Play chess online with millions of players around the world! Enjoy free unlimited games and improve your chess rating with 50,000+ tactics puzzles, interactive lessons and videos, and a powerful computer opponent. Unlock your inner chess master today!

- Challenge your friends and chat with opponents
- Play real-time blitz or daily correspondence chess

- Solve more than 65,000 puzzles
- Adjusts to your skill level to help you improve

- Thousands of videos and interactive lessons from top Grandmasters
- Interactive tutorials with helpful tips and highlights

- Adjust the computer's strength
- Analyze your game to learn what went wrong

- Daily articles by top authors and coaches like IM Jeremy Silman
- Opening explorer helps you learn and play the right openings
- Make friends & send messages
- 20+ gorgeous themes for boards, pieces, and backgrounds
- Detailed performance stats and ratings
- Active community forum

Also available in the app:

Gold Membership
More Puzzles, Lessons and Tournaments! No ads.
1 month: $4.99 USD
1 year: $29.99 USD

Platinum Membership
Full access to Tactics, Tournaments, and more! No ads.
1 month: $6.99 USD
1 year: $49.99 USD

Diamond Membership
Unlimited access to all features for playing, training and learning. No ads.
1 month: $14.99 USD
1 year: $99.99 USD


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ABOUT CHESS.COM is built by chess players and enthusiasts who really love chess!

What’s New

Version 3.9.17 (1)

Hey, chess-lovers! This new version addresses some issues with Live Chess reconnections, as well as a crash that occurs sometimes when observing games. We hope you love it! If so, please let people know with a fresh rating or review in the App Store. It really helps us out! Thank you and enjoy your chess!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41.6K Ratings

41.6K Ratings

AndyP68 ,

Terrible Update!

Really enjoyed playing solo on the previous version but now you are forced to play against silly caricatures!? Really don’t like it and wish I had never updated! Much preferred the simpler style of the old version.

I hastily wrote the original review above and with in a few days received a reply from the developer explaining that the original solo gameplay was still available and how to access it. I am super impressed that the time was taken to reply to me and point out my stupidity! Thank you for your prompt help. It is very rare when a developer considers the possibility that some users will not like an update and offer an opportunity to revert back to the original version and so I have changed my rating accordingly to reflect the excellent support received!

Developer Response ,

Hello! Sorry for the difficulties. You can still play against the original engine at any difficulty level! If you're already in a game against a Bot, tap on New Game to view the Bot player list. Scrolling to the bottom you can find the original Engine. Tap on it, and then you can choose the playing level, from 400-3200 (Level 1-Level 25). Click "Choose" and on the screen that follows you can decide which color to play as well as if hints and takebacks are allowed.

ahhenaaidnajfs ,

If I could give 0 Stars would

App has a lot of features to take advantage of, but most of this requires a paid subscription. This means if you want to just try the game and learn at the same time without committing to paying to play, then this app isn’t for you. You are limited to a lesson per week, which isn’t sufficient since most lessons are somewhat fundamental concepts só in two weeks I learnt little. This essentially means the advantage this app has in terms of lessons and such isn’t actually existent for free to play players, you may as well pay for a tutor. Additionally, the game starts you off at 1200 points, and if you’re a very new player you can expect to spend the first months of your game experience just getting beat and losing trophies until eventually you’re at 0 points where you should have been started. This is probably a marketing tactic to make you pay for lessons on the app since you’re losing so much. Kinda rigged and ended up hating the game of chess because of an app I downloaded to help me learn the game I was so intrigued in. Bad game of choice. Lastly, the customer support doesn’t seem to exist as they haven’t replied to any of my numerous suggestions, complaints or bugs.

Chesstycough ,

Update of review

Thanks for the reply.
It still isn’t as flexible to alter settings in the game you are playing against the computer to try out different scenarios. I still prefer the older version. But I appreciate your reply. Thank you. I have also changed my initial gut reaction score of 1 star to 4 to reflect a more accurate account of a great app.

Oh No what’s happened? Latest update has ruined the game. Much too gimmicky. Before you could play around with the computer Vs and were able to alter which side was the computer or have both as human players and adapt the board to various scenarios during a game. This seems to have all gone and you are left with choosing a cartoon avatar to play against and limited options during the game. Huge mistake and stops any enjoyment I took from this app. Wish I could roll it back to the previous version but will now have to delete it. What a shame.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! Sorry to hear you're not a fan of the latest update. We introduced more than 60 different bots to play against, each with their own playing level and style. You can still play against the original engine by scrolling to the bottom of the list of bot icons, and you can choose any level, as well as whether take backs and hints are allowed. We're working on possibilities for incorporating board setup into this!

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