Chess - Play & Learn 4+ - Games with friends

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Play chess online with over 150 million players from around the world!

Chess, ajedrez, xadrez, satranç, شطرنج, 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 online 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 chesse…
- Enjoy also other chess variants: bullet chess, 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 chess training 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 120 million online chess players
- More than 20 million chess games played each day
- Meet players of all levels from beginner to grandmaster
- Compete to get your own rating in the online chess leaderboards and join the best players.
- 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 chess trainers
- Develop an unbeatable opening repertoire with the opening explorer (Queen´s Gambit, Caro-Kann Defense, Sicilian Defense, etc.)
- Offline chess with your friends
- Send messages and challenge your play chess with 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 online with your friends and other players from all over the world or play chess offline whenever you want!

Please share your suggestions and comments with us. Our support team is happy to help you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

ABOUT CHESS.COM: is created by chess players and people who love chess!
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What’s New

Version 4.3.21

Hi chess lovers! Today’s new version brings lots of quality improvements and minor fixes. Players of Daily Chess who have notifications enabled will now get an alert when a new game begins, if they are playing white!

We hope you love this new version. If so, please consider giving the app a fresh five-star 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
456K Ratings

456K Ratings

Shocktop32 ,


I’ve been using this Chess app for about three or four years. It has a lot of additional features like tactics puzzles, videos, and preset predicaments to challenge you and help you set up future moves to create the best situation for your pieces. There is also a play-by-play review of your games which critiques your moves and tells you what you could’ve done better. A couple things that need improvement though. Often the app will fail to notify me when it’s my turn after my opponent has moved, requiring me to open the app and navigate to my active games to manually check if it is my turn. The other issue is that sometimes I will try to start a new game with a friend with the “Play A Friend” option and the app opens the “active connection countdown” when I’m not trying to play a live game. I’m sure there is a way to create a new game with a friend without creating an active challenge, but I am not sure how. If this feature exists, it just needs to be integrated in an easy to find menu. (This review is based on my use from a Samsung Galaxy S5).

EDIT: I have an iPhone X now and I am able to successfully use the “Play A Friend” option to create a daily game without the app opening the “Active Connection Countdown” so the issue I stated previously may already be resolved.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your detailed review and for being a long-time user of our Chess app! We're glad to hear that you enjoy the additional features like tactics puzzles and play-by-play game review. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with notifications and starting a new game with a friend. We'll work on improving these issues and integrating the "Play A Friend" option in a more user-friendly way. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!


were asking for something small

Dear chess. com developers, I hope this message finds you well. I would like to kindly request the addition of the Kurdistan region and its flag to the game, representing Kurdish players who have a passion for chess. As we all know, Kurdistan is a recognized region with its own flag and diplomatic relations with several countries. I believe that adding the Kurdistan flag would be a great step towards promoting diversity and inclusivity in the app. Kurdish chess players will feel proud and appreciated to see their flag represented in the platform, and it will accurately represent the Kurdish chess community. I am confident that this request aligns with your vision of expanding the user base and attracting different player demographics. I understand that fulfilling this request may require additional time and resources, but I believe that adding the Kurdistan flag will bring value and make a positive impact on the app. Thank you in advance for considering and taking into account this request. I look forward to your response and the possibility of seeing the Kurdistan flag added to the app. Best regards,

I also have a question, why is there a flag of Catalonia but not of Kurdistan?

this is something small but it will push a couple steps forward.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, the Kurdish chess community is growing and so is our attention for this fascinating territory. I have let our teams know about this suggestion and I hope to see it on the platform soon too. Have a great day!

Brysons Humble Opinion ,

Lots of features but not able to give feedback

Hi there, been playing on the app for about a month and started to really like it so looked at the memberships and there’s 3 levels ... $30, $50, and $80 (I believe) for a year, provided you pay upfront and not month by month. I was like ok I get it... there’s lots of features so you have to pay for more of them. Well that’s all good, I get that.

My main issue is with the puzzles that sometimes the “opponent” player doesn’t make the best move so you can’t actually solve the puzzle correctly unless you guess they will do the wrong thing. Solved a puzzle today and I would’ve gotten it right however the opponent made the worse move of their two moves and thereby I made the wrong move because I predicted the opponent would obviously make the best move. Please creators/admins fix this issue. It’s really not the way the puzzles should function. If you fix this I will gladly change my rating to 5 stars since that’s my main issues. Also I couldn’t find anywhere in the app to report this.

But secondly to advertise their “videos” to watch to learn and improve in a notification or have it ever present on the main menu is really annoying when you can’t even watch the whole video because you don’t have the most expensive membership. I don’t like that. Just an annoying paywall situation where I already paid for the app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review. We believe our training services are worth the cost since players can make great improvements in their game. You can test these features with a free 7-day trial! Basic members still can access 3 puzzles, one lesson per week and one game report per day among other features, including ChessTV! Games will always be free. :)


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