Chess - Play and Learn APK

Version 4.2.11-googleplay - com.chess
Last updated: Tue, 04 May 2021 22:10:37 UTC

Chess - Play and Learn apk

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Download Version 4.2.11-googleplay (210595)
Apk Size43.50 MB
App DeveloperCoreGames
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.chess.apk

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Chess - Play and Learn is chess,board, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.8 by 40 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit CoreGames website who developed it. com.chess.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 4.2.11-googleplay Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 100144+ times on store. You can also download com.chess APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Play chess online free with friends! Learn with lessons, puzzles, & analysis!

App ChangeLog

  • - Maintenance release

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read your contacts
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run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

In-App billing
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receive data from Internet
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Certificate Issuer:OU:developer, L:Kharkov, O:Jetmind, CN:Anton Shapovalov
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Google Play Reviews

  1. Gary Buchanan-avatar

    Gary Buchanan


    1) Please move / remove, Analysis and Reset buttons which can interfere with the continuation of a game: I had a game halted 3 times in a row, by my thumb accidentally making contact with the Reset button. 2) Have a pause feature: Moving a piece, make a prolonged touch to the move to square, until "pause" appears, allowing you to visually see your move; then either tap the original square to undo, or the move to square to keep. If you do these 2 things, you'll get 5 stars.

  2. Shamedian-avatar



    This is a really excellent chess app & it's free! Yes if you want more features you have to pay. For free though, I get to: play my friend in another country. Learn how to play by using their excellent lessons, have a lot of choice of themes for the chess board, have analysis of my games & more! Fully recommend this chess app!

  3. Pavan Soni-avatar

    Pavan Soni


    There was no option to give zero stars so here we are. This app always has connection issues. I can play heavy multiplayer games on my phone without even noticing anything. But when I play chess, there's always connectivity issues. Even when on WiFi, the network keeps disconnecting. Devs, You have one job! ONE!!! Did everything. Still the same issues!

  4. Courtney Belphine-avatar

    Courtney Belphine


    Goodday , I'm just experiencing this hug in which when I win or lose a game it change my rating but not outside the game ,also I can't play with any of my friends cause it remove that feature for some reason,I can analize my games and if a play a new game it doesn't go in my history . I'm pegging for you guys to fix these issues please and thank you and that would be all

  5. tristan

    tristan [email protected]


    Very good chess app. I like the ability to customise your theme to tailor it to how you like it. The only irritating thing about custom themes is that you can't select the default sound.

  6. Keshav Kumar-avatar

    Keshav Kumar


    Excellent app..except one thing - you need strong internet connection. I'm using lichess as well and that app also work fine with low internet connection. If you could fix this then that would be awesome

  7. Siddharth Dileep-avatar

    Siddharth Dileep


    I like the game but when I try to play with other players, and when I move my piece, it does not move. The game has self aborted three times and now it is sending me messages to restrict my account.

  8. Tom Kortkamp-avatar

    Tom Kortkamp


    Loses Connection all the time. Every other app works fine. My network is stable, but I constantly get auto resigned because of connection issues that are not on my end.

  9. dev king-avatar

    dev king


    The app is great. However, sometimes it just stops working in the middle of an online game. It automatically gets resigned even when there is no disturbance in internet! It never auto reconnects!

  10. Irfanur Rahman-avatar

    Irfanur Rahman


    please get a bigger time stamp and please add sound warning when you start to get really low on time.when you are deeply thinking,in many cases you just forget about your time and the time stamp is so small that you Don't even notice it properly,i hope you will be taking this onto consideration

  11. Duvanie Smart-avatar

    Duvanie Smart


    Really good app, using it on mobile but when i try to play against the computer and i make the first move; they dont seem to want to move

  12. mohdfauzy-avatar



    Always disconnecting while playing... My internet speed excellent.. why?.. i lose the game because of disconnecting games... Damn!...please fix your bug in this game...

  13. Avya Bhardwaj 2E-avatar

    Avya Bhardwaj 2E


    Too good for learning and we can pace up at our level. Thank you so much. If you want to learn chess this is best app I shall reccomemend. I found this app very intrresting and informative. And now I have mastered chess. From, India.

  14. Sir Brinyolf-avatar

    Sir Brinyolf


    It is a great app, however since the most recent update I cannot login. I've changed passwords and have emailed support. Will change to 5 star if it gets resolved soon.

  15. Matt Davis-avatar

    Matt Davis


    I've recently gotten into in chess. I've tried a bunch of chess apps in the store now and this one is so far better than the others, that it makes me feel silly for squandering my time on them. The analysis tool, the different style AI opponents, the openings study, puzzles, lessons, videos, pvp, are all amazing. I even went as far as to buy the gold plan to support the app. This is a fantastic piece of software. Great job to all involved.

  16. matthew patrick-avatar

    matthew patrick


    you should change it so playing anyone, computer included, so that when you move a piece, you have to click the checkmark, like you do when you're playing a live opponent. This is akin to not removing your hand from a piece otb. Sometimes you don't see a mistake until you've moved a piece but haven't removed your hand. As is, if you notice a mistake, it's too late.

  17. Mr. Aj-avatar

    Mr. Aj


    The time on blitz game is error, if your opponent play fast their time is not ticking.

  18. Commando Scythe-avatar

    Commando Scythe


    Had on lap-top and iphone, time to get on my android as well. 100% the best app for chess hands down. As you can see there are amazing puzzles. You do have to pay to be able to do more stuff (not more skill btw) just more options and better analysis. I think would be worth it. 10/10 would recomend again lol

  19. AG Sensei-avatar

    AG Sensei


    The game is great but, you should probably add a feature to make the games full screen. Because of that it's nowhere near my experience when I play on your website. All and all I give the game 5 stars because it is simple and you can play with it when you have some free time. (also add the feature to add arrows to your game like in the website really because of this pc players have a HUGE advantage)

  20. Prithviraj Dutta-avatar

    Prithviraj Dutta


    If you are a beginner this game's for you, if you are an amateur this is your place to improve and if you are Advanced even then you can get better through this game. This game offers you everything starting from online games to playing bots of the most famous players, lessons, playing tournaments and a lot more. A must try out for everyone interested in Chess.

