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Noir Chess: Trainer with ICC and FICS Client

By Blocshop

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


There are 600 million chess players in the world. If you’re one of them, and you’re looking to be better than the rest, then this is the download for you!

Noir Chess has the modest goal of being the best chess training app in the app store. We’re sharing training techniques you would get from private chess lessons for free in this app! Our goal is to improve your chess memory, board awareness, ability to visualize the board and see tactics, and your overall chess skill.

Exercises are appropriate for all levels, from new players all the way up to titled masters; there is something in this app for everyone. Your progress will be tracked by earning stars as your skill improves in each exercise. Even titled players will struggle to achieve all of the stars, so you just might be the next world champion if you manage to earn them all!

In addition to our chess coaching-inspired training exercises, Noir Chess also includes traditional tactics, as well as text-based tactics that force the player to visualize the position before trying to enter the solution.

You can also use your Internet connection to play live games against opponents on the popular Free Internet Chess Server (FICS) and Internet Chess Club (ICC). You will be able to create and accept games on both of those services. You can choose to use standard pieces, colored tokens, neutral tokens, or no pieces at all to improve your blindfold technique. Note that a stable connection is required to play games online.

Have fun, and please send us feedback via the app or on our site at We are continually striving to improve this app!

** The free version is ad-supported. Please upgrade to the paid version if you would like to eliminate advertisements! **

What's New in Version 1.4.0

- Leaderboards
- Review online games
- Option to send PGNs by email.


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Customer Reviews

Very difficult for a person learning chess

I'm going to have to work hard to use most of the features of this app. But the tactics trainer can be used, even by a newby.

Buggy and unusable

When you login, you basically can't use the seek feature because it takes you back to the first tab every time. This is on a brand new iPhone 6s Plus.

So either you always play as guest (useless) or you can't use the online feature which is why I paid for this app in the first place.

Update needed

I like the app however it needs more variety on the tactics. And the main reason I'm giving 3 stars is because customer service is gone. Pretty rare for a paid app with such potential.

Noir Chess: Trainer with ICC and FICS Client
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4.0
  • Size: 18.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Czech, Korean, Russian
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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