SmartChess! is the 21st century way to study chess. Instead of lugging around a laptop or acquiring an expensive, hard to store library of chess books, you can use the SmartChess! app to access a wealth of chess information—including classic chess books, tactics and much more—via your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

In the 1970s and 1980s, chess players honed their skills by reading books and magazines. By the 1990s, chess computers became an indispensable tool for serious players. The next step in the chess information revolution is the marriage of smart phones /tablets technology and the classic chess wisdom previously presented in books, magazines and computers.

A SmartChess! user can step through every nested line with simple screen taps—no longer do you have to set up multiple chess boards to follow even the most complicated variations. SmartChess! presents chess knowledge interactively, easily and efficiently.

Click here to learn more about how SmartChess! works.

SmartChess! Partners With ChessPub

Cutting-edge eBooks from will soon be available in SmartChess!. Catalan Opening by GM Ruslan Scherbakov with contributions from GM Nigel Davies, GM Tony Kosten and IM John-Paul Wallace is the first offering in what will be a series of eBooks.

Chess Evolution

A multinational team of Super-GMs analyse the most important recent games, using their world-class skill and powerful computers. Chess Evolution volumes are essential to anyone interested in the most up-to-date and highest quality opening theory.

  • Up to date and state-of-the-art opening analysis
  • All the authors are world class grandmasters
  • The games are selected mainly for their importance to chess theory
  • All the analysis is checked with powerful computers
  • Each issue will consist of approximately 400 hours of chess research!

Help Wanted

If you want to join our team as a book producer—which entails converting books into the SmartChess! format—send us a note. Online training is provided but you must know how to use Chessbase.

Authors Wanted

If you want to write a book, lesson, column or blog for SmartChess!, drop us a line.

Send Comments, Ideas, etc.

Please help us create a better learning tool by reporting bugs, sending comments and/or suggesting features for subsequent versions of SmartChess!. If we use your idea, we will award you a title of your choice.

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