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Chess Books & Tactics Training

Forward Chess, LLC

    • 4.8 • 254 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Forward Chess is an Interactive reader of chess books. Play through the lines in the book, or try your own, it's like having a chess board and a chess book in the palm of your hand.

Forward Chess includes the ability to purchase over 100 chess eBooks through our In-App Store. Check it out. Our collection is growing weekly!

Forward Chess also contains the following subscription options
- ChessPublishing's monthly periodical for the latest in opening theory
- We offer a choice of 4 different auto-renewing subscriptions
- 1 Section for 1 Year @ $19.99 USD
- 3 Sections for 1 Year @ $39.99 USD
- 6 Sections for 1 Year @ $69.99 USD
- 12 Sections for 1 Year @ $99.99 USD
- Payment will be charged to 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 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Links to Your Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

Forward Chess takes your privacy seriously See our privacy policy here: https://forwardchess.com/privacy-policy and term of use here: https://forwardchess.com/terms-of-service

What’s New

Version 1.35.3

When you use a link in a chapter to jump to another section of the book, you'll find a button to return to the previous chapter you were reading.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
254 Ratings

254 Ratings

M. Damey ,

The Best Chess Book Reading App

This app is by far the best chess book reading app on the market . I have purchased many chess books over the last few years on this app and have been very pleased with how it works. I like the fact that every so often they print one of the great older books like Art of Attack in Chess by Vukovic as this is a great book to study from and improve your game. I highly recommend this app for anyone who loves the game of chess and enjoys reading chess books.

710 Skyline ,

Has potential, needs more work

Apps like this have the potential to make reading a chess book way more convenient, because you can always see the current position.

This is a good start but it’s just a beginning, it needs more work.

As far as bugs are concerned, it does not remember correctly the location on the page when restarting the app. On a chapter with ~ 10 games, it’s not easy to find the place to continue.

Also, it loses the current position when double-tapping to go full screen (or return from full screen).

In terms of features, the main thing I miss is some kind of visual indication that there’s text to read after the current move. Imagine I watch the board and then tap the Next button to advance through the game. Unless I check the notation after every move (very distracting) I would miss the move comment. True, there’s a dialog for variations, but that’s not the same thing. Some commented moves don’t have variation. A change in color, some dot lighting up somewhere would mean a lot in terms of convenience.

seamless1001 ,

Awesome and effective

If you’re like me, you’re a casual but serious chess player. Great book collection, awesome interface and user friendly. Forward Chess has created a great app for learning and studying chess. You can choose board and text size, style, and so on. Books are reasonably priced, and you can always return to the page you left off reading. With just one hand, I can scroll through the game and text while my other hand holds a glass of a choice beverage.

App Privacy

The developer, Forward Chess, LLC, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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