Chessvis 4+

Puzzles, Visualize & Openings

Conceptual Software, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Chessvis is designed to help you get better at the game. Its unique, "found nowhere else", puzzle, blindfold chess and progressive move following exercises will sharpen your visualization skills. Now with Version 9, it sports a whole new look and interface. The opening repertoire preparation routines are also unique focusing on the "moves you'll see" and finding the "moves that work". Plus you can pull in your own games to see what's working for you.

The Chessvis puzzle collection starts with millions of categorized and rated puzzles from Lichess and adds several unique features including:

Category and Rating Control
Chessvis lets you set both the category and rating of the puzzles you’re challenged with. Want to try easy forks one day and hard multiple move mates the next? Do it! You’ll never be forced to only do puzzles around some hypothetical rating you’ve “earned”. The entire puzzle collection is always available for you.

Visualized Puzzles
A unique feature of Chessvis is the "Visualized" puzzle. It presents a puzzle showing the diagram from some number of moves before the actual tactic sequence starts. You're told the number of moves to "visualize" and then solve the problem from a board position that only exists in your mind. This is what got Chessvis started and it’s the only app with it.

Other Puzzle Collection Features
The “no repeat pledge” - with such an extensive puzzle collection, Chessvis is able to make sure you don’t see the same puzzle twice. Want to focus on solving puzzles quickly? Turn on the timer. Going to be away from the internet? Pull two thousand puzzles down to your device and work off-line. See your puzzle history. Download the puzzles you’ve done. Graph the results. Compare with others. All that is in Chessvis.

Opening Preparation
Build your repertoires focusing on the "moves you'll see". Chessvis believes that you need to think about the moves your opponents actually play and not some complex way too deep repertoire designed by a master who doesn't play anything like the way you do. At ever step in the repertoire design process, Chessvis shows you the moves your opponents actually make and highlights ones you need to think about. Then once you've built your repertoire, practice it with daily spaced repetition.

Blindfold Chess
Play against the computer with "stepping stones" to help ease your way into blindfold chess. Start with all pieces sharing one color then go to two color disks, one shared color disk and then eventually an empty board.

Move Following
Track a sequence of moves and then update the board to that point. Follow a game from the beginning, some random location within a game or specify the number of pieces you want to follow.

Who’s Guarding Whom
A deceptively simple visualization exercise that forces you to mentally track piece movements and how they interact. (No other app has this.)

Static Boards
What could be simpler than this? You look at and memorize a board layout, then recreate it. Start off easy with just a few pieces and work your way up.

Analyze Your Games
Download your and games for opening analysis. See what you've been playing, what's been played against you and the results.

What better way is there than videos to see Chessvis in action? You can watch the videos within the app. They're all kept short and to the point.

Chessvis has always had unique tools to visualize the chessboard and win more games. A famous chess coach said: "Don't think about the pieces being exchanged, visualize how the board will look when the pieces are gone". Move a piece and you affect two places. But it's illegal to physically move the piece and see the effects -- you must learn to visualize. Chessvis is designed to help with that process.

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What’s New

Version 9.6.1

V9.6 - The beginning of an entirely new section within Chessvis. The "Learn" section. The first entry there is a routine that enables coaches and students to work together on the same board with integrated chat. The best part is that it works the same on all IOS devices - phones and tablets. If you are a coach, please contact me. If you're a student, please tell your coach!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

mrsirna ,

The best

This app is most likely what you are looking for, amazing tools.
Best regards.

jbolzano ,

Amazing Chess Trainer

The best tool I have seen to learn visualisation. Highly customisable and linked to Lichess puzzles. A real masterpiece.

App Privacy

The developer, Conceptual Software, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Purchases
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