Best Chess Instruction software?

  • 9 years ago · Quote · #1


    What software/games are the best for improving chess skills? I don't mean building up from scratch, but I mean for improving skills from an intermediate level? Fritz 11? Chessmaster? What other non-game or game-instructional software is good?


  • 9 years ago · Quote · #2


    Well, since you asked, I have to mention:


    Chess Mentor!

  • 9 years ago · Quote · #3


    Convekta publishes Chess Tactics for Beginners, Chess Tactics for Intermediate Players, and CT-ART (advanced)--these are fairly traditional options. Personal Chess Trainer is newer on the scene but also highly recommended--it includes tactics, strategy, and annotated endgame modules. These all assume you already know what a fork, pin, skewer, and discovery are--if not, you should begin with something that also includes beginner lessons like Chessmaster: Art of Learning (it also has intermediate lessons).

  • 9 years ago · Quote · #4


    I, personally, prefer Chessmaster 9000 or the latest version.  Not only can you study tactics and strategies, you can put them to use against hundreds of npc chess players.
  • 9 years ago · Quote · #5


    Since the time I made this thread, I've gotten Personal Chess Trainer, Chessmaster: The Art of Learning, and Fritz 11. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any of the Convekta programs, but I think I have enough for the time being.

  • 9 years ago · Quote · #6


    Good stuff! Convekta's software is available at But if you own and are happy with Personal Chess Trainer, you won't need Convekta's software. They are more or less competing products in the tactical training arena. :)

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