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Show HN: Checkmate Champ – a training tool for chess tactics

Welcome to Checkmate Champ,
an interactive chess training tool. Your goal is to find the sequence of
moves that leads to checkmate. After you have solved the current problem,
click >> to go to the next problem.

To find out about new features and new puzzles as they are added,
please follow us on Twitter at
@CheckmateChamp.

To get started, choose a position from the list below, or click the dice to choose a random position.


Your progress
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0/? solved


Instructions

Choose a position from the drop-down box. Your goal
is to place your opponent in checkmate.
If the text says “White mates in X,” you are playing as White.
If the text says “Black mates in X,” you are playing as Black.

If you make a mistake that allows your opponent
to escape checkmate, the status will change to “Incorrect.”
Click “Reset position” to try again.
When you have found the solution, the status will say “Checkmate!”
You can then select another position for more practice.

If you get stuck on a problem, click “Show hint” to see which piece you should move.
If you still cannot figure out the solution, click “Show solution.”
The computer will then switch sides with you and play the solution against you.
(The sides remain switched like this until you select a new position.)

To speed up moving through the positions, the buttons labeled << and >>
will take you to the previous and next positions respectively.
You can also click the dice to choose a random position.
Positions that you have solved
are shown with a checkbox (☑) next to them.

This page has been verified to work in recent versions of Chrome and Firefox.
If the page does not work for you, please try one of these browsers.


Acknowledgments

Positions marked “1001” are taken from
Fred Reinfeld’s 1955 book 1001 Ways to Checkmate.
Only positions that are mates in five or fewer moves
have been included on this page.

The computer’s moves and evaluations are supplied by
Glaurung version 2.2.

The default set of piece images is Chess Mérida by
Armando Hernández Marroquín.
The alternate set is Good Companion by
David L. Brown.

Comment icon:
Icon made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com

The gear icon for the settings menu was made by Zach Bogart and is licensed under Creative Commons CCBY.
(source)


To do

  • Show multiple variations when the other player has more than one response that postpones mate
    as long as possible.
  • Allow undo of last move.
  • Add count-up timer.
  • Add filter for mate in 1/2/3/4/5.




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