  21. austin supishi-avatar

    austin supishi


    really want to like this app, and mostly I do. I think that they can provide a lot of good chess tools for new and advanced players. I just believe firmly that their price is a bit steeper than it should be. honestly I may be wrong that it's just a tad bit high, but hey it's just an opinion. otherwise great ui and connection consistently

  22. Asha Sanjeevan-avatar

    Asha Sanjeevan


    Obviously the best chess application it will increase your interest towards chess and make think. Not just you will play you will learn to play. Your time would easily past while playing it. The one of best thing is it has so simple and attractive UI with so many themes. I would recommend you to play it

  23. Simon Svensson-avatar

    Simon Svensson


    A perfect platform to play chess, as well as multiple different variations of chess. Complete with a ranking system, tutorials on everything and livestreams of professional tournaments. One thing lacking is a penalty system against smurf accounts; plenty of high level players make new accounts to "crush newbies". Great platform and quick response from customer service.

  24. Ryan Goldstein-avatar

    Ryan Goldstein


    Browser version on a computer is definitely better but this is a nice compact version of it. I don't play real games and sometimes have trouble calculating on here but I do puzzles quite often. Highly recommend if you can't play on a bigger screen.

  25. Sasan Bakh-avatar

    Sasan Bakh


    This has been the best app I have ever downloaded. I downloaded it to start playing chess and learning simple strategies. What insued was has gone past any expectation I ever had. I play at least 5 games a day and it has translated to my everyday life. The way I approach situations and the way I think has all been altered in a positive way.

  26. Michele Domenico pollio-avatar

    Michele Domenico pollio


    One of the best way to play chess online: it's easy to use, it gives you a lot of customization options for boards, pieces and backgrounds, a bunch of extra mods and Fair rating system. My only complain is the fact that you need to pay premium to used different bots, infinite puzzles and lessons. Overall though, pretty good app.

  27. Chala Mwila-avatar

    Chala Mwila


    Thank you! It is now working fine. The problem bugged me for a long time, yet the solution was so simple. For some reason it had not logged me in properly, even though it showed I was logged in. Thanks for the quick response!

  28. Liam B-avatar

    Liam B


    It is very good for playing chess, and learning like that. Although, for anything else other than playing chess you have to subscribe. I don't want to have to pay money every month just to be able to learn not to stack pawns. Of course it's not a huge deal, that's why it is still at 4 stars. But it's still very annoying to realize they don't want you to learn to get better unless you pay. Even to properly inspect your games as a new player, you have to pay. C'mon man

  29. William Fowler-avatar

    William Fowler


    This is a great app for chess, it has a good ui and makes it easy to find a game, but ever since the new update it keeps overheating my phone, causing me to get kicked out of the app. If it didn't overheat I would rate it 5 stars. Edit: the creator of the app responded correctly and quickly, so I have booked up my review from 3 to 4 stars. Mt phone is also a bit old spy that could explain why it overheats don't simple things (as well as the reasons stated by the app maker).

  30. Jimmy T-avatar

    Jimmy T


    Great app easy to use, plenty of games to learn and compete and overall a boat load of fun!

  31. Neosovereign-avatar



    The app was working well and I love the website as I am a member, but the app will not load anymore. I have reinstalled with no luck. I get some kind of javascript error any time I try to do anything. Hopefully it is fixed soon.

  32. B Oterbloempje-avatar

    B Oterbloempje


    The app is good, however it has one irritating drawback. Dragging a piece is not reliable. In a fast game of chess i forget that the piece does NOT drop on the square when most of the piece hovers above that square. Solution could be to not enlarging the piece above the square the finger is pointing to, but to make the piece look smaller. As it is now, the design just ruins the game.

  33. Carolina Lancaster-avatar

    Carolina Lancaster


    the perfect game for learners as well as practiced players. They have learning videos to watch and computers at all skill levels to play against. it also has quick 10 minute games where you can play online against live opponents. Everything I could have asked for.

  34. Marek Durcek-avatar

    Marek Durcek


    I tried your recommendation , even reinstalled the app the power consumption was up to 2691 mAh. I have sent email to you with print screen of power consumption. Every time I play the battery gets very hot. But when I tried different chess apps there are no problems. All started with last two recent updates.

  35. Frank Sifuentes-avatar

    Frank Sifuentes


    Everything is good but the videos. They do not get a percentage increase. Please dont mistake the lessons for the videos. The videos section is different than the lesson videos. Please fix the bug so we can get a increase in percentage after watching a video.

  36. Harprit Singh-avatar

    Harprit Singh


    It is indeed the best Chess app but recently I have been facing too much login issue and I am unable to do anything on the app.. So I would like to request the team to resolve the issue. The pricing is bit high and I think with the recent rise in popularity and everyone's interest in Chess it'll be a great initiative to reduce the prices of the subscriptions in order to spread the Chess culture among all in India. 🇮🇳

  37. Christopher Ludwin-avatar

    Christopher Ludwin


    Essentially just a tease without paying for premium, but the pricing for premium is absolutely ludicrous. A more appropriate price might be paying like 10 bucks to get a full version for life, not $100/yr to unlock everything. It's a CHESS app for Christ's sake. I've seen better pricing for poker software that you can make money with. These developers are just being greedy.

  38. Luke Lansman-avatar

    Luke Lansman


    you have to pay in order to use all of the features every single day, otherwise the features themselves are excellent. The tutorials are helpful in the puzzles are interesting. I've never had trouble getting a game quickly against an online opponent

  39. John Stevens-avatar

    John Stevens


    Has many detailed features, some of which Im not entirely sure how to use. Has many different puzzles, and training exercises. The computer and different levels of difficulty have helped me tremendously in developing a better game. For this reason alone I bought the subscription just to play against different bots.

