iPhone App - Available Now!

  • erik
  • on 12/30/09, 1:16 PM. has finally released it’s iPhone app! Featuring player vs. player games, play vs. computer, and chess training tools, this free app will allow more than 1 million members access to free online play, and will allow all users access to play vs. the computer, a chess puzzle trainer, and instructional videos.

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The key feature of the app is the ability to play turn-based games online with players around the world. Players may participate in an unlimited number of correspondence-style games, with time limits of days per move instead of minutes per game. The app also has a built-in top-level chess computer engine that can serve as an opponent with skill levels of 1-10, or as an analysis tool. There is also a tactics trainer that serves up timed chess puzzles and records a score. Finally, there are chess instructional videos provided by Grandmasters and top chess coaches.

The app can be visually customized to use any one of 81 possible board and pieces combinations, among other settings.

“I’m personally very excited about the iPhone app. I play on my own site several hours a day, and this app will allow me and our iPhone-enabled members to play chess while on the go.” says Erik, owner of “We’ve been working on this for 9 months – I can’t wait to offer this to our members.”

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The free iPhone App is available now via iTunes:


Main Menu

Attractive interface!
Play the Computer

Play vs. different skill levels!
Instructional Videos

New video released daily!

Customized Settings

Choose your board and pieces!

Play Online

Easily find online opponents!

Grandmaster Training

Videos done by top coaches!

24789 reads 39 comments
7 votes


  • 20 months ago


    Hi there.

    I am a bit confused as this app. has NOT got the live chess on i phone 5s. If it is correct, then it is rather disappointing and the rating goes down🔻

  • 3 years ago


    I just got a windows 8 phone and can't download the app. Any suggestions?

  • 6 years ago


    has anyone tried to stream one of the videos from the app to an apple tv?

    When I did only the audio came out....


  • 6 years ago


    If only there was live chess.

    Is the daily puzzle on it?

  • 6 years ago


    It would be really great if you cold add chess mentor to the app.

  • 6 years ago


    ICC's app is killing yours because of the lack of live chess, there shouldnt be any reason to not allow live chess through the chesscom app... -.-

  • 6 years ago


    Will there be a Live Chess option in future that you guys maybe are working on? With that you will certainly get a great rating, .... without, well ... its not the only average chess app out there ....Undecided

  • 7 years ago


    glad to see this works on ipod touch. it really irks me when they make apps for iphone only ... of course, i'm sure some apps will only work via the telephony system built into the iphone, but for those of us who hate phones, the touch is the only option for gizmo geekery.

    will download and rate soon. :)

  • 7 years ago


    Am I able to play my corrospodence games with this app? I was thinking of picking up the phone if thats the case.

  • 7 years ago


    Finally a great chess app for the Palm Pre!!!  Palm and WebOS are getting better every day!!!

  • 7 years ago


    I have a question... I was delighted to find this app, BUT I am thee some sort of limit going on I don't know about yet when playing "as a guest" against the computer? 

    Because I didn't have wi-fi so I decided I wanted to play as a guest (since I couldn't log in)...and I was playing and then suddenly whenever I go into the app it shows the current game I am in (in guest mode) and then goes back to my main front screen of my Itouch. 

    I am using it on Itouch 32G So people let me know if you have any suggestions?



  • 7 years ago


    I would like it to work with chess 960

  • 7 years ago

    FM FM_Eric_Schiller

    When is the Droid version coming? There are lots of chess apps but no yet. ATT has very little 3G coverage so iphone is not an option.

  • 7 years ago


    Any plans to make an app for Droid phones?

  • 7 years ago


    shame there's no live chess on it, seems pointless without the ability to play in real time...

  • 7 years ago


    I have a "Rumor-2", Sprint. I NEED to play Chess on my phone. Has anybody else had a problem playing Chess on this typ of phone???

  • 7 years ago


    I'm a bit confused - is it possible to play a regular online game of (say) 20 minutes each side, or can I only play those lengthy correspondence-style games, which take days? 

  • 7 years ago


    I don't know what you are talking about. Explain it so I can understand what you are saying.



  • 7 years ago


    I DL'd the app, but can't get it to work on my ipod Touch. After getting connected to  wifi I get an error message "No active internet connection" even though I started up Safari and logged on to the wifi. If I try to go online through I get an error message "invalid argument".  What am I doing wrong.?


  • 7 years ago


    finally a chess app that works i downloaded a pvp app before and they set the peices up wrong it was embarrasing

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