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Are you tired of playing chess games that look like they were designed for a Commodore 64 instead of an iPhone? We've got the antidote for you. Chess Free is the best chess game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and it's free!

Chess Free supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.

Chess Free offers a host of exciting features, including:

* Great graphics and exciting sound effects
* Configurable player names and score tracking
* Outstanding AI engine with configurable difficulty level
* Board rotation for two player games
* Undo function
* Automatic save when you get a phone call or exit the application

Chess Free is supported by unobtrusive banner advertising. Chess Premium is the same great app without the ads.

What’s New

Version 1.76

• GDPR support
• Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
25.5K Ratings
25.5K Ratings
FreekyFreshh ,

I loved it until I discovered deceit...😒

I have been playing on this app for a few years almost DAILY when time allows. When I first was learning chess it was terrific and I was able to fine-tune my skills with the difficulty changer setting. That's a sweet plus for the app!
Sadly, as I was able to move up to much higher difficulty levels, it wouldn't allow me to make some legal moves and it was able to make illegal moves. At first I thought it was just glitchy or that it knew rules that I didn't know.
The game allowed a knight to move diagonally one square to take my rook that I used to take a piece and put its King in check. I thought was a glitch so I undid my move (the undo button is helpful for learners as well) and tried to redo it. It made the diagonal move again. I scoured the Internet to validate the legality of that move and couldn't find it anywhere, leaving the only conclusion to be that the computer in the game is somehow allowed to cheat. After reading other reviews of the game about some potential cheating going on, I am sad to say I will be deleting the app. As a new and learning chess player this app is useful but as an avid proficient chess player, it's equivalent to playing with a real person who tries to cheat. Chess is a game of challenging strategy and there is absolutely no room for cheating. Perhaps I'll check back on the app in a year or so to see if they have cleaned it up.

Kills-B ,

My take.

I like it. It, (the computer)(on most difficult setting) did cheat on me right b4 I was about to checkmate' like twice in 2 years. I also did so other times though!

I wrote that n never sent it bc I checked it out again n couldn't beat it, so I just kept playing. That was 3 months ago, n I finally beat it again, ( set on most difficult). Now tonight I was seriously feeling like I was guna win, had everything set up just so... n it kicked me off! M a pretty peitiant man, so I started a new game. Kicked off again!!! N m talking lost the game, it was gone! Four more times!!! The last one I am sure I woulda had' again, n it let it play out for most of the game is how I can say that... So MAD, well for a few minutes anyway, (one step closer to a heart attack, unnessasaraly!!! M not da best speller, sorry! I really hope this might make a differance tho. I swear, it almost felt like it was getting hacked!!! It was just tonight, so far!


A Chess Game for Everyone

Most computer games are for the advanced. This game is for every range of chess experience. From the earliest beginner to the advanced.
My wife never played chess before and didn't even know the names of the different pieces. I taught her the basic moves and downloaded Optime's chess for iPhone last month 1 month later she's addicted to this game, plays it whenever she has a few spare minutes. We played yesterday and gave me a real run, almost beating me.
The game has a real feel and sound to it. You can feel the piece as you move it, almost like it has a marble feel with a felt bottom.
It's very easy to play and convenient when it's on your phone.
I can't recommend it enough to everyone with an appropriate phone. And while you're downloading this game, check out Optime's other games of similar quality like checkers, free four, dots, tic-tax-toe.

Update 2018 January 24

While the features that I listed above remain, the latest updates have removed the ability to listen to your music while playing.
As with many others, I play this app as a means of relaxation, which for me goes hand in hand with listening to my purchased music.
Now, you can I either play the game or listen to your music. You can’t do both.


Optime Software LLC
65.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Optime Software LLC


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