Download ChessBase Online apk 3.5.2 free for Android smartphone

26 Feb
ChessBase Online

Posted by ChessBase GmbH in Puzzle | Feb. 26, 2015 | 81 Comments

Apk file size: 22.0 MB

ChessBase Online for Android

* Get instant access to a super fast database server with five million chess games.
* Stay on top of cutting edge chess theory with a database server which is updated weekly.
* Improve your opening skills by checking variations with board and move statistics in one view.
* Prepare easily against more than 270,000 players from top grandmasters to amateurs. Just type in the name and get instant results.
* Dynamic books with user defined search filters. Ideal for the player’s preparation.
* Enjoy chess history by replaying 600 annotated master games from 1857 to 2011. The display includes international annotation symbols, coloured squares and arrows.
* Load/save your own PGN files.
* Edit annotated games.
* Easy to work with: you have a game history containing your latest 100 games.
* Use any one of five different sets of pieces on a wooden, marble or metal board.
* Optimal adaptation to high resolution screens on tablets and HD phones.
* Send games by E-Mail.

Dear Samsung Galaxy user

Your device was delivered with the OS Android 2.1. This version of the OS contains some small bugs which among others also affect the ChessBase Online App.

- Upgrade the OS to version 2.2 or 2.3
- Delete the file „greatgames.pgn“ from the folder „ChessBase“ on your smart card. The ChessBase App will automatically create the file at program start again.

Whats new

    Stockfish 6
    Deep Fritz 14
    Stockfish 5
    * UCI Engines.
    * Improved layout for tablets.
    * Improved file explorer. Delete/Rename/Share your PGNs without leaving the app.
    * Dynamic books with user defined search filters. Ideal for the player’s preparation.

ChessBase GmbH part of our Puzzle and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Feb. 26, 2015. Google play rating is 83.3109. Current verison is 3.5.2. Actual size 22.0 MB.

Download chessbase-online.apk 22.0 MB


Nikos Eleftheriadis

Chessbase It always crashes when you try online database, opening book etc. No opening tree for your games also. It only works for the engines but then there are plenty of free apps with stockfish 6, why pay 10 euros for this one? Totally useless as a database. I would like a refund.

Dmytro Yermak

New feathure is needed I am playing at a server where I can download game in txt format. Please make an option "to compose" png file just pasting appropriate text there. Thank you. On the same time I would add that the program is really helpful, just to add more games there and weak gamers as well.

Curtis Scott

BLACKMAMBA The app is messing up already, when I try to access on-lines games or opening. I thought this would help me on my way to the World Open. Trying to figure out whether to uninstall then reinstall,and if googleplay will charge me again

Martin Smith

Crashes frequently on Samsung Galaxy I have tried all the recommended fixes and it is still unstable. Upgraded O/S, delete reinstall app, deleted great games databases on the SD card, cleared the cache, etc. Very frustrating. I have noticed a tendency for it to crash about the time one side or the other has a significant advantage. Maybe that will give the developers something to look into.

A Google User

needs position evaluation --the 3.0 update is A++++ Excellent and unmatched after all the updates. The stockfish and fritz 14 engines make this app tops in there field. update is very well done, Highly recommend. Love the engine analysis. After this app I deleted quite a few chess apps. A versitile app that has a database with commentaries by the professional players similar to the megadatabase only much smaller. Want to know why Leko played certain moves against Anand check out this app for a move by move explanation. This app will set up pieces for you to do a positional study. The functionality is excellent on my 3.2 android Thrive What it lacks unlike say pocket Fritz or Fritz is an analysis engine stated who is ahead in a position. It also will not play a game of chess against you. Check out the shredder app. Games can be transferred from your chessbase files to this app. Finally chessbase has updated this app frequently since purchasing showing strong support. For the price an excellent buy.

Jared Plane

Started crashing... This is a fantastic app, but I have been unable to use it at all for the last 2 days. The Game Search page wont load. The search dialogue pops up, but just keeps on spinning forever. I'm becoming very frustrated. I hope this issue is resolved soon.

Paul Fischer

Sound problems after tablet upgrade After a major upgrade of my Galaxy Tab S SM - T800 Android version 5.02 board sounds in ChessBase have become intermittent, i.e. sometimes the pieces click when moved and sometimes they don't. This is both disappointing and annoying. Uninstalling and reinstalling ChessBase has not resolved the issue. So only four stars for now.

