Chess Academy eBook+ “Encyclopedia of Middlegame” 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+ “Encyclopedia of Middlegame” contains a full version of the successful and powerful Chess Academy chess program (ver. 5.5) with 12 tutorial and training modules “Encyclopedia of Middlegame”.

Tutorial and training examples with text comments in the German language 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. Packaging: DVD box, installation instructions in German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish, customer card.
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The program contains 12 learning and training modules including the contents of all 12 volumes of “Das Mittelspiel” by world chess champion Max Euwe / national master H. Kramer (in German and for the first time in electronic format).

“The Middlegame” by world chess champion Max Euwe / H. Kramer is one of the classic middlegame books. This monumental work is considered one of the best of its genre. All elements of the positional game are thoroughly examined and explained in detail:

  • Isolated pawn
  • Hanging pawns
  • Good/bad bishop
  • Exchange value for the queen
  • Open line
  • Bishop against knight
  • Blockade
  • Sacrifice of exchange
  • Pawn chains
  • King’s attack
  • Dynamic play etc.

This program can be especially helpful for middlegame training.

This Chess Academy Encyclopedia of the Middlegame program is the result of a successful collaboration between Witali Braslawski (project leader and author of the Chess Academy program) and Schachzentrale Rattmann Verlag / Das Schach-Archiv (licensor for the publication of all 12 volumes of “Das Mittelspiel” by former world champions Dr. M. Euwe and H. Kramer in electronic format as learning modules of the Chess Academy program).

  • Chess Academy database program, learning 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
  • 12 learning and training modules “Encyclopedia of the middle game”
  • Chess Academy chess engine for playing and analyzing
  • Chess Academy opening books for chess engine: “ChampionBook” with approx. 8.5 million positions and GambitBook with approx. 2.2 million positions
  • Chess Academy middlegame book for chess engine with approx. 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 the 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