First Steps in Opening Play! - Chess Training Software on DVD
First Steps in Chess Opening Play!
by Andrew Martin
This new chess software series from ChessBase is aimed at players below 2200 chess rating. The idea is to provide a basic grounding on a variety of subjects, which will assist improving chess players in general all-round chess skills.
A good game of chess is made up of three phases; the opening, the middlegame and then the endgame. However, if you do not play the opening well, you will not get to see the other phases! "First Steps in Opening Play" attempts to equip chess players will all the information needed to tackle this tricky area and to emerge into the middlegame with a good, playable chess position. Players below 1500 will benefit from this basic advice; players above 1500 will enjoy the detailed examination of many current master games. Key thinking points reinforce the analysis and the games. The DVD is designed to be as easy to understand as possible. This is an enjoyable tour of opening play from which everyone can learn.
Chess Software Video Time: 3 hours
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.