Chess King - Learn to Play 4+

Chess: Beginner to Master

Chess King

    • 4.7 • 307 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Chess King - Learn to Play is a universe of learning courses. It includes lessons on chess tactics, strategy, and puzzles. Get prepared for battle on the chessboard online and offline with your personal chess trainer. Chess lessons are split by levels, from beginners to masters.

This is a game that has been played for thousands of years, enjoyed by people all over the world. No matter what language you speak or how you spell it - ajedrez, šachy, xadrez, チェス, satranç, scacchi, schach, șah, şahmat, 棋 - the rules remain the same. With the help of our app, you can learn how to play chess, improve your tactics, and reinforce your knowledge through practice.

The app acts as a chess trainer, providing puzzles and helping you to solve them. It conducts chess analysis, gives hints and explanations, and even shows striking refutations of potential mistakes you might make during a game of chess.

Some of the courses include a theoretical section. Theory is presented in an interactive format, allowing you to play against the computer, complete with a real chess timer. You can play chess online and work out incomprehensible moves on the board.

App features:
• 100+ courses in one app. Choose the most suitable one!
• Chess learning. Hints are shown in case of errors
• High quality puzzles, all double-checked for correctness
• You need to enter all key moves, required by the teacher
• Refutations are played for typical mistaken moves
• Computer analysis is available for any position
• Interactive theoretical lessons
• Chess tasks for kids
• Chess analysis & opening tree
• Choose your board theme and 2D chess pieces
• ELO rating history is saved
• Test mode with flexible settings
• Bookmarks for favorite exercises
• Chess offline: Full offline support
• VoiceOver support

Each course includes a free part, in which you can test the program and exercises. Lessons offered in the free version are fully functional. They allow you to test the application in real world conditions before purchasing a full version. Each course should be bought separately, but you can buy a subscription which gives you an access to all courses for a limited time. Important information about subscriptions:
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
• Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current subscription period.
• Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current subscription period. Automatic renewals will cost the same price you were originally charged for the subscription.
• You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
• Any unused portion of a free trial, if offered, will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription.
• Privacy policy and terms of use:

You can study the following courses in the app:
• Learn Chess: From Beginner to Club Player
• Chess Strategy & Tactics
• Chess Tactics Art (1400-1800 ELO)
• Bobby Fischer - Chess master
• Manual of Chess Combinations
• Chess Tactics for Beginners
• Advanced Defense (Chess Puzzles)
• Chess Strategy (1800-2400)
• Total Chess Endgames (1600-2400 ELO)
• Chess Middlegame
• CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics 1200-2400 ELO)
• Mate in 1, 2, 3-4
• Elementary Chess Tactics
• Chess Opening Blunders
• Chess Endings for Beginners
• Chess Opening Lab (1400-2000)

Chess is a game for intelligent people. Playing chess with friends online or offline is great fun. Chess King - Learn to Play is an excellent way to learn how to play chess, improve your chess analysis, and develop your chess tactics and strategy. Use chess lessons and puzzles to master the game.

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What’s New

Version 4.0.0

* New main page design. Feel free to share your experience via the feedback!
* Various fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

_NM_ ,

Versatile app, appropriately requires work by the user

This is a very good concept for conveying chess training from experts to all levels of players. It essentially combines a book reader and ability to bookmark, a demonstration board to walk through the coursework, and a scratch board with an analysis engine against which one can play.

The courses are high quality and they existed before the app. In other words, this app is the medium that conveys tested and proven chess training courses, and it does it well.

It takes time to get used to its idiosyncrasies but the effort is worth it. The course material typically take effort to grasp, and that simply is a requirement for learning chess.

chesscrap ,

What’s the reasoning?

I am a longtime beginner. I have read books by Bobby Fischer on the approach to chess from a beginners perspective, which assigned the numerical values to the pieces. Pawn being lowest & Queen the highest. His attack strategy was capturing higher value pieces while sacrificing lower value pieces with the ultimate goal of placing a king in check that he cannot escape from ( checkmate). These exercises do little to teach one chess strategies because they do not explain these strategies. They simply tell you that it’s your move and what they want you to aaccomplish. So you make a wrong move say in the strategy of playing for advantage; all of these arrows appear( supposedly to guide your movement) but when you follow the arrows you are told that is an erroneous move! What’s the reasoning with the arrows then? It’s very confusing and frustrating. So then you guess, but invariably are wrong with your guess. Finally it shows the move you should have made, but there is no reason or explanation given other than the history of that particular maneuver in a match at some time in the history of match play! It might be elegant but you don’t ever understand how it came about? Maybe you should quit with the arrows and guide better!

Developer Response ,

Hi chesscrap! There are 2 parts in the lessons, theory and practice. The theory part tells you all you need to know in words, and the practice part tests your understanding. Some lessons have more theory, some have more practice. You can test each course with the 10% or 20% open material. If you want, you can subscribe to any option (for example all courses 1 month), and check out all of them, and choose which one you want to buy. You can cancel the subscription within 3 days and you will not be charged for it.

Crim Law Man ,

Excellent teacher

I am not a good chess player. I started playing when I was around 11 years old. but never worked at improving periodically when I was at college, I also would play but again never practiced or did chess problems. I am now a senior citizen and have time to do lots and lots of chess problems on various apps. This app is the best for getting me to understand some fairly sophisticated combinations. as I get better, the problems get harder. I hardly recommend this app. I don’t know enough to recommend their online program.

In-App Purchases

Chess: From Beginner to Club
Chess: From Beginner to Club
Full course
CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics)
CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics)
Full course
Chess Tactics for Beginners
Chess Tactics for Beginners
Full course
Chess Opening Blunders
Chess Opening Blunders
Full course of "Chess Opening Blunders"
Chess Strategy for Beginners
Chess Strategy for Beginners
Full course
Total Chess Endgames 1600-2400
Total Chess Endgames 1600-2400
Full course

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More By This Developer

Chess Opening Lab (1400-2000)
Chess School for Beginners
CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics)
Chess: From Beginner to Club
Chess Tactics for Beginners
Chess Strategy (1800-2400)

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