Chessvis 4+

Prepare Openings & Visualize

Conceptual Software, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 18 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Chessvis, with its focus on visualization is designed to help you get better at the game. It has puzzles, opening preparation, blindfold chess, move following, static boards and other exercises. Many features are unique and not to be found in any other chess app. And now with the latest version, Chessvis has the world's largest opening game database and can download your online games for analysis.

The Chessvis puzzle collection starts with the over 1.6 million categorized and rated puzzles from Lichess and adds several unique features including:

Category and Rating Control
Chessvis lets you set both the category and rating of the puzzles you’re challenged with. Want to try easy forks one day and hard multiple move mates the next? Do it! You’ll never be forced to only do puzzles around some hypothetical rating you’ve “earned”. The entire puzzle collection is always available for you.

Visualized Puzzles
A unique feature of Chessvis is the "Visualized" puzzle. It presents a puzzle showing the diagram from some number of moves before the actual tactic sequence starts. You're told the number of moves to "visualize" and then solve the problem from a board position that only exists in your mind. This is what got Chessvis started and it’s the only app with it.

Other Puzzle Collection Features
The “no repeat pledge” - with such an extensive puzzle collection, Chessvis is able to make sure you don’t see the same puzzle twice. Want to focus on solving puzzles quickly? Turn on the timer. Going to be away from the internet? Pull two thousand puzzles down to your device and work off-line. See your puzzle history. Download the puzzles you’ve done. Graph the results. Compare with others. All that is in Chessvis.

Opening Preparation
Opening Preparation in the palm of your hand that taps into the world's largest opening database with 540 million games spanning from masters on down. Study the master and the games style of your peer group. You can explore opening moves, create, management, view and import repertoires. Then practice those repertoires against the computer as though you’re getting ready for a game.

Blindfold Chess
Play against the computer with "stepping stones" to help you ease your way into blindfold chess. Start with all pieces sharing one color then go to two color disks, one shared color disk and then eventually an empty board.

Move Following
Track a sequence of moves and then update the board to that point. Follow a game from the beginning, some random location within a game or specify the number of pieces you want to follow.

Who’s Guarding Whom
A deceptively simple visualization exercise that forces you to mentally track piece movements and how they interact. (No other app has this.)

Static Boards
What could be simpler than this? You look at and memorize a board layout, then recreate it. Start off easy with just a few pieces and work your way up.

Analyze Your Games
Download your and games for opening analysis. See what you've been playing, what's been played against you and the results.

What better way is there than videos to see Chessvis in action? You can watch the videos within the app. They're all kept short and to the point.

Chessvis has always had unique tools to visualize the chessboard and win more games. A famous chess coach said: "Don't think about the pieces being exchanged, visualize how the board will look when the pieces are gone". Move a piece and you affect two places. But it's illegal to physically move the piece and see the effects -- you must learn to visualize. Chessvis is designed to help with that process.

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What’s New

Version 8.3.2

Access to the Web version is incorporated in the native app. Your login information is communicated so you don't have to login a second time.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

5lithytove ,

Fantastic training tool

This app has a HUGE amount of content for free. More importantly it has visualization training tools the i have not seen in other apps. Most of my games are won or lost because of relatively simple tactics that lurk at the end of variations of variable length. Visualization training with this app lets you solve tactics that have not yet appeared on the board. You are shown a position on the board and subsequent moves are written. You visualize the moves and solve the tactic from the position you are visualizing. You can easily adjust difficulty by adjusting the difficulty of the tactic and/or adjusting the number of moves you must visualize before the tactic emerges. This is more effective tactics training for real games where you have to see a lot of simple stuff several moves ahead.

The interface is functional, but … it’s free! I’m looking forward to many hours of fun and hopefully some improvement in my game!

Ios8fixupdate ,

Fantastic Training Tool!

Still exploring this app, but so far it’s looking like a good one. Not the prettiest interface, but that’s not important at all in my opinion. It’s set up well, has a wonderful amount of content for a free app, and covers all the bases. It’s also one-of-a-kind in the App Store for chess visualization as far as I can tell. Great stuff, thank you!

DrHotBunz ,

Great for Chess improvers

Interesting app to help improve your chess. Helps your visualization. Nice and worth checking out

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