● Simple visual interface
● Click on the arrows on the board to advance to the various openings
● Press the back key to go back to the previous move
● Important openings are highlighted
● No need to get a headache with algebraic notation
● Search openings by name or ECO code
● Contains all the ECO openings (and some more)
● The app requires the "WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" permission as it can save pictures of the openings to your gallery
● Feel free to us any feedback, we are always willing to listen
Alekhine, Botvinnik, Capablanca, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Lasker, Morphy, Steinmetz and IBM's "Deep Blue" are all represented.
Novice and expert alike will benefit from witnessing the unfolding of the clashes between these giants of chess. Hopefully, you will be entertained and educated while re-playing the most remarkable games in history.
Sorted by opening moves, white/black win/draw statistics included
Requires 700MB available space on SD card for the uncompressed games database, additionally to the app itself.
Please send your feedback, it will be appreciated
The source code is here: https://github.com/duzenko/chess-opening-explorer
STORAGE issue. Recently I have added code to work around the KitKat sdcard write restrictions. The uncompressed database is now located at "external storage\data\Android\name.duzenko.chessopeningexplorer"
The problem is some vendors, like Samsung, link external storage to internal phone memory. For Samsung devices only the app will try to use "/storage/extSdCard/Android/data/" so that precious internal memory is not used. If you have a non-Samsung device and want the database on your sd card and not in internal mmeory please contact me via email and I will try to add your vendor to the exception list.
BTW Previously the database was kept in "extsdcard\Chess Opening Explorer". Old files did not get deleted automatically so you should probably do that manually to free the 700 MB of space that the database takes up.
Forget carrying your bulky books!
This app cannot be launched on its own. Please install Chess Book Study
1. This is based on the open source EBookDroid app
2. The original EBookDroid app is here
Besides being an chess opening encyclopedia you can also store your own personal notes concerning any of the more than 2000 variations.
All notation is in algebraic figurine notation. You can also bookmark the variations you are most interested in for faster access later on.
Finally you can share variations and position diagrams by email, sms or social networks with your friends for discussion! Opening lines can also be exported to pgn files.
The opening book can be expanded by adding your own moves as well to the database and as the ONLY chess opening app on Google Play you can backup or transfer your custom moves, notes and bookmarks to other devices (built-in cloud support in the app).
Start to improve your chess opening knowledge today!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This book contains most of the opening variations as defined by ECO codes (which covers more than 2000). It's NOT a comprenhensive list of ALL chess opening theory and ECO (Encyclopedia of Chess Openings) contains both "good" and "bad" opening variations. ECO is the global standard for classification of chess opening variations - it does *NOT* judge quality of openings. Just like the ISBN system of books does not judge quality of normal books.
You need to understand standard chess notation for chess moves to be able to use this app.
If you like this app you might be interested in the sister app called "Chess Endings" - search for that on Android market.
Permissions of SD-card read/write is used for storage of temporary position diagrams and pgn files.
Note: the export to pgn file and export to png image feature are only available with android version 2.2 or higher.
1) Read four chapters on various aspects of chess such as fundamental rules and game strategies.
2) Solve fifty check mate puzzle questions.
3) Watch six different video's on various chess openings.
4) Read 300 quotes by famous chess Grandmasters.
After you read the chapters, be sure to do the chess puzzles and watch the video's, they are the main learning components.
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All the endings presented here are annotated with comments (in English) and they will teach you the techniques in a wide variety of common chess endings and what the theoretical results are (can it be won or is it just a draw).
The app works both as a tutorial to learning endings for new chess players and as a reference for advanced players (do you remember how to play the knight+bishop vs king for example or the Lucena method/position for rook endings?)
Included are also useful statistics on the occurences of the endgames in practical play. This will help you focus on the most often occuring endgames in practical play. Statistics are from the "Fundamental Chess Ending" book.
All endings have been verified by various endgame reference books, and strong engine analysis.
Included examples are:
King+Rook vs King
King+Bishop+Bishop vs King
King+Queen vs King+Pawn (4 different endings)
King+Queen vs King+Rook
King+Bishop+Knight vs King
King+Knight+Knight vs King
King+Knight+Knight vs King+Pawn.
King+Rook vs King+ Bishop
King+2 pawns vs King
King+pawn vs King
King + 3 pawns vs King + 3 pawns
King + Rook + Pawn vs King + Rook (some different endings)
King + Bishop + pawns vs King+Bishop (opposite and same color)
and more......in total more than 30 endings.
You can also customize board colors and share positions with friends by sms, email or social network!
Start improving you endgame knowledge today!
Note: Knowing chess move notation will help you get the most out of this app. All notation is in standard figurine notation.
If you like this app you might be interested in the sister app called "Chess Openings" - search for that on Android market.
Note: the export to pgn file and export to png image feature are only available with android version 2.2 or higher.
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This is a handy virtual World Chess Championship reference. It includes 39 title matches from 1886 until present time. It contains more than 800 World Championship chess games spanning a period of more than 125 years of chess history!
Relive the famous games in chess history - the famous game Fischer-Spassky (game 1), where Fischer miscalculated and lost a bishop or the must-win game for Kasparov in the last game in the Kasporv-Karpov match in 1987 (game 24) or watch Carlsen's endgame skills beating Anand or....
