CT-ART 4.0 (Chess Tactics)

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About this game

The legendary tactics course that has been voted more than once by chess experts as the best chess training program in the world. This version includes 2,200 basic exercises and 1,800 auxiliary exercises, divided into 50 topics. The course is based on the bestselling book Combination Motifs by a renowned trainer grandmaster Maxim Blokh. All positions have been hand-picked over the course of 20 years of training practice and come in the order that ensures most efficient learning. Each position comes with a special hint unique to this course – a 5x5 mini-position designed to convey the very essence of the tactical maneuver used in the main example.

This course is in the series Chess King Learn (https://learn.chessking.com/), which is an unprecedented chess teaching method. In the series are included 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 course, 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 to solve 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.

Advantages of the program:
♔ High quality examples, all double-checked for correctness
♔ You need to enter all key moves, required by the teacher
♔ Different levels of complexity of the tasks
♔ Various goals, which need to be reached in the problems
♔ The program gives hint if an error is made
♔ For typical mistaken moves, the refutation is shown
♔ You can play out any position of the tasks against the computer
♔ Structured table of contents
♔ The program monitors the change in the rating (ELO) of the player during the learning process
♔ Test mode with flexible settings
♔ Possibility to bookmark favorite exercises
♔ The application is adapted to the bigger screen of a tablet
♔ The application does not require an internet connection
♔ You can link the app to a free Chess King account and solve one course from several devices on Android, iOS and Web at the same time

The course includes a free part, in which you can test the program. Lessons offered in the free version are fully functional. They allow you to test the application in real world conditions before releasing the following topics:
1. Themes
1.1. Annihilation of defense
1.2. Distraction
1.3. Decoy
1.4. Discovered attack
1.5. Opening of a file
1.6. Clearance
1.7. X-ray attack
1.8. Interception
1.9. Blocking, encirclement
1.10. Destruction of the pawn shelter
1.11. Pawn promotion
1.12. Intermediate move. winning of a tempo
1.13. Play for a stalemate
1.14. Restricting of material
1.15. Pursuit
1.16. Conjunction of tactical methods
1.17. Chess Tactics Art for Advanced
2. Difficulty
2.1. Level 10
2.2. Level 20
2.3. Level 30
2.4. Level 40
2.5. Level 50
2.6. Level 60
2.7. Level 70
2.8. Level 80
2.9. Level 90
2.10. Level 100
Updated on
Mar 19, 2021

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
Location
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
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Committed to follow the Play Families Policy
4.7
13.3K reviews
Alexander Stimson
April 13, 2021
I wish I could give 4.5 stars Chess King apps are always high quality but most of them have two very noticeable flaws.... 1) There are no explanations on the puzzle solutions 2) Puzzles with multiple lines you can only "analyze" the last one after you complete it. If you don't understand the first line opponent played you'd better have an amazing memory or be taking notes. Other than that, amazing and high quality app. I've purchased about 10 of them and counting!
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robert hanger
July 11, 2021
This is a the best chess app I have used. The ubiquitous complaint would have to be that there is often too much disparity between the main puzzles and the "lesser" puzzles. The latter help you when you get stuck by relaying the concept of the given puzzle but in a more basic, easily conceptualized formula. The lesser puzzles are fine but the main ones need a further hint or two before kicking you to the kiddy pool.
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Sterling Albury
June 28, 2021
Really like it so far. I bought the full version and don't really have any complaints. Had to spend some time clicking around the app to figure out how everything works. Edit - I feel like every time I open the app I get an Authentication Failed error, even though I can see my profile and my progress looks correct.
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What's new

* Added Japanese, Hungarian, Norwegian and Swedish
* Added notifications settings; select notifications you want to see in the Practice
* "Go" floating button on the home screen now opens the first new exercise
* Added Instagram share for puzzles
* Improved dark theme support, you can now use "Follow system" option to match your system theme
* Make statistics colors in the light theme more bright
* Copy full exercise PGN to the engine after solution
* Various fixes and improvements