  40. Fred Esquivel Paz-avatar

    Fred Esquivel Paz


    This app is awesome, and I'm thankful to "Gotham Chess" for introducing me to it. However, I realized today that I got charged the whole price for upgrading my account even though I did it through Gotham's link, which is very disappointing.

  41. Jonathan Shyman-avatar

    Jonathan Shyman


    constantly loses connection. Even on my desktop when I am wired to the internet, the game will lose connection even though all other websites work. Very unreliable. Each time it happens they refund the points, but that means that someone's score might not really be their true score, and it's just sooooo annoying to lose a game that you were up a lot, and have to email them to get your points back. They also take like 5 days to respond to an email.

  42. Mar gin-avatar

    Mar gin


    I hate the fact that when u first play this every win is +90, and then after 5 games u will get to 1200 and the opponents would be experienced and good, so you would have a nasty losestreak and get back to 1100. In the first place making 1200 shouldn't be easy. It's like they are trying to throw you in lion's den right away. You should start at lower elo, and work ur way up. Not up going down lol

  43. Adam Moshinsky-avatar

    Adam Moshinsky


    Nothing works since the latest update. Network doesn't connect, and moves don't register/lag. I can't recommend against this app enough. Update: lag continues to be an issue, and the graphics sporadically become blurry. Update #2: App crashes constantly, and lag sometimes prevents all function. All memberships should be refunded. This is a scam. Update #3: App forces you to resign games randomly. Absolutely absurd. Update #4: There has been an uptick in players violating fair play policy. Scam.

  44. James Daly-avatar

    James Daly


    Its online chess with no innovation. For getting the premium u get a small number of puzzles and unlimited analysis. Id have expected more for that price. It doesnt teach you openings (even the names of them would be helpful). The programming for the low rated bots is pointless. In the analysis it should say why moves are good and bad eg. by moving this piece u weaken this square like a commentator would point out. Theres about a million micro things that if implemented, itd be the only good app

  45. Luwi Hai-avatar

    Luwi Hai


    this is trash. Like, actual literal trash. I downloaded it on my other phone and played against myself to test if it's just me or this game and i found its not my signal or my phone. Things i found: 1.) The timer doesnt make sense. It rises even when I premove and it literally stops the opponents time just so the other player will win. 2.) It sometimes starts a game even when you cancelled it. 3.) The bot calls a move that causes a checkmate a blunder. 4.) There was puzzle where checkmate is x

  46. Val Vetter-avatar

    Val Vetter


    This is EASILY the best Android app I have ever used! (I assume it would be as good on IOS). The free version has a ton of utility, but the paid version gives you access to SO much more. The lessons are great, the puzzles challenging, and bing able to hone your skills against 'bots helps a player to build confidence to play games against real opponents. This is one of the few apps I've tried that hasn't had obvious bugs, poor execution, or annoying ads. I look forward to improving my game!

  47. Robinou-avatar



    Hello, why can't we draw on the chessboard with arrows like on the website on PC?

  48. Dan Munro-avatar

    Dan Munro


    Not the best app for chess. Quite often than not (I have paid for the diamond membership) there are frequently timeouts and aborts that end up taking away points. It is an issue I would like to see resolved otherwise I won't be renewing my membership. Moreover, mostly the app is helpful with it tutorials and exciting variety of chess game. However, I am frequently left wondering what they do with a £95 yearly subscription fee if they are not patching over these minor problems, I would call them.

  49. Rich Payne-avatar

    Rich Payne


    Great app, I'm chatting with so many people while playing chess.

  50. Josh Abrams-avatar

    Josh Abrams


    At first I had real trouble with the controls, so much that a posted a negative review, but the app team reached out to me and fixed the issue for me and now I love this app-best one for chess by far. And was really impressed that they reached so I deleted the old negative review and posting this positive one as an update.

  51. gavinator-avatar



    Best mobile chess game I've found. What else is there to say, it's chess. It does, however, provide many options to the players and is still the best without premium. There's also always quite a number of players online since it is open to all continents, and there are some pretty good and interesting players out there.

  52. Moozle Yak-avatar

    Moozle Yak


    The original version was amazing. You could view your game history and go through any game, move by move. Every online game came with an analysis at the end that was far more in depth than this version; again, move by move suggestions on how to fix mistakes and inaccuracies. about 3 years ago, I thought to myself, "there's no way a free chess app can be this well engineered towards shaping online players into tournament thinking contestants. I get why they charge for it now, I'm just bummed.

  53. Ross Partridge-avatar

    Ross Partridge


    I was going to give 4* Everything was great apart from minimal puzzle time - Increase that and it would be 5*. Excellent game play at all levels. Very good learning options too. BUT.. since I installed the latest update as recommended last week the App freezes after every game and locks up my tablet (lollipop). Soooo frustrating and disappointing too.! Reluctantly I'm off to find an alternative. Thank you for offering a solution. Will give it a go.

  54. A P-avatar

    A P


    After update Puzzle -> leaderboard -> friends = ONLY our name is shown now , friends record is not shown now. 😤 Need search of match against a specific opponent in game archive. Currently shows only W/L/D

  55. Tolga Aydin-avatar

    Tolga Aydin


    Software is great but behind every corner there is push to paid membership. I used the app a year ago and it wasn't this bad, at least in my memory. The whole app is like a way too short trial. 3 to 5 puzzles and ur daily allowance is done, one lesson a day and so on. You basically can go through everything in 15min and then loose the ability to do anything. I never pay for apps and this one to expensive anyway. Takes the fun out of learning chess, so I'll most likely delete the app. Kinda sad

  56. Bolter Round-avatar

    Bolter Round


    It's good for just playing the game but some of the "blunders" that are made aren't really blunders and when you get close to winning it usually claims that it's "a draw" even if all that's left is the king and your working it towards a check mate.

