Database Specialist that Grandmasters Go To"
You are probably being
outplayed in the chess opening. Constantly.
How can anyone keep up
with so much theory?
I used to get my butt
kicked in the opening every time I
sat down at the board at the Dark Horse Chess Club. These
guys would play the opening fast - and snicker as I got deep
into the opening.
One of my opponents
worked as a grave digger, boasting that his job allowed him to
study chess for 4 hours every day.
How could I compete with
someone who could study chess openings for 4 hours a day?!
got sick of it, so (back in 1984) I handcrafted a DOS program that
would test me on chess openings.
I've been making chess opening software for 24 years.)
Soon after that,
my fellow club members
started to fear me.
"Bookup (Chess Openings Wizard) is simply the best way to study chess and it is
incredibly useful in chess openings preparation.
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
Let me show you how it helps with
It's not rocket science, but you're
about to download the latest software that makes it fun to learn chess theory.
You will become a stronger player who intimidates others in
the opening in as little as two weeks.
With the free Chess Openings
Wizard Lite program you'll get...
Sample opening ebooks
that will teach you opening theory
Fast searches of
all your PGN game files simultaneously.
that show all the knowledge from all your games together.
from Crafty and/or Ruffian, strong computer analysis engines.
Help from experts
in our forum.
Or choose the Express program
and you'll also get...
A way to test
yourself so that you know that you know the
The ability to instantly
compare your internet games to all your opening theory the
moment the game is finished.
that allows you to put in new moves for more training
and computer analysis.
Or choose the Professional
program and you'll also get...
of your repertoire. You can focus in on specific
- you can record your own voice as commentary on
positions, a godsend if you teach others.
Find novelties by
having chess engines compare their opinions to the
Find the critical
lines as they are shaped by new games and analysis (Backsolving).
Much, much more.
"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
Even if you've never
finished a chess book, this software will get
you to constantly improve your opening preparation
and theoretical knowledge - .
that's certainly a tall statement, but it's quite possible, in fact, quite straightforward to
game you play to improve your strength in your very next game.
"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
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...
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
if it were also easy?