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Chess Mentor Comprehensive Edition is an amazing tool for chess players who are strong and looking to raise their game to the next level and beyond! For a description of lessons included in Chess Mentor Comprehensive Edition.
I wanted to avoid the $15/month lessons of chess.com so I got the original chess mentor. You can still find them on chess.com but the price is too high.
The other challenge is installation on windows 10. Thanks to other reviewer I got the tip to use compatibility mode.
1. Opened the disc in file explorer.
2. On install.exe file I menu clicked—> properties—> compatibility—> windows XP service pack 3
3. To install back out again to the file install.exe and menu click open as an administrator. (Key concept with XP). Install.
4. With the icon on desktop also make sure it’s compatibility mode is windows Xp Service Pack 3 and open as administrator and you should be good to go.
4. I made my screen size 1600x 900 and font size bigger in the app where you read the lessons by menu clicking over it to large.
Hope this helps!
This is a fantastic product. The only problem is that it was made for Windows XP, so you would need to go through some extra steps to make it work on Windows 10. You could either run it in Compatibility Mode for Windows XP in Windows 10, or you can install it in a virtual machine. If you are not computer savvy or don’t want to deal with the hassle, then you probably won’t like Chess Mentor 3.
At first, I had trouble installing it using Compatibility Mode, but I was able to install it in Windows Sandbox. I figured that there was something in the background preventing it from installing. So I closed all applications and restarted Windows with minimal services. I was then able to install Chess Mentor 3 using Compatibility Mode.
I hope that helps people who had problems installing the software.
Chess Mentor 3 works like a tutor who presents to you problems of increasing difficulty and helps you solve them. It will occasionally go back to problems that you had trouble solving. It does a good job of explaining all the problems and solutions. It is well worth the MSRP of $75, but the discounted price of $5.99 makes this a fabulous deal. The only drawback is that it was made for Windows XP and some people may not be able to use it.
I highly recommend Chess Mentor 3. If are serious about improving at chess and can find someone who is tech savvy to help you install it, then you should get it.
Although the program loads and the interface appears, and you can navigate to different problem sets and read the commentary on the problems you are supposed to be solving, no pieces ever show up on the chessboard, which makes it impossible to do any of the exercises. I raised this issue with the company's technical support department and received an automatic acknowledgment email, but some ten days on no one has contacted me to discuss a resolution. I'm very disappointed.
This product has everything you need to become an A player (USCF 1800-2000) and very handy to brush up for tournament preparation. Of course you will need practice but you won't need any other teaching material. I was able to install it on windows 7, 8.1 without problem.
I'm having good success working with this software (which installs easily on Windows 7). It presents you with problem situations and then walks you through them. You can get different levels of hints to help you through the problem. Then, if you make a wrong move it tells you exactly why the move was wrong. If you make a good move, it comments on that as well; and if there was an even better move to make, it lets you go back and try to find it. When you do, it tells you exactly why that was the best move to make.
Bottom line: This is an excellent tool for learning to play chess at a higher level.
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I bought this program years ago and have since lost the disc so when I saw a chance to purchase it again I had to have it . I don't think that there is a better program out there to learn chess with than this one . Love it and I recommend it highly to anyone who wants to learn how to play .
It was very helpful! It taught me to how to play more aggressively.