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!
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- 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
… AND MORE
- 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
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Unlimited access to all features for playing, training and learning. No ads.
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Version 3.9.8 (1)
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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.
Want to practice openings? Find a different app
If you want to practice openings they have made it near impossible. I have tried to practice an opening with white and they make it so you can only start with black. So you play the game and when it is over try to rematch so then you can play white? Nope. Either they will not let you rematch or you will get black again. This is not just on the free version. I pay for a premium membership and still this is the case. Why can you not chose you color or at least have an option to?
They have actually put it in their sportsmanship rules that you will get account locked if you try only playing one color. If this is such a big problem, why not just make picking a color an option? That is what people want and need to do to practice and get better. Rather than punishing people try helping them out.
You replied that you don’t let people choose White because White has an advantage. Well, some people want to practice both sides. You will never get good at black if you cannot practice. If you want, let people choose there color, but make the games unrated. I understand that you shouldn’t be able to pick your color for a tournament, but for practice you can’t? You can make the game better by having an option to let people choose their color. By definition, everyone would be ok with this because people who want to play black will play people who want to play white. You can keep the other way too. Just have a color play option.
Developer Response ,
Color is chosen randomly each match! Like a coin flip, it is possible to get black many times in a row :) check your stats page and you'll see it averages near 50% each! Since white has the advantage of going first, we do not allow people to pick their color (everyone would pick white!) It is completely random :) Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions! - The Chess.com team
BEST CHESS EVER!!!!
I had started playing chess around three years ago, but stopped playing after a while because me sister wouldn’t have time for it anymore. I also didn’t know all the weird stuff or the stuff that is secluded, like castling, stalemate and the difference between check and checkmate. And so I gave up on chess. But three years later, in 7th grade we had a chess tournament in our contest math class. I was very unpleased and upset to have found out that I lost in the second round! I watched the finals match, and watched one of my good friends get bashed and checkmated in around five to six maybe seven minutes. At that moment, I wanted to be like that guy who defeated my friend so badly. So I started forcing my sister to play chess with me. But however at one point she got tired of it. So then I had to find a good chess app or website to play on. After lots of asking people what the best chess apps are, I finally got this one!!! And I must say I love it! There is however, a minor issue. I found out there is now multiplayer! The other player must have an account and you have to invite them. Anyway, other than that, it’s all cool!!!
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