By Charles River Applications
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ChessDB is an application that allows you to view millions of chess games -- all on your iPhone or iPod Touch. ChessDB is a database to hold your chess games on your device.
ChessDB comes with:
Ability to download your databases to your iPhone or iPod.
Tactical puzzles and model games in the Short Brilliancies and Blue Knights databases
Games from Anand, Capablanca, Kasparov, Morphy, Staunton, and other notable masters.
Openings databases, including ones for the Caro-Kann, Ruy Lopez, and Sicillian.
Complete games from classic tournaments and world championships, from the US Chess Congress in 1857 to the Linares Tournament in 2009.
With ChessDB, you no longer need to carry your laptop to be able to view hundreds of thousands of games or practice your favorite tactics.
Thank you to Richard Shorman for compiling the Blue Knights database, a collection of 43 model games for improving one's chess.
For buyers who have more questions about how to download databases, convert databases, etc., click on the "ChessDB Support" link.
What's New in Version 1.9.2
Fixed nasty bug on some iOS3 devices
This is my favorite chess program, I have 6 others. Buy this!
I like it even better after 6 months
But then I downloaded the new updated version. Now the board and pieces are missing. The original software is no longer available.
Please fix this.
The newest version works very well on my iPhone. The author is quite helpful, responds promptly with remarkible courtesy.
Way better than expected! I was expecting a smallish database without any instruction-I was totally wrong! Lots of annotated games. Large database of practical endgames with notes. Ability to upload pgn files means it will never run out of value. Great app for anyone seeking chess training :-)
Good content, but entering your own games is a problem. I spent the time and entered 10 or so games and then 2 days later they were not viewable. They were still there, you just couldn't view them. I've tried this app a couple of different times over a period of years and this as always been an issue. Obviously the developer does not plan to ever fix the problem. It's a shame, could be really good.