The Ultimate mate in 3 moves chess puzzle app!

Sharpen your chess skills with Mate in 3 Puzzles! Beginners and experienced players will enjoy solving these chess problems!

This app has over 1200 interactive chess puzzles that will challenge you. The object is to finish each game by forcing a checkmate in 3 moves. The puzzles consist of a large 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.

Mate in 3 chess problems are especially useful for moderate to advanced chess players or anyone wanting to improve their skills.

New features added in Version 2.0 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 4+ Puzzles

What's New

Version 4.0

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

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Don't use the computer for a solution


Hi all,

This app is excellent. The chess problems are actual problems that have been previously posted in magazines, newspapers, forums etc and have all been compiled into this app. The solutions are not always obvious, and as such, a computer may have a difficult time finding the correct move to get to mate (which is generally a very quiet move, or not a move you'd look at right away). With that being said, the solutions are written in TEXT form and are always correct. The computer doesn't refer to the text solution - it just tries to solve it (brute force) and sometimes it is wrong. Don't blame the limitations of the hardware. Every single line is written out in each of the solutions, and each solution leads to mate. If you pick up algebraic notation you'll quickly understand what I'm talking about.

Fake solutions


First puzzle that I tried, I couldn't figure out the solution, so I used the cheat button. The solution that the game gave me didn't seem right, so I plugged the setup into a chess program. Sure enough It was a mate in 4. This was just the first puzzle in the bunch. This doesn't speak good for the app.

Great puzzles


Make u see the forest from the trees


Gano Technologies LLC
16.2 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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