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  • Publisher: A Bradley
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 0.8 MB
  • Version: 1.3
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: Description
The Checkmate in 123 app gives you over 450 chess puzzles covering checkmate in 1 move, checkmate in 2 moves and checkmate in 3 moves, as well as giving you 12 common checkmate pattern categories each with their own set of pattern specific problems! All of this in ONE app!

The object of each puzzle is to force checkmate in 1, 2 or 3 moves. Each of these puzzles are practical chess positions that you could encounter when playing your own chess games.

Your chess skills should develop as you master the problems in each of the 12 checkmate pattern categories and solve the checkmate in 1, 2 and 3 problems.

This app is suitable for beginners, intermediate and experienced players
Beginners: Learn to recognise common checkmate patterns which could improve your play. By having checkmate in 1, checkmate in 2 and checkmate in 3 problems all in one app, this application can be used as you improve and are ready for the next set of checkmate challenges.

Intermediate: Refresh your knowledge of some common checkmate patterns using the puzzles in the pattern categories and have fun solving the checkmate in 1 and 2 puzzles. When ready for the challenge, try the checkmate in 3 puzzles.

Experienced: Refresh your knowledge of some common checkmate patterns using the puzzles in the pattern categories and have fun solving the checkmate in 1, 2 and 3 puzzles.

- The puzzles are a mixture of white to play and black to play, with the board rotating as necessary.

- A hint button is available if you need a little help.

- A clock is displayed showing how long you have been thinking about the solution.

- Each puzzle is scored out of 10. The faster you solve the puzzle and the less hints you use the higher your score!

- Options include:
- Ability to choose various board colour schemes
- Hide/show board co-ordinates
- Turn sounds on or off
- Ability to reset all the puzzles scores.

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APBCPT's comments:
Hi All,

Just wanted to tell you about the new chess puzzle app - Checkmate in 123.
It give you checkmate puzzles in 1 move, 2 moves and 3 moves. In addition it is unique I believe in that it teaches you 12 checkmate patterns that should assist in solving the puzzles and improving your game.

Link is:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/checkmate-in-123/id540447674?mt=8

I have posted 20 free promo codes for it. It will work on both iPhone and iPad and scales quite well.

08-10-2012, 02:38 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 20
Just to let you know a new update is out to support Chinese. The app now includes support for the following languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Ukranian, Russian and Chinese