The title of World Chess Champion means "The Strongest Chess Player on Earth".

In 1886, two masters played a long chess match. Most chess historians regard the Steinitz-Zukertort match as the first official World Chess Championship, because it started a grand tradition. Starting with Steinitz, the title of World Chess Champion has been handed down through the generations from one player to another, like an Olympic torch.
In 1948, FIDE World Chess Championship Tournament crowned Mikhail Botvinnik as World Chess Champion and established a more formal system of selecting candidates for the future.

This system worked reasonably well, until 1993, PCA (Professional Chess Association) created a split title, while FIDE continued to manage a World Championship cycle. The uncomfortable situation of a split title persisted for 13 years.

The title was reunified in 2006 when FIDE Champion Veselin Topalov lost to Kramnik in Elista.

The application include all Classical World Chess Champions' biography and large collection of games:
Wilhelm Steinitz (1886-1894) : 579 games
Emanuel Lasker (1894-1921) : 1047 games
Jose Raul Capablanca (1921-1927) : 488 games
Alexander Alekhine (1927-1935, 1937-1946) : 2151 games
Max Euwe (1935-1937) : 1081 games
Mikhail Botvinnik (1948-1957, 1958-1960, 1961-1963) : 817 games
Vasily Smyslov (1957-1958) : 1795 games
Mikhail Tal (1960-1961) : 2158 games
Tigran Petrosian (1963-1969) : 1670 games
Boris Spassky (1969-1972) : 1568 games
Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (1972-1975) : 719 games
Anatoly Karpov (1975-1985) : 858 games
Garry Kasparov (1985-2000) : 1543 games
Vladimir Kramnik (2000-2007) : 1431 games
Viswanathan Anand (2007-2013) : 1812 games
Magnus Carlsen (2013 - ): 1759 games

* Huge game collections
* Auto play with speed adjustment, or move manually
* Export or share game PGN file
* Chess quotes by World Chess Champions
* Famous game videos on YouTube
* Play any game at any point, challenge world champions

Possess this application, you will learn Chess Opening, End games and Strategies from 'Strongest chess Players" in the world.

What's New

Version 2.1.1

Enhance direct access

Enhance the challenge mode

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Great app

Me, I wrote this

Books with this much information are encyclopedic, so the convenience factor is exceptional. Much easier than setting up a board and going through famous games move by move. However, I do not understand why the end moves are not included.

App does not work with iphone latest ios


Owner lost track of what is going on. I love this app but it stop working with iphone latest update

Neither chesslengend work from the same author

Not well researched


I don't understand how Emanual Lasker could die in 1941 but you show games of his up to 1951!
How did he do that?


Zhongwei Guo
59.9 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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