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New Chess Opening Trainer for iPad Lists More Free Training Books
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:00 Written by iUseMac Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:00
Tempe, Arizona – Cliqueyou today is proud to announce the release of version 1.1 of Chess Opening Trainer for iPad. Due to the overwhelming requests of the users, Chess Opening Trainer now orients in landscape. There are now seven free sample training books available for download via box.com.
Chess Opening Trainer, whose user base continuous to grow steadily, builds on the time-tested educational technique of learning by doing. You train by playing the exact opening lines you want to learn.
The traditional method of studying an opening is to pick up a book about one’s favorite opening and play the moves and variations over the actual chess board as one reads the book. Many times, one needs an extra chess board to play through the branches. However, one is not able to get tested on how much one learns or remembers from reading the book. The player often finds out at the worst moment. In one of player’s tournament games, the player encounters the same variations that he/she has been studying, but forgets the proper continuation.
When reading chess opening books, instead of chess sets, one uses Chess Opening Trainer. This app records the move as the user plays the move. Then, the user trains against the app and try to play through the moves. Chess Opening Trainer smartly plays the variations based on which move the user has the most difficulty learning or remembering. By self-testing like this, the player is assured he has learned the moves. Also, because the moves has been recorded, the player can always at his own convenience (spare time, during train commutes, etc.) review the moves.
In order to jumpstart the user’s learning, free sample training ebooks are available based on the following printed books:
1) Attacking Chess: The French by Simon Williams
2) Beating Unusual Defences 1.e4 by Andrew Greet
3) Play 1e4 e5 by Nigel Davies
4) Play the Benko Gambit by N.V. Pederson
5) Play the Caro-Kann by Jovanka Houska
6) Starting Out: 1e4 by Neil McDonald
7) Taming the Sicilian by Nigel Davies
Chess Opening Trainer includes languages for US English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 23.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Chess Opening Trainer 1.1 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. For updates, such as the release date of the Kindle Fire version, follow us on Facebook. More free training books will be available soon.
Based in Tempe, Arizona, Cliqueyou specializes in educational and training app development for the mobile platform. A couple of the mobile apps they developed are the math arcade game Mathris and the word game Word Samurai which are released for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook. Copyright (C) 2012 cliqueyou. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.