CT-ART for Beginners (DVD)

CT-ART for Beginners (DVD)
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Level 5 [Rating 1400-1600]
Tactics

A fundamental course on chess tactics, CT-ART for Beginners. This course can be rightfully considered the predecessor to the Chess Tactics ART (CT-ART) course written for club and intermediate players. CT-ART for Beginners contains 150 teaching examples introducing you to typical chess combinations and 1500 new exercises meant to develop your playing skills and reinforce the knowledge acquired. The exercises are classified according to more than 30 tactical methods and motifs.

All exercises are designed for beginners already familiar with the chess rules, but club players may also find them useful.

Each section includes exercises from practical play covering the whole variety of possible techniques and maneuvers related to the topic in question.

Languages: English, French, Italian.
System requirements: IBM-compatible PC, 64 Mb RAM, Hard Disk 50 Mb of free disk space, Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. No additional software required.

Training with Peshk@ courses by ChessOK: ELO 2400+ in just two years. READ THE ARTICLE

SCREENSHOTS:

Table of Contents:

Theory:
  1. Chess Tactics ART for Beginners
  2. Opening the lines
  3. Clearing important squares
  4. Clearing the lines
  5. Decoy
  6. Decoying to Knight forks
  7. Blocking
  8. Distraction
  9. Distracting pieces from defending the back rank
  10. Interception
  11. Discovered attack
  12. Double check
  13. Exploiting a pin
  14. Mill

Exercises:

  1. Opening the d- and e-files
  2. Opening the f-file
  3. Opening the g-file
  4. Opening the h-file
  5. Opening files
  6. Opening diagonals
  7. Clearing ranks
  8. Clearing diagonals
  9. Clearing important squares
  10. Clearing files
  11. Decoying to pins
  12. Decoying the king into a mating net
  13. Decoying to attack lines
  14. Decoying to Knight forks
  15. Decoying to attacks by opening lines
  16. Decoying to attacks by retreating pieces
  17. Decoying to Queen forks
  18. Distracting pieces from defending important lines
  19. Distracting pieces from defending the back rank
  20. Distracting pieces from defending other pieces
  21. Distracting pawns
  22. Distracting pieces from protecting important squares
  23. Distracting pinning pieces
  24. Intercepting a piece defending another piece
  25. Intercepting a piece protecting from checkmate
  26. Unblocking by decoy
  27. Discovered attack
  28. Using discovered attacks when attacking the King
  29. X-ray
  30. Mill

ChessOK is proud to announce the immediate availability of Peshk@, the newest member of its training and improvement family. Peshk@ is a modern chess improvement and training tool from the developers of CT-ART, one of the most popular and respected tactics training programs.

Additional training modules. Besides the training module that comes with Peshk@, a selection of additional modules is offered, covering a wide range of subjects from the opening to the endgame and from strategy to tactics.

Familiar features in a modern user interface. If you are familiar with older ChessOK training products, you will feel right at home with Peshk@:
  • Keeps track of the progress of multiple users.
  • Study the material and then test your knowledge
  • Elo rating history
  • Performance statistics
  • Play against a chess engine
  • Analyze with a chess engine
Taking Advantage of the Internet. Peshk@ comes with one training course, but users can browse a list of available courses from inside the program. The list is automatically updated when new courses are released.

Users can try out new courses before they buy them. There is no need to install a new program just to try them out. The trial versions allow you to make more informed buying decisions. If you decide to buy, the purchase only requires a few mouse clicks and you will be able to start using the new course within minutes.

This design allows users to quickly build a library of courses that address exactly those areas that need the most improvement.

Improvements Based on User Feedback. The improvements in Peshk@ compared to previous ChessOK training programs are to a large extent based on feedback from users. Here are some examples:
  1. Improved user interface. Peshk@ is based on a modern user interface that is similar to Office 2007, just a lot simpler. Rybka Aquarium users will also feel right at home with the “ribbon” user interface. Note that you can minimize the ribbon by double-clicking on one of the tabs in order to maximize the working area. This can be helpful for users with low-resolution screens.
  2. Improved piece and board graphics. Peshk@ comes with a nice selection of boards and piece sets. The pieces are vector based so they look smooth at any size. Board themes and piece sets are interchangeable between Peshk@ and Rybka Aquarium.
  3. Consistency across different training program. This is solved by Peshk@. Instead of creating a different program for each training course, Peshk@ can handle multiple courses as described below.
  4. Vista UAC compatibility. Peshk@ is fully compatible with Windows Vista UAC and doesn't need administrative rights to run.
  5. Auto-update and an option to download courses from the Internet. Both of these features are built into Peshk@. Note that Internet access is only required while you are checking for and downloading new courses. Otherwise everything is done locally, so for training Peshk@ works in the same way as previous ChessOk training programs.