  57. Nicolas Römer-avatar

    Nicolas Römer


    Extremely non-intrusive app with diverse content & excellent cross-plattform availability. Sadly, features that make it better than good are behind a steep and mismatched paywall: Content directed at beginners has prices for pros. While the latter are more willing to invest into chess, they don't need the paywalled tutorials. Beginners - the target group in need of tutorials - will however think twice before just trying some other app or even hobby, before paying upwards of 10$ a month.

  58. Fellow Traveler-avatar

    Fellow Traveler


    This app has been great! I have gotten back into playing the game again after not playing for two decades. I can casually play a move, go about the business of the day, and when i have another free moment, make another's perfect and has reignited my love for the game. My new favorite app.

  59. Nerea Lasa-avatar

    Nerea Lasa


    Just an app to play chess, nothing else. It serves its purpose amazingly, you can play whenever you want and there are different levels so you can adjust which one you want to play with or advance as you learn how to properly play it. There's the option to see which mistakes you've made and how you could improve the match if you pay, in case you're looking to learn how to become pro.

  60. Mark Vincent Caro-avatar

    Mark Vincent Caro


    Pretty decent chess app, but unfortunately, most features are put behind a paywall and some can only be accessed for free a certain time each day. Here's hoping they loosen the limits a bit in the future.

  61. Inverted PI-avatar

    Inverted PI


    Its a fun game to waste free time on. With the subscription you have unlimited puzzles and unlimited analysis. It's fun to play with friends especially if you want to show off your cool banner and icons from the subscription. Though I wish I have one, everyone should buy it, if you don't like it then you can decline the offer, but I suggest you try your 1 week free trial and enjoy yourself with this amazing game!

  62. Leah Johnson-avatar

    Leah Johnson


    This app looks great, feels great, and is overall awesome! There's lessons, online and computer play, daily puzzles and more. All in one clean interface. I'm very happy I chose Chess.

  63. P.E. P.T.-avatar

    P.E. P.T.


    I wanted to learn Chess. This app is fantastic 👍. Lessons, practice plays, analysis, games. Easy to understand the 'instructor'. Each lesson is followed by practice. Excellent way to learn.

  64. SPICY GAMER 123-avatar



    overall its a great app but i hate it when it lags and the clock bounces and there is a red ping at the upper right side of your screen.I had 2 losses bc of that issue it will say 'blank wins bc of game abandoned'i think its not fair tbh_(._.)_pls fix this issue Notice~we have a good net here at home,we can freely surf the other apps with no problem

  65. lucas Augustyn-avatar

    lucas Augustyn


    Developed an addiction and now I just want to learn and learn and learn. Great app for when I want to get in a game, or kill time with puzzles. The lessons available too have been a great help. Only downside is sometimes I can't abort games when I accidentally go into live chess and I end up losing rating due to resignation.

  66. Baltharzar Kerreweiss-avatar

    Baltharzar Kerreweiss


    Good app, until they randomly kick you out, without warning, by accusing you of loosing games to face lower ranking opponents and therefore to get an easier win... (no that's not a joke, and no, I am not getting the logic of it). I am too proud for begging them to forgive me for something I didn't do, therefore 1 star, and leaving them for good.

  67. Sean Merrill-avatar

    Sean Merrill


    I use the free version of the android app. It is great for learning chess and improving your game. It is great for playing online and against a computer. My disappointment with it is that previously on the free version you could do 1 new lesson a week, but you could still go back and review lessons you already completed. Now if you want to review a lesson, it counts as your lesson for the week. I cannot now even review the lesson I just did 10 minutes ago because I reached my weekly limit.

  68. Matti Uusi-Kokko-avatar

    Matti Uusi-Kokko


    I really like the app and chess in general. But after the latest update I'm forced to delete app and reinstall it once a week as every monday the program says subscription has ended. Log out doesn't work. I need to delete and reinstall the app and then log in again. Then it works again for a week.

  69. 2022 Yash Jaiswar-avatar

    2022 Yash Jaiswar


    It's really a fantastic game.In this online chess game we really come across so many different minded people worldwide. it's also increase your chess skill on daily also come across so many video lectures, puzzle and all other stuff related to this's incredible!!!

  70. Lime Green-avatar

    Lime Green


    only good online multiplayer chess app. not as good as the website on PC of course but best mobile option. all you need to do is create a free account. I just signed in with Google and it worked just as fine.

  71. William Moreau-avatar

    William Moreau


    The only thing keeping it from 5 stars is that the chess variants, such as 4 player chess, bughouse and more - which are available on the website - are not available on the app itself.

  72. Joe Medendorp-avatar

    Joe Medendorp


    I enjoy playing chess on this app. A software update caused it too make all opponents way to hard, which caused me to rage quit multiple times and give it a poor review. Now that I realize it's an issue with an update, and I've had time to calm down, I should give it the review it deserves. Great app to learn on. I think it is worth paying for a subscription, and intend on getting that soon. If there is one thing that is missing, I would like a way to punch Nelson in the face, I hate that bot

  73. Ohiknow-avatar



    The chess is fine and there are no irritating bugs. My problem is how desperate the app is to make money. It limits what the basic player can do. One game report simply isn't enough. 3 puzzles per day isn't enough. One lesson that can take less than 2 minutes per week? It seems completely ridiculous how far the app goes to making sure that you can't learn chess properly without paying extremly high subscription fees. At least make the number of reports, puzzles and lessons you can do higher.

  74. Chris Moseley-avatar

    Chris Moseley


    It's a great app for learning and playing chess. Usually. I am a bit annoyed that its taken a little while to fix this latest issue with the bots playing too strongly. I mainly play bots due to a toddler not letting me concentrate on a live game. I'm no chess master so this problem has made it impossible to enjoy the app for the last week or so.

