Fritz & Chesster: Learn to Play Chess - All three parts (3 CDs)

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Fritz & Chesster - All three volumes (3 CDs)

Fritz and Chesster does not teach chess in the usual way. It does not set up a board and explain how each of the pieces move. Instead it targets children who have never played chess before in their lives and teaches them the basic rules in a Sesame Street like environment. There are cartoons and stories for the children to follow, and then there are tasks for them to solve interactively. Each piece and each rule is explained in a subgame, which you can play against the computer. Many of them are far away from the actual game of chess, but at the same time they give the children full insight into the sometimes daunting rules of the game.

The stand-alone chess teacher - The principle of Fritz & Chesster is that you can insert the CD into a computer drive, fire up the program and then leave a child alone with it if necessary. After a few weeks the child will come to you and say: "Can we play a game of chess?" It will have learnt all the rule - we are talking pawn moves, castling rules, promotion, mate, stalemate, everything - and even understand a bit about strategy and tactics. Naturally you do not need to or indeed should leave your child alone with the program. In fact we have discovered that it is often usually children and their mothers who pick up the game. The fathers usually get hooked on the subgames, battling to keep ahead of the kids.

Fritz & Chesster Part 1 - Learn to Play Chess!
Use your wits, learn to think ahead, have fun and excitement AND learn a whole lot about chess: this great chess adventure has all of this and more in store for you! Together with Prince Fritz and his cousin Bianca learn how to play chess, then test and increase your knowledge in a whole range of exciting games and situations. How do you set up the board? What's stalemate? When do you call it a draw? What does opposition mean? And what's 'up the stairs mate'? Find the answers to these questions and many more in animated games and contests. Tips and tricks are explained step by step. Then you can provide and test your skill in the special games and tasks. And once you've got the hang of everything, join Fritz to take on King Black in the grand finale.

Fritz & Chesster Part 2 - Chess in the Black Castle!
Jump into chess action, move by move, to rescue Chesster from deep within King Black's castle. Join Fritz and Bianca in a thrilling chess adventure as they enter rooms of the castle, where each challenge will help you sharpen skills and prepare for the ultimate showdown.
  • Part two of the famous chess game 'Learn to play Chess with Fritz &Chesster'
  • Powered by Fritz, the world's leading chess software
  • Learn about tactics and strategy, the opening and endgame
  • Developed together with experienced children's chess coaches

Fritz & Chesster Part 3 - Chess for Winners!
This unforgettable chess adventure is designed to advance young chess player's skills, move by move. Discover mini-games, brain-twisters and more at every attraction. Pick up chess tips and skills as you ride in bumper cars and the Ferris wheel. Polish up your chess strategy and tactics, opening, middle game and endgame and use what you've learned to win. You'll have lots of fun while you learn more about the serious business of playing - and winning - chess!
  • introducing the chess clock
  • Thinking things through
  • Opening scheme
  • Tactics: diversion, interruption
  • Removing the defender
  • Recognising mates
  • Types of chess (blitz chess, capture chess)
  • Endgame training
  • Key squares
  • And lots more
For ages 8 and up

System requirement: Multimedia PC: Pentium II 233 processor, 32 MB RAM (16MB free memory), 16-bit soundblaster compatible sound card, 16x speed CD-Rom drive, Graphics card: resolution 800x600 pixels (16-bit colour), Win ME/XP/Vista/7

EAN: 9783932992643, 9783898353380, 9783898353410, Chessbase & Terzio

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