Chess Training Tools is a collection of chess
training tools. It includes a chess visualization
trainer that teaches chess visualization by
drilling you on the color of a particular square,
and also on your ability to tell if two squares
are the same color, if two (or three) squares are
on the same diagonal, if two squares are a knight
move apart, or if two squares are two knight moves
apart. It includes a weak chess program (called
Vince) that lets you lag the display by several
ply, hide all pieces or all pawns, and block out
quadrants of the board. Furthermore, it includes
an opening memorization trainer. The Palm & Pocket
PC versions are missing the mate, opening trainer,
Project Release infomations and Project Resources. Note that these informations are from this projects Freecode.com page and the downloads themselves may not be hosted with SourceForge.JP.
This release adds a larger board display. It adds a new chess vision training tool. It improves opening play of the engine if it gets out of the book early. The opening trainer has been removed, as there are much better free tools.
This version adds the ability to hide the center, the "big"
center, and white and/or black pieces. It changes the chess
pieces to a different set to avoid possible copyright issues. It
shrunk the book down from the 2600 games size. The chess
board view was split out and is now a library. The layout was
changed a touch.