  75. Derek Langson-avatar

    Derek Langson


    First off, I have been using this app for a long time and it's really my favorite chess app, but, they have been removing more and more features from the free version. This is sad considering there has been a lot added to pay versions to incentivise users to pay. I would rather support a good free app than one that continues to take features away. Overall if you are looking to learn chess and have the money this is the best. There are better true free apps out there though support them!

  76. Garfield Moore-avatar

    Garfield Moore


    There are some issues with finding friends and it's often harder to find some features available in the online app, on the mobile but overall my experience has been positive. This is especially true of the main playing feature as well as the lessons and tactical training resources.

  77. Jaiprakash Mohanraj-avatar

    Jaiprakash Mohanraj


    I initially started with the free version of this app but the content is so well designed that it ignites your interest to learn more about the game that I got the paid versiob. Having this version I noticed a significant improvement in my game, worth every penny. Best available chess app for begginers and pro alike.

  78. Oleg-avatar



    Good app! This has made me become a better chess player, and I love the bots that you can play against. You get more as well if you get a membership plan, and that includes all the bots, unlimited puzzles and unlimited reviews. However when using the app, be mindful that the battery life drains a bit more. 10/10 would recommend!

  79. Lennox Cloud-avatar

    Lennox Cloud


    Just use the website if you can. The app is missing too many features and has a bug with puzzles where if you don't have the membership, the last puzzle you can do for the day doesn't increase your puzzle rating if you do it right

  80. Emi K. Wellness-avatar

    Emi K. Wellness


    If you enjoy playing chess and want to improve your game, this is a pretty good app. It could be more sophisticated, faster, easier to use and have less bugs, but overall I enjoy playing various chess games against friends & strangers alike. It needs to be updated, especially for those willing to pay for the yearly membership. It is slow at times and the chat doesn't work smoothly. The puzzles and lessons are very helpful.

  81. M. B.-avatar

    M. B.


    A great app crowded with creeps whose messages/profiles I'm unable to block and report. Also, I keep getting "connection problems" so I auto resign all the time. The connection problems are fake, since I have no actual connection problems.

  82. Hakku Wakusei-avatar

    Hakku Wakusei


    4, Because when you make a custom game the site can't make up its mind whether to allow you to make another custom game with the same settings or have you go back and choose the same options again, such as: (100 games played, premium members only). I understand you might want to choose different options and this is maybe why it resets but this isn't always the case. Sometimes it resets. Sometimes it doesn't.

  83. Doormat Games-avatar

    Doormat Games


    Great app! However I do have an issue. I got the app primarily to learn chess, but to realise you have a WEEKLY limit on lessons when you only have daily limits on puzzles really annoys me. Is there a reason this is like it is?

  84. fishsticks-avatar



    There's a reason everyone uses this or Lichess. They're great platforms with good teams behind them. This mobile app is a bit lacking in functionality and a lot of the learning tools are locked behind a paywall. Maybe there's no better way to monetize chess but idk. It's also function over form over here. It works well but even with the customization options, it's never going to look pretty. The UI is pretty average. Idk if they have their own mobile team but this app could use some love.

  85. Yannick Ha-avatar

    Yannick Ha


    There's not much you can do behind a paywall tbh, but it's still a good app. You can play people, bots, puzzles and there's a learning section (though I haven't seen it)

  86. Harry Blue-avatar

    Harry Blue


    I keep getting paired against people who clearly have a much higher understand of chess than I do. I want to learn, but with the limited lessons and constantly getting my stuff rocked, I may as well just be learning chess in my head.

  87. Kristoffer Cabulong-avatar

    Kristoffer Cabulong


    Chess on the go! Love this app. Bots are fixed now so I can go back to my favorite time killer. Would be nice if we could see the bot chat, but I can see how that would be hard to get to look nice on a phone. Lessons are a favorite way to end the night. Love the game analysis features. Crazy amount of features, but user friendly

  88. Phil-avatar



    Games good but if you're new don't play multilayer as the people in the begginer leagues are just not that. My friend got me into chess and is a good player and he said the way and strategies they're using are just not begginers. So sad that even in a game such as chess people feel the need to feel godly against noobs. Otherwise the AI and training are good. Maybe if any good players read this please find these scumbags and go smash them in the lower levels. Probably Russian 😂

  89. Priyesh Tuli-avatar

    Priyesh Tuli


    Good game but requires more updates. Time keeping of the game requires some corrections. At times player may move his piece at the last fraction and it may even lead to checkmate. But as the clock shows 0.0 seconds, one loose the game even after putting opponent in a checkmate position. This need to change!

  90. jesutunmbi olaitan-avatar

    jesutunmbi olaitan


    it's okay, but it's meant to have other features like less time challenge, take back ( in case one makes a mistake), ability to give time to opponent. you guys should check lichess and play games on lichess to understand.

  91. Christopher Caldwell-avatar

    Christopher Caldwell


    I've been on an emotional roller coaster ride. I used to win against the intermediate bots, now I am just a shadow of my former self. Therapy helps. So does chocolate with almonds. I get through a bit of an opening like a gambit or Lopez only to fall to the Sicilian defence like a pizza falls to the floor. I've meditated for three days straight and decided I am chucking it all in to be free of materialism and get a trailer... But I'm bringing this app with me. Higher consciousness here I come!

  92. Osten Loo-avatar

    Osten Loo


    The website sucks to play on. I play on mousepad, so I can't really undo premoves. It's also so easy to slip. I never have this problem with Lichess and I've been playing on both for many years. Sometimes the live chess will forget which time control I'm playing and I have to manually select it. Very frustrating.

  93. Tim Willcox-avatar

    Tim Willcox


    Since the update, I can't see friends I have on the website nor see the game notifications for the matches we have running! This wasn't the case before. Started the game easily on PC, since moved to mobile and I can't even see the game or the friend I am playing with! Besides this latest update, it has been an enjoyable experience and I hope it will be fixed! Update - Clearing the Data / Cache helped! Thank you!

