Watch Chess is the Next Generation of chess broadcasting!

This is the first chess app designed exclusively to provide the best experience on your mobile device. It's also the first app designed for the Apple Watch, optimized for your wrist.
This app allows you to navigate through live and recent chess tournaments at the Grand Master level so that you can stay up to date on each round and each game.

You can also subscribe to notifications to learn about results in real time. You will receive a push notification at the beginning of each round, as well as after every individual game.

This is the *only* chess application that will provide you with live, up-to-the-minute notifications on all live chess action from top tournaments around the world.


• Real time games from top chess tournaments in the world.
• Optimized user experience so that you can navigate through the moves by simply swiping your finger.
• Watch multiple games at once thanks to its extremely simple interface.
• Includes an Apple Watch companion native app.
• Subscribe to push notifications to get real time updates on all the games!

Have questions or feedback? We'd love to hear from you!
You can e-mail us at or tweet us at @watch_chess.

What’s New

Version 3.1.1

Version 3.1.1:
- Support for iOS 12.1
- Support for upcoming new Apple devices

Version 3.1:
- Push Notifications are back! You can enable them by tapping on the settings icon
- Dynamic Notifications: open a game notification to see and review the game right there without even opening the app
- Grouped Notifications: they'll be automatically grouped for each tournament and round, so you can more easily keep track of what's going on when there are multiple concurrent tournaments
- watchOS Notifications: the custom notification UI on Apple Watch is also back and improved
- Improved layout for larger screens, like the new iPhone XS Max
- Multiple bug fixes

Version 3.0:
- Compatibility with iOS 12 and watchOS 5.0
- Support for iPhone XS and XS Max
- Optimized for Apple Watch Series 4
- Improved layout for larger screens

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings
Edunain ,


As a Chess player a love to study the grandmasters's games, I love this app, it is a lot of help.

Formal Cause ,

Great App -- Needs Notifications Fix

Really great app -- simple to use!

Notifications are possible on the settings page, but they error when trying to change them.

Please fix this -- and I will change to 5 stars!!

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Good news: notifications are back on version 3.1!

Ukulele blue ,

Not bad at all

Nice interface. Cool notifications idea. As of yet they don't cover all the tournaments taking place. Hope that will change.


Ignacio Soto Bustos
42.3 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Nacho Soto


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