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November 2013 - Chess Game Database Rodeo

If you’re looking to learn a chess opening – fast – then you came to the right place.

Hi, I’m Mike Leahy and I’ve been making apps for chess players, specifically for chess openings, for humans and for computers since 1983. (That goes back way before Windows but that’s another story.)

So anyway here’s what you’re going to get when you sign up at this site. We have software tools here for Windows to help you learn chess openings wicked fast.

But the first thing I have to ask you is…

How strong are you?

Because if you are just learning how to play chess then this program is not for you.

But if the thing that’s important to you is learning an opening for White or a defense as Black then you definitely have come to the right place.

Choose from three levels of software tools.

The first one is free. It displays all ebooks in COW format and it comes with demo ebook systems that describe all the openings by name and ECO code.

The next level is called Express. We call it Chess Openings Wizard Express. With that paid version you get the ability to edit your own opening and do analysis with a computer.

To get the free version, sign up for a 30 day trial of the Express version. (After the 30 day trial is over, it becomes the free version.)

It will work indefinitely – and if you’re just trying to learn the names of the chess openings then the free version is for you.

To get started fill in the form on the right.

All you need to do is fill in your name, email address, a “Username” and a password. You might be wondering why we’re asking you for a username and a password.


“Bookup (Chess Openings Wizard) is simply the best way to study chess and it incredibly useful in chess openings preparation. It’s is one of the most user-friendly programs I’ve seen, written by the most user-friendly programmers I’ve ever met. It’s great stuff!”

– Grandmaster Peter Svidler
Russian Champion 1994, 1995, 1997, 2003


First of all, your name and email address are never shared.

But your username becomes your handle on the experts forum where you can help with the software and with chess openings any time day or night.

Once you’re inside you’ll get step-by-step videos on how to use the software and get the most from it. You’ll get access to the experts forum, of course. And you’ll get everything else you’ll need to learn chess openings fast.

So sign up now and I’ll see you on the inside.
Mike


“Just one more note: I spent many weekends sifting through ECO etc. and input my chosen chess opening moves into Bookup (Chess Openings Wizard).

This exercise, plus the easy lookup and review was very important to me in becoming a master.”

– Larry Stevens
Pasadena, California


Even if you’ve never finished a chess book, this software will get you to constantly improve your opening preparation and theoretical knowledge .


“Hi Mike, guess whose rating went from 1500 on a good day to 1765? I’m using the endgame trainers daily, and I can really see, actually see, the lessons appear on the board when I need them in an actual game on the net (ICC).”

– Michael Bennett
Canada


Do you know chess players who are researching huge collections of games and playing against outrageously strong programs, but they’re not making much progress in their own playing strength?

Lots of players are still using trees of game lines to prepare. Join the elite who use this positional database to drastically cut down on the time and effort needed to become incredibly prepared in the chess openings.


“Mike, Earlier this week, I beat WGM Neeltje (Holland) on the ICC site. It was a blitz game (5-12) and I used the Bookup line from the London II book — just the way I practiced it a thousand times using the practice opening option…
Thanks to the work that you and Chuck put into that London II book, I have been able to learn and remember most of the lines that can come out of this position and I can save a lot of clock for the end game. A thousand thanks — make that 2064 thanks (my current Correspondence Chess Candidate Master rating). I could not be playing this well without the help of the big guys at Bookup!”

– Kevin Mulloy


Do you play chess on the internet? Chess Openings Wizard (Express and Professional) has a one-click feature that will move your latest games to your favorite game database (Chess Openings Wizard, MasterChess, ChessBase, Fritz, Chess Assistant, etc.), and then import the game into your repertoire ebook where it will show you exactly where you or your opponent played a new move.

You can’t get this powerful feature from programs costing hundreds of dollars – but Chess Openings Wizard Express will do it for you.


“I’ve only been playing around with Bookup for 24 hours, but I think it’s absolutely amazing. Your whole package is superb – plus I like the interface, the website, the videos, the help files, usw. All perfectly crafted.
BTW, don’t know how many times I’ve read (in books, magazines, websites) that Chessbase is the market leader and superior to other systems like Bookup. Utter rubbish: Chessbase has too many functions I don’t need or can’t understand. Bookup is best (for me); maybe both together is optimal.I’ve even softened a little towards Chessbase – the tips in Bookup’s help files helped me figure out pgn databases… your whole support system, help/website/etc, is one of the best and clearest I’ve seen anywhere.

– Gerry McCarthy

Bookup 2000 Express is Obsolete Click here to Sign Up Now

Choose between the…
Free Version with 30 Day Trial program with all you need to learn the openings and read the ebooks. (Sample ebooks are included)$67 Express program with all you need to design your repertoire, test yourself, and get computer analysis.$197 Professional program with overnight repertoire analysis with included chess engines, multimedia creation, printing & publishing functions, combine your ebooks, find novelties, find critical lines (Backsolving), Speed Learning, and much more.
Chess Openings Wizard has replaced Bookup 2000 and it opens ebooks created by Bookup. Bookup 2000 users are entitle to low cost upgrades.
These programs require:

 

Windows 8, 7, XP, Vista, 2000.

To run the program on the Macintosh you’ll need to run Windows using VM, Parallels or Bootcamp. A native Mac version will be released early 2014.