The chess game is one of the most ancient, non-trivial and brain-changing game since the humanitys origin. It is well-known that it is much easier to «understand the rules» (how each figure moves, and what to do basically) than to really «learn chess». Some have even argued that theres no way to learn chess on your own by just playing or reading books. But now, its possible! You can really improve your chess significantly on your own. You just need to have a computer with the Personal Chess Trainer application on it.
Personal Chess Trainer is made under a huge help of a Brazilian International Grandmaster, Gilberto Milos, and consists of multitude of lessons divided into Tactics, Strategy, Endgames, Commented Endgames, and Openings. In all the lessons, you would see a certain example, have to analyze it and then do the solution; then you would see the ideal solution and the commentary. With such scheme, you are invisibly trained to recognize *patterns* situations, which are similar by the spirit, but in real games youd have missed them.
But also, with Personal Chess Trainer you can check your skills in the real plays with very smart Crafty engine, as well as save those games to review, analyze, and possibly find the patterns.
Personal Chess Trainer 3.02 Chess training software based on memorization of key concepts and positions, which is essential and the most powerful way to become a strong player. For people who want to improve
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