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Chessmaster®: The Art of Learning
Product Description

Chessmaster®: The Art of Learning expands the scope of chess to include broader principles of learning. Josh Waitzkin's much-anticipated book The Art of Learning (Free Press) is designed to pave the road to successful long-term growth on and off the chessboard. The eight-time National Chess Champion and two-time martial arts World Champion puts users in his shoes in some of the most riveting and formative moments of his chess career, including the legendary climactic game from the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. Waitzkin then turns to the classics, introducing beginners to brilliant games from some of the most important players in the history of chess. In his most revealing commentary ever, Waitzkin not only teaches the beginning chess player the fundamentals of the game, but also humanizes the road to mastery. Never has chess been so exciting.


Key Features
PLAYER PROFILE
  • Four player profiles are supported, each profile stores mini-game progress, program ratings, Elo rating, and more.
LEARN CHESS
  • Extensive course on the basics of chess taught by International Chess Master Josh Waitzkin.
  • Tutorials from Josh Waitzkin's groundbreaking book The Art of Learning.
  • Coverage of all classic and modern opening variations.
SINGLE-PLAYER
  • Training mode: Play one of many predefined opponents and analyze your game.
  • Ranked Play: Test your skills against a variety of opponents and establish your rating.
  • Set up a position to solve chess problems or reproduce famous positions.
MINI-GAMES / PUZZLES
  • Play one of six original mini-games including Fork My Fruit, Minefield, Masterpiece, Chain Reaction, Breaking the Lines, and Pawn Charge.
  • Sharpen your brain by solving up to seven different categories of chess puzzles meant to improve your skills.
  • MULTIPLAYER
    • Play one-on-one with a friend using Nintendo DS wireless play.
    • Master one of five new chess variants with friends, including Progressive Chess, Dark Chess, Extinction Chess, Losing Chess, and Los Alamos Chess.

    Publisher:
    Ubisoft Entertainment, Inc.
    Developer:
    Ubisoft Sofia Studio
    Ship Date:
    October 23, 2007
    Category:
    Board Game/Strategy Game
    Rating:
    E (Everyone)
    Nintendo DS PC CD-ROM Xbox Live Arcade PSP Sony
    UbisoftPEGI 3+
    © 2008 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Chessmaster, Ubisoft, Ubi.com, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Portions of Chessmaster Academy instructional content, including those based on The Art of Learning, © 2007 Josh Waitzkin LLC. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2004 Nintendo. Software platform logo (TM and ©) EMA 2006. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation", "PS" Family logo and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo™ may be required (sold separately).