I am a beginning chess player, and I want to learn more about openings, the middle game, and the endgame.
Can anyone suggest any good chess software that 'tutors' beginners?
The Chessmaster series.
IGN said that
the series has always distinguished itself with first-rate chess teaching tools and this is the best selling chess franchise in the world. It virtually has no rival in chess teaching software, at least as far as my research goes. Chessmaster doesn't have the best chess engine though, so if you plan on playing professional chess you'll need a better engine after you reach master level.
I owned a copy of Chessmaster 10k and it featured, from what I can remember:
- tutorials from Josh Waitzkin on the basics of chess, openings, endings, tactics, strategy, analysis of his own games
- attacking chess by GM Larry Christiansen
- chess puzzles by John Nunn
- written analysis of 900 famous games
- a searchable database of about 500k games