Play chess online with millions of players around the world! Enjoy free unlimited games and improve your chess rating with 50,000+ tactics puzzles, interactive lessons and videos, and a powerful computer opponent. Unlock your inner chess master today!

- Challenge your friends and chat with opponents
- Play real-time blitz or daily correspondence chess

- Solve more than 65,000 puzzles
- Adjusts to your skill level to help you improve

- Thousands of videos and interactive lessons from top Grandmasters
- Interactive tutorials with helpful tips and highlights

- Adjust the computer's strength
- Analyze your game to learn what went wrong

- Daily articles by top authors and coaches like IM Jeremy Silman
- Opening explorer helps you learn and play the right openings
- Make friends & send messages
- 20+ gorgeous themes for boards, pieces, and backgrounds
- Detailed performance stats and ratings
- Active community forum

Also available in the app:

Gold Membership
$4.99 USD monthly, $29.99 USD annually
More Puzzles, Lessons and Tournaments! No ads.

Platinum Membership
$6.99 USD monthly, $49.99 USD annually
Full access to Tactics, Tournaments, and more! No ads.

Diamond Membership
$14.99 USD monthly, $99.99 USD annually
Unlimited access to all features for playing, training and learning. No ads.

* Prices may vary by location.

ABOUT CHESS.COM is built by chess players and enthusiasts who really love chess!

What's New

Version 3.8.14

- Challenge your friends to Live games before they are even online! (We’ll send them a notification that you want to play!)
- Watch or join Live Club Tournaments!
- Want to know how you’ve performed vs a specific opponent? Now see your Win/Loss/Draw history right on their profile screen
- New challenge alert screen
- Instructive screens for new users
- Improved support for iPhone X
- LOTS of smaller improvements & bug fixes! (Did you notice our new app icon?)

If you love this new version, please take a moment to give it a fresh five-star rating or review on the App Store. It really helps us out.

Thank you for playing chess with us!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

10.5K Ratings

10.5K Ratings

Social upgrade & Design simplification (NEEDED)

Good boogaloo woolly

I want to offer simple design improvements that would engage users to a whole other level. This is so far a chess app / website that allows you to just play chess but severely lacks an actual chess community to the degree in which I see its potential. We want to find professional players / engage and keep up with chess news. People don’t want to read articles that’s boring. When I go to a professional chess players page all I see is comment spam from random people and no actual comments or video updates from the chess player them self. It needs to have Facebook comment design prioritizing the users comments at the top and then the most like comments after. They should also be able to add photos that could be commented on and liked. Secondly there are SO MANY sections that are not grouped up accordingly. People love simplicity. There should be a (Play) (Learn) (Watch) (News).
Instead, all the categories that should be located inside each drop box are scattered outside these categories and are extremely ugly and overwhelming. Besides that to somehow promote twitch engagement would be huge and lastly, getting borders for your advertisements would help you look like s more high quality website. I just love chess so much and this app. I want this app to be successful and the chess community to grow.

Developer Response

Thank you for the great feedback! We are right now working on a HUGE overhaul of the navigation to make the whole app much easier and simpler to use, without giving up a single feature. Great thoughts, too, about making the profiles of our more popular/titled players more engaging...

Play, learn, practice, be amused


Excellent game play, game management, & much more. Post game analysis ranks each move “excellent/good/inaccuracy/blunder” and identifies what the better move would have been. Track your stats separately different game speeds, and accrue virtual ratings in the lessons and tactics drills. Pick up live timed games instantly, or play “daily” chess with days or weeks to make a move. I Love the daily tactics puzzles. Excellent interactive lessons and drills (e.g. practice every variety of limited-material mate). Watch other games live... easy to peek in on a friend’s games. GM video lectures and other curated material offer solid insights. Regular shows like “Chess Brahs” always a good time. No other chess app comes close to this. Unlimited game play for free; all other main features available in reasonable quantities for free, more than enough to keep a casual player occupied. I upgraded just to get more daily tactics puzzles, and got deeper analysis tools I’m still learning about.

A great alternative game site when your friends are to busy.

Gordo Tech

I enjoy playing blitz and rapid chess games with this App. I find it a wonderful source of spacial cognitive ability enhancement.
The news and articles by Peter Doggers are well written and timely. You play against chess players from many different countries. The tactics training is fun and if you upgrade you receive extra features. Lessons are available and charts and statistics show your progress.
I play tournament chess at the West Valley Chess Club. Our members use computers to train and analyse the games.
By playing many bullet games Online games I was able to achieve the 1st place of the Chaba Mehes memorial tournament. My ability to calculate quickly helped me defeat my rivals.
Developing an opening strategy with online chess is another benefit. You can pick your favorite player and watch live games. Whether you are an amateur or considering becoming a professional, this App will be a great resource.


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90 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Diamond Membership $99.99
  2. Diamond Membership - 1 Month $13.99
  3. Platinum Membership - 1 Month $6.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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