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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 1 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

Play Magnus is supported by unobtrusive advertising. By upgrading Play Magnus, you get the same great app without the ads.

What's New in Version 2.5

I’ve got something big for you! Literally! I’m bringing you lots of new and beautiful pixels so you can enjoy Play Magnus in its full retina glory on your iPad. And let’s not forget the game itself. Even better looking, and so much more comfortable to play on that large and spacious screen. Here are a few words from the team on what’s new:


It’s time for Extreme Chess Makeover! Well, perhaps not that extreme, but we’ve been working extremely hard to bring you a new and better version of Play Magnus on the iPad. It’s still the award winning design you know from the iPhone, but reworked and optimized for the big screen. No, no, not the movie theatres. Although... Dibs on that!


Wait! Look guys! An email asking us to add rockets to the game! Awesome! I love where this is going!

Rockets!? Wait… Dude… He was saying the game rocks...

I’M SO PSYCHED! Finally some explosions! Wait, what..?

Sorry everyone, no rockets this time. But there will be new and exciting stuff again soon!


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Customer Reviews


This is a great game although I am a young chess player trying to get better but the videos are expensive so I think it would be better that when you upgraded it came with all of the videos

An app with human touch

This is the one of the best app which makes you feel someone is really training you

very good app

I have just downloaded this app but I like it) I wish to have it for my computer)

Play Magnus - Chess
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.5
  • Size: 79.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Ad-Free Upgrade$1.99
  2. "The Initiative" Training Video$1.99
  3. Set of 77 extra levels$1.99
  4. "The King Hunt" Training VIdeo$1.99
  5. "The Evergreen Game" Training Video$1.99
  6. "Check & Checkmate" Training Video$1.99
  7. "Magic by Mikhail Tal" Training Video$1.99
  8. "Zugzwang Part I" Training Video$1.99
  9. "Zugzwang Part II" Training Video$1.99
  10. Magnometer upgrade$2.99