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  • Last update: 4 years ago
  • Version: 1.8.3
  • Size: 5.4 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Author: Tom Kerrigan
  • Content rating: Rated 4+
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
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NEW! This Apple Staff Favorite is now a universal binary that is designed for the iPhone AND iPad.

Over 600 million people worldwide know how to play chess.

Now you can learn how to play too, with Learn Chess!

Learn Chess is a short, fun, interactive e-book that teaches you the rules, terminology, essential strategies, and more.

Even if you already know the rules, it can help you improve your game.

- 118 pages of content
- 91 chess diagrams
- Interactive diagram feature lets you try out legal moves

Learn Chess is made by the developer of tChess Lite and Pro, the popular and critically acclaimed iPhone chess games.

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  • W
    Concise and easy to understand. Two minor quibbles: 1) Object of game is to checkmate opponent (not to capture a king). A king can never be captured because the game ends before the potential capture can be executed. 2) No algebraic notation example is given for en passant capture. For example if black moves d5, a white pawn on e5 captures the d5 pawn with d4 (a capture without an x in the notation). As a volunteer public school chess coach I am a stalwart fan of tChess Pro, a companion app by the same author, and I use it regularly.
  • L
    I had been looking for days for a chess app that would actually TEACH me, detail by detail, how to REALLY play chess. This e-book explained details, strategies, parts of the game in a very comprehensive way, and at the same time used some humor. It didn't just ASSUME that I knew the basics of chess, then it went on to mention Bobby Fisher's new 12 second rule. I highly recommend this for beginners, but also for ppl who have played chess years ago, but are now somewhat rusty. A+
  • AI
    And I'm a librarian!
    Going in, I knew this: what the pieces were called, that they each moved differently, check meant "uh oh" and checkmate meant "game over." And that's about it! I don't feel like I could play a game yet, but I think if I read it a few more times, I could start against a beginner. Not all of it was easy to understand, but at least I have the vocabulary down now, so I know what to Google.

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