- Feedbacks from Top Chess Players
With all my heart I wish numerous chess players to plunge themselves into the fascinating mysteries of the computer wonderland Chess Academy! This original software is instrumental in training advanced players. According to expert opinion, these programs should arouse significant interest on the software market among numerous chess enthusiasts.
Vice-Champion (FIDE) GM Vassily Ivanchuk's greetings to all Chess Academy funs
This project is highly professional. It may be interesting for beginners as well as for tournament players. The unique chess training tool!
GM Oleg Romanishin, Ukraine
The Chess Academy software contains most valuable and complete information for top class chessplayers as well as special training courses for players of various skills. Such a perfect combination makes the Chess Academy Database and Tutorial program an indispensable and very helpful tool for tournament players and chess funs.
GM Arshak Petrosian, Armenia
Careful study of these examples will provide readers (users) with solid theoretical knowledge which may be of great value in their own practice.
GM Alexander Beliavsky, Slovenia
Great! Lively! User-friendly and full of information. An indispensable tool in any chessplayer's work!
WGM Svetlana Matveeva, Russia
I visited the Chess Academy web site today and am impressed by what I saw... Keep up the good work!
GM Yasser Seirawan, USA
Your search funktions goes very well.
GM Ari Ziegler, Schaak-Kompaniet, Sweden
I have been working with Chess Academy so far. It's good!
IM Georgi Orlov, USA
... All 21 pieces sets of Chess Academy are beautiful.
IM Christophe Bernard, France
- Feedbacks from Chess Experts
Thank you for your trust and let us hope that your great program will find its deserved audience and market. I can use the vital parts of the program now: the database with its phenomenal search features (! the best around, I think), the tutorials (!) and play chess against the program...The program is wonderful!
Prof. Djordje Vidanovic, Serbia
There is simply no other tutorial program that gives you as much for your money as Chess Academy does ...
KOMPUTER KORNER, Canada
My first impressions are very good. As active chess player (up to 1998, ELO 2275) I think that the Chess Academy is already better than (....), offers huge number of program features, searches (for example by own games) in 1.600.000 database are extremelly quick, so I was simply wundered. Phantastic!
Michael Borgstaedt, Author of Goliath Program, Germany
Now we have a new release of Chess Academy, which brings various improvements respect to the previous edition, especially in the database capability and the interface.
Dr. Francesco Di Tolla, Italy
"A promising first title ... Isolated Pawn positions are very common, and can arise from many openings ... A total of 201 early and late middlegame positions from master play are discussed, categorised by various themes ... in general production quality is good, and the examples interesting".
The BRITISH CHESS MAGAZINE about ISOLATED PAWN, Reviews and New Books in Brief - No.9 Sept. 1995, page 468
Roberto Alvarez, AJEDREZ INTEGRAL, Argentina
It is easy to learn and use. ... I also think that you offer good value for the money - I intend to point this out in the review.
Robert Pawlak, Chess Expert, USA
- Feedbacks from End-Customers
Thank you for an excellent product. I am looking forward to using it.
Brad Bradford, USA, received per email
A fine product!
Tom Lancia, USA, received with customer card
I want to send my congratulations for the great job you and your team achieved. I installed the demo version of the Chess Academy. It is a great piece of work.
Flavio A. B. da Silva, Brasil, received per email
I've installed the test version (meant: the complete version of Chess Academy 2000), and though I have not tried it all, I must say that it looks good!!
Dan Wulff, Member of the Gandalf Team, Denmark, received per email
It is with great pleasure that I confim receipt of Chess Academy. I thank you very much for it and also for your kind reassurance. I am very happy and pleased with the program and enjoy every moment using it.
Philippe Raffit, UK, received per email
- Reviews about previous version Chess Academy 6 Office
Testing reports were published in such German magazines as Rochade Europa 3/2001, Schach Markt 2/2001 and 3/2001 and Chess Bits 11/2001. General estimation: "Due to the discussed contents of the program and highest product quality we can give excellent value-price note for the Chess Academy 6 program." (See Testing Review in Schach Markt Magazine, 3/2001).
"Very universal program, especially concerning Engines and Tutorials. Excellent searching options and speed of searches, very good help system, good service, huge database, many interesting "ideas", very stable program, support of MCS-engines". (written by Martin Schubert, Review in Chess Bits Magazine, 11/2001).
"Chess Academy 6 - the universal chess system... We can give excellent value-price note for Chess Academy 6.0... There are excellent database options, very well designed implementation of playing and analyzing engines... as well as state-on-the-art training program... In general I think that the Chess Academy 6 comes in-touch with the ideal scheme of universal chess system." (by Wolfgang Battig in Rochade Europa Magazine, 3/2001).
FASTEST DATABASE SYSTEM! An issue 12/2001 of Chess Bits Magazine includes interesting testing report: which database program offers the fastest speed of searches, sorting and "doubles find&kill" operations, as well as conversation games from/to PGN format. Chess Academy 6.0 has been compared with other well-known database programs like ChessBase 8 and Chess Assistant 6. And THE Winner is Chess Academy 6.0 Office! Our thanks to the chess expert Martin Schubert for his independent testing review!
Chess expert Mr. Frank Qusinsky publishes the first testing review (in German) of Chess Academy 6.0. This testing review has been prepared on request of GambitSoft. As summary Frank Quisinsky gives very good value-price note for Chess Academy 6.0 Office ! Our thanks to Frank!
