Chess is a popular board game based on strategy. It requires the players to be patient, strategic, and attentive all the time. I learned to play chess by my dad as he was good at it. Number of studies have been made to understand the dynamics of the game.
A study by NYTimes suggests that chess helps in developing both sides of the human brain. Also, you can develop problem-solving skills by playing chess. So, you can have a good brain exercise if you play chess regularly.
Here are some Android apps where you can learn chess
Chess app by Chess.com provides a platform to not only play chess but also develop new skills. You can easily download the app from the Play Store and register. The app will ask you to select your skill level and will also interact with you.
The app provides a number of tricks and tactics at each level by both video and practical. You can play with your friends, random players, and also with the computer. The app also has a section for the latest news about the world of chess.
2. CHESS ONLINE
The app comes up with separate lessons for each chess piece like the rook, the knight, the pawn, and the queen. Also, it has fundamental lessons for different situations in the game.
You can play online with your friends as well as offline. The app includes daily challenges, which will earn you points.
The developer of Chess Tactics, Chess King, has a dozen of apps for chess. It is surprising why they didn’t combine all those features in a single app. Still, Chess Tactic is a great app.
The app focuses on allowing you to learn different strategies at one time. All the tasks are time-based, and you need to make all your moves yourself during the game. If you make any wrong move, you will get a hint for that. Some chess apps provides hint even if you don’t want any.
The app provides good exercises along with its sister apps like Viswanathan Anand, Gary Kasparov, and Bobby Fischer.
Chess Tactics Pro has the simplest UI among all the apps mentioned above. The app comes with three sections. The first one is daily, where you can select the level of difficulty for your daily puzzles.
The second one contains over 200 chess puzzles. You can solve all of them anytime. The third one is the Progress section where you can track your progress by a bird’s eye view.
The app is free to download and does contain ad. If you want more puzzles, you can buy them via in-app purchases. It will offer you over 1000 other chess puzzles.
Chess Tactics focuses more on theory than practical. It contains over 100 theories that will teach you to handle each chess piece in different situations.
These theories are really great to learn to improve your game. But, you cannot play real chess on this app, either online or offline. Also, app will display ads each time you open the app. But, theories in this app are worth it.
Chess for Kids is specially designed for little champs who are under 12 years. The app comes up with two modes – parent and kids. The parent mode allows you to register as a coach.
Kids mode contains thousands of small and interactive puzzles. Kids can choose funny usernames and cartoon avatars and start solving these puzzles. The app also provides interactive videos. Your kid can easily develop the basics of chess and understand different situations in the game.
With this app, your child can easily learn chess. The app is free to download, but you will need to buy paid membership of $49 for a year.
Magnus Carlsen is popularly known as chess prodigy. He is a very popular chess player, and has his official app too. Magnus Trainer app will ask you a few questions to determine your skill level. Depending on your skill, it will start training you.
Carlsen and his team designed easy-to-understand lessons for this app. The app also contains some interesting facts about chess moves named after popular chess players.
The app is free to download. But, after few lessons, you will need to buy a $3 paid membership of a month. The developers of this app are regular in adding new lessons.
The famous board game will not only help you in developing your brain but will also help you in different situations of your life. Chess is not a popular choice for a career as compared to other sport games. But, it is still a popular board game, which you can play for fun and developing skills. Critical situations in the game help in improving decision-making skills in life.