A lite version of the Ultimate mate in 1 to 4+ chess puzzle apps!

Sharpen your chess skills! Beginners and experienced players will enjoy solving these chess problems!

This app has 10 interactive chess problems ranging from easy mate in one move problems to very challenging mate in four moves. The object is to finish each game by forcing a checkmate in a given number of moves. In the full versions of this app there are a much larger number of classical puzzles collected from a variety of sources. These puzzles are fun to play and can be enjoyed at your leisure on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Chess problems are especially useful for learning to play chess or anyone wanting to improve their skills.

New features added include:
- Completely revamped chess engine that is much stronger

- Timing clock is displayed while you are working on each puzzle. How long you take to solve a puzzle is stored.

- New options: more chess piece sets (total of 7) and more colors schemes (total of 7) including wood and marble. (Improved the options menu as well)

- Social Gaming: Leaderboards to compare the number of puzzles you have solved with your friends and other players. Facebook integration - including the ability to post your progress and ask your friends for help on a puzzle.

- Universal app - works on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad - high resolution graphics all around (where supported).

For even more chess puzzle challenges check out these apps:
- Mate in 1 Puzzles
- Mate in 2 Puzzles
- Mate in 3 Puzzles
- Mate in 4+ Puzzles

What's New

Version 4.0.1

- Support for the iPhone X including Super Retina HD graphics
- Significantly improved compatibility with iOS 11
- Speed improvements
- interface improvements
- many bug fixes
- new icon / name

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Frustrating Bczz


First, thank you, to the publisher making this available for free. I have enjoyed what I could.
There are more than one way to approach the report on this app if either you are up for a good challenge or if you like find a way to burn time. It's possible to want both, like waiting until you've finished serving your sentence.
The way I approach is to just find the solution. We assume everyone would. It's frustrating when the solution is bogus. Once that happens I leave the app forever as I'm not in jail and don't need to burn time.
Case in point is the W.Pauly, puzzle. The visual solution isn't possible and the print-out of the moves isn't accurate. It's just mistakes but that's frustrating. After that I can no longer trust the app.
It's good to get an eye for checkmate. The shorter scenarios are more realistic for sharpening your game. The 3- 4 move puzzles depend on the computer opponents yet unknown moves and are more like hobby time.
I'm sure they will fix or remove the W.Pauly puzzle.

Fun App


These chess puzzles are a delightful challenge. Thank you. If you relish the smell of circuits burning between your ears, tally-ho. The app is no push-over but merciful enough to let your head expand a size or two --if you have a big sack of patience and try a passel of times. ( I'm still trying, and still not solving too many. But if you lean in your ear a million meters closer and stifle a heartbeat or two in a row, you just might sense my skull stretching.) Yeah, the puzzles are great fun, in a humble pie kind of way. Don

Great for a Free App


I am an adult beginner and this app is very helpful in exercising my mind on basic beginner tactics, while learning to play the game. There are not many exercises in the app, but there does seem to be a variety of difficulty (from my perspective anyway... these all may be a piece of cake for the well practiced chess players in the world). I do like the feature that indicates how many moves you have left while you are in the middle of the exercise, as other chess problem apps do not have that and it is easy to lose track of where you are in the problem when you are just learning.

Overall, this is a fun free app and worth the download.


Gano Technologies LLC
8.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Shawn E. Gano


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