Chess - Play & Learn 4+ - Games with friends

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Play chess online with over 95 million players from around the world!

Chess, ajedrez, xadrez, satranç, scacchi, schach, șah, šachy, şahmat… no matter the language, no matter the name, it's known as the best strategy game in the world

Enjoy free unlimited 3d chess games and improve your chess rating with 500,000+ tactics puzzles, interactive lessons and videos, and over 100 powerful computer opponents. Unlock your inner chess master today!

- 2-player chess mode completely free to enjoy with your friends
- Meet new friends and chat while you play
- Join tournaments with thousands of other players online
- Play games in real-time from one minute per game to 30 minutes or longer
- Play daily correspondence online chess for low-pressure games on your own schedule
- Try all these exciting chess variants in our app: chess960 (Fischer-Random), puzzle rush, puzzle battle or blindfold chess
- Enjoy also other chess variants: 3-check, king of the hill, crazyhouse, doubles (bughouse), fog of war & more…

- Enjoy 500,000+ unique chess puzzles
- Rated mode automatically adjusts to your skill level to help you improve
- Race the clock to beat your high score in Puzzle Rush
- Practice puzzles with specific themes in learning mode (Mate in 1, mate in 2, mate in 3, perpetual check, endgames, pin, fork, skewer, sacrifice, etc.)

- Hundreds of quality chess lessons and chess videos made by masters (learn all the chess moves and practice your skills with chess problems)
- Interactive tutorials with tips and recommendations
- Learn chess rules and strategies in a step-by-step lesson plan (opening, middlegame, and endgame)

- Choose the level of computer opponent you want to play
- Analyze your chess games to see where you went wrong and how you can improve
- See the toughest opponent you can beat!

- Join a community of more than 95 million online chess players
- More than 10 million chess games played each day
- Meet players of all levels from beginner to grandmaster
- Compete to get your own rating and try to join the best player online chess leaderboards
- Watch the most popular chess superstars with millions of followers. Hikaru, GothamChess, Botez, Magnus and more!

... and MUCH MORE:
- Play chess games offline against the computer
- Articles by the best authors, coaches, and trainers
- Develop an unbeatable opening repertoire with the opening explorer (Queen´s Gambit, Caro-Kann Defense, Sicilian Defense, etc.)
- Send messages and challenge your friends to a free chess game
- Choose from 20+ board themes, 2D & 3D chess pieces, and backgrounds
- Get in-depth performance stats about your games, puzzles and lessons
- Enjoy the most active community forums anywhere

Playing chess online has never been so easy!

Chess is the most popular game of all time! And is the #1 place to play chess online with your friends and other players from all over the world!

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ABOUT CHESS.COM: is created by chess players and people who love chess!

What’s New

Version 4.1.12 (2761)

Greetings, chess-lovers! Today’s update fixes a rare but annoying crash that was affecting our Bots, and includes other minor fixes and stability improvements. We hope you enjoy it!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36.6K Ratings

36.6K Ratings

Chinmaya Prakash ,

If you are looking for the best chess app, look no further!

I have tried quite a few chess related apps, but frankly this app has all others beat, hands down! The customisable game engine a.k.a. Computer mode is the best that any free app on the App Store offers right now. That alone is sufficient reason to try this app if you're looking to improve your game. There are tons of learning material, and a game analysis feature which makes this easily the best one out there. Subscription is a bit pricey though, without which the app restricts most of the useful features except for the Computer mode.

Edit: I am taking away one star for the latest update because of omission of a very crucial feature of computer mode which allowed you to switch sides. It really helped my game to understand how to play different openings and how to play against them. Now I am limited to whatever random opening the computer chooses to play.

Edit (second): thanks for listening! You get your star back.

Developer Response ,

Wow, this is great, thanks so much! :)

jmsastry ,


The agency who identifies the player as deviating from the rule book whichever it is and there after not allowing to play in routine and normal way and also tagging him as bad or any type player should at the outset take reasons for doing so which is felt by it as wrong before tagging .For example in my case I never intend to hurt/ cause any type of inconvenience or any unless I am in helpless situations like 1) loosing net/ internet2) any urgent phone calls 3)screen off or any due to lack of sufficient computer/ cell phone technology 4) wrong pressing/ unknowingly touching wrong button due to age/ eye problems So I request the concerned authorities to pl consider/ review the genuine concerns as many are basically are ardent lovers of chess and chess playing and will not do any with intension but only mistakenly it happens . May be done even on individual cases if possible TX

Fragile_2222 ,

Arrows while analyzing??

Talk about not knowing your audience. A “feature” introduced while analyzing games was to show arrows for the computer lines. Most of us like to think more about a position before we look at what the computer lines suggests… these arrows are “spoilers”. At the least a setting could have been provided to disable them. Very poor UX design in general. In the ipad mini while analyzing, the move list comes at a place right below the arrows to navigate the game moves. So while pressing the next move arrow, it often is the case that the finger accidentally smudges over the move list - and suddenly the board transforms to the position at that move in the move list, which is often somewhere at the end of the game. Then you’d have to keep hitting prev to get gack to the place you were in. Very annoying this placement of controls without disregarding the ergonomics.

UPDATE: Sep-2022: Still no option to disable the analysis arrows. Still nav buttons are in the same place in the ipad mini - right below move list, accidental smudges to move list continue to happen.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for this feedback. We're currently work on improvements, including a setting to disable those arrows! Please write to us at for assistance. We're here to help!


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