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Chess •

By Mastersoft Ltd

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Free Mastersoft Chess has one of the World's best Desktop PC chess engines crammed inside! This engine finished 4th in the World Microcomputer Chess Championships and is not available in any other iPhone chess game. Designed by chess champions to play like a human opponent, Mastersoft Chess will take you from Novice to Grandmaster level! Features stunning high resolution sets by renowned Chess designers.

Easy to play but difficult to beat, this is pick up and play chess at its best!

The #1 Best Selling Chess App for iOS*


"I bought all chess applications for iPhone and this one is probably better than many $7-9 applications. Check TEST ALL. 66 chess applications at only ONE page in the World ..."

"It truly is close to flawless and is by far the best mobile Chess game I have played on any platform."
- PDA 247.


Choice Strategy Game of the Year
Smartphone Magazine runner up.

Various levels, board styles and breathtaking Retina Display chess sets combine with an outstanding World beating chess engine to offer you a great playing experience and an ever increasing challenge.

Whether you're just starting out or else a seasoned pro, Mastersoft Chess has something for you!


Hint facility.
Built in coach to monitor your progress.
Training mode to improve your game with adjustable threats and suggestions.
Training levels that dumb down your iPhone / iPod Touch.
Take back a move if you change your mind!
Your iPhone/iPod Touch checks that your moves are allowed.
Simple intuitive uncluttered interface that lets you concentrate on your game.
NB If you are new to Chess then please ensure that the coach is turned on in options and that the lowest difficulty level is selected.


Several modes of play including "Rated" and "Training".
An engine that came 4th in the World Micro-computer Chess Championships!
A unique engine unlike any other - plays interesting and sometimes quite aggressive chess.
Designed to play like a human opponent - right up to Grandmaster level!
Opening Book of over 23000 moves!
100% Full Chess rules including enpassant, castling etc.
Thought analysis (main line, depth and score).
Setup position (including castling rights, enpassant and side to move)
Move forward / backward to any point in the current game.
Includes Standard Chess Book Sets in addition to the realistic ones.
In depth statistics.
ELO rating system.
100 levels of increasing difficulty.


Huge collection of stunning high resolution chess sets in both 2D and 3D. Makes the most of Retina Display!
Boards constructed from the real thing - Oak, Ash, Marble, Slate and more!
Save and load games.
Realistic sound effects.
Adjustable piece movement animation.
Auto-saving of your current game.
Great for novices but will grow with you and still offer a challenge at Championship level.
Universal App. Play on your iPod, iPhone and iPad. No additional purchase necessary.
Great value!

*Source: US App Store 2011.

What's New in Version 2.47

Please see "What's new" inside the App for all the latest features. Now IOS9 compatible with 1000s of chess set / board combinations, and a new green bar to show side to move. Features VERY accurate ELO settings.
As always EVERYTHING is fully configurable via the "Settings" page. Please check it out.
Voted No1 best Chess app!


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Customer Reviews

Remarkable Chess Engine

This is perhaps the best chess engine available to mobile devices today.
It also is an indispensable assistant to improving one's game (at least against a computer).
The iPhone interface seems to be improved with this version. The touchscreen seems to have more accurate sensitivity. In the past unintentional moves were common because of the touchscreen.
This app well proves it's worth. For learning and improving there is the option to take back an unintended move but then the app won't score that game for rating purposes. Still, this feature is fantastic for exploring variations. One can even go to the notations and set the board to a particular point in the game and explore a multitude of variations from there. The possibilities are virtually endless.

Not satisfied

I am so tired of this game and it's updates. One week I am playing on level 1 and I can't win a game so I turn the level to 100 to see how fast it would crush me, but no, I crush it! I chose this app because it has the most potential and every tool I could want in a chess app. BUT SERIOUSLY! Worry about the game levels - and whatever algorithms you are using - FIRST! Get your crap together! I don't want another update until the levels are PIN-POINT accurate! I've been playing chess for a long time I should be able to mate against a level 800 opponent.

works for me

App looks good and is easy to use. It seems to do a pretty good job of playing down to my level without being totally brain dead, which is not always the case. There need to be sensible limits on the amount of time the program can spend on one move, and better features for the program or the player to resign. With that said, it's great as it is. I play it a lot and I enjoy it a lot.

Chess •
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.47
  • Size: 36.7 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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