I am looking for a software that would help me in improving my positional chess understanding. Is there any such software or website?

  • A few days ago, my answer received a question in a comment that was apparently intended to be a question-comment here. Perhaps you could answer it for Yobamamama: "Why not books? Do you need software or just prefer it?". Thanks in advance! :-) Commented Jan 16, 2020 at 10:55

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Perhaps an engine something like Chess Position Trainer, depending upon your requirements (and system).
     There is some potential for an unexpected learning curve, at least within version 5.04.
     That being said, it is noted as working in both Windows & Linux.

Komodo 8 also gets some recommendation.

Chessimo has at least one detractor, who showed a preference for Convekta, this latter offering both downloadable and online games (their online play permits Windows, iOS, Android, & Web Interface).

Basic Positional Ideas "...is a supplementary program [that] can only be run if [sic] Fritz 8...". The description indicates that the program is for learning "...[how] to achieve the desired position on your board...".
     The use of Fritz indicates that it should run on Windows, but that you might need Wine in order to run it within a Linux environment.

  • Why not books? Do you need software or just prefer it?
    – yobamamama
    Commented Jan 10, 2020 at 16:58
  • @yobamamama Although I edited the original question, and submitted this answer, I'm not the question's originator (that would be Prakhar Londhe); perhaps asking this as a comment to the question itself would be best. :-) Commented Jan 12, 2020 at 12:32
  • I thought I did comment on the question.
    – yobamamama
    Commented Jan 12, 2020 at 15:02

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