British Chess Magazine is the world’s oldest chess journal, published continuously since 1881. It appears monthly and is packed with in depth informative content about the Royal Game. You will find high quality games and analysis, reports on recent tournaments, articles and analysis about openings, interviews with famous players, authoritative and independent book and DVD reviews, instructional articles and regular features on problems and endgames. Articles about famous players present and past reveal the game’s greatest talents and rich history. BCM has a unique focus on the British chess scene while covering major news and events internationally. Readers will enjoy coverage of the important annual Hastings and Gibraltar Masters tournaments and the British Chess Championship.
BCM caters for players of all ages and strengths, from beginners to masters, and features men’s and women’s chess. BCM will help you improve your play and results - check your progress with our regular “Test Your Chess” feature written by our own International Master Shaun Taulbut. You can sharpen and test your attacking skills with our monthly “Spot the Continuation” feature.
BCM helps you find out where to buy chess books and equipment, and great pictures bring BCM to colourful life.
BCM is a must read and great choice for players and enthusiasts of all ages and abilities – and makes a great present!
This is a free app download with paid content within. The current issue, back issues and future issues can be purchased within the app.
Subscriptions are also available within the application. When a recurring subscription is purchased the latest issue will become available to download immediately.
Available subscriptions are:
1 month: UK £4.49/ US $5.99 (1 issue)
12 months: UK £49.99/ US $64.99 (12 issues)
- The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
- You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
- Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.
Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.
Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.
We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
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Ratings and Reviews
...Also superbly sized in print. Quality of publication, analysis and breadth is not matched.
Only accessed free previews so far, used to subscribe to print edition. Sharp clear fonts, coverage of top tournaments and other topics. A lot of focus on the online version to keep proving. High quality in every way.
Excellent content in the magazine. Probably second only to New In Chess for news/games from top events, and better than NIC for instructional material.
Only two drawbacks to the app. 1) The interface is a bit confusing, with the app maker insisting on inserting itself between you and the content provider. And 2) the app has no interaction at all, meaning you'd better have a pocket chess set handy when you're going through the material as this is just digitized paper
Addendum: the creators of the app are unreliable, though. They will delete every issue you've paid for whenever they feel like it.
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- 28.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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- In-App Purchases
- British Chess Magazine Auto-Renewable Subscription $5.99
- British Chess Magazine Auto-Renewable Subscription $64.99
- British Chess Magazine 3 back issue bundle $11.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.