ChessGenius for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
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ChessGenius is a world class chess playing program for Apple iOS. It is packed with features for beginners and experts.

Version 3.1 with easy import / export of database files is now available from the Apple App Store. All program updates will be free.
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ChessGenius can only be purchased from the Apple App Store. Price in US is $5.99. Price elsewhere is set by Apple and depends on exchange rate and local taxes. All program updates will be free.

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Features of ChessGenius for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
  • Runs on all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices with iOS 3.1 and higher
  • Small and compact
  • Incredibly strong play
    Excellent play even on the 'instant' level. Does not require a network connection.
  • Thirty three playing levels
    13 easy levels. ChessGenius makes deliberate mistakes.
    Ten time based levels. Instant, 1 sec, 2 sec, 3 sec, 5 sec, ... 3 mins.
    Ten Blitz levels. Whole game in 1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 5 min, .... 120 min. The Chess clocks count down in these levels. You lose if you run out of time.
  • Thinking information. (Analysis)
    Show analysis Option. It may, for example, show:
    "1.03 05 cxd4 Nxd4 Nc6 Bb5" This means that:
    ChessGenius is winning by 1.03 pawns. Search depth = 5, and line of moves. ChessGenius is planning cxd4 and expects Nxd4 in reply etc.
  • Landscape
    Rotate your device to play with landscape display.
  • Chess Clocks
    Total White and Black time and move time.
  • Make moves by dragging or tap and tap
  • Set-up position
    Any legal position can be entered.
  • Take back and Step forward
    Take back moves to start of game and Step forward to end of game. Easy take back and step forward with toolbar.
  • Hint
    Let ChessGenius suggest your move.
  • Opening name
    For example ChessGenius may display "B12 Caro-Kann defence".
  • Next best move command
    After ChessGenius has played a move "Next best move" will force ChessGenius to take back its last move and compute the next best move. This is useful for forcing ChessGenius to play a particular opening and for analyzing positions.
  • Players
    Play against ChessGenius, against another player or watch ChessGenius play itself.
  • Analyze game
    Like 2 player mode but ChessGenius calculates continuously and shows its thinking. Useful for replaying games to see where mistakes have been made.
  • Rules of Chess
    Understands all the rules of Chess including, en-passant, under promotion, castling, draw by repetition and the 50 move rule. Announces a draw if there is insufficient material to win.
  • Save and Load games
    Games can be saved and loaded to PGN files. Games can be sent by email and databases downloaded from the internet.
  • Tutor option
    ChessGenius will warn if a blunder / weak move is played and give the option of take back.
  • Board colours
    Choice of 7 board colours.
  • Show legal moves option
    After selecting a piece ChessGenius shows where the piece can move to.
  • Show last move option
    ChessGenius can indicate the previous move.
  • Championship
    A 'Championship' icon is displayed if you have not used Hint, Taken back moves or viewed the analysis. Can you beat ChessGenius without help?
  • Five piece sets
    Chose between Modern, Royal and Classic color sets (designed by Bryan Whitby) and the Alpha and Merida black and white sets.
  • Free updates
What's new in ChessGenius version 3.1.01
  • Bug fix. Game and Settings were not always restored on startup
What's new in ChessGenius version 3.1
  • Easy import / export of database files with iTunes file sharing
  • Bug fixes for iOS 6
What's new in ChessGenius version 3.0
  • Now designed to run on iPad as well as iPhone and iPod touch
  • High resolution graphics for iPhone 4G and iPad
  • Improved graphics. Board shading, extra piece set and board color
  • Copy and paste PGN games
  • Bug fixes
  • Support for French and Italian languages
What's new in ChessGenius version 2.0
  • Games can be exported by email
  • PGN databases can be imported from internet
  • Handles multiple PGN databases and each database can contain multiple games
  • New hi-resolution graphics. 4 piece sets
  • 3 new easy levels for novices
  • Rotate to Landscape view now optional
  • Support for German Language
Screen shots. iPhone / iPod touch


The back / forward toolbar (press )


The Commands list (press Action on main screen)


The Game menu


Landscape view.

Screen shots. iPad


Landscape view.


ChessGenius is a trademark of Lang Software Limited. iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2013 Lang Software Limited. All rights reserved. This page last modified March 2013