Chessvis - Openings & Visualization

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Chessvis version 3.1 has the 1.5 Million Puzzles from Lichess with the added benefit that you control the category and difficulty level. This combined with the extensive Opening Preparation section creates a set of tools that should be on every chess player's phone and tablet.

Opening Preparation in the palm of your hand that taps into a 125 million game collection spanning from masters on down. Study the master AND the games style of your peer group.

Build and practice your repertoire collection too.

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.

The operating premise for Chessvis is:

1. Games below the master level are won by a tactic
2. A tactical opportunity is present BECAUSE your opponent has made a less than optimal move
3. You have to be able to notice when a tactical opportunity is present

Noticing requires two things:
1. familiarity with the "signs" that a tactic might exist (loose pieces, pieces protected by just one other piece, poorly protected king and so on)
2. and since you aren't allowed to move the pieces around, the ability to visualize how to completely accomplish the tactic

The objective of Chessvis is to improve your chessboard visualization skills.

Chessvis focuses on these areas:

Tactics & Mates - Interactively solve tactics and mate puzzles.

This includes a unique "Back it up" feature to improve your visualization skills. The program presents a tactic or mate problem but shows the diagram from some number of moves before the actual tactic or mate sequence starts. You're provided the "backed up" moves in order to visualize them and then solve the problem from a board position that exists only in your mind.

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. Again, it is about building up the "memory muscle".

Who’s Guarding Whom – An interesting exercise to mentally track piece movements and how they interact.

Static Boards - Look at and memorize a board layout, then recreate it. Not easy, but you control the number of pieces so the idea is to build up the "memory muscle".
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What's New

Subscribers can view their puzzle history and export the puzzles to a PGN. And "Blindfold Chess" comes to Chessvis! There are "stepping stones" where you can select shared color pieces, 2 color disks, shared color disks and the empty board. Blindfold games can be reviewed and exported as a PGN. AND puzzles can be done with a blindfold on too.
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Additional Information

April 29, 2021
Current Version
Requires Android
4.4 and up
Content Rating
In-app Products
$2.99 - $19.99 per item
Offered By
Henry Feldman
17 Wall Street Cold Spring, NY 10516
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