Chess – Play & Learn

Last updated on May 5th, 2022 at 12:59 am

Chess – Play & Learn


Chess – Play & Learn is one of the best Free to play game in the App Store.
Developed by, LLC, Chess – Play & Learn is a Strategy game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 29th October 2009 with the latest update 21st April 2022

Whether you are a fan of Strategy, Board, or Entertainment games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


277,797 people have rated 4.0.2 (3)

You can download the game Chess – Play & Learn from APP STORE.


Play chess online with millions of players around the world! Enjoy free unlimited games and improve your chess rating with 50,000+ tactics puzzles, interactive lessons and videos, and a powerful computer opponent. Unlock your inner chess master today!


  • Challenge your friends and chat with opponents
  • Play real-time blitz or daily correspondence chess


  • Solve more than 65,000 puzzles
  • Adjusts to your skill level to help you improve


  • Thousands of videos and interactive lessons from top Grandmasters
  • Interactive tutorials with helpful tips and highlights


  • Adjust the computer’s strength
  • Analyze your game to learn what went wrong


  • Daily articles by top authors and coaches like IM Jeremy Silman
  • Opening explorer helps you learn and play the right openings
  • Make friends & send messages
  • 20+ gorgeous themes for boards, pieces, and backgrounds
  • Detailed performance stats and ratings
  • Active community forum

Also available in the app:

Gold Membership
More Puzzles, Lessons and Tournaments! No ads.
1 month: $4.99 USD
1 year: $29.99 USD

Platinum Membership
Full access to Tactics, Tournaments, and more! No ads.
1 month: $6.99 USD
1 year: $49.99 USD

Diamond Membership
Unlimited access to all features for playing, training and learning. No ads.
1 month: $14.99 USD
1 year: $99.99 USD


Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.

Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.

Account will be charged the same amount for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.

You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase.

Any unused portion of a Free Trial, if offered, is forfeited when you buy a subscription.

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Terms of Use:

This app is built by players and enthusiasts who really love chess!


Updated on 21st April 2022

Hi, chess-lovers! This new version fixes a few crashes that have appeared recently. We also fixed an issue with tapping through to the correct Lesson or Video on the Watch tab.

We hope you enjoy this new version. If so, please consider giving it a fresh, five-star rating or review in the App Store. It’s a big help! Thank you – and enjoy your chess!

Chess – Play & Learn Review

So many tools, whether you are casual or serious. Its just worth it. Middle pay tier is perfect for a semi aggressive casual player. Everything you need.

We played very little in the past but never took it serious. This site can be as intense or casual as you want.

Best way to play chess online, great tools to learn as well!

Hi we really like it but when we play online the board dont fit in our screen. We cant see the last column. We use iPhone mini. Please Fix it.

The puzzles have made us a better player, without a doubt, and the large number of players makes it easy to get going. In previous platforms we often had to wait too long. Great platform.

The best game ever!!! The lesson are so used for! It is so easy to learn. 10 times better than a chess book. We will say that the better than hire a teacher to get improvement! The cost is pretty is little expensive but still great!!

Loved it so much, upgraded to an ad-free version despite the ads being non-invasive we should add. Im also noticing improvements to our game play over time with the short smart lessons.

When the person youre playing with abandons the game, we wish it would switch to play the rest of the game vs the computer.

This Chess app really has some great features. We love being able to try and forecast moves with the analysis feature. Its also incredibly helpful being able to see what potential moves a piece can make. The lessons are helpful and the puzzles are challenging. The only complaint we have is that some features which are available on the website are not available in the app. We really enjoy playing chess with our coworkers without pressure to finish quickly or clean anything up.

Great app. Started our journey at 250 and now playing 1000 against the bots. Love daily brain teaser the Bots and lessons. Good app thanks.

Enjoy doing the puzzles and playing a computer opponent. Great app!

One of the best sites in playing chess.

Chess . Com is amazing love the app and clubs best.

We started playing this about a half a year ago. We have been playing chess around 7 years now, and we were garbage. That is, until when we started playing on the app. Within 3 months, we got a chess membership, because we love it so much!! Now we do puzzles and lessons, and now Im so much better at chess than we ever was!!! Thank you, chess. Com!!

Perfect. Every now and then, youll get blocked by a thing that wants you to get premium. All stuff is open, you just get a limited amount a day unless you subscribe. (You can still play unlimited number of games, its just the other stuff that takes the subscription.) -.5 stars for that. Every company has to make money though. Also, this is the best chess app you can get honestly. The different themes and sounds you can pick are kinda cool. No subscription required for themes.

Is the very very very very very veryyyyyyy besssssst . We love it.

We love chess and this app is great! The lessons and puzzles are great. You can get other apps but for our money this is the best one.

It is a great app and lots of fun. This app provides professional teaching tools, daily puzzles, and, tracks stats. Invite your friends to enjoy it even MORE!

Great way to learn chess if youre new or just to keep practicing if you want to play more. Lessons and puzzles are available even without a membership and really teach you material. 10/10 would recommend.

