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Train, Check and Play with Chessimo ®

Raise your skill level and have more fun playing chess by taking Chessimo´s ® innovative step by step training. Chessimo ® helps you achieve long-lasting training benefits quickly and enjoyably through repetition of real-life game situations.

TRAIN - Improve your chess

Chessimo´s ® innovative approach to chess training is based on repeatedly solving real game situations chosen by the Brazilian GM Gilberto Milos. The exercises are sorted by themes (tactics, strategy, endgames) and severity.

Chessimo ® helps you improve your basic knowledge of tactics, endgames, openings and strategy in a playful way. Each exercise demonstrates interactive training and asks you for the correct answer to a question posed by the software.

Chessimo ® helps you to:

- Significantly improve your ability to combine moves

- Recognize tactical moves more quickly

- Perfect your openings and endgames

- Think ahead more efficiently

CHECK - Play against the computer

If you´re looking for a real challenge, look no further: Crafty is always up for a game. By playing against one of the strongest chess programs you will be able to turn your training´s progress into success – as documented by your individual Elo rating.

After the game is over Chessimo ® will display your personal Elo rating, which you may register with the Apple Game Center for inclusion in a high score list of all registered Chessimo ® users.

PLAY - Use your iPhone as a chessboard

Playing chess has never been more convenient: Chessimo ® can turn your iPhone into a chessboard. During your lunch break or while you´re travelling, the only thing you´ll need is an opponent ready to rise to your challenge.

Now have fun with Chessimo ®.

What's New in Version 1.13

You will now be able to upload you TRAIN progress to Chessimo Online

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Customer Reviews

Incredibly good

I have a USCF rating of about 1950. The app provides interactive lessons that cover the essential aspects of chess- tactics, strategy, and endgames. The lessons start out very basic but very slowly get more challenging. I’ve been using this app a lot for about 6 months and I’ve only completed 5% of the lessons. There’s a ton of material. It’s simply the best training program I’ve ever used. Although it does review openings, a tournament player needs more information- books, databases, DVDs to make an opening repertoire. Kudos to the developers for creating this awesome tool and making it affordable!

Good, but must use same device

Cannot sign into Facebook to sync with website (says I am not signed in but I am, both the in-phone app and in safari). Cannot transfer training because it will not recognize the chessimo login that works perfectly fine on the website. So I can't sync with online profile from my phone and I can't start training on the online profile and transfer to my phone.

Old review:
It seems a lot of puzzles where there aren't moves forced by checks rely on the computer making mistakes. Even the app's own AI won't make the moves programmed into the puzzles.

The app crashes often when playing the AI in exercises to explore alternatives. The AI stops responding and you end up playing both sides until the crash.

Would be 4 starts, but at the price I want an app that doesn't crash when doing normal things.

Very informative

This app offers a lot of great tactics for beginners like me, and has helped me improve my game through the numerous and most importantly detailed explanations of exercises.

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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.13
  • Size: 18.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Activation of all Chessimo units$7.99
  2. Activation of all Tactics Units$2.99
  3. Activation of all opening variations$2.99
  4. Play TRAIN situations against the computer$1.99
  5. Activation of all Strategy Units$2.99
  6. Activation of all Endgame Units$3.99
  7. Activation of all Commented Engame-Units$2.99

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