Now you can carry every game ever played by the greatest chess players of all time in your pocket. This app contains over 17,500 games from the 12 best grandmasters who ever played chess. Games are organized chronologically, or you can casually scan through the hand-selected "best-of" games from each player's career.

As an added bonus, included in this app are a collection of 101 brilliant chess games that Garry Kasparov calls his "most influential games."

Here are all the players whose entire careers are available in this app:

- Alexander Alekhine
- Mikhail Botvinnik
- Jose Capablanca
- Bobby Fisher
- Anatoly Karpov
- Garry Kasparov
- Emanuel Lasker
- Aron Nimzowitsch
- Akiba Rubinstein
- Wilhelm Steinitz
- Mikhail Tal
- Siegbert Tarrasch

What's New

Version 1.7

This update adds 13,867 new games from Anand, Spassky, Smyslov, Petrosian, Morphy, Kramnik, and Euwe. This brings the total to 19 grandmasters whose entire careers are represented here. Thanks to everyone who asked for these Grandmasters games to be added.

Ratings and Reviews



As another reviewer said, this has the potential to be a great app. However, at the moment it is very buggy and incomplete, as if it were still at an early stage of development when the author gave up on it and released it to make a quick buck. I find it almost insulting how simple it would be to fix many of the bugs, such as many of the games playing random, incorrect first moves or ending by replaying the first move of the game, regardless of whether that is even possible. Clearly the author is either extremely lazy or uninterested in actually making something worthwhile. In either case, don't buy this app.


So full of glitches the games are wrong

This app constantly glitches in a way that the moves of the actual games are incorrect. At times entire piece will be missing at the start of a game. No annotation available either. Has the potential to be a great app, but can't even enjoy with the way it currently is.


So many odd things

First let me say I am rated over 2100 and I couldn't follow the games. The auto play is so fast, even at its slowest speed, the games are just a blur. How an average player would have even the slightest clue as to what is going on is beyond me. There seems to be no way to turn this feature off. ( it is hard to say for sure since I crashed most times I entered the settings mode.) But, the play back choices are: slow, slowest, normal, fast and fastest. There was no off.

To add to the confusion the squares the pieces move from and to turn red. The board is a wild melee of flashing squares and charging pieces. I bought this app so I could view great games and perhaps learn and enjoy. Good luck with that, the games tear by in thirty seconds. I would compare it to fanning the pages of a book and trying to read it as the pages flash by.

Why did this app get two stars? Well turn off the flashing squares and auto play back and it would be worth having.


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


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