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Chess Tactics Pro (Puzzles)

By Emmanuel Mathis

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Get better at chess with this large collection of chess puzzles for all levels !

This tactic trainer lets you practice in 3 different modes :
- Solve daily puzzles
- Solve offline puzzle packs
- Use the "Progress" mode to get random problems of your level and know your Elo rating

All puzzles are of a high quality and are guaranteed to have a unique solution. The difficulty ranges from beginner to advanced (2000+ Elo).

Other features :
- A free powerful engine to analyze the puzzles
- Level history
- Bookmark puzzles
- Several board themes
- Optimized for both phones and tablets
- A simple and intuitive interface, with no useless stuff, and no weird problems

What's New in Version 1.09

Fixed a bug that caused daily puzzles to randomly appear in the wrong difficulty panel


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Customer Reviews

Great for practicing!

There are no major flaws in this app, and it is very well made.

If I were to suggest a feature for later versions, add a mode where only certain positions have a tactic available, while others one just plays a good positional move (say, give points if eval doesn't drop more than 25%)

Progress mode should give partial credit - otherwise very good

In progress mode, you only score points for the exact best solution. You lose full points for finding an obvious mate-in-4 instead of an obscure mate-in-3. The program should be aware of alternate good moves and give partial credit. Or at least give zero points instead of negative.

Recommended To My Students

With a total of 2,250 puzzles (after purchasing all the available packs), I think this app is certainly worthwhile. I recommend my students follow the Michael de la Maza "Rapid Chess Improvement Program" suggestion and do all of them seven (!) times. Personally, I'm on my third time around as of this post.

Chess Tactics Pro (Puzzles)
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.09
  • Size: 26.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Russian, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

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  4. Hard tactics$1.99
  5. All-Access Pass$9.99
  6. Easy mates$1.99
  7. Hard mates$1.99