Originally posted by paragshah36
DO you have the previos version or do you have the 2007 version? I think the 2007 version is also called 3.02. From looking at the trial version, the difference seems to be that 2007 has commentary endgames and has an opening section.
I would probably buy Mueller's DVD. Now I have a standalone DVD player but not atttached to my compu ...[text shortened]... Fritz 8. I dont have a DVD ROM or writer in my computer. I hear Mueller is good.
I haven't seen PCT 3, but the 'learning philosophy' of PCT is to learn by doing, not by reading about things. so there's probably not a lot of directions, at least there isn't in the PCT 2 I have.
still, I like it, and think it's very good for actually learning how to do things. you can read about chess as much as you want, but that won't really make any difference until you actually train the stuff over and over. get those pieces moving, and the stuff will suddenly start making sense.
karsten müller endgame dvds are excellent
, but they completely lack that training function PCT has. best would be to use both.
you can't watch the müller dvds with a stand-alone dvd-player, they're not that kind of dvds. you need a computer to use them, but not fritz nor chessbase necessarily. the chessbase reader comes in the dvds, you just install it and watch the material with it. I believe that's the way all chessbase cds & dvds work.