Chess Success II Training Software
Here you'll find something for every chess player, whether just learning the moves or a highly rated tournament competitor. ChessCentral has gathered everything needed to get you started in the world of chess - take a look:
Chess for Absolute Beginners
ChessCentral presents our 14 part series of beginner chess videos on how to play chess. Narrated by noted columnist Steve Lopez, these videos will teach you how to set up the chess board and move the pieces - and much more.
Play Chess - Have Fun!
Are you ready to begin a lifetime of adventure in chess? Here is your chance to quickly learn the movements of each chess piece, along with the complete rules of our royal game. But that's only the beginning! Next you'll want to conquer that first opponent, and Play Chess - Have Fun! will show you how.
This fine collection has unusual depth and variety for an assembly of just 157 games, yet all the leading players and forms of play are represented. Carefully organized, each game is a wonderful example of masterful chess, with perfectly-timed remarks by Mr. Bird - indeed a classic, and suitable for chess enthusiasts of any rank.
Common Sense in Chess
This e-book records a series of lectures given by Emanuel Lasker, the 2nd World Chess Champion, before an audience of London players in early 1895. Lasker's clear presentation has created a classic and timeless guidebook which has benefited generations of chess players. Anyone who has learned the rules of chess will be amply repaid for his study of Lasker's Common Sense in Chess.
Instructive Positions from Master Chess
Imagine an experienced Grandmaster showing example after example of crushing finishes and narrow escapes, all explained with notes directly on point and delivered in a friendly and engaging style. That's what you get with Instructive Positions from Master Chess.
Art of War
Although Sun Tzu's Art of War was written more than 2,600 years ago, it stands today as the pre-eminent work on military strategy, the most brilliant exposition of armed conflict ever composed. This profound manual was penned in the age of chariots and spears, yet generals and field commanders have relied upon its wisdom throughout the ages. Of course, today's chess player can do likewise!