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Shredder Chess for iPad

By Eiko Bleicher,

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Shredder, the most successful chess program ever, is also available for the iPad. You can play against Shredder, analyze with him and solve chess puzzles. It offers the usual Shredder standard on your iPad.

In addition to the outstanding playing strength of the 12 times computer chess world champion, Shredder is also able to mimic the play of a human chess player with any playing strength. He even deliberately makes typical human mistakes in those levels.

Solve 1000 built in chess puzzles. Shredder keeps track of your performance and offers advice if needed.

You can adjust Shredder’s playing strength from beginner to master level. If you like, Shredder automatically adjusts his strength to yours. He even calculates an Elo rating for you. This is how the playing strength of chess players is typically measured.

During the game a coach is watching your moves and warns you if you are about to make a mistake.

See how you are getting better and better the more games you play and the more chess puzzles you solve.

* Adjustable playing strength
* Intuitive and very easy to operate
* 1000 built in chess puzzles
* Watch your rating improve in a diagram
* Outstanding playing strength on the iPad
* Analyse your games with Shredder, find your mistakes and improve your play
* Coach shows your mistakes
* Different playing styles from passive to aggressive
* Great variety: browsable opening book with more than one million moves
* Access 1200 GB of endgame databases online
* Enter and analyze any position you like
* Load and save games (incl. names, date, etc.)
* Send games via email
* Different chess boards and pieces
* VoiceOver / Accessibility support
* Improve your play whenever and wherever you like

Save 10 USD/EUR when buying Shredder or Deep Shredder (Mac, Windows or Linux). You will find your coupon code in the program info section.

What's New in Version 1.7.1

Bugfix for iOS 10 compatibility

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Customer Reviews

Well-done Chess app, BUT...

Shredder's iOS chess version is a well designed app. But the reply to a recent email I sent the company was misleading. Importing outside games was not added to this recent update. It still cannot show a move list which would allow you to quickly return to an earlier point to attempt a different move sequence. As a result, reviewing a game in Shredder is more cumbersome than Stockfish, tChess, Hiarcs, and ChessHD. The full-computer version of Shredder was just updated to v13 from v12 so I assume this app is stronger? The game's analysis function is nice but less useful than those of the tChess and "Analyze This" chess apps. It is hard to evaluate playing strength between the top iOS chess apps but Stockfish almost certainly is the strongest, and it may get an update soon as the full-computer version went from v7 to v8 a few weeks ago. Important - Stockfish is FREE.

Shredder's value is its interface - the Puzzle Section is fun but a more extensive iOS "chess puzzle only" app is available and less expensive. The game play interface is easy to use(!) and attractive, and I enjoy the "game evaluation meter" over a simple number for whom is ahead in a game as seen in the other chess apps. Lastly, it is still possible that more database and game importing features will be added if the firm's recent email to me was accurate.

I like Shredder and I do have hope.

Best chess app ...

Update - I like it even more - they also have the best online play interface in their other Shredder Online app.

Best chess playing app I have come across bar none. Playing strength can adapt and is automatically adjusted if you want. There is an opening book. There is an analysis function. There are puzzles. These are available on other chess apps too. What sets this app apart is the top-notch, responsive user interface, ability to save and share .pgn files and the attractiveness of the board and pieces with good use of the screen real estate. HIARCS Chess is another excellent app but I much prefer Shredder's interface.

Is a good program, but...

Shredder has a very nice interface and a strong engine, but it seems it should include some of the features of the pc version for training, time control and variation analysis so that it can offset the relatively high price of the application...reason i am writing this is because if you download the FREE app Stockfish, i am afraid you will find perhaps a slightly better chess application. I hope shredder increases value in coming updates.

Shredder Chess for iPad
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  • $3.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.7.1
  • Size: 34.5 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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