Chess Academy Openings Lexicon 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 in German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese languages. Program interface and help file: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Polish.

Tutorial and training examples are annotated in German and each annotated variant includes appropriate position assessments and/or text annotations that explain typical plans and maneuvers.

Chess Academy eBook+ “Openings Lexicon” includes a full version of the successful and powerful Chess Academy database program, tutorial & training program (ver. 5.5) with 2 tutorial and training modules “Openings Lexicon” and can therefore be used as a comprehensive database, playing, tutorial and training software for all ages and skill levels, especially during the opening training.

Chess Academy eBook+ “Openings Lexicon” includes huge Chess Academy database with 1.590.744 games without doubles in its own (compact and extremely fast!) Chess Academy format and strong Chess Academy playing program with built-in Engine; huge Opening Books ChampionBook (with more than 8.5 million positions) & GambitBook (with more than 2,2 million positions) and MiddlegameBook (with more than 8 million positions) especially designed for Chess Academy engine.

The program supports data in PGN and ChessBase (CBF) format and also allows conversion to PGN, RTF, HTML and EPD.

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, games 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’s size, program language, chess pieces set and so on. Sophisticated printing options for chess notation/symbols/diagrams. Game editor allows you to comment on all chess games (text comments as well as graphic comments). The program even offers WinBoard support and Autoplayer support.

Clear program interface, easy to handle. Chess Academy offers excellent 2D and 3D boards and pieces sets, size of board as well as colors can be easily changed, piece animation, special chess symbols, special windows for analyzing purposes and displaying of 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.

You will not only receive a professional chess training tool, but also a systematic and up-to-date presentation of practically all openings in a compact and clear form.

  • CD-ROM or DVD. Packaging: installation instructions in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish languages, customer card.
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Included in this program are tutorial and training modules that contain all the contents of both books from Joachim Beyer Verlag “Schnellkurs der Schacheröffnungen” Volume 1. Theory (RRP 20,40 EUR) and Volume 2. Practice (RRP 20,40 EUR).

Brief description of the tutorial and training material on the topic “Openings”:

The reader must be aware that the opening phase is very important. As the former world champion Anatoly Karpov writes in the foreword: “Without convincing play in the opening, therefore, you will not succeed in chess”.

The material unites all openings and thus has a very special value. The chess content of the learning modules is based entirely on two books “Quick Course of Chess Openings” Theory and Practice by FIDE Master Jerzy Konikowski.

Open games, half-open games, and closed games are presented in detail and systematically – quasi an up-to-date opening encyclopedia on the PC.

The study of all important variations and openings of modern theory is based not only on concrete variations and positional evaluations but also on the perfect presentation of practical examples from current tournament practice. For this purpose, the Chess Academy tutorial also includes 210 complete and exciting games with tactical moments, to present on them the practical implementation of opening ideas and the typical combinatorial elements associated with them.

  • 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 “Openings lexicon”
  • 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 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