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Chess Problems is an app for the iPhone that features over 300 challenging chess problems. Each one consists of a chess scenario that is solvable within a specified number of moves. There are three types of games available: directmate, helpmate, and selfmate. In directmate, white moves first and checkmates black against any defense, in a specific number of moves. In helpmate, black moves first and cooperates with white to checkmate black's king in a certain amount of moves. In selfmate, white moves first and forces black to checkmate white in a specified number of moves. There are four levels of difficulty, ranging from easy to difficult. The app records the amount of time it takes to solve the puzzle. For more information about this app, visit the iTunes App Store.
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Chess Puzzles Easy Pack 1
Chess Puzzles Easy Pack 1 is another app that contains chess problems for iPhone. There are only three chess puzzles in this app, and they are U.Greenwood 1880, A.Ferranti 1869, and I.Kolts 1888. U.Greenwood is a two move directmate puzzle, while A.Ferranti and I.Kolts are three move directmate puzzles. As the name of the app implies, these are fairly straightforward puzzles, but if you need to see the solution, there's an option for that as well.
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ChessDB is a chess app for the iPhone that allows you to download chess databases. The app has access to over 1 million chess games. You can select any chess database to download. The Short Brilliancies and Blue Knights databases have dozens of chess problems to solve. For more information, visit the iTunes App Store.
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Chess Puzzles Difficult Pack 1
The developers of Chess Puzzles Easy Pack 1 have created an app for advanced chess players. Aptly named Chess Puzzles Difficult Pack 1, the app features 10 expert-level puzzles that will challenge the most skilled players. Here are some of the chess problems in the app:
- U.Shinkman 1876 - Mate in 2 moves
- M.Lansqane 1880 - Mate in 2 moves
- Y.Kotrch 1933 - Mate in 3 moves
For more information about this app check the link in the References section at the end of this article.
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Chess Puzzle Challenge
Chess Puzzle Challenge is an app that features chess problems for iPhone. There are 150 different problems to solve. Some are pretty easy, while others require multiple attempts to reach a checkmate. The app offers hints along the way to help you if you get stuck. You can start one puzzle and jump to another puzzle, without completing the first. The app is available in English, French, and Chinese. For more information about this app, visit the iTunes App Store.
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- Chess Problems, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chess-problems/id312686925?mt=8
- Chess Puzzles Easy Pack 1, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chess-puzzles-easy-pack-1/id318836812?mt=8
- ChessDB, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chessdb/id325621081?mt=8
- Chess Puzzles Difficult Pack 1, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chess-puzzles-difficult-pack/id319101292?mt=8
- Chess Puzzle Challenge, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chess-puzzle-challenge/id347868644?mt=8