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Chess.com

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

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!

PLAY CHESS ONLINE FOR FREE:
- 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…

CHESS TACTICS & CHESS PUZZLES:
- 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.)

CHESS LESSONS:
- 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)

PLAY CHESS ONLINE AGAINST THE COMPUTER:
- 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!

CHESS COMMUNITY:
- 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 Chess.com is the #1 place to play chess online with your friends and other players from all over the world!

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:
Chess.com is created by chess players and people who love chess!
Team: http://www.chess.com/about
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chess
Twitter: http://twitter.com/chesscom
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/wwwchesscom
TwitchTV: http://www.twitch.com/chess

What’s New

Version 4.1.8 (2294)

Hey, chess-lovers! This new version fixes a few bugs that were causing the app to crash - and includes a lot of nice interface improvement as well.

* Check out the new Friends Leaderboard!
* Vacation status is now displayed in your active game list!
* Reorganized Play settings offer some new options. (You can turn low-time warnings on or off now!)

...And there are lots of other improvements throughout the app!

We hope you love this new version. If so, please consider giving the app a fresh, five-star rating or review. It really helps us out!

Thank you! And enjoy your Chess!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
329.2K Ratings

329.2K Ratings

Shocktop32 ,

Checkmate!

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.

nova-bomb ,

App does not show the entire screen on iPhone.

I’ve set the display to normal and not zoomed. I still can’t set the last file or the check box to insert a move. It is useless on an iPhone and almost certainly an issue with the app not the iPhone iOS. Also some of the puzzles have more than one solution and you get knock down many points for choosing the best solution. There needs to be a way to submit correction and get those points back.

I got a response from the de eloped stating it was the zoom setting on my iOS. That was the first thing I checked and it had no effect on the functioning of the app. I poured over al the online comments and tried everything I could find on the topic, including reviewing many other settings. The iPhone app does not work and I do not think it related to IOS. My hunch is it’s a problem with the app. Which is unfortunate because I can’t bring my iPad or desktop or laptop with me everywhere. I can typically bring my phone.

Fortunately the puzzles are sized right. Even those have a problem on the small screen as I hit the wrong button and it skips to the next puzzle and does not allow you to return to the one you were working on.

Developer Response ,

Hello, we're sorry to hear the problem is persisting! If your iPhone display is not in zoom mode and the app display is still disrupted, please write to us at support@chess.com for assistance. We'd also be happy to help with any puzzle issues, since all puzzles should have only one solution.

Good boogaloo woolly ,

Social upgrade & Design simplification (NEEDED)

I want to offer simple design improvements that would engage users to a whole other level. This is so far a chess app / website that allows you to just play chess but severely lacks an actual chess community to the degree in which I see its potential. We want to find professional players / engage and keep up with chess news. People don’t want to read articles that’s boring. When I go to a professional chess players page all I see is comment spam from random people and no actual comments or video updates from the chess player them self. It needs to have Facebook comment design prioritizing the users comments at the top and then the most like comments after. They should also be able to add photos that could be commented on and liked. Secondly there are SO MANY sections that are not grouped up accordingly. People love simplicity. There should be a (Play) (Learn) (Watch) (News).
Instead, all the categories that should be located inside each drop box are scattered outside these categories and are extremely ugly and overwhelming. Besides that to somehow promote twitch engagement would be huge and lastly, getting borders for your advertisements would help you look like s more high quality website. I just love chess so much and this app. I want this app to be successful and the chess community to grow.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great feedback! We are right now working on a HUGE overhaul of the navigation to make the whole app much easier and simpler to use, without giving up a single feature. Great thoughts, too, about making the profiles of our more popular/titled players more engaging...

App Privacy

The developer, Chess.com, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Browsing History
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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