Wednesday, 20 March 2013 View Comments (3)

Mayhem in the Morra – the amazing Nd5 sacrifce motif


Do you like games, which are as early as move 8 out of any chess theory (e.g. not covered by ChessBase Mega Database 2012)? Sacrificing a knight at move 9 for seemingly nothing? All engines claiming you are crazy just to change their mind completely after a few moves? Read on and enjoy this Morra tale!

Monday, 18 March 2013 View Comments (3)

Searching for positions with more than one candidate move

If you import a PGN file of a professional opening ebook the author offers often more than one candidate move for your side. However, you want to make sure to train the right move. The next CPT version provide you a powerful new functoin for this scenario.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 View Comments (21)

Is it still CPT or a word processing program?

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The next minor update of CPT will introduce some important new features. So far you could only have plain position comments. From the next version on you have almost all features for writing position comments as any professional word processing program offers.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 Leave Comment

Chess Position Trainer Video Tutorials available

Several video tutorials (available on YouTube) will make it easier for new users to jump-start  with CPT.  It also helps to get a first impression about the software's capabilities.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 View Comments (4)

The power of CPT’s unique repertoire concept

Chess Position Trainer 4 introduced a new way to organize chess content. You can leverage this unique concept to gain invaluable insights into your repertoire, which no other chess software offers. And the best of all: it comes without any additional work on your side!

Sunday, 15 July 2012 View Comments (30)

CPT 4.1 released

More than 50 new features, improvements and bug fixes are waiting for you. Some new features are big and long awaited like the UCI engine support, some give significant performance boost (users with big databases can tell) and others are for some people critical like no admin rights to install the program.

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 View Comments (2)

What is the best way to build a chess opening repertoire?

There are many ways to build a chess opening repertoire. I want to share with you my personal approach and I’m looking forward to hear from you how you build your opening repertoire.

Monday, 28 May 2012 View Comments (13)

Updated Chess Pieces & Sounds

The next version will have a new move and capture sound (similiar to CPT 3.3 as requested by many users). The chess pieces have been updated too. A completely new set of chess pieces is planned too and you can have an impact on it by giving us your feedback!

Friday, 25 May 2012 View Comments (5)

Making the training module more intuitive

An intuitive user interface always has been a top priority since the very first version of Chess Position Trainer. Now, with version 4 I received a conspicuous amount of questions and requests about the training module.

Monday, 07 May 2012 View Comments (2)

Learning Chess Openings: Thou shalt not memorize Chess Openings!?

I have been reading chess forums, newsgroups or blogs for more than 10 years and this has been a common mantra whenever somebody asks in a forum about a good way to memorize openings or which software could support them on this task.

Wednesday, 02 May 2012 View Comments (7)

How to run CPT on your iPad / Android tablet today

You don’t have to wait till the CPT iPad App has been finished. In the meantime you can already run CPT on your iPad, Android tablet or Kindle Fire today if you have a Wi-Fi connection to your PC.

The other day Bryan from ChessCube made me aware of a pretty simple way to stream the desktop of your PC on almost any device. Sometime ago some other user made me already aware of such an approach, but this time I gave it a try and what can I say? It works like a charm!

Monday, 30 April 2012 View Comments (5)

Website Relaunched

I’m very happy to announce the relaunch of the new site of Chess Position Trainer. Finally anybody interested in CPT can easily (!) find the latest version and news about Chess Position Trainer. Thanks a lot to Daniel Markwald for the design and creation of this new website which I already like very much!

We are having some last issues with the registration process and probably a few more, so please bear with us. We hope to fix them soon!

Friday, 17 February 2012 View Comments (2)

CPT 4: The Missing Manual

I'm happy to announce the availability of the CPT 4 manual. It contains 80 pages with many screenshots covering all parts of the program in detail. I gave my best to get as much info into it as possible. Special attention was paid to cover the most common questions asked in the forum or per email in the past.

Friday, 30 December 2011 View Comments (3)

New Images of Chess Pieces

The implementation of the new images of the chess pieces has been finished. An image for the chessboard is also planned, but this will take a little bit longer.

Friday, 23 December 2011 Leave Comment

Final Release of CPT

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you have some relaxing days. A final release is ready for downloading now. This version does not expire although some features will be deactivated after 30 days unless you register it. More about this in a later post.

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