It’s easier than ever to enjoy New In Chess, a must-read magazine for all chess aficionados. You can read the magazine, tap on the chess games and replay all the annotated games on your iPhone and iPad!
The app is FREE and includes free access to the complete issue 2016#8 with the report on the World Championship Match. Find out why Carlsen won.

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New In Chess magazine is a premier international chess publication with eight issues a year, offering on-site tournament reports, game annotations by top grandmasters, interviews, in-depth reportage, training for club players, exclusive columns by Anish Giri, Jan Timman and Nigel Short, historical features, iconic photography, book reviews and exercises.

Regular contributors are: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Vishy Anand, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Garry Kasparov, Veselin Topalov, Wesley So and Judit Polgar. Editor-in-chief is Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam.
New In Chess is read by club players in 116 countries.

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What's New

Version 1.0.26

FREE issue: 2016#8 available as a free download (108 pages!)
Updated link to restore password.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
13 Ratings
13 Ratings

Lots of good potential ruined by poor execution


I've postponed this review for over a year, hoping NiC would iron out enough bugs to allow me to give their app more than a single star, but to no avail. The great benefit of reading a chess magazine on an iPad should be the ease of enjoying the games themselves, but this is the glaring shortcoming of the New in Chess app: the game viewer is one of the poorest on the iPad. If you enlarge the board, all the game annotations disappear. It's not for lack of space; half the screen is simply blank. If you wonder what an engine reveals about a position, you'll get no help here, as NiC hasn't deigned to provide one. Even worse, games are often entered incorrectly, so they become impossible to follow in the viewer. (By "often" I do not mean a majority of the games, but I do mean enough games that I'm no longer surprised when I reach one.) The apps for each of the other chess publishers are great. Many of the apps put out by independent programmers are great. New in Chess has really done a shameful job on this one.

Good product, good app


Highly recommended.

Best effort to date


First, let's be clear: New In Chess is the best chess magazine out there for the seriously player or fan, and this production is the best effort at producing a chess magazine by anyone I've seen, yet.

The interface makes it easy to follow the text of the annotations as well as the game position, at least on the iPad. It makes wise use of the available screen, and (quite importantly, for me) doesn't dictate the position you have to view it from, allowing you to hold the device in either position, portrait or landscape.

The typography is readable, almost everything about it is as good or better than the rest of the electronic chess pubs out there.

Almost everything? Yes. They persist in the unfortunate belief that taking a picture of a printed page is a satisfactory means of electronically publishing a story. This, in Tony Miles' famous words, is "utter crap." Luckily their printed magazine believes in narrow columns, for the most part, so there's little horizontal scrolling needed after you zoom the story text to readable size. That is all that saves this from a much harsher review.

Excellent magazine, above average presentation.


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24.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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