Chess King ( is an unprecedented chess teaching app. In the program are included courses in tactics, strategy, openings, middle game, and endgame, split by levels from beginners to experienced players, and even professional players.

With the help of this program, you can improve your chess knowledge, learn new tactical tricks and combinations, and consolidate the acquired knowledge into practice.

The program acts as a coach who gives tasks to solve and helps to solve them if you get stuck. It will give you hints, explanations and show you even striking refutation of the mistakes you might make.

The program also contains a theoretical section, which explains the methods of the game in a certain stage of the game, based on actual examples. The theory is presented in an interactive way, which means you can not only read the text of the lessons, but also to make moves on the board and work out unclear moves on the board.

Advantages of the program:
• High quality examples, all double-checked for correctness
• You need to enter all key moves, required by the teacher
• Different levels of complexity of the tasks
• Various goals, which need to be reached in the problems
• The program gives hint if an error is made
• For typical mistaken moves, the refutation is shown
• You can play out any position of the tasks against the computer
• Interactive theoretical lessons
• Structured table of contents
• The program monitors the change in the rating (ELO) of the player during the learning process
• Test mode with flexible settings
• Possibility to bookmark favorite exercises
• The application is adapted to the bigger screen of a tablet
• The application does not require an internet connection
• VoiceOver support

Each course includes a free part, in which you can test the program. Lessons offered in the free version are fully functional. They allow you to test the application in real world conditions. You may purchase the full version of a separate course or purchase an auto-renewable subscription to a group of courses. 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:

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

• Improved translations for all supported languages

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
644 Ratings

644 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.

Chess improver ,

Great learning tool, excellent support

I have four chess courses purchased in this app. The are all of high quality. Some courses are exercises only, others have preparatory explanatory screens. All permit the user to continue playing against a chess engine at any intermediate or final position to check his own ideas. A demo version of each course is available for download before purchase. Email messages to the developers are generally answered overnight and are most helpful. The courses themselves are inexpensive and are well worth the cost; they are reworkings of the Convekta and Peshawar courses at a lower cost!

Cjcardoso ,

Wealth of information at your fingertips

I have had the Windows version for a while and was very happy. As soon as the app was made, I knew I had to get it, and it didn’t disappoint. I study chess anytime, anywhere with this app. Get this app!

In-App Purchases

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


53.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Chess King
In-App Purchases
  1. Chess: From Beginner to Club $7.99
  2. Chess King Courses $10.99
  3. CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics) $7.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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