Chess Openings Wizard is all about one thing: being the player who is still in his opening preparation while your opponent is still thinking.

Think about it.

You spent time preparing your opening moves, much more time than you have on the clock. Now your opponent is facing your last move – which is not in their opening preparation.

  • Your move is accurate, more accurate than you could calculate in the time you have to play.
  • Your opponent’s clock is ticking. You are gaining a time advantage.
  • Your opponent has to play a move that is calculated only with clock time. It’s more likely your opponent will not play the best move.

All of that is the result of opening preparation.

And you would prepare your White opening and your Black defenses…

  …if you had the time.

What I’m offering you is a tool for Macintosh and Windows and iPad and Android that drastically reduces the time it takes to design and memorize an opening.

It also makes it fun (assuming you like studying chess and you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t like studying chess).


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Program status for iPad and Android September, 2023

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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.)

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 two levels of software tools.

The first level is called 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 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 will need to pick a username and a password to access the member’s area where all of your downloads are kept.

“Bookup (Chess Openings Wizard) is simply the best way to study chess and it is incredibly useful in chess openings preparation. It’s 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
Seven time Russian Champion

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.

“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

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

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Choose between the…
The $67 Express program has all you need to design your repertoire, test yourself, and get computer analysis.The $197 Professional program adds overnight repertoire analysis with included chess engines, multimedia creation, printing & publishing functions, combining your ebooks, finding novelties, finding critical lines (Backsolving), Speed Learning, and more.
Chess Openings Wizard has replaced Bookup 2000 and it opens ebooks created by Bookup. Bookup 2000 users are entitled to low cost upgrades.
These programs require:Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista, 2000.
The Macintosh OSX version works on any modern Macintosh.
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