Chess Openings Trainer Lite

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4.1
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About this game

In chess, a winning game starts with the very first move. It doesn't matter how creative you may be in the middle game or endgame if you lose the opening. Your goal while playing the opening should be to reach a familiar and comfortable position.

This app will help you define a complete chess opening plan and will train you to execute it. It will also allow you to define mid-games or end games if you also want to train on these aspects of the game. The app uses an proven memorizing technique called "spaced repetition" which is probably be the most powerful technique in existence for improving your brain's ability to recall what you study. It continuously identifies moves that give you more challenge and helps you to improve by using an effective pattern of repetitions. The perfect execution of the plan you have prepared will give you an advantage against any opponent, even more so when it comes to timed games.

The concept is very simple: you select and enter only one move for your own color (your best move) and then you enter all possible opponent's moves in response to your move.

If you want a premium version that can be used offline with more features, please download Chess Openings Trainer Pro:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beadapps.chessrepertoiretrainer.paid

A quick reference guide is also available here:
https://www.beadapps.com/

Main features:
♞ Ability to practice various topics: openings, mid-games or end-games.
♞ Ability to create folders and segregate games in an organized way.
♞ Ability to import PGN files (moves and comments).
♞ Ability to export your games to PGN file format (pro version only).
♞ Ability to add personal comments in your games.
♞ Ability to read aloud comments using your device's text to speech engine.
♞ Ability to add graphic elements (arrows and colored squares) to illustrate the tactical points when editing a game (by a long press on a tile of the chessboard).
♞ Compatible with ChessBase graphic commentary.
♞ Ability to re-order candidate moves in your games (by a long press in the moves' list).
♞ Ability to resume playing against the chess engine when you reach the last position of a game.
♞ Ability to backup your repertoire, restore it (pro version only) on another device, or share it with your friends.
♞ Automatic identification of your openings using the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings (ECO).
♞ Automatic calculation and display of material difference.
♞ Ability to handle transpositions.
♞ Ability to customize app theme, chessboard colors and chess pieces set.
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♞ A built-in chess engine (Stockfish) helps you to find the best moves for your games!

Several operating modes are available for regular training:
♞ target weaknesses (default):
The computer simulates opponent moves based on your scores and targets your weaknesses.
♞ full coverage:
The computer simulates opponent moves sequentially and ensures to cover all possible paths of your game.
♞ random mode:
The computer simulates opponent moves based on the probability of occurrence of each move during a game.

"Spaced repetition" type training (flash cards):
♞ The computer select random positions within your game using a custom learning algorithm.

When opening the app for the first time, the first step is to create a new game and record the moves your want to learn.
Once you are done with entering moves you are ready to start your training.


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Updated on
Mar 20, 2022

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4.1
861 reviews
Danilo Milenkovic
August 6, 2020
I downloaded it and was amazed at how good the app was, just what i had been looking for. But then after you enter 3 openings it says that you must purchase the pro version which is 8€. The free version is virtually useless unless you want to try it out as like a demo or something. The app's sole use is to store and train openings which you cant do after entering three openings.
21 people found this review helpful
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beadapps
August 9, 2020
You are right, even if many users use it on a regular basis to learn their favorite openings, the free app is a much more demo in order to get an idea of the app before purchasing the pro version. Thank you for your feedback!
A Google user
July 22, 2019
A "spaced repetition" in action! Those who have interest in the concept, may wish to check SuperMemo theory. Surely, the free version just gives a sense of it, but those who love the idea can go for the full one.
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beadapps
July 25, 2019
Thanks for this nice review!
Thomas Allein
November 23, 2020
Sorry, it does not offer much to organize your chess material. In the repertoire management there are only two main folders, Black or White, and only a 2-ranks hierarchy, which is far from enough. This app has a potential for development.
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beadapps
December 12, 2020
Hi, We've forwarded your feedback to our developers. Thank you for taking out the time to send us your suggestions!

What's new

♞ Minor bug fixes.