A new way to enjoy Chess.
Chessapps, your intelligent board, always at hand.
Chessapps eBooks is a free chess books reader.
Whatever your level of play you will certainly be grateful to have a board handy
when trying to follow a game or reading a chess article.
Chessapps offers you an interactive chessboard that is automatically synchronized
with the text of the book and follows it as you read.
Play, analyze and annotate. Books come to life with Chessapps.
In addition to following the game with the comfortable mouse and keyboard navigation
controls, with Chessapps you can do much more:
- Enable speed-adjusted auto play. Sit back and leave the world behind. The show will
continue as long as you want.
- Enter notes and variations, analyze and store them along with the book. Forget about
marginal notes. Chessapps organizes everything neatly.
- Get computer support by turning on the analysis engine. You can copy directly one
or more moves and analyze them.
- Play against the computer any position of the book, whenever you want. You can set
the time, analyze moves and save the game.
Fast and comfortable navigation: “We turn the pages for you”
The program recalls the exact point you left each book the last time. It also allows
you to move around quickly with the built-in navigation controls, and know at all
time how much we have read. Moreover, to scroll through the book, you can:
- Consult the index and one-click access to each chapter.
- Consult the index and display items with one click desired heading.
- Save your favorite games or plays in your favorites.
Author’s notes and texts: “Happy together”
The ability to "put your hand on the board" provides tremendous training opportunities.
While reading a chess book, how many times have we wondered what would happen if
we do this or that move? Indeed, one of the salient features of this reader is that
at any time the user can submit questions in the most natural way possible, by making
their move on the chessboard. We encourage you to do so.
Chessapps can’t spoil anything, because the original books are not altered in any
way by the user's actions. All variations and added notes are stored separately,
and can be shown, hidden or deleted.
And if you just want a good read?
As a good book reader, you can also enjoy Chessapps without the interactive chess
board. Both in the Windows version and the iPad version, you can enjoy reading content
which is simply a pleasure, and remember those wonderful times when Fischer defeated Spassky and all the associated anecdotes
or learn about our most promising talents. In addition to this, you can
enlarge the images and photos to see them better.
If you are an Ipad user, comfort goes even further. By rotating the tablet you can automatically hide the board
and enjoy a more comfortable read. Future versions for Windows 8 tablets will also
have this functionality.
Learning functions: “The home trainer”
With Chessapps, the use of chess puzzles takes on a new dimension. It’s not only
about solving the first move, but finding the complete solution, simulating a real
game and even activating a chess clock. For years this was the preferred training
method of the Soviet school, and now Chessapps puts it at your fingertips: no need
for a coach.
As the user advances in solving the exercise, the program will answer with the moves
provided by the author or activate the analysis engine if necessary. It's a very
intuitive process; you just have to follow the screen indications.
Use and customizing of the program: "Easier impossible"
There is nothing to learn, everything is simple and transparent for the user. But
before you start we suggest you explore the different possibilities offered by the
program and customize the board, pieces and other functions at your convenience.
In any case, we recommend that beginners should leave activated the options of “show
coordinates” and “show last move”.
The shop is integrated within the application.
Downloading the new books is simple and intuitive. The application has three views:
- Book. Here you can read the content of the book, interacting with
- Store. Where you can visualize our catalogue and
purchase new books.
- Library. A wonderful book-shelf where the
downloaded books are kept.