The ideal coach companion, he plays with you and explains everything, step-by-step. Complete beginners are welcome; good for intermediate players too.

While you play chess, he teaches, pointing out strategic ideas and helping with mistakes. There are also twenty lessons, going in-depth into each concept with ample opportunities for guided practice. Dr. Wolf himself is friendly, gentle, and occasionally witty.

As you learn new chess skills and use them in your games, Dr. Wolf will introduce new concepts to master. Whenever you use a skill in game, Dr. Wolf acknowledges it and you earn points.

The best way to learn anything is with a coach. And now, the coaching style of learning chess is finally available in an app. Give it a try!


Dr. Wolf will coach you for free for 10 games of chess so that you can appreciate his style of in-game teaching.

Then, to continue learning, you may subscribe to his Monthly Coaching for $4.99 USD per month. With Monthly Coaching, Dr. Wolf teaches while you play chess, pointing out good moves and bad — both yours and his — and the reasoning behind them. At times, he'll gently suggest you reconsider a move, or ask a question at a critical moment. Plus, you get unlimited hints, unlimited undos, and unlimited access to our Lesson Library, with 15 lessons in Dr. Wolf's unique style, with new ones added each month.

Whether or not you choose to subscribe, Dr. Wolf will always play chess with you. He'd never say no to a good game of chess.


Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.

Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.

Account will be charged the same amount for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.

You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase.

Any unused portion of a Free Trial, if offered, is forfeited when you buy a subscription.

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What’s New

Version 1.53

Dr. Wolf will permit you to take back your last move, even if you are not signed up for coaching. That's just common decency.

Also, squashed some bugs.

Enjoy your chess!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
533 Ratings

533 Ratings

VlnVirtuoso ,

Absolutely love it! Make it stronger though.

This is one of the best chess apps I’ve ever seen! It offers valuable insights as you play and the whole experience leaves you feeling like you’re playing a real coach genuinely interested in helping you.

My only complaint is that it’s too easy to beat even on the highest level. I’m rated around 1700 uscf and even the expert setting isn’t terribly challenging. PLEASE up the playing strength and I’d gladly dole out the monthly fee for lessons. This is exactly the kind of app I’ve been looking for.

Developer Response ,

Hello, we just released a new version doing exactly what you suggested. Please let us know how it goes, you can reach us at Enjoy, --David

kitkatratings ,

Good app with potential

I am a USCF class B player. I have been playing on the advanced level for roughly 20 games. What I notice is Dr. Wolf doesn’t necessarily play at an advanced level, but rather suggests advanced skills he hopes to cover in the game. That does not mean those opportunities will arise. Furthermore Dr. Wolf will suggest to you to take back a move that is either a mistake or he sees something better. In either instance I have had Dr. Wolf make outright blunders dropping material or giving his Queen away for nothing. As far as rating goes 1500 is average USCF and Dr. Wolf has me at 1055 when I am 1630 USCF. I have won all 20 games so I don’t understand why this is. This app has a lot of potential and I love the concept. I’d like to see these issues fixed.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback. You might find the "Expert" level more enjoyable and challenging, and he won't make those blunders. We will fix the problems you noted for the Advanced level as well.

wikdjmamekdmsn ,

Perfect for a strong benginner

I’ve “known how” to play chess since I was a kid, but had zero concept beyond how the pieces moved. I’ve improved 5 fold in the week since I started using this app. It’s probably the perfect way for someone at my level to learn in an app.

My only complaint is the cost. Seems a little excessive for what you get. I’ll probably pay it for a couple months, then cancel, as there isn’t enough content to make it a long term subscription.


GGTracker, Inc.
105.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Coaching $4.99
  2. 30 Days of Coaching $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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