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Download our "Chess King Learn" app and study all courses in the same app.

This is a perfect opening manual. It features a theoretical review of all the chess openings, which are illustrated by instructive games of the greatest chess players. This compact opening manual contains a detailed classification, which makes it useful to players of any level - beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Each opening variation is supplied with evaluations and characteristics of key moves. The history of the variations' development is described, as well as their current status. The theoretic material is nicely illustrated by classic games with detailed annotations that demonstrate the principal ideas and plans of each variation for White and Black. There is also a special training section with more than 350 exercises of various difficulty on more than 40 openings.

This course is in the series Chess King Learn, which is an unprecedented chess teaching method. In the series 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 course, 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

The course includes a free part, in which you can test the program. Lessons offered in the free version is fully functional. They allow you to test the application in real world conditions before releasing the following topics:
1. Rare variations
1.1. 1. g3, 1. b4, ..
1.2. 1. b3
1.3. 1. d4
1.4. 1. d4 Nf6
1.5. 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3
2. Alekhine's defense
3. Benoni defense
4. Bird's opening
5. Bishop's opening
6. Blumenfeld counter-gambit
7. Bogo-Indian defense
8. Budapest gambit
9. Caro-Kann
10. Catalan system
11. Center gambit
12. Dutch defense
12.1. Dutch defense
12.2. Ilyin-Genevsky system
12.3. Leningrad system
12.4. Staunton gambit
12.5. Stonewall variation
13. English opening
14. Evans gambit
15. Four knights' game
16. French defense
16.1. French defense
17. Grünfeld defense
18. Italian game & Hungarian defense
19. King's Indian defense
20. Latvian gambit
21. Nimzo-Indian defense
22. Nimzowitsch defense
23. Old Indian defense
24. Philidor's defense
25. Pirc-Robatsch defense
26. Queen's gambit
27. Queen's Indian defense
28. Queen's pawn game
29. Reti opening
30. Petrov's defense
31. Ruy Lopez
32. Scandinavian defense
33. Scotch gambit & Ponziani's opening
34. Scotch game
35. Sicilian defense
36. Three knights' game
37. Two knights' defense
38. Vienna game
39. Volga-Benko gambit
40. The complete course of openings

What’s New

Version 1.2

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

• App is updated for iPhone X
• New home screen
• Renaming of account
• Various fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
327 Ratings

327 Ratings

Terryls106 ,

Unexpected gem!

I really thought this would be just another tactics program, but it has some excellent teaching methods and quality chess opening scenarios.

Cid Hamete Benengeli ,

Middlegame Lab

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.

herold pine ,

Excellent teacher

The program has truly assisted me to improve my game. Great app!

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  • Family Sharing

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

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