Chess Premium

Last updated on June 5th, 2023 at 05:35 am

Chess Premium


Chess Premium is one of the best $1.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Optime Software LLC, Chess Premium is a Entertainment game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 23rd April 2009 with the latest update 29th October 2020

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


3,393 people have rated 1.85

You can download the game Chess Premium from APP STORE.


Are you tired of playing chess games that look like they were designed for a Commodore 64 instead of an iPhone? We’ve got the antidote for you. Chess Premium is the best designed chess game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Chess Premium supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.

Chess Premium includes a host of exciting features, including:

  • Great graphics and exciting sound effects
  • Configurable player names and score tracking
  • Outstanding AI engine with configurable difficulty level
  • Undo function if you accidentally hit the wrong square
  • Automatically saves your game when you get a phone call or exit the application

If you’re looking for a killer chess application for your iPhone or iPod Touch, check out Chess Premium today!

Updated on 29th October 2020

  • Fixed issue with board scale on larger iPhones
  • Support for all iPhone screen sizes
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Fixed issue where app would occasionally crash on undo or new game

Chess Premium Reviews

Our kids learn so much. Is like a learning game!?! And its very good quality.

Good but it has glitches Example it marks as a draw too fast when you want to continue and not ability to turn that off.

Perhaps for us older users . . . A bit more clarity of the pieces to help us distinguish the pawns from the bishops and increase the contrast between the pieces and the board. Older eyesight issues cause us to squint highlighting the character lines around our eyes. Mike.

We love speed chess and we have found no one that wants to play fast. This allows for that. We have to limit the number of games of chess we play a day too sometimes. The graphics are good enough.

This game is a nice and convenient way to play on the go. The great thing about paying for the app is no more ads. Even greater is the fact that you can play silently or with calming music.

All we play is Chess. This app is simple, just chess. Perfect. Worth the 2 dollars to remove ads.

Awesome game, best one we played.

This app has greatly improved our chess game. Very user friendly.

Hello app makers/maintainers. We wish to report that the premium version of this app failed to call a winner when checkmate was reached. And instead simply state a check. We were playing as white, and the computer on the was playing as black. At the moment, it eludes eludes us how to send a screenshot to you guys. To describe it in words, and to only state the relevant pieces, imagine your eyes being focused on the lower right of the chessboard. The three pawns had never moved. And we had castled. Our king was in the middle below them. The black queen made it to the bottom and shouldve check made the king but it only recognized a check. Please let us know how we can send you a picture. Then at least we can officially rule it as a glitch, or someone with more expertise then we can point out what we were missing. Thanks.

Great game for practicing strategy or learning how to play if you are a beginner.

The game is excellent as an opponent and as an instructor … Having Chess on your IPad is is like having a friend and mentor wherever you go!

Great way to stay sharp while waiting in any line. The different levels are a good teaching tool.

Good means of improving ones game!

Why is it that every time we are one move away from Checkmate the app will call a draw and not allow us to make the winning move? Irritating to feel like Im playing a virtual cheater lol.

This game is beautiful and you made it really affordable to remove 100 percent of ads thanks it plays well our son and we play it and enjoy the time.

Its pretty fun and a great way to workout your brain.

Challenging ever time,gives you time to think for your next move..,

Wish there was a way to see previous moves without changing gameplay or at least notation.

No checkmate notice, the game just stops.

We play this game all the time and occasionally, the game will cheat. If we move our pawn parallel to an opponents pawn, it will capture the pawn. Other than that, we enjoy casually playing and learning the game.

Love the game but not loving when its called to a draw and dont have to option to say no. We need the win lol. It also would help with our end game strategy. Please…..

We’ve noticed that the AI like to treat the knight as if it can be skipped over. That can be infuriating, especially when youre in check from behind a piece blocking the checking piece. Other than that, id say the AI could use a little but of a nerf. We could go toe-to-toe with Level 7 difficulty in Microsoft Chess, however, we have yet to beat (what we assume to be) level 5 on this app. Other than that, this greatly supplements our chess addiction, and thats enough to rate it 4 stars.

Having been a former USCF rated expert (2005 rating), we find this app to be all the challenge we need in our bucket list attempt to reach a master level. We play it on full strength with some limit to time since we can explore more plans/strategic lines this way. As expected, the tactical capabilities of this on a iPhone 6 are well beyond human, so much so that the app seems to almost play positionally. With this type of strong opposition, one can explore variations much more quickly and improve more quickly as well. However, since it cant read PGN files, it is therefore limited in its full capability for training purposes. This is a shame, since otherwise it is a very powerful player.

The graphics are good and playing the app is enjoyable. That said there has been at least two occasions we were about to win and the computer has made our pieces vanish off of the board. They werent taken, they just vanished. Id undo it, try again and the pieces would vanish again. Most recently we had the computer in check and the app told us we were in checkmate and we had lost the game. We wasnt even in check and the computer never addressed the check in which we had it. We took a picture of the board, that Id be glad to share if you have somewhere we can send it.

There was once a option for the software to suggest a move. That was an extremely helpful option.

DEVELOPER – Can you please show the captured pieces somewhere on the screen?

We paid for the non ad version still get ads.

Decent chess play but hard to distinguish white from black sides. Needs an option to alter look/color of pieces.

We’ve also have the issue of our opponent achieving checkmate and the game remaining in our check. Itd also be nice to know what pieces are gone. Good ap though. Its tough!

The harder difficulty seems to have a lot of bugs in it. False checks and check mates. Very frustrating especially since we paid for it.

We were expecting an improvement with the premium version. This version was supposed to allow saving games and other new features. This not the case. We would like to go back to the free version.

Ditto title! Tell us how do we cancel app.

We just paid for the app to have no ads and still seeing ads we could have bought two McDoubles for that price!!!

We have played a handful of games and on several occasions the game has locked pieces so that we could not move them. We were attempting to make a legal move but the game would not let us move that piece. On one occasion it would have given us a win.

Game is awful dont waste your money.

Why must you consistently have to download the app again after playing? We already purchased the premium! The ads come up as if the premium package was not purchased!

Game is a waste. Soon as you start pinning the king it will call it a draw match. Waste of time and money.

We still have the ads showing up when we open the app, even though we paid to remove the apps.

Upgraded to premium, worked for a day. After that annoying ads returned. Can we get a refund…???

No Elo settings or preferences. No Opening Book. At higher playing level (slider) it takes forever to make a move (iPad Air 5th Generation.

You recently changed the app so the app takes a long time to move. You have ruined it.

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