Very good! This is the best tactics app l have come across. Very good collection and really simple and beautiful design. There are points to improve though, one: in some of the games the player has not found the best move, the game should account for that. Two: some of the set ups are totally wrong, for example, M.Tal vs V.Akopian Barcelona 1992, the white king is under double check at the start and you're supposed to move another piece... Check that out please. Thanks!
Great Play through lots of quick puzzles. Makes it so easy to do drills in a way that is as fun as a real game but focused on one small tactical point. Downside: it's just a list of 500 puzzles. No way to organize. No way to favorite specific ones, leave yourself notes, monitor progress (number of mistakes or time taken). The app is a bare bones collection of great puzzles with tons of potential. Make a pro version with more features, would gladly pay for a few more features to make this app great.
Excellent! Wish for a bit more. It's true Tal - Akopian is wrong (K on check) It's a simple update... I've tried many tactics and chess apps in general and this one is IMO one of the best. The set is made up of famous games which I like. The UI is minimalist but pleasing. I wish to share link to an engine, if embedding one is too much work. People like easy/intermediate/hard groups. Like your idea of no ads in your basic set, then selling new sets for a small fee. Good job.
It is really al about tactics. It would be great if additional descriptions can be added for each puzzle or if users can comment. In some rare occasions I have noticed that some puzzles still remained puzzli ng because the puzzle achievement could easly be countered by the opponent. On the other hand I could be wrong :)
Short sighted Fun to play real examples. But, when you hit the back button on your phone, you must back through all the games you played. Also, its a guess the predetermined sequence of moves game. It does not allow for successful alternatives. And worse, it claims some positions are undefendable when there are still slim options.
Great for people just learning to play chess. I am by no means a chess master. However, a lot of these solutions, I can see better moves to be made and it's frustrating for the app to tell me it's a wrong move to make. The material advantage, I have found that I can lose less pieces and have an advantage position. Also, check mate puzzles, I can find faster or easier ways to check mate. I double and triple check to see why I can't do it but I could so I don't understand.
Very disappointing Has it helped me? Yes. Would I recommend this app? No. The main reason: it's not put together well. Many puzzles are in desperate need of an update. I have taken over 60 screenshots of this app in order to catalogue the mistakes. For example, one puzzle I couldn't solve because the computer told me the correct move was knight c6 to e8, which is an illegal move. Another puzzle has the white king in check by two different pieces the entire time, but never removes the threats... It's pretty sad...
Great For No Pressure Tactics Training I am on the subway daily and it works great. I am trying to use this app for Alex Smith in Pump Up Your Rating calls the Woodpecker Method, which means solving the same problem set over and over again. My only suggestion is to number the problems.
Really Helpful!! When I play chess, I'm terrible at finding checkmate opportunities.This app really helps at building offenses and attacks. The puzzles really make you think like a grand chess master!
Makes no sense The solutions for most puzzles end with neither king in checkmate, and it does not allow you to really reach the "solution" on your own. You have to do exactly the correct next move or it doesn't let you move at all.
Good drills for quickly identifying mating patterns Some issues with a handful of games, particularly the kasparov vs zakharov game, moscow, 1981... Watch the knight defy the laws of chess :-) Pay little attention to the negative comments. This application is FREE. Like any software it requires peer review to correct mistakes and I am sure it is a work in progress. Hats off to the developer, I salute you. A really good little application to help with end game drills and this really helps the user with identifying end game mating patterns. If there is any development I would really like the ability to group the games by mating pattern e.g. Queen and rook, queen and knight, queen rook and pawn... Etc. Maybe "chess tactics" is a misnomer, it should be called "Chess Mating Patterns" as a few games end with the same mating pattern. Overall, a good little app. for your chess arsenal
Good app There are some mistakes (illegal moves) like in M Tal- V Akopian, Barcelona 1992 (last puzzle), I have seen some illegal moves in some other puzzles too
Buggy Many times or says 'incorrect move' when the right square is chosen! Often you spend time looking for other combinations because of the glitch. Real games are nice, but there are often several solutions.
Free move mode? This app is great, I just wish there was "free move" mode. Where I could move the pieces around freely within the puzzle to see how my plans will word out instead of it telling me I'm wrong every move.
