Chess Mentor - Basic Chess Course contains 653 chess challenges and is designed for beginners and novices who want to go beyond the simple basics covered by Exploring & Appreciating Chess (A Course for Beginners) but are not yet sure how far they want to take their chess. This course is about half-way between Exploring & Appreciating Chess (A Course for Beginners) and Chess Mentor - Comprehensive Chess Course,and the challenges are a subset of Chess Mentor - Comprehensive Chess Course
Using Chess Mentor - Basic Chess Course, you will develop a basic foundation in tactics, learn some checkmate patterns, and some endgame, opening and positional concepts. It will give you the confidence to join a chess club and to enter tournaments at USCF Class E or D level (ratings between 1000 to 1400).
When you wish to advance beyond Chess Mentor - Basic Chess Course, you may upgrade to Chess Mentor - Comprehensive Chess Course. In addition, a growing library of Supplementary Chess Courses are available to add to your Chess Mentor modular learning system.
• Supported OS: Windows® 98, ME, XP, Vista, Win7
• Processor: Pentium® III 450 MHz or AMD Duron™ 600 MHz
• RAM: 128 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended)
• CD-ROM drive speed: 4X
• Hard Drive space: 50MB