Welcome to ChessVis 1.4


I've decided to focus on the two mobile platforms - Android and Iphone (IOS). Which as of July 2021, is at version 6.0. A few of the features are:

I'm leaving the web version up with the hope that you'll play with some of the features and want to explore what I've been working on with the mobile devices.

And the newest program is: Verbal Chess. Play on Lichess or against computer engines using only your voice. You can control the entire program with your voice.

Get it on Google Play
Verbal Chess

Get it on Google Play

I've created a set of videos on how to use the new features. This link will take you to the Youtube playlist: Chessvis Video Playlist

I hope to see you on your mobile device,


From the Store Listing about Version 6.0

Chessvis, with its focus on visualization is designed to help you get better at the game. It has over 1,400,000 puzzles, opening preparation, blindfold chess, move following, static boards and other exercises. Many features are unique and not to be found in any other chess app. And now with the latest version, Chessvis is going global with language localization. (If you like “dark mode”? It’s got that too.)


The Chessvis puzzle collection starts with the over 1.4 million categorized and rated puzzles from Lichess and adds several unique features including:

Category and Rating Control Chessvis lets you set both the category and rating of the puzzles you're challenged with. Want to try easy forks one day and hard multiple move mates the next? Do it! You'll never be forced to only do puzzles around some hypothetical rating you've "earned". The entire puzzle collection is always available for you.

Visualized Puzzles A unique feature of Chessvis is the "Visualized" puzzle. It presents a puzzle showing the diagram from some number of moves before the actual tactic sequence starts. You're told the number of moves to "visualize" and then solve the problem from a board position that only exists in your mind. This is what got Chessvis started and it's the only app with it.

Other Puzzle Collection Features The "no repeat pledge" - with such an extensive puzzle collection, Chessvis is able to make sure you don't see the same puzzle twice. Want to focus on solving puzzles quickly? Turn on the timer. Going to be away from the internet? Pull two thousand puzzles down to your device and work off-line. See your puzzle history. Download the puzzles you've done. Graph the results. Compare with others. All that is in Chessvis.

Opening Preparation

Opening Preparation in the palm of your hand that taps into a 125 million game collection spanning from masters on down. Study the master and the games style of your peer group. You can explore opening moves, create, management, view and import repertoires. Then practice those repertoires against the computer as though you're getting ready for a game.

Blindfold Chess

Play against the computer with "stepping stones" to help you ease your way into blindfold chess. Start with all pieces sharing one color then go to two color disks, one shared color disk and then eventually an empty board.

Move Following

Track a sequence of moves and then update the board to that point. Follow a game from the beginning, some random location within a game or specify the number of pieces you want to follow.

Who's Guarding Whom

A deceptively simple visualization exercise that forces you to mentally track piece movements and how they interact. (No other app has this.)

Static Boards

What could be simpler than this? You look at and memorize a board layout, then recreate it. Start off easy with just a few pieces and work your way up.


What better way is there than videos to see Chessvis in action? You can watch the videos within the app or search youtube for the "Chessvis Video Collection". They're all kept short and to the point. Chessvis has always had unique tools to visualize the chessboard and win more games. A famous chess coach said: "Don't think about the pieces being exchanged, visualize how the board will look when the pieces are gone". Move a piece and you affect two places. But it's illegal to physically move the piece and see the effects -- you must learn to visualize. Chessvis is designed to help with that process. Download it today.

For the Web Version 1.4

Visualize the board and win more games!

A famous chess coach said: "Don't think about the pieces being exchanged, visualize how the board will look when the pieces are gone". And this is so right, move a piece and you affect two places. But it's illegal to move the piece and see the effects -- you must visualize.

Chessvis is designed to help with the visualization process. There are currently 3 focus areas:

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