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Chess - SocialChess

By Woodchop Software LLC

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SocialChess is a fun way to play fast or slow chess with friends or with random opponents! Play with a clock or play turn-based correspondence chess!

"Fantastic app. Easily the best head-to-head app out there!" -Leo Laporte

"Social Chess Is The Best Way To Get Your iCheckmate On"

Optimized for iPhone, iPad, and Retina displays!


* No Advertisements!
* Beautiful, clean, intuitive layout.
* Optimized to be fast and stable. Nothing worse than an app that crashes!
* Features are chosen and implemented carefully.
* Instant account creation - no email validation necessary.
* Your privacy is respected. We will not spam or share any user info.
* Game features are driven by your feedback!


* Statistics - ELO Rating, Wins, Losses, Draws.
* Receive push notifications when a game is updated.
* Play even when there is no internet connection. Moves are sent later!
* Play up to 5 games at a time, or increase it to 40 with In-App purchase!
* Search for opponents by username, email, or we'll match you with a random opponent.
* Claim Victory if opponent does not make a move in 5 days.
* Optional Takeback.
* Chess960
* Analysis Board to work out your strategy.


* User Profile including picture, comments, etc.
* Map view of your opponent's location.
* Chat
* Browse your opponent's games, and their opponent's games.
* Elo Rankings.


What's New in Version 2.52

* Bug Fixes
* Fast game clock accuracy improvements.
* Network connectivity error detection/recovery improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Best online chess in the app store, hands down

App runs smoothly and flawlessly. Excellent online game and rating system. Beautiful interface. Useful features (love the analysis board).

By far, hands down, without a doubt best customer service of any software, period and I'm practically an old man who has been using computers since they took up entire rooms. A question emailed to the developer got a response in LESS THAN 10 MINUTES. And a helpful, friendly one at that. This is unheard of.

At $0.99, what are you waiting for, chess head? Ditch chess with friends or whatever other app you've been using and come see what you've been missing.

😃My GO-TO Chess App😃

I have been playing chess for over 4 years on my iPhone. I have a folder with 8 chess apps. I have uninstalled 2-3 others. SocialChess is the one I use every day of the week.
This app is WAY better than Chess With Friends. I migrated here with two of my CWF friends 2 years ago. Another friend just signed up and has also made this his go-to chess app.
Absolutely no screw-ups (unlike Zynga's messed-up CWF).
Buy it. You will be happy you did! It's worth the annual fee to know the developer really takes care of the app as well as responding very quickly to any concerns or questions you might have.
Social Chess ROCKS!

Two Thumbs Up! 👍👍

My favorite chess app! No advertisements what so ever. Without purchasing an annual membership, you can play up to 5 games. With an annual membership, you can play up to 40 chess games, and a choice of board styles. Also with a membership, you get the benefit of fast games, export game PGN, chess960, and unrated games. I like the app’s social component where you have the option add a profile picture, add your location (for privacy, accuracy is reduced to about 7 miles), or chat with your opponents. For me, the other iPhone chess apps cannot compare to Social Chess.

Chess - SocialChess
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Dec 14, 2013
  • Version: 2.52
  • Size: 38.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • Seller: Lee Carlson
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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