• App is updated for iPhone X
• New home screen
• Renaming of account
• Various fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
I really thought this would be just another tactics program, but it has some excellent teaching methods and quality chess opening scenarios.
As far as I can tell, no Chess King software actually teaches openings or explains the ideas/strategy behind them. Their apps (and PC software) automatically play through 10-15 moves and then ask you for a best move or two, and then automatically play through several more moves and tell you that you've completed an exercise. They also group exercises alphabetically by the openings' and variations' names (except for "Rare Variations," which for some reason is at the very top of the list) rather than by moves or even commonality, presumably assuming that everyone who uses their opening app already knows the openings. Woe to the beginner who downloads this app and learns the Hungarian opening before the Ruy Lopez. Plus, Chess Kings's interface (common across all their software) is also terrible; it shows you refutations and variations, which is great, but you can't skip them or save them for later, and there are so many of them that they distract from the main line of the exercise; and it seems like if you're making enough wrong moves that this becomes a problem, the last thing you need is constant interruption. And you have no way to replay the exercise from the beginning so that you can review, so you move to the next exercise without even really knowing what you yourself did in the previous one.
The program has truly assisted me to improve my game. Great app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.