Sunday, 27 January 2008

Learn Chess

I.C. - Learn Chess: cassette cover and screen shot (© Coxsoft 1987)I discovered today that my old Learn Chess software for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K (© Coxsoft 1987) is available to use online at World of Spectrum. Previously it was available only as a download and you also needed to download a Spectrum emulator to convert it to work on a PC. (WoS has my permission.) Now you can simply visit the website and use it online. As far as I know, it is still the only chess software ever written that teaches beginners from scratch, starting with the right way to position the board and concluding with full notation of "The Match of The Century", breaking down a lot of chess jargon on the way. You could buy a book for beginners, but Learn Chess is free and moves pieces and flashes appropriate squares to illuminate its text in a way no book could match. Part 2 Board Play allows you to play games with a friend and will block any illegal move you or your opponent try to make (unlike a real chess board). To start Learn Chess CLICK.


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