Interactive chess learning that grows along with you.

Available on the iPhone, iPad & iPod touch

Available on the App Store

Revolutionize your game!

Read your favorite books on tablets or smartphones — interactively.
Play through variations, flip board, change font type and size, jump to chapters and skip pages with a finger tap. Understand better the richness of author’s concepts and ideas explained by the moves coming alive with helpful graphical markers and text colors. Don't just read—experience it.

The Bookstore does not work because the company which provided file services for us decided to sunset its service. We have been working on a fix to provide for a different store model.

In the next update you will be able to purchase a book or lesson on our website. A function to load the file will be added. However, your current version already has the ability to load a file via Dropbox. Shortly, we will start offering our books here. Download samples below to see our enhanced presentation scheme.

We apologize for the delay.

FREE DownloadsEmail us for instructions on how to load a book or lesson in SmartChess.
My System by Nimzowitsch
Anand-Carlsen WCh Match 2014
Setting Up Tactical Combinations
The Modern Benoni by Marian Petrov

UPDATES — soon available here.
Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca
Lasker's Manual of Chess by Lasker
Common Sense in Chess by Lasker
Vienna 1922 by GM Larry Evans

Coaches, Parents and aspiring Authors: Create customized lessons, puzzles and exercises in enhanced interactive format then harness SmartChess! as a platform for distribution, acquisition and consumption of chess knowledge.
Email for details.

More Free Excerpts
Mayhem in the Morra! by Marc Esserman
1.d4 Volume One by Boris Avrukh
The English Opening, Volume One by Mihail Marin
Beating the Open Games, 2nd ed. by Mihail Marin

ChessPub Opening Updates by best-selling authors — soon available here.

SmartChess! Features

  • A State-of-the-art Toolset

    Enhanced interactive chess book reader, Blindfold Chess, Position Setup, Clock, and more.

  • Games Collections

    Famous matches, notable tournaments, by Player, by Year, by Openings.

  • Openings Library

    Covers major and minor openings with over 2,000 computer-verified lines. (Future Update)

  • Chess Engine

    Adjustable difficulty level to suit your playing strength.

  • Puzzle Packs

    Puzzles are drawn from games played since 2010. (Future Update)

  • Free Lessons

    “The Rules of Chess” and “Setting Up Tactical Combinations”