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 Post subject: Chess training software with visual help???
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:49 am 
About 8-10 years ago i saw software that had many visual features that could
be turned on and off. It could show all avaiable moves, threats, weak squares
and several other features depending what you asked for.
Like chessbase it displayed different colored squares.
I seem to learn better visually than other ways.
Now i have decided this might help me with my worst traits.
Would anyone know of a software like this.? Or close to this.
Thanks in advance your previous help on wing pawns really helped!!


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 Post subject: Re: Chess training software with visual help???
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:49 am 
PaulRx04 wrote:
About 8-10 years ago i saw software that had many visual features that could
be turned on and off. It could show all avaiable moves, threats, weak squares
and several other features depending what you asked for.
Like chessbase it displayed different colored squares.
I seem to learn better visually than other ways.
Now i have decided this might help me with my worst traits.
Would anyone know of a software like this.? Or close to this.
Thanks in advance your previous help on wing pawns really helped!!


This indeed reminds me most of ChessBase. But another question is what exactly you want to train on. Tactical exercises in the middle game? Opening training? Endgame? Many software choices have these kinds of features. Have a look here http://www.chesscentral.com/chess_train ... e_s/22.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Chess training software with visual help???
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:02 am 
Basically am looking for visual help, I feel clumsy with Queen and Rook moves
compared to those i play. I just retired and now play lots, however all the guys at the senior center have much more experience than me, but I am willing
to work at it in every way that helps me. In short am in over my head, I have
5-7 years chess, they have 40-80 years chess (honest). In 3 years have
improved from 5% wins to 35-40% wins, now it seems very slow going, but i have the time and am willing to work at it, I fail to easily see some moves.
Thanks for your answer as well as previous ones. I enjoy your games!


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 Post subject: Re: Chess training software with visual help???
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:07 pm 
Do you have an iPad? If so, there's a *free* app that helps you practise moving each piece. It keeps score and has different levels of difficulty. Perfect for the visual learner. It's called Knight Moves but it's not restricted only to knight moves.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess training software with visual help???
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:06 am 
No , but thanks actually i do know someone who has exactly this, will have to
look at it, i -pads also have some nice chess clocks available.
Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess training software with visual help???
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:02 am 
Sorry, the free app is called KnightVision, not Knight Moves!


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