If you are a beginner, you should practice much to mate in one move. This course provides excellent material for this training. The big number of exercises (2500) covers different methods of mating. Many of them is an excellent tool for speed training even for stronger players. This is a rare course that is intended even for players with USCF rating of 600. Even if you only study and solve 10% of the exercises, you will learn a huge number of mating patterns and probably never miss a mate in one again!

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.

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. Few-figured positions
1.1. Rook checkmates
1.2. Queen checkmates
1.3. Bishop checkmates
1.4. Knight checkmates
1.5. Pawn checkmates
1.6. Any piece checkmates
2. Many-figured positions
2.1. Rook checkmates
2.2. Queen checkmates
2.3. Bishop checkmates
2.4. Knight checkmates
2.5. Pawn checkmates
2.6. Any piece checkmates
3. Complicated positions
3.1. Checkmates with help of the King
3.2. Underpromotions
3.3. Mate with pawn promotion
3.4. Discovered check
3.5. Double check
4. Any piece checkmates
4.1. Volume 1
4.2. Volume 2
4.3. Volume 3
4.4. Volume 4
4.5. Volume 5
4.6. Volume 6
4.7. Volume 7
4.8. Volume 8
4.9. Volume 9
4.10. Volume 10
4.11. Volume 11
4.12. Volume 12
4.13. Volume 13
4.14. Volume 14
4.15. Volume 15
4.16. Volume 16
4.17. Volume 17
4.18. Volume 18
4.19. Volume 19
4.20. Volume 20
4.21. Volume 21
4.22. Volume 22
4.23. Volume 23

What's New

Version 1.2

• App is updated for iPhone X
• New home screen
• Disabled automatic playback of refutations
• Option to reset password
• Renaming of account
• Various fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Very good layout, could combine some sets.


Very well thought UI, and the method of presentation will teach you what you need to learn as long as you honestly follow the steps the way they are given, and on a regular basis. I have used several ‘full’ versions of sets, & feel that some of them could be comined into one set for the topic that was given the set, instead of creating more sets than necessary.

Mating in one


Very good for beginners.



Tons of fun!


43.5 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. Full course $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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