Play Chess Endgame Like a Grandmaster!
The contents are divided as follows:
Pawn endings (67)
Knight endings (94)
Bishops of opposite color (36)
Opposite colored bishops with rooks or queens on the board (11)
Bishops of the same color (35)
Bishop against knight (64)
Bishop pair in the endgame (30)
Extra exchange (44)
Rook against pawns (41)
Rook endings (169)
Endings with four rooks (15)
Queen endings (34)
Queen against two rooks (17)
Multi-piece endings (52)
There are three options in the ChessKing interface: "Learn," "Practice," and "Test."
"Learn" gives you access to the lecture material. There are three main elements on the screen: the chessboard, the lecture content, and a table of contents with drop-down menu features that lets you navigate to specific topics.
"Practice" and "Test" seem to be essentially the same feature, except that "Test" randomizes the positions and you can choose the number of positions as well as the material covered, while "Practice" presents them in sequential order. In each, if you make a wrong move, the chess piece that should be moved will blink as a hint. If you make the correct move, you will either be prompted to make another after the program moves or the program will play through the entire example on its own without the need for any further input from the user.
The program can track the progress of multiple users and offers feedback to track progress in terms of an Elo rating and accompanying chart. Nevertheless, adding another user is not an intuitive process. There is no "add new user button," instead one must double-click on the name of the displayed user. Upon doing so, a switch/create new user dialog box appears. However, the user is left to discover this on their own.