You will find also another testing report written by chess software expert Karsten Bauermeister about Chess Academy 6 Office -- it has been published in the June/July 2001 issue of German magazine "Computer Schach und Spiele".
- Reviews about Chess Academy 2000
Software-Expert Robert Pawlak from USA wrotes:
I looked at the complete Chess Academy 2000 system, containing all the tutorial modules (23 of them). Various configurations of the program are available, the principal difference among them being the number and types of tutorial modules that are included. This new version represents a significant upgrade from the previous one. With this latest release, Chess Academy wants to be your one program that can be used for any chess task you might have – i.e. play a game, conduct database analysis, or do some training with the many training modules. See the complete review
Winboard-Expert Frank Quisinsky from Trier wrotes:
Chess Academy can amaze... The database with appr. 1.600.000 games, I have searched long time for doubles or misspelled names and such games were absent. I was amazed also concerning of speed of searches. For example on my AMD K6-3 450 MHz it takes only few seconds to search by different criteria. The Chess Academy offers an excellent 3D-board graphics. On my option, tutorial and training modules are simply a unique part of program, I do not know any other program which has such quality and contents of tutorials like Chess Academy does it.
- Reviews about Chess Academy 99
Software-Expert Robert Pawlak from USA wrotes:
I reviewed the complete Chess Academy 99 system, containing all the tutorial modules (23 of them). Various configurations of the program are available, the principal difference among them being the number and types of tutorial modules that are included. Prospective purchasers of this software should check the Chess Academy Website to determine the combination of modules that best suits their needs. I believe I can sum up both reviews by saying that the tutorial functions are the best feature of this program. There is truly an incredible amount of instructional material included in them.
I found the database portion of the software to be well designed, and relatively easy to work with. Most searches can be accomplished very quickly ... Chess Academy 99 was exceedingly stable, and I think that there has been a significant amount of time poured into testing. Indeed, the pre-release version that I reviewed was more stable than many final releases I have seen. All in all, I think it is a very good value for the money.
Software-Expert Dr. Francesco Di Tolla from Italy wrotes:
Now we have a new release, which brings various improvements respect to the previous edition, especially in the database capability and the interface. The Tutorial functionality of the program is a very powerful one. In general the interface was improved quite a lot. The handling of databases was in general greatly improved, respect to former version which was a bit "lagging" respect to competition. Some general limits were removed totally or in part: the maximum number of moves in a game was raised to 250; the maximum number of games which can fit in datasets (kind of multiple clipboards) is now ~524.000 (before it was 65.000), and the maximum year which can be stored in the date is now 4096 (was 2003); the content was greatly enlarged, from nearly 500,000 games (as in the biggest database of former version) to nearly 1,600,000 games of this version, also the quality of the spellings was further improved; the database format was improved to include multimedia extensions...
- Reviews about Chess Academy 98
Software-Expert KOMPUTER KORNER from Canada wrotes:
There is simply no other tutorial program that gives you as much for your money as Chess Academy does.
Chess Academy 3.0 is the (16-bit) version of Windows based chess database which offers an unique built in tutorial sub program. The reason to buy Chess Academy which goes for about $100 U.S. (for the Main Package) is for the tutorials. Having a board diagram on the screen at all times is a vast improvement on a book and the per example cost of the modules is cheaper than a book. The tutorials in Chess Academy are well worth the money and far surpass the tutorials in a program like Tasc Chess Tutor. All aspects of positional and combinatorial chess are covered in topics ranging from the Isolated pawn to concepts like the Bishop Pair and the Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Combinations and Encyclopaedia of Chess Studies.
The program provides easy access to as many as 25,000 tutorial & training examples (2 Main Modules and 21 additional Modules) plus 3 databases Profi (523,247 games), Super (367,523 games) & Select (78,657 games). Previous tutorials from the Chess Academy 2 for DOS can also be installed. You can add in your own examples and a special board window opens up with which you can set up the pieces and provide all the position header information. Variants are shown on a special additional board, which you can toggle on, or off. The tutorials provide a way to test yourself on the same concept of Chess Mentor.
- You have the choice of 3 different piece sets and the best one provides excellent piece graphics especially the black pieces.
- You have a complete choice of changing to your own color tastes and you can define the size of the board in 5 sizes.
- As with all windows programs you can move the active window around to any part of the screen and tile and cascade each one with others.
- Along with search by header, material, and position you can search by route.
- You can sort by 6 different ways.
- You can print out the tree and it presents diagrams at many branches of tree plus the complete game scores of every game line.
- There are 6 different types of header and game statistics as well as the usual stats on % score per move for the white and black moves.
- Default move option lets you change the beginning move number for each game.
- There is a disk space menu item, which lets you know from within the program the amount of free disk space on each of your hard drive partitions.
- Animation speed lets you set the time intervals by both setting the animation speed and the movetime (time between each move during the tutorial replay).
- There is a code system menu box, which presents all the move symbols, which can be accessed both by shortcut keys and the numeric keypad.
- Both the Chess Informant and Chess Academy symbols can be used. Any installed Chess Academy TrueType font or another font can be used.
The program provides more game header information than any other program on the market and includes such info as the player title, time control style, human or computer, and game marks/classes/medals plus lots of space for game header comments.
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