Chess Openings

Chess Openings

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This app is a virtual chess opening book. It contains more than 2000 opening variations all easily browserable from the opening list.

Besides being an chess opening encyclopedia you can also store your own personal notes concerning any of the more than 2000 variations.

All notation is in algebraic figurine notation. You can also bookmark the variations you are most interested in for faster access later on.

Finally you can share variations and position diagrams by email, sms or social networks with your friends for discussion! Opening lines can also be exported to pgn files.

The opening book can be expanded by adding your own moves as well to the database and as the ONLY chess opening app on Google Play you can backup or transfer your custom moves, notes and bookmarks to other devices (built-in cloud support in the app).

Start to improve your chess opening knowledge today!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This book contains most of the opening variations as defined by ECO codes (which covers more than 2000). It's NOT a comprenhensive list of ALL chess opening theory and ECO (Encyclopedia of Chess Openings) contains both "good" and "bad" opening variations. ECO is the global standard for classification of chess opening variations - it does *NOT* judge quality of openings. Just like the ISBN system of books does not judge quality of normal books.
You need to understand standard chess notation for chess moves to be able to use this app.

If you like this app you might be interested in the sister app called "Chess Endings" - search for that on Android market.

Permissions of SD-card read/write is used for storage of temporary position diagrams and pgn files.

Note: the export to pgn file and export to png image feature are only available with android version 2.2 or higher.

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Recently changed in this version

Version 1.61:
* Fixed minor error in ECO code for Nimzo-Indian Saemisch variation.


Comments and ratings for Chess Openings
  • (38 stars)

    by Filippo Santoro on 12/05/2014

    Horrible graphic, the resolution of the board is low.

  • (38 stars)

    by Rip Kerby on 22/05/2013

    Lists very few moves. This app is a scam. I agree with the Tze-wei Lim about the limitations. Don't buy.

  • (38 stars)

    by Average Bum on 24/04/2013

    This is a total scam. Most of the variations last 4 moves long at the most. Some include 6-7 moves max. Any chess book for intermediate players will have more material than this. When I wrote to Martin Knudsen of Pondar, this is what he wrote back: "I don't care about your opinion. Stop wasting my time. I am blocking your emails now, so don't bother writing back." This app should be taken dow

  • (38 stars)

    by Derek Irwin on 19/02/2013

    Best app for learning openings and hugely useful and unique in that you can save your own variations. A bargain!

  • (38 stars)

    by Jeffrey Lim on 26/12/2012

    Small and useful app to learn the various openings on the go. Glad the developer has updated this app to include higher resolution graphics. Keep it up.