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** Learn chess in a different way **

Twenty to the point lessons take you from the absolute basics to more advanced strategic foundations of mastering a full game of chess. Follow the audio lesson on an animated board where the concepts are visualized for a better understanding.

After a lesson, dive into one of the nine training mini-games called skillbuilders, Each of them will help you improve specific cognitive skills, for seeing how pieces move or attack with ease. These unique exercises teach real and raw mental skills needed for chess mastery.

And to top it off – this is not a standard app. It is your own personal class with Maurice, coaching you Brooklyn style. Do well and you will be lauded – but watch out or you will be the target for street style trash talk.

** Features **
- 20 Lessons in 4 categories
- 9 skillbuilders with hundreds of levels
- over 100 puzzles
- play chess against an engine in three skill levels
- audio comments by Maurice tell you how you are doing


** Maurice Ashley is a true chess legend. **
He not only made history as the first African-American grandmaster in the annals of the game. He has managed to translate his love of the game to others, as a three-time national championship coach, author, ESPN commentator, puzzle inventor and motivational speaker.

Maurice is well known for providing dynamic live tournament coverage of world class chess competitions and matches. His high-energy, unapologetic and irreverent commentary combines Brooklyn street talk with professional ESPN-style sports analysis. He has covered every class of elite event, including the World Chess Championships, the US Chess Championships, the Grand Chess Tour and the legendary Man vs. Machine matches between Garry Kasparov and IBM’s Deep Blue.
Now he will teach you!

We are eager to bring MATCH back to the app store. But this version is just the beginning. We will keep adding new content and features, so watch out for frequent updates. You will soon have the chance to get you the introductory version for a very special price. No subscription. No in-app purchase.

Please note that this is our first version and there might be minor glitches or problems. You can help us – we appreciate your honest feedback which will help us improve the app. And hear how you like it. Please contact us by mail: hello@match-chess.com

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

- Skillbuilder: Wolf. Removed take back button.
- Skillbuilder: Wolf. Fixed Level 16 in Bishop mode hard not being solvable.
- Skillbuilder: Invisible Piece. Fixed Pawn being placed in bottom row.
- Updated the description of Skillbuilders Attack, Mate is Fate, Square Biz.
- Skillbuilder: Quibs. Fixed reset button not beeing enabled if time runs out with no moves made.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Chess player ,

This is the best chess app I’ve seen in years!

Drop everything and get this app, it is hands down the most fun you’ll ever have using a chess app. First of all, the skill builders are not only fast-paced action fun, they are completely original, you’ve never seen anything like these and - - they will turbocharge your chess. Once you play them and see how great they are you’ll be scratching your head wondering why in the world other chess platforms don’t use Maurice’s super training tools.
Maurice’s interactive reactions and the active feel of the app are a breath of fresh air, and it is smooth, perfectly responsive and snappy.

Nebulousd ,

The sound doesn't work

The sound doesn't work after downloading today. The app looks promising, but I can't get the sound to play

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry, that you are having problems with the sound. Could you please make sure, that the sound of your phone is not muted? (Switch on the left side).
If you're still having problems it would be great, if you could reach out to us via email hello@match-chess.com
Thank you in advance.
Have a great day.

franklyn 41 ,

Don’t miss out on this one

Absolutely fantastic. You are getting your money’s worth and more with this app.


Qubidu GmbH
164.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


  • Family Sharing

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

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