Before Chess Position Trainer was released in June 2004, chess players could only randomly train their repertoire with a chess program. Due to Chess Position Trainer this has been significantly changed. The comprehensive implementation of the flash-card concept will let you never again train inefficiently. You will always face those positions in a training session which caused you the most problems in the past. Of course this invaluable information is stored and available for the session on the next day.
This is the key concept for the efficient training of Chess Position Trainer. You are presented a position for which you have to find the best move (according to your individual repertoire) without any hint. If you make the requested move the position is considered “learned” otherwise “forgotten”. This information is then used to schedule the next recall and it is the basis for the application of the flash-card concept.
The training module of Chess Position Trainer is the true gem of this chess software. The training module is unmatched with it almost endless training parameters of which most can be freely combined. Some highlights:
You can not only manage tactic and endgame positions with Chess Position Trainer, but also train them in a similiar way as you train openings. These positions are called tabiyas and they have a training score similiar to any position of an opening. The program will automatically focus on your weak tabiyas.
Unlike specialized software on this area which trains you in any variation or pattern, Chess Position Trainer will use your personal repertoire. You can adjust the blindfold mode by several options (e.g. only hiding certain pieces or parts of the board).