ChessBack

In-app purchases
3.2
194 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

ChessBack is a tiny, ads-free, but full-features chess application for beginners as well as professional chess players.

Specially, it's fully accessible and allows blind and visually impaired chess players to play online chess with millions of players around the world!

The free features:
- Play offline: Human vs Human, Human vs Android
- Practice: practice with forced mate sequences taken from grand master games.
- Puzzles: solving Mate-in-two puzzles.
- Play online: play online games with players from FICS (Free Internet Chess Server).

Features included in ChessBack Pro package for subscribed users:
- Playing online on Lichess,
- Watching major chess tournaments over the globe online,
- Sending your games to third-party chess engine apps.

How to get playing on Lichess:
- Create a lichess account at https://lichess.org/signup
- Log in and create API token at https://lichess.org/account/oauth/token/create? . Don't forget to turn on all scopes except last one "Play games with the bot API".
- Now you can login to Lichess in ChessBack using username and generated API token.

Attention:
- ChessBack plays on Lichess via open Lichess API that has many limitations in compare with standard Lichess app.
- If you want to play ChessBack in your language that it's not supported by ChessBack at this moment, we'd happily send string resource file in English to you for translating to your language!
- Many thanks to Ana G., Ikrami Ahmad, Claudio Garanzini, Lucas Radaelli, Milos Przic, Александр for translating to Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, Serbian and Russian.
Updated on
Jun 12, 2020

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3.2
194 reviews
Алиса Калина
October 26, 2020
I've bought a premium subscription, but it is an error on lichess server or in the app - I can login, but then is written "login error, wrong handle". So, I can see my profile, can make a play request, but it is never accepted. I only see the empty board. If I use the site with computer, all works good. Now I can't use one of the main benefits of paid subscription. It is possible to improve this error?
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Henk Abma
October 14, 2020
Like the app. for now it's the only chess app on Android that I found that works with TalkBack screen reader. I am not sure it uses any installed chess engine, even after I install one. Also an interface to chess engine options would be a very welcome addition.
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A Google user
November 20, 2019
I'm visually impaired and love the game. In fact I recently talked to some developers about developing a chess game that was accessible. The rules don't seem to match in this game though, I can't move Pawn a Pawn at times without being told it's an illegal move even if there are no other pawns around
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What's new

Version 1.2.7:
- Removed Refresh Lichess menu item. This can cause game interruption.
Version 1.2.6
Become PRO Chess Player!
We've added new exciting features to ChessBack:
-Playing online on Lichess,
-Watching major chess tournaments over the globe online,
-Sending your games to third-party chess engine apps.
All are included in one Pro package!
Monthly subscription is required. Free 7-days trial available.