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Chess Opening

By Gaussian Knights

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Chess Opening's easy interface allows you to quickly learn over 7300 openings. 1700 standard openings and over 5600 Grandmaster games. Start off with over 30 free openings. Download more when you are ready. Organized by their ECO classifications, each opening starts and plays like a normal chess game. Play as black or white, replay or take back moves - a hint feature shows the best move available from each position and will warn you when playing the wrong piece or moving to an illegal square.

Download over 5600 Grandmaster games from current world champions. Study their openings in depth. Start playing against their position at any point, using the computer to makes moves against your deviations from the game.

Chess Opening has over 100 opening variations of the Sicilian Defense, including many of the popular Dragon variations. In addition to 70 variations of the English opening, Opening Pro features many variations of Nimzo-Indian, Roy Lopez, Two Knights Defense, Four Knights Game, Scotch Game, French, Pirc, Caro-Kann, and Catalan, plus many more. Over 1700 openings in total! To view the list of openings in the current ECO, tap the Openings button on the bottom toolbar. To view openings in other ECO ranges, tap the Opening Systems button at the top of that menu.

The openings can be searched by entering any part of the opening name or variation. You can even search starting from any position in the algebraic chess notation of the opening.

There are two modes of play - Learn and Explorer. Learn mode forces you to play the selected opening without deviation. Explorer mode lets you play a normal game of chess without any move restrictions, showing you the available openings based on which piece you choose to move.

In Learn mode, after the opening is completed, you can continue play against the CPU, replay the same opening again, or select a different opening. And of course you can always replay moves to explore different alternatives and positions against the CPU.

Chess Opening is an invaluable learning tool that will improve your game.

What's New in Version 1.4

Added Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen games
Added Chess Grandmaster Levon Aronian games
Added Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand games


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Customer Reviews

Please add button for Toggle Learn/Explorer mode to bottom bar

Please add button for Toggle Learn/Explorer mode to bottom bar. I frequently switch between the two and it is cumbersome to hit settings each time I need to switch.

First Click Requires Purchase

One click in the game on "Library" to view an opening and it required a purchase. What a disingenuous POS.

Chess opening

Muy buena app para aprender muchas aperturas es muy buena , me gusta también deben actualizarla

Chess Opening
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
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  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 41.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Openings Database 1.0$3.99
  2. Download chess openings$0.99
  3. User Added Chess Openings$0.99
  4. Chess openings Pack 1$1.99
  5. Chess Openings GrandMaster Pack 1$0.99
  6. Eco Packs C, E$1.99
  7. Chess Openings GrandMaster Pack 3$0.99
  8. Eco Pack C$0.99
  9. Chess Openings GrandMaster Pack 2$0.99
  10. Eco Pack B$0.99