Buy 3 chess training programs for the price of 2
Order any two training programs in our online chess shop and get a third training program absolutely free. If your order is more than $120 / €100 Euro, you will get additional present.

New CT-ART 5.0 combines three excellent courses guiding you from beginner to advanced level.

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

New Features in Aquarium 4.0.6

Rybka 3 Aquarium logotypeA new version of Aquarium 4 (4.0.6) will soon be released. It is free for current Aquarium 4 users. Going from 4.0.5 to 4.0.6 would seem to indicate a minor update, but this is one of the biggest updates since the original release. Before going into the details, here is a quick overview of the new features:

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New offer: buy 3 chess books for the cost of 2

Order any two books costing more than $15/€12 in our online chess shop and get a third book of your choice (in the price range of the first two) absolutely free.

ChessOK has a variety of books on different topics: tactics training, strategy, certain openings, biographies, etc.

Starting a New IDeA Project

Rybka 3 Aquarium logotypeIDeA is meant to be used interactively and your interaction with IDeA should start before you let it analyze the first position of a project!

When you create a new IDeA project, you start the analysis from a position that is of particular interest to you. It could be a critical position in your favorite opening, the first move out of the opening in a correspondence game, or just an interesting position that you would like to understand better with the help of IDeA.

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Using the Rybka 4 Aquarium Opening Book

Rybka 3 Aquarium logotypeDeep Rybka 4 Aquarium , Rybka 4 Aquarium , and the Rybka 4 Aquarium Opening Book are now available. Last month I interviewed Jiri Dufek, the author of the opening book. We also saw several novelties and improvements on current theory that are published in the book. This month we will look at the practical use of Jiri’s opening book, the additional data that comes with it and how this data can be used.

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Chess Assistant autumn offer

Chess Assistant 11Until December, 31st there are free bonuses for ordering products from Chess Assistant family:

Internet Game Service, April-December 2010 if you order Chess Assistant 11 Starter (including upgrade and combo products with Aquarium), thus saving $40 / €32

Internet Game Service 2010-2011 if you order Chess Assistant 11 Pro or Mega (including upgrade and combo products with Aquarium), thus saving $80 / €64

Internet Game Service lets you download nearly 2500 new chess games weekly in Chess Assistant & PGN format to expand your game database. The game packages also include tournament tables and results.

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7-man Lomonosov Tablebases provide deeper-than-ever insight into chess endgame.

Download weekly chess database updates (containing 2000+ games) with latest tournaments and games in PGN and Chess Assistant format.

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