Tempe, Arizona – Cliqueyou today is pleased to announce the release of version 3.0 of Chess Opening Trainer for iPad. Chess Opening Trainer was mainly intended to be a tool for building and mastering chess opening repertoire. Although the previous versions were sufficient for the intended purpose, there was no way to incorporate key positions or ‘tabiya’, an important concept in mastering chess openings. This release now gives the users the ability to bookmark any position (key positions or ‘tabiya’) in their repertoire so they can focus and train more on what’s most important.
In addition, Chess Opening Trainer 3.0 now goes beyond opening training by supporting FEN (Forsyth-Edwards Notation) positions, which are positions that start from any position other than the normal start position of the chess games. This means that users can now use Chess Opening Trainer as a position trainer for tactics, end games and other essential positions. Also, users can now collect and build their own position library and ‘priyomes’ (typical maneuvers in positions). It is well known that the Polgar sisters founded their intuition on their family’s enormous chess position library. The famous chess author and grandmaster Lev Alburt strongly recommends that students collect and build their own collection of chess positions.
With this release, Chess Opening Trainer is now in full compliance to the formula of grandmaster Andrew Soltis which states “Half of ‘studying the opening’ is memorization. Memory gives you the freedom to play auto-pilot moves… The other half of ‘studying the opening’ is developing an understanding of what to do afterward.”
Sample position trainers which are based on the following printed books are available for download:
* Chess Training Pocket Book by Lev Alburt
* 1001 Brilliant Checkmates by Fred Reinfield
* Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations by Fred Reinfield
* Tricky Puzzles by Fred Wilson
PGN2COT, the PGN conversion utility of Chess Opening Trainer, has been updated to support conversion of FEN positions. The download links can be found on our Facebook page, or the Product page.
Free sample opening training ebooks based on the following printed books are expanded and updated:
* Attacking Chess: The French by Simon Williams
* Beating Unusual Defences 1.e4 by Andrew Greet
* Play 1e4 e5 by Nigel Davies
* Play the Benko Gambit by N.V. Pederson
* Play the Caro-Kann by Jovanka Houska
* Starting Out: 1e4 by Neil McDonald
* Taming the Sicilian by Nigel Davies
* Attacking Chess: The King’s Indian by David Vigorito
* Play 1…Nc6 by Christoph Wisnewski
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
* 29.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Chess Opening Trainer 1.1 is $7.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games 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. Their titles include the math arcade game Mathris, the word game Word Samurai, and another chess training application Chess Vision Trainer. 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.