Chess Opening Trainer

Chess Opening Trainer


Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 5 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.1.5
File Size:
3.28MB
Date Added:
May 25, 2004
Price:
Free to try (7-day trial); $39.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
38,158
Downloads Last Week:
11
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3 stars

    "intuitive program but missing essential features"

    June 24, 2011   |   By dubhippy

    Version: Chess Opening Trainer 1.1.5

    Pros

    this program is much easier to use than bookup. you can just start entering your games, backing up to add new lines and it remembers them then trains you when you select the training button. this is how every program SHOULD operate... point & click

    Cons

    the thing that makes it unusable for me is that you can't see your theory tree in edit mode making it easy to get lost or skip theory you want to add. the serious drawback is the programmer's email account is closed to feedback, & customer support

    Summary

    if you manage your opening tree with a database program, this is a great tool to train against it, but it's useless if you want to use it for not only making trees, but using databases to add to your theory because it hides all of it's theory in the background. you can only see it as replies to whatever move the board is showing. if you're on move #8, then you can only see the replies for whichever color's move it is for that move. a text tree is essential viewing if you want to add theory from chess books, especially if you're using more than one source.

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  • 5 stars

    "Its been very useful for me"

    February 05, 2007   |   By echoman1

    Version: Chess Opening Trainer 1.1.5

    Pros

    I input my opening book and the program tests me so easily. I love using it. What I like most is that it is so easy to use. I tried another opening program but that had so many controls it was difficult to get going. I use this program for hours at a time and I am starting to remember my open rep. at last.

    Cons

    program occasionally crashes - but easy to restart. Updates do not seem to ever happen. Not really many pre-made books to choose from.

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  • 2 stars

    "Too slow for large pgn files."

    February 19, 2006   |   By aesculap

    Version: Chess Opening Trainer 1.1.5

    Pros

    I could be a good program, but needs rewriting to pick up speed.

    Cons

    To slow.

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  • 3 stars

    "too much work to do before it functions properly"

    October 17, 2005   |   By Richard Maitland

    Version: Chess Opening Trainer 1.1.5

    Pros

    Great potential, not quite user-unfriendly,but getting there.

    Cons

    Too much to do before the program becomes operative. Books should be pre-installed and a single click away.

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  • 5 stars

    "Nice for pattern recognition"

    August 27, 2004

    Version: Chess Opening Trainer 1.1.5

    Summary

    Will work well when working on pattern recogition.

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