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 of expert evaluations, which
were verified and corrected by Rybka
- 8 000 annotations to key moves
- 40 million of evaluations by Rybka engine
- Database of 4,350,000 games as of April 1, 2011.
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 2011 has all the data needed to support your opening studies right at your fingertips:
- A game database with 4.35 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.
Opening Classifiers: Overview of Openings and Variations
Classifiers allow you to view the variations covered by Openings Encyclopedia 2011 through a Windows Explorer style interface. If you want to study a particular variation, just double click on its folder in the classifier.
Tree Display Openings Encyclopedia 2011 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.