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 2019.20

* auto next game improvements for iPad
* premove and conditional move improvements
* reduced memory requirements and performance increased
* improved Dynamic Type support

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

Kalecrp77 ,

Best MP Chess app available!

Bar none. No annoying ads, you're simply restricted on some options if you don't pay the $7.99 annual subscription (for stats tracking, customizable boards, 100 games at once instead of 5, etc), a great value but not at all necessary for the more casual player.

You can play locally, and for MP can choose between slow or fast games. While I haven't seen a huge amount to choose from I've never been left in want of one, and they try to match you up against those with similar stats. You can play a move once a day, three, or five days (or however soon the other player responds), or play a fast game with an adjustable time limit among other settings. You can chat (text) and rewind or forward your moves to analyze strategy while playing. The UI and presentation are also streamlined and pleasing to deal with.

If you have any interest in chess give this app a only have everything to gain! Highly recommended.

Tranasaurus Rex ,

An easy Five

This is such an easy app to rate. First of all there is no visual clutter. Not just with no ads, but also the program itself is clean and not distracting. Always works as advertised keeping your attention on only one thing, playing great games of chess. Just today I wrote in a suggestion and within minutes my email greeted me with a pleasant response from the developer. Just out of curiosity, I looked at the version history, and this app has a continuous track record of keeping up to date. This really is the way an app should be.

Great job, keep up the good work!

Illuminate7 ,

Beautiful, simple, clean app & great features!

I've been playing this app for years now. I have absolutely no complaints. I love the newer features of being able to see the history of wins/losses you have with any particular player. And support is amazing! Always a quick reply that gets immediate resolution. I've never had to reach out due to a problem with the app, but a couple other 'user error' issues 🙃

I think it's the owner/developer himself who responds too, so you know you've forgot someone on the other end who knows their stuff!


Lee Carlson
106 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
© 2019 Woodchop Software LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. 1 Year Membership $7.99
  2. 1 Year Membership $7.99
  3. 1 Year Membership $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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