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Chess Problems

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Chess doesn’t get too much respect in the U.S. and even around the world. It’s true that the Europe is the place to be if you are a chess professional, but you don’t have to be a professional to enjoy chess. Research has shown that kids who start with chess early become and stay sharper than their peers. Chess is more than just having fun. It’s about learning how to strategize for long-term and solve problems. Whether you are a 6 year old kid or a 70 year old adult, chess can keep your brain working.

Chess Problems is a cool iPhone application that allows you to do just that. It’s not about trying to beat a computer at its own game. Rather, you get to solve interesting puzzles one after another. I have been interested in chess puzzles for years now. You’d be surprised how your brain starts “getting it” fast, and before you know it you are a master problem solver. With Chess Problems, you can take your puzzles with you on your iPhone and keep working out that muscle that matters the most.

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You get 4 levels of difficulty and over hundreds of 2 movers, 3 movers, and more. Now, I’ve got to warn you that once you go past 3 moves, these puzzles can get awfully tough. But that’s exactly the point behind using this app. You want your brain to get used to coming up with those long-term solutions. Chess Problems is well developed and feels like playing real chess, except you are solving puzzles. And if you are stuck, you can use the hint button.

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Overall, if you are looking for a killer app that lets you get your brain warmed up, you should try Chess Problems. It’s very affordable and one challenging chess puzzle app.


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