Chess Academy eBook+ “Encyclopedia of Chess Studies” 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: German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish.

Chess Academy eBook+ “Encyclopedia of Chess Studies” contains a full version of the successful and powerful Chess Academy program (ver. 5.5) and 2 tutorial and training modules “Encyclopedia of Chess Studies”.

Tutorial and training examples with annotations are classified by themes/sub-themes and each annotated variation includes appropriate positional evaluations explaining typical plans and maneuvers.

The chess program offers practically all the functions of modern chess software – whether professional databases, interactive learning and training programs, or powerful playing programs.

The Chess Academy playing program comes with huge engine books: Chess Academy opening book “ChampionBook” with approx. 8.5 million positions and “Gambit Book” with approx. 2.2 million positions. Chess Academy middlegame book includes approx. 8 million estimated key 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 modules “Encyclopedia of Chess Studies”:

The three modules “Encyclopaedia of Chess Studies” included in the scope of delivery are dedicated to one of the most important problems in a chess game – the endgame.

The reference work for every chess player – for beginners, teachers, tournament players, and stronger players – even IMs and GMs will find these studies very interesting!

The encyclopedia modules consist of 10,190 (!) studies. Those that are known, those that are now forgotten, and those that have been rewritten by practitioners. Although there are few comparable projects of this size, this computer-based project offers the user extremely easy access to learning all the studies and finding the correct solutions in critical situations.

“Endgames can be roughly divided into two types: “didactic endgames” and “artistic endgames”. The advantage of didactic endgames is that they are of great benefit to every chess player, providing them with some simple rules that enable them to always achieve the maximum result in every elementary endgame position … In artistic endgames, things are completely different. Above all, an artistic endgame must have a single and unambiguous solution … The endgame must enchant, have a completely surprising twist, and reflect the inspiration and spirit of the author…. The artistic endgame is the poetry of chess … The artistic endgame has the advantage over the problem that it poses puzzles that could also occur in a practical game.”

Andre Cheron (Three-time French champion and author of “Traite Komplett”, “Les Echecs Artistiques”. Also editor-in-chief of “Le Temps”, “L’Illustration”, “Journal de Geneve”, etc.)

Conclusion: A real gift for anyone who wants to delve into the deepest secrets of chess, where they occur in their purest form – in the endgame.

  • 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
  • 3 tutorial and training modules “Encyclopedia of Chess Studies”
  • 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