PRO: The paid version plays stronger chess than the free version and it has no limitations such as app-credits and limited features. The Pro version offers more and better.

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SmallChess is a high quality and brilliantly presented chess playing app for iOS. It's suitable for everyone: from beginners to the world champion. You'll improve your chess with a very strong chess engine (ELO 3000+). An ultimate chess master in your pocket!

Improve your chess with our innovative guess-the-move. You'll partner with Magnus Carlsen and Bobby Fischer! You'll also meet Jose Raul Capablanca, Judit Polgar, Garry Kasparov and more!

You can share your chess games with Twitter, Facebook and SMS!

SmallChess is your best compatriot and trainer.

Key features

- Play against the computer or yourself
- Play against ELO rating from 500 to 3000!
- Play online chess with FICS
- Tablebase database
- Opening database
- Save and load PGN games. You can also import games from Safari and emails.
- Support PGN variations and annotations
- A massive chess database, played by some of the best chess players in history
- Annotated chess games
- Nine coaching styles, it's totally amazing!
- Save your favourite chess positions to iPhoto or our in-app chess album!
- Share your favourite chess positions with SMS, Email, Twitter and Facebook!
- 10+ visual themes and 30+ sound effects
- Use guess-the-move training to improve your chess. You'll partner with Magnus Carlsen and Bobby Fischer against some of the strongest chess grandmasters.
- Analyse your games with our world-class chess engine
- Chess cartoons, trivia, puzzles, quizzes, and more!
- Chess puzzles: Think Like A Grandmaster and Maths Genius.
- Beauty of Chess.
- Interactive chess experience.

App Support:

If you ever have a problem with the app or you have a suggestion, please write an email to us. Alternatively, follow us on Facebook or Twitter. You can find our contact details on our website. We answer all enquiries promptly.

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Small is Power. You'll be surprised.

What’s New

Version 12.9.8

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Fixed fantasy chess pieces

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

ntanvinh144289 ,

Chess fan

Very nice app for whom love chess. Will be better if we could be able to create folders in load game.

Rik Kangaroo ,

Very good but could lacking handy features

This is a well designed app with plenty of advantages. It would be better if it worked with the iPad’s split screen features so that you could be reading a chess book and playing through the game at the same time. You can, however, overlay a Kindle window without actually using split screen, so that’s not too bad.

It’s PGN features are lacking compared to apps such as tChess Pro, which at the press of a button can load the next game from a PGN file following the present game, such as when you’re solving puzzles.

Unfortunately with SmallChess Pro you have to keep opening the Game menu, reselect and load the PGN file, scroll down to the next puzzle, which takes longer as you progress through a book, and then press Load to get the game up. Should be one press and it’s up.

whiplash1234 ,

Love it.

Very professional “serious chess app”. My favorite on iOS thanks for your hard work...

App Privacy

The developer, Ted Wong, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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