Improve your chess tactics with this large collection of chess puzzles for all levels!
This tactic trainer lets you practice in 3 different modes :
- Solve daily puzzles
- Solve offline puzzle packs
- Use the "Progress" mode to get random problems of your level and know your Elo rating
All puzzles are of a high quality and are guaranteed to have a unique solution. The difficulty ranges from beginner to advanced (2000+ Elo).
Other features :
- A free powerful engine to analyze the puzzles
- Level history
- Bookmark puzzles
- Several board themes
- Optimized for both phones and tablets
- A simple and intuitive interface, with no useless stuff, and no weird problems
The app should no longer stop audio playback from other apps when active
Ratings and Reviews
Great tactics, only 1 improvement needed
I always return to this app for tactics. Probably the best engine in the store for analyzing your games. 5 stars because even with what I explain below, it is better than all the others.
If I could give one improvement, it would be to report tactic bugs. I have ran into 2 out of hundreds so this is a small thing) where there was an equal move, or only worked because the wrong move was played during the sequence by the app. For instance, #50 of the easy set. The queen moving to f5 after you play the bishop capture allows you to mate with rook. A much stronger move for black would be bishop to f5, black loses the queen, but after bishop takes rook black is only down 3 points. Running the engine allows another 40 moves before a forced mate by white.
Anyway, good job devs. Overall 5/5
Very good app (truly deserving 3 out of 5)
I have kept this app on my iPhone for a few years now, coming back to it from time to time. This is a very solid app. First of all, it does not require an internet connection, like many of the other apps do. Most of the problems are correct, i.e. I do not run into bugs too often. I removed one star for the embedded chess engine - not sure what it is, since the name is never mentioned anywhere, but I get the feeling the engine it truly archaic (self made?). Not sure why in all these years the author chose not to upgrade to something like the most recent Stockfish version. And another star was lost due to the combination of minor cosmetic issues:
* some minor errors, i.e. the program does not always respond with the best possible move
* the board color schemes choice could be a bit better
* the board sound is quite strange, more like a click, not very realistic
Excellent but imperfect
I have not encountered a better app-based tactical tool. Easy to use in spare moments (when one does not have enough time for a match). And one can spend a fair amount of time using this app and feel consistently challenged. Its navigation is perhaps not quite as fluid as it would be after some improvement. And I join others in hoping that bugs are fixed relating to scenarios when one can mate in a single move as opposed to the prescribed six, as just one of several examples. I do not write many reviews, but I do so in this instance to echo that a very, very good app could be made even better.
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- Emmanuel Mathis
- 17.2 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- © 2018 LR Studios
- In-App Purchases
- All-Access Pass $9.99
- Easy tactics $1.99
- Intermediate tactics $1.99
- Hard tactics $1.99
- Intermediate mates $1.99
- Easy mates $1.99
- Hard mates $1.99
- Mates in 2, 3 and 4 moves $1.99
- Hard Tactics - Vol. 2 $1.99
- Intermediate Tactics - Vol. 2 $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.