the royal game. Finally a random Chess960 position generator is included and a free 30 days subscription to Playchess.com. The DGT Chess Trainer covers all chess rules and essential combinations. With 45 highly interactive lessons this is your personal tutor and private chess teacher. The lessons start at the very beginning explaining the board set-up and the rules for moving the pieces. It builds from there step-by-step in the tradition of the famous TASC Chess Learning System. The lessons are supplemented by over 1900 exercises. As you learn and work your way through the exercises it will grade your results and give you hints and tips if requested. It is a great interactive learning experience! Step 1: (1) The board and the pieces; (2) The way the pieces move; (3) Attacking and capturing; (4) The pawn; (5) Defending; (6) Check and getting out of check; (7) Mate in one; (8) Mate in one; (9) Castling; (10) The advantageous exchange; (11) The twofold attack; (12) Drawing; (13) Mating with the queen; (14) The pawn: capturing en passant; (15) The notation. Step 2: (1) Activity and vulnerability; (2) Double attack with the queen; (3) The pin; (4) Eliminating the defender; (5) The golden rules; (6) Mate in two moves; (7) The target: a square; (8) Double attack: knight; (9) Mating with a rook; (10) Double attack: knight rook bishop pawn; (11) Discovered attack; (12) Defending against mate; (13) Short notation. Step 3: (1) Finishing the opening; (2) Discovered and double check; (3) Attacking a pinned piece; (4) Mate; (5) Pawn endings: the square of the pawn; (6) Eliminating the defender; (7) Defend against tactics; (8) Mini-plans; (9) Draw; (10) X-ray; (11) The opening; (12) Pinned pieces; (13) Mobility; (14) Key squares; (15) Threats. The upgraded version DGT Chess Trainer installs on the hard disk of your PC.
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