Chessvis - Puzzles, Visualizat

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About this game

Chessvis, with its focus on visualization is designed to help you get better at the game. It has over 1,600,000 puzzles, opening preparation, blindfold chess, move following, static boards and other exercises. Many features are unique and not to be found in any other chess app. And now with the latest version, Chessvis has the world's largest opening game database and can download your online games for analysis.


The Chessvis puzzle collection starts with the over 1.6 million categorized and rated puzzles from Lichess and adds several unique features including:

Category and Rating Control
Chessvis lets you set both the category and rating of the puzzles you’re challenged with. Want to try easy forks one day and hard multiple move mates the next? Do it! You’ll never be forced to only do puzzles around some hypothetical rating you’ve “earned”. The entire puzzle collection is always available for you.

Visualized Puzzles
A unique feature of Chessvis is the "Visualized" puzzle. It presents a puzzle showing the diagram from some number of moves before the actual tactic sequence starts. You're told the number of moves to "visualize" and then solve the problem from a board position that only exists in your mind. This is what got Chessvis started and it’s the only app with it.

Other Puzzle Collection Features
The “no repeat pledge” - with such an extensive puzzle collection, Chessvis is able to make sure you don’t see the same puzzle twice. Want to focus on solving puzzles quickly? Turn on the timer. Going to be away from the internet? Pull two thousand puzzles down to your device and work off-line. See your puzzle history. Download the puzzles you’ve done. Graph the results. Compare with others. All that is in Chessvis.

Opening Preparation

Opening Preparation in the palm of your hand that taps into the world's largest opening database with 540 million games spanning from masters on down. Study the master and the games style of your peer group. You can explore opening moves, create, management, view and import repertoires. Then practice those repertoires against the computer as though you’re getting ready for a game.

Blindfold Chess

Play against the computer with "stepping stones" to help you ease your way into blindfold chess. Start with all pieces sharing one color then go to two color disks, one shared color disk and then eventually an empty board.

Move Following

Track a sequence of moves and then update the board to that point. Follow a game from the beginning, some random location within a game or specify the number of pieces you want to follow.

Who’s Guarding Whom

A deceptively simple visualization exercise that forces you to mentally track piece movements and how they interact. (No other app has this.)

Static Boards

What could be simpler than this? You look at and memorize a board layout, then recreate it. Start off easy with just a few pieces and work your way up.

Analyze Your Games

Download your and games for opening analysis. See what you've been playing, what's been played against you and the results.


What better way is there than videos to see Chessvis in action? You can watch the videos within the app or search youtube for the "Chessvis Video Collection". They're all kept short and to the point.

Chessvis has always had unique tools to visualize the chessboard and win more games. A famous chess coach said: "Don't think about the pieces being exchanged, visualize how the board will look when the pieces are gone". Move a piece and you affect two places. But it's illegal to physically move the piece and see the effects -- you must learn to visualize. Chessvis is designed to help with that process.

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Updated on
Feb 5, 2022

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111 reviews
December 13, 2020
Definitely an underrated visualization app! Not the puzzles themselves but the practice it provides is invaluable. I've tried playing blindfold before and it's a challenge -- with this app I can practice memory, board vision, and tactic patterns in a manageable way. I especially enjoy the option to make the practices progressively harder. This is now part of my daily training!
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Henry Feldman
December 13, 2020
Thank you very much for the review! I wanted to let you know that Chessvis 2.0 is in beta test. It adds an entirely new section on Openings. If you would like to test it, send me an email at Henry
A Google user
May 16, 2019
Very valuable app -- I would give it 5 stars, but it has an irritating glitch. It fairy regularly tells me my solution is wrong, when in fact there are multiple solutions. The app's "explore" feature confirms my solution was correct (after I have found the solution the problem wanted me to find)
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Henry Feldman
February 17, 2021
Thank you very much. Version 3.0 which will be available around the end of February, will replace the mate and tactics puzzles with the 1.3 million puzzles created by Lichess. Mates with multiple solutions should be totally correct. Tactics will have unique solutions. Please check back.
Fred Martin
May 26, 2021
This App is amazing! Customizable blindfolded chess puzzles!!! Complete opening repertoire taken from millions of games from lichess and Master level games. Second to none visualization training to aid in seeing several moves ahead and not making blunders. This app is a great addition to have in anyones library!
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What's new

Celebrate your puzzle success with a sparkling light show! V7.2 adds a subscriber benefit where you can set a target number of puzzles to do per day. When you hit that target (or a multiple), the chessboard lights up with a fun light show.