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Chess Middlegame II for iOS

By Chess King Free

Developer's Description

Chess Middlegame II course composed by GM Alexander Kalinin is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section.

The following openings are viewed: Sicilian defense (Dragon, Najdorf, Paulsen variations), Ruy Lopez (Open variation, Exchanged Variation), King's gambit, Italian game, Evans gambit, Pirc-Ufimtsev, Alekhine's defense, Nimzo-Indian defense, Queen's-Indian defense, Queen's gambit, Modern Benoni).

This course is in the series Chess King Learn (https://learn.chessking.com/), which is an unprecedented chess teaching method. In the series are included courses in tactics, strategy, openings, middle game, and endgame, split by levels from beginners to experienced players, and even professional players.

With the help of this course, you can improve your chess knowledge, learn new tactical tricks and combinations, and consolidate the acquired knowledge into practice.

The program acts as a coach who gives tasks to solve and helps to solve them if you get stuck. It will give you hints, explanations and show you even striking refutation of the mistakes you might make.

The program also contains a theoretical section, which explains the methods of the game in a certain stage of the game, based on actual examples. The theory is presented in an interactive way, which means you can not only read the text of the lessons, but also to make moves on the board and work out unclear moves on the board.

Advantages of the program:

High quality examples, all double-checked for correctness

You need to enter all key moves, required by the teacher

Different levels of complexity of the tasks

Various goals, which need to be reached in the problems

The program gives hint if an error is made

For typical mistaken moves, the refutation is shown

You can play out any position of the tasks against the computer

Interactive theoretical lessons

Structured table of contents

The program monitors the change in the rating (ELO) of the player during the learning process

Test mode with flexible settings

Possibility to bookmark favorite exercises

The application is adapted to the bigger screen of a tablet

The application does not require an internet connection

The course includes a free part, in which you can test the program. Lessons offered in the free version is fully functional. They allow you to test the application in real world conditions before releasing the following topics:

1. Sicilian Defense

1.1. Sicilian Defense

1.2. Dragon Variation

1.3. Najdorf Variation 6. Be3

1.4. Paulsen Variation

2. King's Gambit

2.1. King's Gambit

2.2. King's Gambit Declined 2... Bc5

2.3. Falkbeer Counter Gambit 2... d5 3. exd5 e4

2.4. Variation with 2... d5 3. exd5 exf4

2.5. Variation with 3... Nf6 4. e5 Nh5

2.6. Variation with 3... Be7

2.7. Variation with 3... g5

3. Giuoco Piano (Italian Game)

3.1. Giuoco Piano (Italian Game)

3.2. Giuoco Pianissimo 4. d3

3.3. Moeller Attack 4. c3

3.4. Evans Gambit 4. b4

4. Ruy Lopez

4.1. Ruy Lopez

4.2. Open Variation

4.3. Ruy Lopez. Exchanged variation

5. Pirc-Ufimtsev Defense

5.1. Pirc-Ufimtsev Defense

5.2. Classical Variation 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be2 0-0 6. 0-0

5.3. Variation with 4. f3

5.4. Austrian Attack 4. f4

6. Alekhine's Defense

6.1. Alekhine's Defense

6.2. Four Pawns Attack 4. c4 Nb6 5. f4

6.3. Exchange Variation 5. exd6

6.4. Modern Variation 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 e6 6. 0-0

7. Nimzo-Indian Defense. Classical Variation 4. Qc2

7.1. Nimzo-Indian Defense. Classical Variation 4. Qc2

7.2. Variation with 4... d6

7.3. Variation with 4... b6

7.4. System with 4... 0-0

8. Queen's Indian Defense

8.1. Queen's Indian Defense

8.2. Classical Variation

8.3. System with 4... Ba6

9. Queen's Gambit Declined. Orthodox Defense

9.1. Queen's Gambit Declined. Orthodox Defense

9.2. Rubinstein's Attack 7. Qc2

9.3. Variation with 7. Bd3

9.4. System with 7. Rc1

10. Modern Benoni Defense

10.1. Modern Benoni Defense

10.2. Mikenas Variation 7. f4 Ng7

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2


Release August 27, 2020
Date Added August 27, 2020
Version 1.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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