Chess Training Module

A new Dimension of Chess Opening Training

TrainingInfoBefore 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.

Every Position has a Training Value

TrainingInfo-2This 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.

Almost endless Training Options don't leave any Desires unfulfilled

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:

  • Train selected openings, topics or certain variations only.
  • Train always your worst lines (based on your training results in the past).
  • Train your worst position right away (in this case CPT will always jump to your worst position and ignore concrete variations).
  • Play blindfold and become the next Morozevitsch! A great option to train your visualization skills.
  • Train subconscious with the photo reading mode.
  • Refresh an opening or sub-variation systematically just prior your next over the board game.
  • Let the program demo new lines first.
  • Recall positions just in time due to the smart scheduler.
  • Sound support make the training fun and have a positive education effect. If you teach chess pupils you will soon see how motivating the sound effects and training statistic are for them!
  • Many visual effects are used to improve the learning-curve for the chess player.



Train Tactic and Endgame Positions

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.


Train blindfolded!

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).



  • I have been recommending Chess Position Trainer to students for several years now as part of a multi-pronged approach to learning openings. [...]"
    GM Nigel Davies (
  • "I'm recommending it to all my students. It's the best program for openings."
    FM Eric Peterson
  • "If you have the opportunity check the program out, it is hard to find someone who is not an ardent supporter of CPT specially, if you're an opening geek like me."
    FM Charles Galofre
  • "...this is almost exactly what I had wanted to see in a chess program for a long time! It is a thing of the future, for sure."
    IM Jovan Petronic - Advisor / Computer & Internet Chess, FIDE Senior Trainer



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