Chess tempo - Train chess tact

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About this game

The Chess Tempo app provides a mobile and tablet friendly interface for features.

Currently supported features:

- Improve your tactics by solving tactical problems, with over 100,000 puzzles available.
- Includes both winning and defensive problem types.
- For premium members, solve against sophisticated custom sets that target your weaknesses, for example:
- Sets that target a particular tactical motif such as pin, fork, discovered attack etc.
- Sets that target your previous mistakes, allowing you to repeat problems until correct.
- Spaced repetition learning algorithm sets where problems you keep getting
wrong are prioritised over those you are already able to solve.
- Note, custom sets can be used on the app, but need to be first created on the website.

- Play chess against other Chesstempo users.
- Supports both live and correspondence chess games
- Get a full post game analysis after every rated game played. Game analysis is spread out over our cluster of hundreds of
instances of stockfish, allowing high quality results to be returned in a few seconds.
- For premium members, have tactics problems extracted from your rated games, and available for solving in the tactics training
UI, and selected via the advanced custom sets feature.

- Create multiple black and white repertoires.
- Import repertoires from PGN or by entering the moves on the board.
- Train your repertoires using spaced repetition.
- Limit training to a branch of a repertoire, a single repertoire, or all repertoires of a colour.
- Option to restrict training to a limited depth.
- Ability to train against the moves that are proving the most resistant to spaced repetition learning.
- Comment on each position or move, and read the comments others have chosen to make public.
- Add engine evaluations or annotations such as +=, ?! etc to each move in the repertoire.
- Export repertoire and your comments and annotations to PGN.
- Graphs showing repertoire learning status and learning history over time.
- Use the opening explorer to choose moves for your repertoire (limited to a depth of 10 moves for free members).
- For premium members, the ability to use the cloud engine to ask for analysis on any position.

- Practice endgames from 3, 4, 5 , 6 and 7 piece endgame positions extracted from real games.
- Over 14000 different positions.
- 2 positions per day for free members.
- For premium members:
- More positions available per day.
- Custom sets that can target a particular endgame type, endgames you keep getting wrong, or utilise spaced repetition for training. Note: Some custom sets types need to be created on the Chesstempo website before being used on the app.

- Learn by playing through master games and get scored on how well you match the master's moves.

- Analyse positions using our cloud engines (requires premium membership). Cloud engines allow you to run high quality analysis without using up your own device's battery. Diamond members can request up to 8 analysis threads, analysing many times more positions per second than an engine running on your device could provide.
- Setup positions from FEN or by arranging the pieces on the board with the board editor.
- Analyse tactics problems after completion to better understand the solution.
Updated on
Apr 26, 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.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.08K reviews
Tyrin Price
August 27, 2021
I reviewed, "Wish there was a way to turn off (or at least turn down) board sounds" and received a response showing me how to do just that. Thanks! Now, if only I could also see the date on the solving history page. :-) Upgraded review from 3 to 4 stars. EDIT: Hoping to see the day of the month on the solving history so I can more easily keep track of the number of puzzles I have solved each day.
11 people found this review helpful
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August 26, 2021
Thanks for the update! Do you mean you want to see the exact date? Currently we only show how long ago the problem was done, but it sounds like you'd prefer the exact date? This is easier to handle on desktop where you could hover to see exact date, but we might add an option to use exact date instead of elapsed time in a future update.
A Google user
February 14, 2020
I am a big fan of running through tactics, but the latest update completely broke the app for me. Problem sets are no longer available, the game just hangs on both data and WiFi in multiple locations (in any mode beyond the menu). I have tried clearing cache and data as well as rebooting my phone. This was my most used app, but now it's basically useless unfortunately.
17 people found this review helpful
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February 14, 2020
Hi Mike, can you please email so we can try to work out what is going wrong with the new version for you. Can please also mention your username in the email.
crx nineseveneight
November 23, 2020
Terrible gui, tiny cryptic buttons, you press on one they expand to other cryptic buttons, no explanation what they do... can't enable engine analysis no matter what I try... great puzzles, abysmal interface... why are buttons so tiny and clustered into a small pile with so much empty screen around? So easy to hit the wrong one. Manual has no pictures, just text, impossible to figure out the options. The board has color palletes that are trying to eat your eyes, can we have something less toxic?
26 people found this review helpful
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November 23, 2020
Thanks for the feedback. Some of the UI can be a bit cryptic. The app is targeted at our desktop users who want an app option, and are mostly familiar with the functionality (desktop has tooltips for all the icons). Unfortunately the user guide doesn't have a mobile section at the moment. We do have plans to improve usability for app only users.

What's new

Added latest opening trainer features:
- Syncing your repertoire with opening explorer and engine eval stats
- Opening sunburst repertoire visualisation.
- Request engine analysis for an entire repertoire (Diamond members only).
- Learning mode that prioritises most commonly played lines first.
- List of all repertoire moves providing sorting by engine evals, explorer stats, or performance.
- Options for colouring opening tree based on engine, explorer or learning metrics stats.