See the chess openings used in World Championship matches or study the many interesting endings played by the champions.
You can easily select any game from any of the matches and play through it - move by move - on the board inside the app.
Furthermore, included in this app are short biographical info on all the World Champions from Steinitz in 1886 to Carlsen in 2013.
You can also share any games with friends by sms, email or social network.
Finally, you can also export any game to PGN format for further analysis or sharing.
Carry chess history in your pocket now!
Note: Only classical matches are included. Not the round-robin tournaments that was held in 2007 and 1948 as these are special cases. During the PCA/FIDE split the matches included are those involving Kasparov and Kramnik (PCA), not FIDE.
All notation is in standard algebraic figurine notation.
SD-card write permission is used for storing position diagrams temporarily.
All premium content is created exclusively for this app by Grandmaster Julen Arizmendi, who is a
professional chess trainer and also published author of "Mastering the Najdorf" (Gambit Books, 2004).
In this app Grandmaster Arizmendi has selected 20 game examples and clearly explains (in English) various themes and key ideas in the chess middlegame.
In chess the middlegame is often the most complex part of the game and it is often here that games are won or lost, not in the opening phase. Improve your middlegame skills and find new inspiration - get this app now!
There are 7 key themes included:
1. Dynamic advantages
2. Static advantages
3. Kings on the same same
4. Kings on opposite sides
6. Exchanging queens
7. None of the above?
Each key theme contains subtopics which are explained through game examples with commentary by Grandmaster Arizmendi.
Besides containing high quality analysis and annotations the app features many settings that allows you to customize how you want to use it. You can also share any games position with friends by sms, email or social network.
Start improving your chess knowledge today!
The middlegame part of chess is the most complex and no reference can of course contain all concepts, but this app covers key themes that often occur in practical games.
You might be intereted in the two sister apps as well : "Chess Openings" and "Chess Endings" - search for them on Google Play.
THE most comprehensive pgn viewer available for your Android mobile device
ALLOWS you to read all text, multiple variations and sub-variations
ALLOWS you to play through all games
GIVES you access to the Everyman Chess library
EASY access to any pgn file online or offline, from any source
ACCESS from your hard drive, from a web-page, email attachments or via a url
FREE eBook chapters when you download the app
CAN hold up to 3000 games
• text laid out in usual clear Gambit style
• play over moves and variations on screen
• accompanying text scrolls automatically
• tap any chess move and the position appears on the board
• easily navigate through complex variations
• search function for words, phrases, player names
• move swiftly between games and chapters
• choice of layout options - including flip board
• free sample text available to try out the app
Chess Studio represents an enjoyable and portable new way of reading chess books, designed by chess players for chess players. Overseeing every aspect of the app design was Grandmaster John Nunn, one of the best-respected figures in the chess world and three-times World Chess Solving Champion.
Chess is one of the oldest known games that is still played today. With it's more than 1400 years history it is deeply ingrained in our cultural history and still fascinates more than 1 billion people around the globe who can play the game.
With this easy-to-use app you will learn ALL the rules of chess with a number of tutorials showing how the pieces move, special moves such as castling and "en passant" (if you never heard that word before, then maybe this app is for you!), pawn promotion etc etc.
There are also some tutorials on basic chess strategy to get you started to play against your first human opponents.
Surprise the people you know and learn this game at your own pace. Each tutorial can be learned in a few minutes and it's perfect for learning while waiting for the bus or riding
on the subway!
Note: The internet permission is used for automatic error reporting to help improve the app. You do NOT have to be connected to the Internet to use this app.
Knowledge of most effective strategies of this game helps you to attack the opponent as well as in self defense. Though, strategies can be learnt by practicing, yet there are few tips and techniques that will definitely improve your strategic skill in chess.
Here is such an app that contains these tricks. You will get best and effective chess tricks inside this app. Just download this app and access full guidelines & move to win.
Here's a sneak-peak of the content you will receive inside this app:
Chess is considered to have originated in Eastern India, c. 280 – 550 Ce, in the Gupta Empire, where its initial form in the sixth century was known as chaturaṅga , actually four divisions of the military – infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry, represented to by the pieces that would evolve into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook, respectively.
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Note: - This Is Content - Only App. It gives you information regarding chess tricks.
How to play it?
What are the basic rules to play it?
How one loses or wins the game?
If you like to play chess or want to learn chess then this is a perfect app for you. This app enables user to learn to play chess. Chess is a mind game which requires your most attentive way to play this but from where to start is the key question.
For this all you need a basic learning of Chess which you can easily find in this app. Just download this app on your smart phone and start learning the Chess game.
Rest you can find in the app; so can challenge your friend or member of family.
Here's a sneak-peak of the content you will receive inside the app:
Every player starts the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently.
The goal is to "checkmate" the opponent's king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture.
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Note:-This Is Content - Only App. It gives you information regarding learning of chess.
Now the game is availiable for Android in 3D.
Tic Tac Toe has two modes: one player and two players. One player mode allows you to fight with computer.
+ Riched 3D helps you to see the game field from different points of view;
+ Custom game field size: 24x24;
+ Synchronization of your scores;
+ Mute and Unmute sound;
+ Free to play.