  94. Alexi Houl-avatar

    Alexi Houl


    A very good app to not practice chess against many different levels of AI, but play ranked matches against strangers. The only downside is that there are many things accessible in extremely little quantities due to not being premium, such as lessons, puzzles, tactics and also other AIs.

  95. Mehbub Javin-avatar

    Mehbub Javin


    A very good Chess game. User Friendly Interface. There is lessons amd puzzles to learn. A player rating is there to compare with players worldwide. You can analyze your past matches. You can chat with players while playing. I strongly recommend it if you are looking for a chess game out there. But We need few features added: 1. Option to request opponent to allow take back last move. 2. Option to request opponent to allow extra time.

  96. Abel Ngara-avatar

    Abel Ngara


    Overall this is a great app I love it and play chess every day using his app. I would have given 5 stars but I have a issue where every time I reconnect it will automatically resign for me that is without even the timer running out.

  97. Retselisitsoe Liphoto-avatar

    Retselisitsoe Liphoto


    Amaziiiing. It's user friendly at all levels, you can challenge someone you know so it's not entirely based on random plays. you can revisit old games and review them or let the engine review them for you. if you want to learn chess and simultaneously become amazing at it, this is the app for you. plus you can watch live matches. like whaaaat

  98. Mario Velasquez-avatar

    Mario Velasquez


    Amazing app, very technical, but at the same time very usable for beginners as well, and exponential multitude of options for different types of games development. it allows me to play and chat with friends anywhere in the world. Thank you so much for this experience it helps keep friends that aren't so close just a little bit closer.

  99. Rod Abreu-avatar

    Rod Abreu


    All great again, you guys addressed all the issues when the revamp was released and now the game is excellent again :)

  100. Potts Lacmeer-avatar

    Potts Lacmeer


    This app is by far the best chess app!! The free version is wonderful but I would recommend purchasing the diamond membership. It's full of great chess lessons for beginners all the way up to master players. The puzzles are great and a lot of fun and it really gets you thinking you'd be surprised at how often things like those puzzles show up in real games.. if you play chess this is the app for you. I used to play on WCN years ago and this is the closest thing I have found to it.. 10 stars!! Ty

  101. Sunil Bopanna-avatar

    Sunil Bopanna


    Frequent disconnection recently, kindly fix it I am unable to play after uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times. No clue why It worked, I really enjoy this app. Thank you for quick response. 5 stars!

  102. B i N X-avatar

    B i N X


    A very good application in my opinion who likes to play chess, previously I could only play with neighbors in the village but because I am already abroad so I can't play chess with them anymore, with this chess application I can play chess with other people, and find new rivals as well as new friends :)

  103. Bishant Bhattarai-avatar

    Bishant Bhattarai


    please fix the issue where the game resets after pressing back on "pass and play" mode. There are many time where my opponent has mistakely presses it, while playing as black. There should be atleast a warning before the game resets. I will give five star after you fix this!

  104. Aryan Abdolahi-avatar

    Aryan Abdolahi


    I like this app. It has very beneficial and well explained lessons. However I think that it would be better if it had a star option for each lesson so that we can star some of the important and worthy lessons for future reviews.

  105. Олег Платонов-avatar

    Олег Платонов


    Best one for as it is! My friend recomended me. Working perfect, on all of my divaices. Has most tools and lessons packedge which I can find in the net! Really stunning after game analysis, with details and courses of lessons. Thank you

  106. Jacob Stevens-avatar

    Jacob Stevens


    The amount of times I've lost due to misclick is ridiculous. Also someone 200 points different than me is not my skill level. I don't know if I'm being matched with these people to save time, but I have to waste time aborting games. I'd rather wait and be matched with someone my level.

  107. Noah-avatar



    It's a good app. I think if you don't have a subscription you should be able to watch ads to get more puzzles, analysis, and lessons. If this is added it'll be a five star.

  108. Roy Healey-avatar

    Roy Healey


    Only interested in making you pay to upgrade. Customer service is atrocious. Suspend your account without giving a reason even if you question it, and ignore when you report others. Some of the free bits don't even work, that's not going to make me pay to upgrade!

  109. Lance Allen-avatar

    Lance Allen


    I've tried many chess apps. This one is my favourite. My only complaint is that the trial was not *actually* 7 days, which is 168 hours. I was charged after only 150 hours. Not cool.

  110. Paul Myburgh-avatar

    Paul Myburgh


    The "tap again to exit" when I just want to switch apps is infuriating. Back doesn't work either, just says the same thing. Needs more work to be a native app.

  111. Adam Kruschwitz-avatar

    Adam Kruschwitz


    Analysis tools and puzzles are great, and the players I've faced have all been respectful, which for online games is unusual. The free account gives you enough to practice effectively, but the gold membership gives you everything you need for ~$26 a year. Paying for a game like chess seems blasphemous on first glance, but the vast base of chess lessons and simple to use game analysis tools easily justify the purchase.

  112. Willy Wilnanto-avatar

    Willy Wilnanto


    I think there is some issues of accuracy movement, feel & touch etc. for touchscreen users (like android smartphones). Accidentally goes to wrong move for several time because of it. Sorry, real appreciate the developers and actually I would give at least 3 stars. I just hope I can get the team's attention. Kindly please consider to improve accuracy, smoother touch & feel for touchscreen user. Promise will update the review. Thanks

  113. Jane and Roberto Aguirre-avatar

    Jane and Roberto Aguirre


    very user friendly. many options on how to play chess matches at numerous skill levels. nicely done educational lessons. skill games that are fun, user friendly at many skill levels. great site!!

  114. Zack Buzza-avatar

    Zack Buzza


    I like the app. However I would like there to be an option to turn off analysis for both players during an ongoing game. If two people are sitting at a board they don't get to move their opponents pieces around to see what different positions look like.

