A polished, full featured way to play chess against friends or random opponents online. Play fast chess with a clock, or play many correspondence games at a time making moves whenever you have a chance every day or so.

"Fantastic app. Easily the best head-to-head app out there!" -Leo Laporte

"Social Chess Is The Best Way To Get Your iCheckmate On"


* No Advertisements!
* Beautiful, clean, intuitive layout.
* Features are chosen and implemented carefully.
* Your privacy is respected. We will not spam or share any user info.
* Game features are driven by your feedback.


* Statistics - ELO Rating, Wins, Losses, Draws.
* Elo Charts & Per Opponent statistics.
* Advanced features such as Conditional Moves and Premoves.
* Receive push notifications when a game is updated.
* Play even when there is no internet connection. Moves are sent later.
* Play up to 5 games at a time, or increase it to 100 with In-App purchase.
* Search for opponents by username, email, or we'll match you with a random opponent.
* Claim Victory if opponent does not make a move in the time allowed.
* Optional Takeback move.
* Chess960
* Analysis Board to work out your strategy.


* User Profile including picture, comments, etc.
* Map view of your opponent's location.
* Chat and Group Chat
* Browse your opponent's games, and their opponent's games.
* Elo Rankings

What’s New

Version 2021.06

* bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Warby1975 ,

New Update has cost 2 stars

This was a 5 Star app. Sadly, the latest update is awful. None of the changes are an improvement and it’s gone from being slick, tactile and easy to use to being clunky, visually challenging and counterintuitive.

If the next update does not address the core issues, I’m going to look at alternative chess apps. Would be sad to leave but I’m just not enjoying using it.

aManLikeKennyKen ,

Great app for playing chess but stagnant

Hi, I've had this app for about three years now and while at the time, it was the best app I had found for playing chess, three hasn't been any huge progress in terms of new features in the entire time while the yearly subscription fee has gone up relentlessly. 2 major areas that are missing are in the area of managing/storing and analysing your games, as there is no search or bookmarking feature, when you have played hundreds of games like I have, the only way to find a particular game is to go through each one individually!!! Nightmare...

Second area missing functionality is in the whole social aspect. There are no tournaments, groups, teams or community within the app unlike other chess apps that I use. As a result, my usage is slowly declining. So in summary this app is great for playing the odd game of chess but think twice before using it as your'main' chess app.

Lukellewellyn ,


I've had the game for a couple of years now, and it's always been perfect for playing online chess. Quick timed games with 3 mins on the clock to slow games that can require a minimum of three days per move. No adverts. It really is just what you'd want. With an epic online ranking system, and the ability to play similar ranks or different ranks. Love it!

App Privacy

The developer, Woodchop Software LLC, has indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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