Chess Academy eBook+ “Compensation for the Queen” runs on a standard PC with the operating system Windows® 10 / 11 and Windows® Vista 32bit/XP/2000/NT4/9x/Me.

Installation of the program, program interface, menu, and help in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish.

Chess Academy eBook+ “Compensation for the Queen” contains a full version of the successful and powerful Chess Academy chess program (ver. 5.5) with the tutorial and training module “Compensation for the Queen”.

Tutorial and training examples with text comments in German and English languages are classified by topics/subtopics and each commented variation includes matching positional evaluations and/or text annotations explaining typical plans and maneuvers.

The chess program offers practically all functions of modern chess software – no matter if it is about professional databases, interactive tutorial and training programs, or strong playing programs.

The playing program comes with huge engine books: Chess Academy opening books “ChampionBook” with about 8.5 million positions and GambitBook with about 2.2 million positions. Chess Academy middlegame book with about 8 million positions with the critical positions from the middlegame and endgame.

Included is a professional database with 1,590,744 games without duplicates on its own (compact and extremely fast!) Chess Academy format.

  • The program supports data in PGN and ChessBase (CBF) format and also allows conversion to PGN, RTF, HTML, and EPD
  • The Chess Academy game editor allows all chess games to be annotated (text comments as well as graphical comments)
  • Sophisticated printing options for chess notation/symbols/diagrams
  • Powerful Chess Academy playing program, the program even offers WinBoard support and auto-player support

Clear, robust, and intuitive program interface, easy to handle.

The program provides a variety of very useful exploratory hint tools available to use at any time that you choose. The program monitors your actions and allows convenient navigation through chess windows, game lists, etc. Chess Academy gives you also the opportunity to use your preferred method for operating the graphic interface: with a mouse or with a keyboard. You can also set up the on-screen colors, chessboard size, program language, chess pieces set, and so on. The game editor allows you to comment on all chess games (text comments as well as graphic comments).

Chess Academy offers excellent 2D and 3D boards and piece sets, the size of the board, as well as colors, which can be easily changed, piece animation, special chess symbols, special windows for analyzing purposes and displaying variants, ToolBars icons, and their groups can be easily handled and much more – enjoy at the same time by using Chess Academy® program!

Chess Academy provides a complete interactive system for enjoying, playing, and studying chess! Chess Academy enables any chess player to rapidly improve his chess skills in an efficient and effective manner. Chess Academy users learn chess and organize their training lessons through active participation and discovery with carefully selected and fully annotated Tutorial & Training Examples, authored by top-class players and experienced coaches.

  • CD-ROM or DVD. Packaging: installation instructions in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish languages, customer card.
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Brief description of the included tutorial and training module “Compensation for the Queen”:

The included learning and training module “Compensation for the Queen” is dedicated to one of the most important strategic problems in a game of chess. It explains how to continue in different positions with a queen against a rook and minor piece or two or more minor pieces (as a compensation for the queen).

The module is a successful combination of classical games, with which the individual chapters are introduced, and modern examples.

This module will encourage the user to study the middlegame more seriously. More importantly, however, you will learn how to sacrifice correctly, attack on the kingside, coordinate your pieces and, of course, how to defend properly. Without a doubt, this knowledge raises your own playing strength considerably.

Many players understand the basics of tactical and positional play. However, one very important (and quite interesting!) area is all too often neglected: how to sacrifice pieces effectively and how to defend in positions with an unequal distribution of material.

This standard work also covers the following topics:

  • Attacking the king
  • Strong passed pawns
  • Domination
  • Fortresses
  • Dynamic balance
  • Material advantage
  • Coordination of the pieces
  • The queen sacrifice in the opening
  • Queen against two rooks and bishops
  • Queen against two rooks
  • Queen against rook
  • Bishop and knight
  • Queen against rook and knight
  • Queen against rook and bishop
  • Queen against rook
  • Queen against bishop
  • Queen against two bishops
  • Queen against bishop and knight
  • Queen against two bishops and knight etc.

The module is designed for the medium (ELO below 2000) to strong player (ELO above 2000). Some examples even cause difficulties for master players. However, players of any strength will benefit from working with this module. This collection contains 212 selected and extensively annotated games from world championship matches and top games. It enchants with surprising attacks, deep combinations and seemingly unbelievable raids, which make this collection an absolute must-have.

Conclusion: an excellent compilation that contains various tactical and strategic motifs that one can encounter in the middlegame. Without a doubt, it is an exceedingly instructive work! Therefore, if you want to know how to sacrifice a queen or how to use your pieces against the opponent’s queen, be sure to use this module as well.

  • Chess Academy database program, tutorial and training program, playing program and chess engine (Chess Academy ver.5.5, full version)
  • Chess Academy database with 1.590.744 chess games without duplicates in exceptionally high quality
  • Tutorial and Training Module “Compensation for the Queen”
  • Chess Academy chess engine for playing or analyzing purposes
  • Chess Academy opening books for Chess Engine: “ChampionBook” with about 8.5 mio. positions and GambitBook with about 2.2 mio. positions
  • Chess Academy middlegame book for chess engine with about 8 million positions
  • plays and analyzes games or game fragments from the chess database
  • plays and analyzes tutorial and training examples, studies, test positions
  • creates, edits and merges opening books for Chess Academy chess engine
  • plays videos (supports AVI, WAV files)
  • opens up to 24 games at the same time, edits game header, extended game information
  • provides player and opening statistics in the chess database with all available information
  • shows variants, key squares, important motifs and plans for any position
  • saves games in the chess database with all variants, text and video/audio comments
  • saves variants of the included analysis engine in the game (auto analysis mode)
  • supports other programs (chess engines), supports Thompson’s endgame databases
  • quickly searches for game header, material, exact position, position outlines and maneuvers
  • quickly sorts all games in the chess database by players, source, time period, ECO, moves
  • allows you to create your own opening key positions and middlegame keys in the chess database
  • merges up to 16 chess databases simultaneously
  • creates and manages huge chess databases with up to 16 million games
  • creates datasets of up to 1,048,480 games from the database according to any selected criteria
  • chess datasets can be merged, intersected, subtracted, or saved as a new database
  • prints out games and tutorial examples with diagrams and comments
  • prints out opening and middlegame keys with diagrams in the chess database
  • prints opening overviews with chess tree-shaped diagrams and much more