  115. Neil Irvine-avatar

    Neil Irvine


    Hi. New user to the app and really like using it. Just one suggestion. Please could you add a validation pop up when starting a new game. The number of times I have swiped up on my phone and accidentally started a new game is annoying. Have to wait for someone to accept the challenge before immediately aborting the game.

  116. Anny Wu-avatar

    Anny Wu


    My friend got me to play chess with him, and I am a new player. I found the tutorial videos and lessons very helpful. One thing is that the add friend feature on the app does not actually work! I created an account, and my friend created an account. We tried sending each other friend request, but neither of us got anything. Please address this issue, because we want to play with our friend online! We tried adding by email and username, we were able to find each other and click the add button, but we never got any alert from the bell, no friend request ever show up from the "bell".

  117. Rob Necrews-avatar

    Rob Necrews


    It's a great app for playing other people around the world but quite regularly it loses connection and you end up losing by resign but you haven't resigned, it's just timed out due to connection dropping. Really annoying.

  118. Wayne Athey-avatar

    Wayne Athey


    It's just superb. I only really play daily (correspondence chess) as it means I can play multiple games on the go, make a move walking down the street or whilst making dinner, etc. Only slight gripe is the analyser function which is available for daily games. Surely this could be disabled for rated games or made an option when the game is set up? Can we have this please?

  119. Rahela Matokovic-avatar

    Rahela Matokovic


    Nice game. I met a few people. And I can also play chess whenever I want. I don't have to beg someone to play with me. Also nice instructions and I like the analysis of games cause it tells you everything you need to know and reccomend you lessons you need, too.

  120. Satyendra Prajapati-avatar

    Satyendra Prajapati


    I've been playing it for just as a fun bt this app has lot of issues to be fixed just providing unfair means to make opponent win. Many a times i can see clearly that the opponent's time is gng to finish bt he had been given some extra time.

  121. Diana Rizk-avatar

    Diana Rizk


    I enjoy this game a lot and this application is amazing, but I have a serious problem while playing, whether online or with the computer, the application closes automatically by itself and closes the game, I do not know if the problem is from the application itself or from my mobile, I own xiaomi redmi note 8. If anybody had the same problem , please tell me what to do , thank you!

  122. Ayaan Ahmad-avatar

    Ayaan Ahmad


    I love chess, and this app have helped me a lot to learn and improve my knowledge and skills. Highly recommend for chess lovers. One thing I'll like more that it should also have 3d chess theme.

  123. Darren Marrs-avatar

    Darren Marrs


    great app. no ads except for the prompt to rate the app. its fantastic, multiple features for challenges, games, training, and customization. the best part though is the no ads. best thing ever

  124. jay koh-avatar

    jay koh


    The app works alright but unless you're willing to pay a subscription, don't get it. You can't even do puzzles or look at openings without paying for a $10+ monthly subscription on a centuries old game. Lichess is a much much better experience at the free tier and although they lack some features they offer unlimited use of everything absolutely free. This app and site is designed for one purpose - to make money. Lichess is also designed for one purpose - to ACTUALLY PLAY CHESS.

  125. Jayden Chundanga-avatar

    Jayden Chundanga


    Amazing game to play and teaches efficiently, definitely recommend for everyone as it teaches you how to play and even end game tactics. Players get harder based on your rank so players won't be too hard or too easy.

  126. Sajiky-avatar



    Why oh why, would you take out the ability to see your heads up win/loss record for an opponent when you view their profile? I loved that. It accomplished two things, you quickly knew if you'd played the person before, and it gave a way to keep score against your frequent opponents. Bragging rights matter. Even if you never actually brag.

  127. Michael Morrison-avatar

    Michael Morrison


    It is repeatedly frustrating running into the parts where it's telling you you can't access it because you have to pay for it. Well not pay for it, but get 7 days free access. But it never actually tells you how much it cost after 7 days. I would think about paying for it because it does have good features, but I don't want to get screwed if it's hard to cancel or a lot of money.

  128. 89 Jed-avatar

    89 Jed


    Terrible servers playing bullet 1min. I'll premove everything and literally still lose to time. How in the heck would they still have 10, 30 seconds left? Not possible. Lag switching or something at the end of 10 seconds each. ABSOLUTELY INFURIATING. After playing 10k matches with them. I'm moving on to something else.

  129. Justin Martin-avatar

    Justin Martin


    Originally posted on 2/18/21: Back arrow to back out of individual games has stopped working since the last update. Now I have to force close the game and reopen it to get back to the home screen. Update 2/23: the issue was fixed with the last update. A+ for quick resolution.

  130. David Snyder-avatar

    David Snyder


    It's a pretty straight forward Chess app, with online and bot/computer games. I'm coming to review because I just had a weird glitch/bug. (I'm white) Black pawn on e4, I move my d row pawn to d4, then the black pawn moves to d3 and my pawn disappears from d4...I took 3 screenshots, before I moved, after I moved, and after the bot pawn took my pawn. Well I just learned that my glitch is a legitimate move. I'm certainly no chess expert and didn't know about "en passant". Updated my rating.

  131. Alex Lungu-avatar

    Alex Lungu


    Edit: I was wrong, thank you for letting me know about this rule. Best app! Old: The app allows cheaters to cheat. Sometimes pawns eat other pawns NOT diagonally placed!!!!!! It happens 1 out of 5 matches that someone cheats! This can't be allowed!

