A fundamental course on chess tactics for Club Players. The course contains 240 teaching examples and 340 new exercises useful for consolidation of acquired knowledge. The exercises are classified according to about 30 tactical methods and motifs.
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. Chess Tactics Art (1600-1800)
1.1. Opening the lines
1.2. Clearing important squares
1.4. Clearing the lines
1.5. Decoying the king into a mating net
1.6. Decoying to attack lines
1.7. Decoying to forks
1.9. Distracting with mates combination
1.10. Diversion from a key point
1.11. Diversion in conjunction with a linear attack
1.12. Distracting pieces from defending other pieces
1.13. Unblocking by decoy
1.14. Intercepting a piece defending another piece
1.15. Intercepting in conjunction with mating threats
1.17. Discovered attack
2. Chess Tactics Art (1600-1800) - practice
2.1. Opening the d- and e- files
2.2. Opening the c- and f- files
2.3. Opening the b- and g- files
2.4. Opening the a- and h- files
2.5. Opening ranks
2.6. Opening diagonals
2.7. Clearing files
2.8. Clearing diagonals
2.9. Clearing important squares
2.10. Clearing ranks
2.11. Decoying the king into a mating net
2.12. Decoying to attack lines
2.13. Decoying to Knight forks
2.14. Decoying to attacks by opening lines
2.15. Decoying to attacks by retreating pieces
2.16. Decoying to Queen forks
2.17. Distracting pieces from defending important lines
2.18. Distracting pieces from defending the back rank
2.19. Distracting pieces from defending other pieces
2.20. Distracting pawns
2.21. Distracting pieces from protecting important squares
2.22. Intercepting a piece defending another piece
2.23. Intercepting a piece protecting from checkmate
2.24. Unblocking by decoy
2.25. Discovered attack
2.26. Using discovered attacks when attacking the King
• App is updated for iPhone X
• New home screen
• Animated playback of theory with sound
• Date of reading the theory
• Disabled automatic playback of refutations
• Option to reset password
• Renaming of account
• Various fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
I bought the original Chess King years ago as a 2000 rated player and it was magnificent. I plan to go through every available course they have in the App Store.
If you’re serious about chess improvement, you should too.
Glad to see Convekta on the App Store
I owned the pocket PC version of this and am glad to see it now on IOS. Works great, would like to see syncing of ratings/results by user between iPad and iPhone for the same appleID.
Finally a real tactics trainer
For those of you familiar with the pc software CT-Art Tactics (made by another company called Convekta), finally a similar program has been adapted as an iPhone App. I have been waiting years for this as this tactics trainer is truly one of the best- if not the best! Have you the book Rapid Chess Improvement by Maza? These are the types of tactic training exercises he used to improve his Elo rating some 400 points in 400 days. With determination you should be able to memorize all 300+ exercises and solve them all in under 20 minutes. Thank you to the writers of this app for bringing the best tactical training available for the chess player who is ready to improves their tactical vision. I gave only 4 stars because I don't see an option to have the entire collection contained inside one single app.
- CHESSQUEEN INC
- 45.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Chess King
- In-App Purchases
- Full course $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.