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Training with Peshk@: ELO 2400+ in two years

For everyone interested in improving their chess playing skills we highly recommend reading an article by an experienced Russian trainer Irina Mikhailova. There, she explores the possibilities computer technologies open, offers a detailed two-year plan for achieving ELO 2400 and gives advice on what courses work best for each stage of training.

Irina Mikhailova - “Modern methods in training chess players”

Dadi Jonsson’s article on CT-ART: Mating Combinations

CT-ART: Mating Combinations is a new training course. The “CT-ART” label indicates that it is a tactics training course, but more importantly that it is of the same quality class as the original and popular CT-ART. The author of this new training course is Victor Khenkin, an experienced and respected chess coach.

As all new training courses, Mating Combinations runs in the Peshka interface as shown in the following graphic.

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World Chess Olympiad 2010

World Chess Olympiad is going to take place in Khanty-Mansiysk from September, 20th to October, 4th. There are 160 male and 120 female teams participating.
Tournament format: 11 rounds of swiss with 4 games in every round.
Play days: 21-25, 27-30 Sept, 1 & 3 Oct. All rounds start at 10:00 UTC.

ChessOK is going to broadcast all games of the tournament with Rybka 4 Aquarium commentary. The commentaries can be displayed in the six languages - Russian, English, German, Spanish, Italian or French. In each round 16 selected games are to be commented online, and another 100 games will be commented and posted on this site within 20 hours after the end of a round.

World Chess Olympiad Broadcast

Champions match: Kasparov - Karpov

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12th and 13th World Champions Anatoly Karpov (2619) and Garry Kasparov (2812) will play match in Valencia, Spain from 21st to 24th September.
Match format: 12 (4 Rapid and 8 blitz) games.
Time control: rapid: 25 min + 5 sec/move, blitz 5 min+2 sec/move.

Games start at 18.00 GMT.

ChessOK is going to broadcast all games of this tournament with Rybka 3 Aquarium commentary.

Games: Game 1 [download PGN], Game 2 [download PGN], Game 3 [download PGN], Game 4 [download PGN], Blitz [download PGN]

NameELO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 points
Kasparov281211010½11111½9
Karpov261900101½00000½3

Dadi Jonsson «Peshk@ Training Courses»

Peshka In April 2009 I wrote an introduction to Peshka@, the new ChessOK training and improvement framework.

Since then the ChessOK developers have been hard at work, not only completing its development, but also converting existing courses into the new Peshk@ format.

This means that the whole ChessOK training catalog will be available for Peshk@ upon its release.

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Peshk@: For Training and Improvement

Peshka These days it’s hard to keep up with everything that is happening at ChessOK in a monthly column. In recent months the focus has mostly been on Rybka Aquarium, but now they have a brand new product, Peshk@, which is to be released soon. It is a welcome addition to their long line of respected training and improvement programs.

Many readers are probably familiar with ChessOK training programs, such as CT-ART, Chess Tactics for Beginners etc. Peshk@ (”peshka” is the Russian word for “pawn”) is a completely new product, with a modern user interface and new features.

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Opening Studies with Rybka & Chess Openings 2009

Buy Rybka 3 UCI & Chess Openings 2009
The clearest indication that Rybka 3 UCI & Chess Openings 2009 is much more than a regular onevolume reference work on the chess openings is in the title itself.

For this program includes Rybka 3, by far the strongest chess engine available.

This month I will discuss the different tools that the program offers for viewing and studying the theoretical material, and next month I will take a look at some additional features, including using Rybka for analysis.

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Tactics Training with Convekta software

Buy Chess Tactics for Beginners By Georgi Castaneda

The idea of the article is as follows: it is very important to study tactics and it is better to do so with the software of our company.

Why shall we study tactics?

One of the most important components in chess player’s skills is tactical vision. It’s impossible to achieve high results without mastering this art.

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