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Play Magnus - Chess

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Want to test your chess skills against the World Champion of Chess? Now you can! Play Magnus offers you the opportunity to play chess against the official Magnus Carlsen "tuned" chess engine and gives you the chance to qualify to play Magnus Carlsen Live at a secret location! Play Magnus on your iPhone and iPod Touch - it's free!

Play Magnus supports single player gameplay, while future versions will offer multiplayer functionality.

In the mean time, test your skills against challenging the Magnus Carlsen computer opponent and share with your friends to earn additional points!

Play Magnus offers exciting features, including:
- Magnus Carlsen tuned chess engine with general functionality
- Sharing functions
- About Magnus Carlsen updates
- Exclusive chess training with Magnus Carlsen approved problems
- Exclusive video content of Magnus Carlsen
- Chance to qualify to Play Magnus Live at a secret location annually

What's New in Version 3.5.7


Or, for those of you who are more fluent in English than Russian: Dear friends! We’ve made several improvements to the Russian version of the app. We figured things should be up to par now that Mr. Karjakin needs to prepare for the World Championship Finals against Magnus. Hope you have an even better experience now!


New achievements keep popping up every week! Go give it a try!

Oh, and we crushed a bug that was putting us down.


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Customer Reviews

Absolutely Brilliant!

The overall idea that you are playing Magnus Carlsen is brilliant in itself. To be able to play him at different young ages not only helps you get a feel for where you are as a player, but also helps you improve very quickly. I absolutely love this dimension of being able to play Carlsen at different ages; you do feel as if you are actually doing so.
Overall, this is an extraordinary app, and has become my favorite ever created. I cannot wait to see what they develop on this next.

The most amazing chess app you'll ever own!!!

This app is not only instructional, it is addictive- I couldn't put it down!!.. There is something for everyone ,at every level, and I found it immediately fascinating and fun!!.....if I could only have one chess app , it would be this one!, hands down!- thank you, thank you, thank you Magnus Carlsen for being so brilliant and having an app as equally brilliant!!!.... Ciao bello!

Great app!

Probably the best chess app out there. It teaches you how to play and slowly increases in difficulty. But for the people who aren't really good, ages 7-12 can be really difficult to grasp. There are in-betweens that let you slowly progress up, but you have to pay for those levels. If there were just a few more in-between levels, it would be so much better. A great app though recommended to all who play chess or want to!

Play Magnus - Chess
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.5.7
  • Size: 97.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

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  6. "The King Hunt" Training VIdeo$1.99
  7. "The Evergreen Game" Training Video$1.99
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  9. "Zugzwang Part I" Training Video$1.99
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