By WitechnoME

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2013-02-19
  • Current Version: 1.13
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 35.09 MB
  • Developer: WitechnoME
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4
From 83 Ratings


Forward Chess is an Interactive reader of chess books. Play through the lines in the book, or try your own, it's like having a chess board and a chess book in the palm of your hand. Forward Chess includes the ability to purchase over 100 chess eBooks through our In-App Store. Check it out. Our collection is growing weekly! Forward Chess also contains the following subscription options - ChessPublishing's monthly periodical for the latest in opening theory - We offer a choice of 4 different auto-renewing subscriptions - 1 Section for 1 Year @ $19.99 USD - 3 Sections for 1 Year @ $39.99 USD - 6 Sections for 1 Year @ $69.99 USD - 12 Sections for 1 Year @ $99.99 USD - Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase - Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period - Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal - Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase - No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period - Links to Your Privacy Policy and Terms of Use - Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication. Forward Chess takes your privacy seriously See our privacy policy here: and term of use here:




  • Has potential, needs more work

    By 710 Skyline
    Apps like this have the potential to make reading a chess book way more convenient, because you can always see the current position. This is a good start but it’s just a beginning, it needs more work. As far as bugs are concerned, it does not remember correctly the location on the page when restarting the app. On a chapter with ~ 10 games, it’s not easy to find the place to continue. Also, it loses the current position when double-tapping to go full screen (or return from full screen). In terms of features, the main thing I miss is some kind of visual indication that there’s text to read after the current move. Imagine I watch the board and then tap the Next button to advance through the game. Unless I check the notation after every move (very distracting) I would miss the move comment. True, there’s a dialog for variations, but that’s not the same thing. Some commented moves don’t have variation. A change in color, some dot lighting up somewhere would mean a lot in terms of convenience.
  • Great way to read a chess book!

    By Dr_JCB
    Update... latest version of the app is getting buggy. When you’re scrolling down the chapter it suddenly pops to the top and you lose your place. Please fix to get back to 5 stars! Very easy to navigate and play through the game quickly. I hope they will make more books for this app soon! Excellent! (Works well so far in ios7 but not verified in ios8 yet)
  • My favorite chess app

    By T1Don
    Read a great chess book with the pieces and positions already set up for you. You can never get lost in the variations. When you don't believe an analysis, start the chess engine and see how the text move compares with your idea. Learning becomes easy. This is my favorite way to study chess!
  • Great

    By Leo801801
  • Best Chess Book Reading App

    By JamesCoons
    This is a very nice app. Thanks for adding support for external keyboards.
  • Great Chess app!

    By Chess blue 35
    I highly recommend ForwardChess to all chess players..Customer service is good, if you have a problem with the app I promise you they will help you, this is a great app. The new library is great to categorize your books for faster personal search! I'm hoping to see book highlight added soon... This app have bookmarks,analysis (Stock search engine),and add personal notes. Book selection is excellent!
  • Awesome!

    By TheYoloGuy2846
    Best e-chess reader yet!
  • The Best of the Chess Book Readers

    By Earinfection
    This is a great chess book reader. The only thing that makes me a bit cautious about buying a large number of books is wondering how I will access them in the event of this company going out of business. It would also be nice if there was cross platform syncing of my library.
  • The best chess book study app

    By R Beale
    Forward Chess has a nice, size adjustable board that follows the book moves, a built in Che's game to help analyze any position in the book, ability to flip board. It is the best of all chess book apps I have used - and I have many.
  • Future of chess publishing

    By Full step
    Free ap. Large selection of materials at reasonable prices. Includes Informants, lots of New In Chess titles, and more. Easy display of moves. Easy to use built-in engine. I use on iPad.