The whole history of chess in an app: 5 million chess games from 1624 till 2014! And every week new games from world class tournaments are added to it.
You can look through on your iPad ( or iPhone or iPod touch) all the great tournaments, like Zürich 1953 or the Fischer-Spassky match 1972, the chess detective story Karpov versus Korchnoi 1978 or Nakamura's amazing victory in Wijk aan Zee 2011. Or you can load the games of Magnus Carlsen and see what makes the young Norwegian so irresistible. And you can also study the latest opening variations and access statistcs for all opening positions. Whether you are a chess professional or an amateur: the ChessBase Online database will become indispensable from the first time you use it.

• 6 million games of chess: carefully edited and maintained by the ChessBase team of grandmasters
• weekly games update: up-to-date material from all important tournaments
• searchable by opening position, player, tournament, year
• super-rapid system response times
• for every opening position, all the moves and the statistics
• professional board graphics in 5 designs, with coordinates
• easy move entry
• games presented with complete notation
• access to player info, including pictures
• Engine (iPhone and iPod Touch: landscape only)
• Import PGN files through iTunes file sharing

What’s New

Version 2.35

- bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
13 Ratings
13 Ratings

Needs improvement — no updates!

This app provides a database of chess games that are not annotated. The search filter is very basic. There is a chess engine that comes with the app for analyzing the games but it is very slow on my iPad and causes the app to crash often causing you to start over. The engine often doesn’t work. The back arrow essentially takes you back to to the starting point. The app wants you to save everything in the cloud and it is difficult to transfer your selected games to your hard drive via email. The playchess server is slow causing you to waste precious seconds on blitz games and lose on time. Forget about playing the videos via the app. I essentially use the app to look up games in the database but it’s better to do everything on your computer. Don’t know if this is a problem just with the app for iPad or also on other systems.

Sam-1010App ,

Bad app, definitely don’t buy it

Very bad app. It’s exiting the game we were observing very often.


For people that wants to improve

If you want to improve in chess use this app it’s worth it for those of you who see pieces that are not adjusted drag them back and start by going to online and see that chessboard under? Press that and insert moves and you’re good to go.


ChessBase Schachprogramme- Schachdatenbank Verlags GmbH
73.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© ChessBase GmbH


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