To many games where we have been a few moves to a win the opponent will let the timer count down to only a few minutes left and then turn on vacation mode. They will let the game stay that way forever. The vacation mode option needs to go away. If someone doesnt realize they are going on vacation and starts a game, thats on them.

Hello chess. Com, we love the app but over last couple of days we are unable to get past the loading screen on our phone. We are also a Diamond member. Would you please do something about this?

Great app, removed one star because zoom feature on iOS cuts off portion of board, only app we have that isnt optimized for that setting.

All good overall, but seriously, just combine the chess clock app into the main app. Lichess did it and its kinda wonderful to not have a whole separate app for this. Otherwise, we dig!

Con: obvious bug. When a pawn moves two spaces forward, the opponents pawn will take it as if your had only moved one space. Very frustrating bug in an otherwise good app. Pro: Game view and interactions feel more comfortable than other chess apps we’ve tried.

Its a good app if you want to play online with your friends or against a few bots, but if you want to learn how to play chess then youre out of luck because it costs $100 a year to get the membership, which allows you chess lessons and unlimited bots. We dont have that kind of money so Im really just stuck playing a few bots on the same skill level without getting any better. Still a good app though.

Please add a visual time warning when less than a minute is left on the clock. For example a blinking clock, some visual cue on the screen, etc. Chess clock works ok with mobile data but not WiFi. Eats time in favor of the opponent. Issue has been there for many years and we’ve reported it a few times, hasnt been fixed yet.

Its very annoying that we have to pay for certain things in the app, otherwise it would be perfect.

Seems like a good app and we would like to use it more, but video images dont appear, only the sound. If we close and reopen the app and change Wi-Fis then maybe after a few times the video loads, but not always.

We have disabled notifications for practice reminders, but still get notifications to play. Very close to uninstalling the app. Please respect notification reminders.

This is an overall good app. A lot of time the app will give you a loss due to internet connection even if you have good service. Other than that good app. Fix the connection issue, players should be able to come back to the game and continue without faulty errors and erroneous losses.

We want to be able to play the browser versions custom variants when on the go or when meeting up and playing on just one device, please please please add ways to access variants from the app.

When we first downloaded the app two days ago we had no issues and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. However, since yesterday we have been unable to open the app and even get in to play a game of chess. Every time we open the app we are stuck with a loading screen with no signs of ever going away. We waited 10 minutes at one point to see if it would let us in and it had not. We know this is not an issue with our service as in every occasion which we tried to open the app we have either full service or access to Wi-Fi.

We are trying to enable notifications for our daily games and we cannot see an option to enable notifications in settings. Please help.

The games we won on Chess. Com using Safari are out of sync with the app. Closing/relaunching, re-downloading the app and resetting the phone did not resolve the issue.

We were trying to play an online game with our buddy and our board was all messed up had 6 knights instead of rooks and bishops and it wouldnt let us reset the board. This app needs some pretty big updates.

And they blocked our friend because hes in Russia. We’ve cancelled our membership and will find a platform that is friendly towards the best chess players in the world.

We enjoy the many games and features on this app. What we find most annoying are the frequent crashes. If we need to quit a game in progress for any reason the app locks up and we have to delete and reload.

We love this app Im rated between 1200~1300. If youre rated lower than 1000 we didnt usually run it we cheaters. Unfortunately around our rating seems to be super saturated with cheaters. The amount of games we’ve lost to people playing 98%+ accuracy is insane. And lets be honest No 1200 ~1300 consistently plays that well. Sure, a few outstanding games every now and then. But we’ve started checking players profiles when play that well. And it seems like they play those incredible games all the time. Ultimately chess. Com isnt taking the action they need to take against the obvious cheaters. So they lost a customer. Id love to re-download it and pay for a subscription again. But only once we see improvements. (Response to dev) we can see that you catch a lot of cheaters. Thats fantastic. And we understand that its difficult to tell between cheater and good player (in this type of game). But if you are going to charge money for access to the features on this app/website you do need to do better than the current state of play. Everyone can catch a cheater who plays with 90%+ accuracy every game. We want to see an improvement on catching the ones who only cheat after theyve made mistakes. Theyll blunder a bishop on move 8 but play like a GM for the remaining 40 moves of a game.

We lost about more than 10% 5min games due to server connections and we have a paid account. Unacceptable.

Every time we leave a review about the topic / title of the basis of our review, it doesnt get posted . We have screenshots of the racism / bullying / bigotry that goes on, in this case, it affects us personally. We want to sit down and talk perhaps in a town hall because we pay monthly for a service we should NOT have to compromise on.

We used to use this app and even bought the $99.99 subscription per year, but the app is awful. Lichess gives many of the same things the paid subscription gives here and it is free. Just use Lichess instead of wasting your time with this app.

We just want to play chess with people around the globe. But this is not what Chess. Com wants from us. It wants to see us protesting near Kremlin. It removed the flag of our country to encourage us. We remove the app itself.

It wont let us see the whole board on our phone. We got a new phone, this time we went with an iPhone, we shouldve stuck with our android.

When a chess app tries to sell you NFTs its time to find something better.