Hundreds of chess puzzles are now at your fingertips with Chess Puzzles Pro.

Is there anything more fun than finding a killer checkmate combination? Do you ever wonder how many games you could have won in you were better at seeing those hidden checkmates?

This app delivers over three hundred brilliant checkmate puzzles to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. You will be mesmerized by the incredible sacrifices and unlikely moves that result in checkmate. Whether you are new to chess or an experienced pro looking to add some flair to your endgame, Chess Puzzles Pro has something for every skill level.

- Hundreds of puzzles (mate in 1, 2, 3, 4 and up)
- Stats that record achievements as you solve puzzles
- A helpful hint button that appears if you get stuck on a particularly challenging puzzle
- A clean and beautiful interface encouraging hours of interaction

What's New

Version 2.1

- Multi-tasking split view support
- iPad Pro support
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews


nice app still some bugs and too many double checks

Some puzzles have multiple answer but it will mark it wrong. The second issue is there are too many puzzles that are double checks, so once you realize to look for double checks the puzzles get real easy. Could use more complicated puzzles that dont rely on double checks to solve. also, i just dont like the colors too bright. wish they would go back to original colors that made contrast easier for people with older eyes. Overall good for a novice bad for an intermediate player bc too many puzzles are double check.


Just one problem

This is a fun app, but there are times when the mate can be accomplished in more than one way and if you aren't lucky enough to pick the one way the app likes you get told it's a wrong move. And I've done 334 of these and have a king rating so I'm probably right about this. For example, I just did one where White had enticed the BK onto the first rank. Mate could be administered either by moving WK-d2 or 0-0-0. I picked castling and was "wrong".

On another note, I'd love one of these where the object is to win, not mate.


UI is very buggy

The UI is buggy. You move pieces by tapping once on the piece you want to move, then tapping on the square to which you're moving the piece. If you tap wrong (e.g., you tap on a square that would be an illegal move, or you tap to move the Rook then decide to tap to move the Queen), the UI gets stuck and there's no going back. The application simply doesn't work for me. Hopefully, the developer will address this. I like the idea of solving mating puzzles, but the bugs are a deal breaker.


Adrian Hanft
4.7 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2015 Adrian Hanft


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