  132. Hindra Sulaksono-avatar

    Hindra Sulaksono


    Sorry just 1 star or less if possible. When I installed in the beginning and everything is smooth. After last update I could not log in to my account. I also could not make a new account. What happened. It is a shame !!!. So nothing i could do with this app except uninstall and look for other chess apps. Please fix it and i will come back.... tx

  133. David Pamphilon-avatar

    David Pamphilon


    brilliant app , its especially useful during these strange Covid times because I'm playing my two sons on line while we are all living on separate continents this is a blessing 😁 technically its so good with so many brilliant features, and it all started because of watching the series "The Queens Gambit" but after a break of 20 years I'm really enjoying playing chess again and all because of this superb app 👌

  134. Anh Thông-avatar

    Anh Thông


    Besides the expensive paid. This is impressive me with analysis system. I think this would be better if this app is more open for free content. Because not everyone wants to be the Chessmaster, I just want to have fun with chess.

  135. Dan VanDyke-avatar

    Dan VanDyke


    Good app but poor support. I pay the $5 a month because I want the analysis of my games and game report. Thing is I have questions all the time on this and I send emails for help and out of the ten emails, not ONE was answered or responded to. So if you have questions as a paying member you won't get any help if you have issues or questions on the software.

  136. CorbyScotch Brainiac-avatar

    CorbyScotch Brainiac


    An opponent can just decide not to make any move mid game and he won't lose unless the time runs out... So gotta wait for the time to run out before you'd be declared winner. Meanwhile in the web version, if opponent loses connection, you just get the win after a few countdown

  137. Fathur Masaru-avatar

    Fathur Masaru


    New update: the coordinates is gone from the board, I already have it on in the setting, pls fix. Its great for online games. But for offline it should have setting to change it to like traditional chess board, where if you see it upside down it will give black perspective. Also it will be great if you add save/continue feature for the offline game as well.

  138. Denis Z.-avatar

    Denis Z.


    1) Unable to select different than system display language 2) video lessons does not work: tap on lessons and empty black screen appears \n\n developer: hat's correct, the app will be displayed in the language of the system, probably language you are the most comfortable with, or you can force English, if you want only this app in English. update: my phone UI is english, a want chess UI in RUS (for example). its impossible is such way

  139. Randy Bullard-avatar

    Randy Bullard


    Plays fine but you can't mute it so you can't play it in a waiting room or somewhere like that. Edit: Thank you that reply. I have it muted now. I was expecting it to mute like most apps do when you mute the device. I had looked in the game settings and didn't find it. You might consider making it where you can control volume and mute with the device's controls instead of having to hunt for it in the game.

  140. Tiziano Granelli-avatar

    Tiziano Granelli


    Amazing Game. I love the way this game provides basic openings, strategies for offense and defense in either starting position, and including the option for puzzles. I am not the chances of being white every rapid game I play. I played 5 games in a row as white and lost all 5. I am better at playing black but who knows,? I might try to be better at white.

  141. Vector G-avatar

    Vector G


    'Invalid login token supplied, invalid profile photo supplied' nonsense keeps popping up, this happens until I log out and log back in. Second, What's the point of enticing players for Premium Account on every step if you can't accept a Debit card for god's sake! Y do I have to make a PayPal account, then go through all the hassle? Edit: As per say your reply, such options of payment are non existent on the mobile application, this review is the about the mobile application. PC or laptop needed

  142. Ponces Diseño-avatar

    Ponces Diseño


    I love the app, but not the internet data consumption. I think it's not normal for a chess play, right?. I will appreciate a very low data consumption for chess only. The rest is great. Greetings to the team.

  143. Ancientstorm-avatar



    There is no learning. Even the most basic, easiest AI is ultimately punishing. If you are a beginner to intermediate player then this game isn't for you. The AI never makes a single incorrect move so everything you do has a devastating effect. I was highly motivated to pick up chess again after the show "Queens Gambit" and I can effectively state that this app and its abhorrent ruthless AI has ruined the joy I got playing with friends.

  144. Janelle Elysse Tangonan-avatar

    Janelle Elysse Tangonan


    I just installed this game and I'm new to chess and this game really helps me improve my chess skills but I'll rate this one star for the bugs everytime that Im playing it lags. I just close it because of lagging and my phone works fine now so It can't be my phone that is the problem. I dont have any plans on uninstalling it but please fix the bugs and lags so I can fully enjoy it.

  145. Jackie Khanye-avatar

    Jackie Khanye


    I can't connect with other players, kindly assist..when on the game after pressing play, the game loads, and after a couple of seconds it goes back to the new game interface.

  146. Nonstop Chess-avatar

    Nonstop Chess


    Worst things in the app 1. Cheating starts at 1400 (No matter the number of times u report) 2. After withdrawing from a tournament, it takes some time for the server to realise you're outta it. So there's "null user playing tournament" 3. GM don't accept challenges or even Friend requests. Best things in the app 1. Consumes less mobile data compared to others. Please ADD 1. Unlimited premove 2. Evaluation bar 3. Seeing Users near you 4. Access to Google play games 5. Chess clock Thnks

  147. Michael Ciardullo-avatar

    Michael Ciardullo


    There needs to be a confirm move option. One slip of the finger can result in a lost game. Prime example is castling; if your finger hits the wromg square your game is ruined. *Update: i changed those settings already and it still doesnt ask to confirm moves if Im playing against the computer

  148. S Ruzario-avatar

    S Ruzario


    This is the best chess app in the world by far. They take what they do seriously and dont just launch a chess ai with an online play option. This is elegant, challenging and exciting. There is a small bug for me though, the bulk of the games ive lost are because i was disconnected and it did not indicate until i just received an i resigned message. But if you're reading this and want to be great at chess and play world class opponents, download it and find me at how_to_kill_a_king

  149. David Orkin-avatar

    David Orkin


    Just starting playing chess more seriously and love this app. Games of all types are easy to find, the lessons are good for a beginner like me. I haven't tried out many of the puzzles but I enjoyed the few I did attempt so far. At $30 for me the gold membership is well worth it.

  150. Timothy Prestby-avatar

    Timothy Prestby


    The best chess app out there! Easy to play with friends. Simple but effective UI. Wish premium was a bit cheaper or offered discount to students, service members, etc. Very nice that there aren't a bagillion ads like other free games.