Some complaints!!!! Overall i liked it. Really helps !!! BUT, you have some problems where the check mate can be avoided....but it says "the mate on ... can't be avoided." In first 27 problems...I already found two of those!!!!
Seriously the best Agrest vs Zilberstein 2003 is incorrect board set up. Pawn at e5 is actually on d5 in the original game. The following moves make sense from that starting position.
Ambiguity There are different results for each puzzle: checkmate or advantage. It would help if there was an indication as to what one should solve for. Otherwise its a good way of warming up for a real game.
Good, but why does white always win? I really enjoy these, but don't understand why white is always the winner. Maybe all puzzles were set up that way, to avoid confusion?
Flaws found up and down in this application! Find Kasparov @ Moscow-1981 in the puzzle list for this application. The black knight does an illegal move!!!! This ia not the only flaw I have found.If you wants to help people get better at chess then the puzzles need to work!
Perfect Dear depelover , this app is really amazing , I have improved my chess skills through your app considerably . . I would like to suggest only two things : 1. please import more tactics or enhance the number of the tactics . 2. Add some categories about games . thank you again .
Good but not without flaws I like this app but enough of the puzzles have mistakes in them that it can be frustrating.
Excellent App 5 stars when exit button added. Look forward to display of only unsolved puzzles. Add warning message to 'Clear marked puzzles' button. Too easy to hit this button in error.
Good app overall, found mistake Problem with A Alexkhine - E Bogoljulov, Germany 1934. App announces mate when king can access G4. What am I missing?
Nice collection This app has nice collection, but no analysis options. Would be nice to get some feedback. Now it just trial and error type of puzzles
You should know the tactic's objective. Sometimes it's mate, sometimes is capture the queen...etc. Also when it's not mate would be great if you could play further.
Found another error. M Tal -V Akopian Barcelona (1992). Starts it with white turns to move, but the white king is in check and remains in check after the first move is made.
Horrible app Not even anything to do with tactics
Decent but some puzzles are wrong. Decent app. Will help to develop strategic planning but be aware that a few puzzles are flawed into forcing inferior moves or predicting a check mate where one can be prevented.
Good job! 2nd review: I see you've been listening to your users and made the efforts to improve your app, hence I'm adding 1 more star. I have one more request though, which could make your app even better: Please add an option to export (directly or to clipboard) to FEN or PGN so we can play/analyse the puzzles against an engine (through a another app). Thank you!
I found a little mistake. In the final problem, barcelona, 1992, your king is in check from the beginning. Unless there is a ruling that I am not aware of, you have to adress that problem first.
Great practice I'm a beginner at chess and I find these very helpful. UPDATE I'd like to know how to acess this app offline. Couldn't connect this evening and could not play offline. Can you help?
Really nice Chess Study App Found error in the game Mikhail Tal vs Vladimir Barcelona · 1992 the White King is on f2 and and not g2 in the starting position.
Excellent now I don't have to sit on front of the board and looking into the book. I can solve this tactics anywhere. I hope I see more tactics added
Many problems with missing men or misplaced men on the board. The software does not allow flexibility to explore different variants or analysis in the end
Good tactics, bad features It has a good library of tactics, but it resets everytime I open it, so that I have to just remember where I left off. Kinda sucks
A must have app for pro The tactics and it's solution help chess lovers to climb new heights j
The screen goes off The app dont prevents the screen from turning off, very uncomfortable to play.
OBJECTIVES I am not sure if it is only me, but I feel it needs to more clearly state the objective of the puzzles so that players have a sense of what to do, UNLESS that was the point of the puzzles, which I would not know because I only play chess casually, then the puzzles are on point. But great guide none the less.
This is a great and frustrating game especially when you are in some dead zone. It will make your game more creative if you let it.
Found an error A Alekhine - S Reshevsky, Kemeir 1937. It says mate, but it's not. The black king can still move.
The “Chess Tactics” application provides a collection of 500 chess puzzles extracted from real grandmasters games. It can be use as a tool to improve your tactical skills and as well as a way to relive some of the decisive moments in chess history. The application can be used offline. With each version more puzzles […]
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|App Size||0.85546875 MB|
|Instalations||100,000 - 500,000|
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