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Chess Vision Trainer

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

It's not often that we can say that a software program is both annoying and successful. But in this case, both are true.

A genuine training program rather than a game itself, this application is aimed at teaching chess players better visualization and strategic skills. To this end, it always displays the position of the pieces as they were a half turn or more in the past, rather than as they actually are. In theory, this forces a player to keep moves in his or her head, rather than constantly relying on rechecking the board. We can't say that we achieved Grandmaster status while testing the program, but the theory seems sound; and indeed, we certainly found ourselves exhausted as quickly as if we were studying for an exam.

The interface and graphics are simplistic here, but that's not the point. Any chess player who wants a little intellectual basic training may find this a useful taskmaster.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

It's not often that we can say that a software program is both annoying and successful. But in this case, both are true.

A genuine training program rather than a game itself, this application is aimed at teaching chess players better visualization and strategic skills. To this end, it always displays the position of the pieces as they were a half turn or more in the past, rather than as they actually are. In theory, this forces a player to keep moves in his or her head, rather than constantly relying on rechecking the board. We can't say that we achieved Grandmaster status while testing the program, but the theory seems sound; and indeed, we certainly found ourselves exhausted as quickly as if we were studying for an exam.

The interface and graphics are simplistic here, but that's not the point. Any chess player who wants a little intellectual basic training may find this a useful taskmaster.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Chess Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.chesstechno.com
Release Date June 29, 2004
Date Added June 29, 2004
Version 3.0

Category

Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 2.99MB
File Name cvtsetup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 24,605
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 7-day trial
Price $29.95
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