Sir Apfelot Blog

30. August 2021
Chessplode - chess, puzzles and explosions

Chessplode for iPad and iPhone - my pick of the week in CW35

Chess is a great game. I'm not very good at it, but every few years I feel a bit of ambition and watch a few YouTube videos in the hope that I will [...]
7. January 2019

Install ChessBase 15 on the Mac

Among the many board game simulations for computers, ChessBase is THE app for practicing chess. From chess puzzles and opening libraries to the display of endangered fields in the training game, CB offers an extremely wide range of possibilities to improve [...]
13. November 2017
The website of the chess game is very nicely designed and already shows the unorthodox nature of the developer. ;-) (Source:

Really Bad Chess: Free guerrilla chess app for iPhone and iPad

If you like chess and are open to a new "chess variant", then I would like to recommend the free app "Really Bad Chess" to you. I checked the iOS app a few days ago on [...]