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CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics)

By Chess King

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

The legendary tactics course that has been voted more than once by chess experts as the best chess training program in the world. This version includes 2,200 basic exercises and 1,800 auxiliary exercises, divided into 50 topics.
The course is based on the bestselling book Combination Motifs by a renowned trainer grandmaster Maxim Blokh. All positions have been hand-picked over the course of 20 years of training practice and come in the order that ensures most efficient learning. Each position comes with a special hint unique to this course – a 5x5 mini-position designed to convey the very essence of the tactical maneuver used in the main example.

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. Themes
1.1. Annihilation of defense
1.2. Distraction
1.3. Decoy
1.4. Discovered attack
1.5. Opening of a file
1.6. Clearance
1.7. X-ray attack
1.8. Interception
1.9. Blocking, encirclement
1.10. Destruction of the pawn shelter
1.11. Pawn promotion
1.12. Intermediate move. winning of a tempo
1.13. Play for a stalemate
1.14. Restricting of material
1.15. Pursuit
1.16. Conjunction of tactical methods
1.17. Chess Tactics Art for Advanced
2. Difficulty
2.1. Level 10
2.2. Level 20
2.3. Level 30
2.4. Level 40
2.5. Level 50
2.6. Level 60
2.7. Level 70
2.8. Level 80
2.9. Level 90
2.10. Level 100
2.11. Level 110
2.12. Level 120
2.13. Level 130
2.14. Level 140
2.15. Level 150
2.16. Level 160
2.17. Level 170
2.18. Level 180

What's New in Version 1.0.4

• Added Chinese translations
• Bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

An amazing tactics trainer

This is an incredible app which teaches tactics based on specific motifs. If you are an aspiring player who wishes to work on specific types of tactics, as you should, look no further. For $8 you can’t beat this. How many chess books have you paid $20 or more for that can beat the ease of an interactive, tactical trainer with a strong playing engine for $8? Just buy it, it’s a great app.

A lot of material

I just bought this app at the recommendation for a new player to learn and practice on.
It has a ton of material and puzzles in it, the only thing that gets me is the lack of introduction to a section. There is a pop up telling what the next section is but that seems to be it. Perhaps a more detailed theory page then go into the puzzles.
That is why it is getting a 4 out of 5 because it is lacking that one explanation piece.

Finally have CT Art on iPad & iPhone

Best chess tactics app I've come across in the App Store. This has all the functionality of the desk top version while having a much improved look. For anyone not familiar with CT Art it was written about extensively in Rapid Chess Improvement by Michael De la Maza and was a major factor in the tremendous ratings increase he experienced as an adult player.

CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics)
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Size: 42.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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  1. Full course$7.99