Chess Free NO ADS
By Christophe Théron
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NEW 2017 VERSION !!!
▻ Do you want to learn or improve at chess?
▻ Do you want to master the most prestigious, the classiest game ever, while having fun?
It's EASY, and you can start right now!
How does it work? It's really simple: you just play! The coach shows you the moves a Grandmaster would pick. Not just one move, HE SHOWS YOU THE 4 BEST MOVES!
Sounds silly? Well think about it... How did you learn to talk when you were a child? Did you take grammar and spelling lessons? Of course not. You just went with the flow, because that's the most effective way to learn!
This app allows you to do just that, AND IT WORKS!
It is also recommended for ADVANCED PLAYERS and EXPERTS: it includes 6000 grandmaster games that you can study with the analysis feature. You can save your games, send them by email, and even import games from other chess apps. The built-in chess engine can also play at the World Championship level if you want.
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What's New in Version 2017.01
- More customized styles.
- Improved chess engine.
- New friendly features and options.
Follow the light...
...the green light that is! Work your way up to a level where you can't win, then turn on the green button and play a few games until you begin to feel the rhythms and patterns of that level. Helps with opening and protecting your king. You also begin to realize that just one piece difference wins the game at higher levels. Try out the masters levels just for fun - hard to imagine anyone being able to think that far ahead - probably the same guys that memorize pi out to 10,000 decimal places. Only improvement I would suggest would be to provide more commentary on strategies as you are moving and an overall description which characterizes each major difficulty level (i.e., the novice level player does not miss seeing attacks and has a command over all pieces. Works in single strategy, etc). For that I would pay more. I have painfully learned more about draws and stalemates than I ever wanted. Great app!
Teaches you to the play
I'd always admired the game of chess, but never found anyone to teach me to play. This app has been an effective, easily customizable teacher.
It's you vs. the computer, and the system suggests 4 moves for you to make on each turn. Suggestions are weighted -- the thicker the green line, the more heavily suggested the move, but the choice is yours to make. You can toggle the suggestion mode on and off move with each move, so you can reach for help only if you get stuck if you want. The system has dozens of difficulty levels, so you're not getting pummeled when you start, but you can get more challenging games when you're ready.
Written tutorials were also excellent, providing a brief, readable beginner's guide to how each piece moves.
The app has advanced features and modes I haven't explored yet. I've played dozens of games over the last few months and haven't had to pay real money for one yet. I'm just now running low on the free game credits. The app will be well worth the purchase price for me to continue.
Wish the board was bigger and the controls at the bottom were smaller. I also have issues with fat fingers and a few times didn't get the piece all the way to the spot I wanted at a critical time. That meant defeat or calling back the move which takes away your point. But you can also move by just touching the piece and then the destination. This really helped after I trained myself to move in that manner instead of dragging the piece. Over all I like the app. I also made good use of the board colors picking a very dark one so I can play while tending to the kids when they are having trouble falling asleep. I had forgotten what a great game chess is!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 11, 2017
- Version: 2017.01
- Size: 43.3 MB
- Languages: English, French, German
- Seller: Christophe THERON
- © 1994-2017 by Chris THERON
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.