Chess King - Learn to Play

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About this game

Chess King Learn ( is a unique collection of chess education courses. It includes courses in tactics, strategy, openings, middlegame, and endgame, split by levels from beginners to experienced players, and even professional players.

With the help of this program, you can improve your chess knowledge, learn new tactical tricks and combinations, and consolidate the acquired knowledge into practice.

The program acts as a coach who gives tasks and helps to solve them if you get stuck. It will give you hints, explanations and show you even striking refutation of the mistakes you might make.

Some courses contain a theoretical section, which explains the methods of the game in a certain stage of the game, based on actual examples. The theory is presented in an interactive way, which means you can not only read the text of the lessons, but also to make moves on the board and work out unclear moves on the board.

App features:
♔ 100+ courses in one app. Choose the most suitable one!
♔ Chess learning. Hints are shown in case of errors
♔ High quality puzzles, all double-checked for correctness
♔ You need to enter all key moves, required by the teacher
♔ Refutations are played for typical mistaken moves
♔ Computer analysis is available for any position
♔ Interactive theoretical lessons
♔ Chess tasks for kids
♔ Chess analysis & opening tree
♔ Choose your board theme and 2D chess pieces
♔ ELO rating history is saved
♔ Test mode with flexible settings
♔ Bookmarks for favorite exercises
♔ Tablets support
♔ Full offline support
♔ Chess King account linking is available for simultaneous learning from any device on Android, iOS, macOS and Web

Each course includes a free part, in which you can test the program and exercises. Lessons offered in the free version are fully functional. They allow you to test the application in real world conditions before purchasing a full version. Each course should be bought separately, but you can buy a subscription which gives you an access to all courses for a limited time.

You can study the following courses in the app:
♔ Learn Chess: From Beginner to Club Player
♔ Chess Strategy & Tactics
♔ Chess Tactics Art (1400-1800 ELO)
♔ Bobby Fischer
♔ Manual of Chess Combinations
♔ Chess Tactics for Beginners
♔ Advanced Defense (Chess Puzzles)
♔ Chess Strategy (1800-2400)
♔ Total Chess Endgames (1600-2400 ELO)
♔ CT-ART. Chess Mate Theory
♔ Chess Middlegame
♔ CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics 1200-2400 ELO)
♔ Mate in 1, 2, 3-4
♔ Elementary Chess Tactics
♔ Chess Opening Blunders
♔ Chess Endings for Beginners
♔ Chess Opening Lab (1400-2000)
♔ Chess Endgame Studies
♔ Capturing Pieces
♔ Sergey Karjakin - Elite Chess Player
♔ Chess Tactics in Sicilian Defense
♔ Chess Tactics in French Defense
♔ Chess Tactics in Caro-Kann Defense
♔ Chess Tactics in Grünfeld Defense
♔ Chess School for Beginners
♔ Chess Tactics in Scandinavian Defense
♔ Mikhail Tal
♔ Simple Defense
♔ Magnus Carlsen - Chess Champion
♔ Chess Tactics in King's Indian Defense
♔ Chess Tactics in Open Games
♔ Chess Tactics in Slav Defense
♔ Chess Tactics in Volga Gambit
♔ Garry Kasparov
♔ Viswanathan Anand
♔ Vladimir Kramnik
♔ Alexander Alekhine
♔ Mikhail Botvinnik
♔ Emanuel Lasker
♔ Jose Raul Capablanca
♔ Encyclopedia Chess Combinations Informant
♔ Wilhelm Steinitz
♔ Universal Chess Opening: 1. d4 2. Nf3 3. e3
♔ Manual of Chess Strategy
♔ Chess: A Positional Opening Repertoire
♔ Chess: An Aggressive Opening Repertoire
Updated on
Jul 28, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

11.3K reviews
A Google user
January 15, 2019
I am working my way through the the sections and really enjoying the app. Two issues: First, the User Interface takes a bit to figure out. It took me until half way through section 1 to figure out what all the arrows do. Maybe add a quick tutorial to explain the UI. Second issue; Section 2 (The Simplest Endings) seems out of sequence. 2.2 discusses the 3 phases of the game. 2.1 explains some of the endings. This seems out of order. Paid for full so hoping it is a minor oversight.
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Nick Shafer
March 5, 2021
Awesome app for learning all things chess! Even got the yearly sub, no regrets! The app has a bug or two, but nothing big. The only thing I have a hard time with is the order the automation goes through the lines. I know it's just reading the theory section, but it goes through all the "or, and, but not" lines before showing you the actual main line. I know it would mean having to create separate automation and theory annotations for each lesson, but it would be so much easier to follow IMHO!!!
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Nicholas Conrad
November 7, 2021
The app is divided between theory (reading) and practice (solving board positions) but they're separate. It's not always clear what the relationship is. One puzzle in practice asks me to "find the best continuance". That term has not been explained. There's no link to the 'theory' section that is relevant to this exercise, or even a glossary. If you make a wrong move, arrows and shapes of many colors appear, but aren't explained. I find the teaching style confusing and largely unhelpful.
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Chess King
November 8, 2021
Hi Nicholas! Thanks for the feedback. We'll improve the courses to set relations between theory and practice. "Find the best continuation" means you have to find the best move in a position. So you need to analyze it in your mind and find the best action in the position. You may find the Help section in the Settings, explaining the graphic hints.

What's new

* Added training mode based on Spaced Repetition - it combines erroneous exercises with new ones and presents the more suitable set of puzzles to solve.
* Added ability to launch tests on bookmarks.
* Added daily goal for puzzles - chose how many exercise you need to keep your skills in shape.
* Added daily streak - how many days in a row the daily goal is completed.
* Various fixes and improvements