Pure Chess puts other games in checkmate! Are you a Grandmaster in the making?

"The game combines superb production values, excellent AI and a robust multiplayer experience and amazingly, DLC chess sets that look so good I actually paid for them" Digitally Downloaded

"Pure chess is the best looking chess game to ever hit iPhone and iPad. Get ready to be blown away by the games visuals" Play Buzz

Experience one of the oldest known boardgames on the advanced technology of today. With ultra-realistic and unparalleled beautiful visuals you can almost reach out and touch the pieces. Created under the watchful eye of a fully-fledged Grandmaster; Pure Chess allows players to experience the traditional game like never before, showcasing gorgeous environments and unbelievably stunning chess sets.

You can now play Pure Chess cross-platform with your friends!

Learn the basics through step-by-step tutorials or challenge yourself to tournaments, with full control of skill level depending on how challenged you wish to be.  An art, a science, a social engagement, a means for a challenge – whether you’re a beginner, an avid player or an ultimate Grandmaster, it’s time to experience one of the oldest board games known to man, brought to life on the modern technology of today!

Pure Chess is a game that can be played by everyone, at any age, but mastered by only a few. The question is... Are you a Grandmaster in the making? Your move!

Pure Chess is currently best played on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 upwards.

What’s New

Version 1.4

Fixed DLC download issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
237 Ratings

237 Ratings

GenuineHeather ,

Updated - Beautiful Chess App

This chess app features gorgeous 3D graphics and smooth game play. The app has been updated, fixing the issue about pieces not downloading. It works great now, so I went ahead and purchased the whole package. This is a wonderful, full-featured chess app. Thus far I've only played at the "monkey" and "novice" levels, which are, of course, very easy, so I can't yet comment on the computer's intelligence. In any event, this is just what I was looking for in a chess app. My favorite so far.

Bfjgyh ,

Op Chess

The game itself is good and its features are good but the bot is overpowered and the rules are ridiculous i play other chess games and not once did i get into as many stalemates as i do with this game. Its almost like its rigged for me to lose. either the AI becomes Super Sayan and completely owns you out of no where or your winning but it always ends in a stalemate cuz the game doesn't want you to win. Kinda reminds me of one of those crane machines. And if that wasn't bad enough the mini game was bs i failed the problem for moving any piece but the one the game wanted me to move and the move they wanted me to make was stupid it would never have worked in a real game. Why move the R next to the king sure you got a check and trapped him between his buddies but he could easily capture the rook on his turn or just moved away! Other than that the game the graphics and DLC are good. Just the AI is overpowered and the mini game challenges are ridiculous.

Jasperperson12 ,

Beautiful Cash Grab

To this app's credit, the graphics are the best I've seen, and the animations are smooth. There are lots of choices for scenery, sets, and materials used to make the pieces - as long as you don't mind making micro transactions for the sets. You start off with the checkers set, which is literally just a set of checkers with pictures of the pieces on top. For ANY other set, you need to pay money. Even the stereotypical Staunton set is locked by a micro transaction. Other purchases include the ability to unlock other difficulties besides 1 and 4 (on a 1-10 scale) and the ability to have more than one saved game (really?). That said, once you buy the sets it's a VERY beautiful app. Worth it? Maybe.

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