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Follow IM Dr. Kopec on Twitter!

IM Dr. Danny Kopec has finally joined Twitter!  You can follow him @IMDrKopec

New Products in the Store

We have added San Luis 2005, a great book with an account of what may possibly be the tournament of the decade.  Also we now have Fritz 13 in stock, which is one of the best chess playing programs available for PCs.  Check them out!

Take the Bratko Kopec Test Online

We’ve updated our online Java applet that allows you to take The Bratko-Kopec Test to make it easier to use and more compatible with modern browsers.  You can find it linked from our page about the test.

The Bratko-Kopec Test is a fairly good estimator of chess rating, although it is certainly not perfect. It has been used in the computer chess industry for three decades as a fairly standard test of computer performance, but we have shown correlation with human performance as well.

The Bratko-Kopec Test is also one of the many tests featured in the book Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess: A Knowledge Based Approach, and the CD-ROM based on the book.

The Champions Bundle is Here

Get everything you need to take your chess life to the next level for one incredible price. Nearly 20 separate products for just $249.95.  This is our ultimate package including all of IM Dr. Danny Kopec’s products and much more!  The Champions Bundle is here.
7 Books:

* Test, Evaluate, and Improve Your Chess

* Mastering Chess: A Course in 21 Lessons

* Practical Middlegame Techniques

* Mastering the Sicilian Defense (2011)

* Winning the Won Game

* Champions of the New Millennium

* Chess World Title Contenders and Their Styles


8 DVDs:

* How to Analyze a Chess Position

* How to Visualize Chess Combinations

* Pawn Structures and How to Play Them

* Opening Pawn Structures, Advanced Concepts (Volume 1)

* Opening Pawn Structures, Advanced Concepts (Volume 2)

* The Kopec System

* Essential Endgame Knowledge

* Middlegame Pawn Play for Mate



* The Saitek Competition Game Clock III (blue)

* Test, Evaluate, and Improve Your Chess Software for your PC

* A Magnetic Chess Set

* Total Kopec: A CD-Rom of over 300 of International Master Danny Kopec’s best games


An unbeatable value.  This bundle can’t be matched!

Our Biggest Sale Ever for Black Friday

Our Biggest Sale Ever for Black Friday

Our Black Friday sale this year is huge.  We’re offering all eight of Dr. Kopec’s instructional DVDs for the very special price of $69.95.  That’s over 40% off the regular price of $119.95, a $50 savings.  This incredible package includes:

  1. Essential Endgame Knowledge
  2. Middlegame Pawn Play for Mate (2 DVD’s)
  3. Pawn Structures and How to Play Them
  4. Opening Pawn Structures Volume 1
  5. Opening Pawn Structures Volume 2
  6. How to Analyze a Chess Position
  7. How to Visual Combinations (New Edition)
  8. The Kopec System
That’s 18.5 hours of content in all!  But you must order now, this special sale ends Saturday at 3 AM EST.

2011 Holiday Sale

During the 2011 holiday season take $10 off of your order of $50 or more at  Just use coupon code “holiday” at checkout to redeem this special offer.

“Mastering the Sicilian Defense” Now Available

“Mastering the Sicilian Defense” Now Available

A new printing of “Mastering the Sicilian”, now known as “Mastering the Sicilian Defense” is now available on, published September 7, 2011.  This 216 page 2nd printing includes corrections, a cleaner layout, and most importantly a lower list price compared to the first printing.  You can order it today on for $15.95.

Summer Sale 20% Off with “summer”

Use coupon code summer at checkout to receive 20% off of your order on .  This coupon code is applicable for all products and expires September 1st, 2011.

Father’s Day Sale 15% Off

Happy Father’s Day!  Get dad (or yourself) something great now through Father’s Day 2011.  Use coupon code “dad” (no quotes) at checkout to receive 15% off of your order.

10% Off Through the End of April

Use coupon code “april” (not in quotations) to receive 10% off of all orders made in the month of April. This coupon code expires on May 1st, 2011. Apply the coupon code at checkout and the savings will be applied in your shopping cart (right side of the screen).

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Champions of the New Millennium

Price: $22.95