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Chess is #1 popular game in the world. According to FIDE, about 600 million people play chess and it is the most widespread game on the planet.

"The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions..."
(Benjamin Franklin, scientist)

Game features:
- HD graphics for iPhone 5 and the new iPad retina display
- 5 levels of difficulty
- hint option to find out the best next move
- play either white or black
- play against the computer or a friend
- 2D and 3D themes for chess pieces
- unlimited ability to undo moves
- AI quick response time
- time control (5, 15, 30 or 60 minutes)
- animated moves
- highlight legal moves
- easy to use interface design
- ability to go back to any previous position in the game
- auto-save when exit or phone ring
- view captured pieces
- full game history with chess notation
- change the appearance of the board
- ability to listen music in background

Play one of the oldest and most enjoyable games in the world!

What's New in Version 3.6

Minor interface changes.


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Customer Reviews

Question to Tech support

Occasionally I get into a scenario when playing against the computer. The computer prevents me from making a different move, by repeatedly making the same move, over and over and over, into infinity! This usually happens as I am about to get the upper hand in the game. The computer has alternative moves available, but gets stuck on repeat! I'm either forced to make an inferior move that the computer likes, putting me at a disadvantage, or start another game. Is this legal? Is there a maximum number of times that a identical move can be made by both players? Please explain this phenomenon, or fix it!

Problem 2, this App constantly trying to sell me Checkers. Please stop this. I don't want to purchase Checkers!


This is a decent chess app. Have no problems with crashes or any performance issues. My only gripe and reason for 3 stars is because there is no draw with three check repetitions. Have played numerous games where the same moves are repeated over and over without a stalemate being declared. I know one time I repeated moves for 10 minutes. It seems like the computer won't like my move and instead of playing on, it tries to frustrate you into making a bad move. It happens when I have the upper hand or when the computer has the upper hand. It's so bad that it can make the app unplayable. Fix this issue and I will say the app is perfect.

What happened?

So I was just playing normally and making a video, and I wasn't winning. But, I made a move that would've in the future made me win. The enemies's bishop moved......and turned into a king! I looked over to the king next to the queen, and saw that another knight had been shape shifted into a king as well! What happened? Three kings? I caught this all on video and was stunned. I got a screenshot and couldn't even say anything. Then, I was put in check. I restarted the game, and began another one. I moved my pawn, my bishop, and my knight. I decided to move my queen, but it said I could move two spaces to the side. I'm a beginner at chess, but I'm pretty sure you can't move your queen two spaces!

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.6
  • Size: 71.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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