This excellent program for learning chess openings includes theoretical material on every opening, a user-friendly and detailed classification of variations, a quick search option and an option for analyzing games and positions.
There are two ways of studying an opening: by looking through encyclopedic tables for chosen openings or variations and by moving along a Chess Tree displaying expert evaluations of a current position.
Openings material is based upon
- 500 000 expert evaluations, verified and corrected by Rybka
- 8 000 annotations to key moves
- 40 million evaluations by Houdini and Rybka engines
- Database of 4,800,000 games as of May 1, 2012.
A Rybka 2.3 program is integrated into the Encyclopedia with a possibility of simple connection to Rybka 4 or other UCI and Winboard engines. A powerful system of search according to player’ name, position, positional element, motif and material correlation is supported.
A test of opening mode will allow you to test your knowledge and your skill of playing in your chosen opening against the program and to obtain recommendations automatically.
Language versions: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian
System requirements: PC, 128 MB RAM, 2.5GB of free disk space, Windows 7/XP/Vista/2000.
Extensive Opening Databases
Openings Encyclopedia 2012 has all the data needed to support your opening studies right at your fingertips:
- A game database with 4.8 million games.
- Over 8,000 text annotations from GM Kalinin
- Over 500,000 expert evaluations of key opening positions.
- Over 40 million opening positions analyzed by Rybka and Houdini.
Opening tables are a powerful tool, which complements the move tree and present the theory in a familiar format. As the opening tables are dynamically generated, you can create a table
for any position. You can add your own moves, variations and annotations to opening tables.
Opening Classifiers: Overview of Openings and Variations
Classifiers allow you to view the variations covered by Openings Encyclopedia 2012 through a Windows Explorer style interface.
If you want to study a particular variation, just double click on its folder in the
Openings Encyclopedia 2012 also uses position databases, which has
several advantages over traditional game databases.
A tree representation gives you an overview of the current positions, which moves have been played or analyzed in the position and performance statistics. The tree catches all transpositions.