Edwin Hernandez

No Access to Database It's four months, and can't access the database. Two stars because the engine is accesible. Do they require to pay access again ? Shut up and take my ?

A Google User

Crashes during chess analysis Phone: Note 3 official lollipop rom with reset factory defaults.

John Waite

Crashes too often. Chessbase is supposed to be the premier chess program, but here on android it operates poorly.

A Google User

Good The best mobile app I've found for keeping up to date with games by high level players.

Neil Tabor

Not working Since the update, the online features had stopped working, I am unable to search for openings or games. Please fix this ASAP

Tobias Frei

Stockfish + Deep Fritz included => awesome! This is not just an opening explorer, but also a chess analysis tool with Deep Fritz and Stockfish included. Very nice, especially as DroidFish does not yet run on Android 5. :)

melv douc

Crashes way too often. Also I can't access the opening database any more even though I've just installed the new update. I paid for this app so please fix that quickly.

Jesse Turner

Not great. Slow updates, crashes when you do database search an there is no connection or can't find server. Poor for a paid product.

scott kolb

Great app Only thing it needs is tell you name of openings

Anthony Betco

Chessbase online Superb Chess tool!

Jonathan Zimmermann

ChessBase is excellent It is a great source of master games, just make sure you keep it updated so you can see the latest. Search by opening, name or date... this is an excellent tool for all chess players.

Joan Lampinigz

Match against the engine. It would be great if you can have a match between an engine. And of course engine vs engine as well. Other than that this is the best application of its kind. 5 stars.

Randy Watson

Game missing . . . . . Why is game #two of the 1972 World Chess Tournament missing in your database?

Ali Naini

Database I have really problem with engine. Just analysis the white side. Otherwise is ok, most the time opening has a problem

ricky tobing

Chess education I love this app very much..very helpful thanx..

Subhro Dey Sarkar

Database Database not working

Tom Amlin

Functional and Versatile Although I have literally every decent chess app in the playstore, paid and free, they all end up with some functional limitation or another, to where I then have to switch over to another app to follow through on what I am working on. This ChessBase app, on the other hand, does it all. Complete database, don't have to download anything, check. Search by position or ECO code, check. Create opening tree, check. Save to SD card, in a convenient, easy to find unique folder, check. All the top engines, check. On the fly edit mode and manual move input while reviewing any game, check. Super useful is the position search, that brings up side bar list of games, and no matter how deeply I am analyzing the current game I can select another game in the list and it jumps to my original search position for the new game. And it performs all these functions smoothly without hang ups or crashes. Indespensible.

Joe T

Completely unusable! (Edit: Database fixed) I clicked on Online Database, and the program froze on the 'Opening...' screen. When I clicked on Search, same thing. The only thing I could do on this app is to make changes on settings, LOL. I'm using Kitkat 4.22, on samsung tablet. Please help or a refund would be appreciated. I have not been able use it for anything AT ALL. **EDIT (24-11-14): The database is back online. The first time I'm able to access the database since I bought it.

A Google User

Fantastic Excellent for reviewing games and top game analysis with magazines. Would like to see more features but for now... Fantastic

daniel Simmons

A must have app! This app/site is absolutely fantastic. I use it to study openings and it's portable, easy to use and efficient. One suggestion would be to place the move arrows on the right side because it's inconvenient where they are located. A very good buy!

Orlando Bayona

Very poor I emailed chessbase to let then know that this app only worked on Wi-Fi but not with my phone company LTE ( cellular provider) but they didn't know what I mean, well I guess its complicated,still 1 star because it does not work

Patrick Thompson

Very good Yes, very good, but why does Chessbase not have an app for playing against an engine?? It would be great to try out a line against the engine. Would also be nice to see the line's name. (Plus there should be some way of using their pc training software, like they had for my old phone. I'm hardly ever on my laptop anymore.)

Christopher Hall

Truly Professional Database Really everything you could ask for at this price. Works perfectly for me. To everyone who complains about lacking an offline database: just copy a pgn database file to your mobile device. Problem solved.

Gerardo Santiago Flores

Working great again Loading engine now works in an android 5.0

Jakab Ferenc

Online games unviewable ChessBase exits to menu when opening any game. This makes the program completely unusable.

Lamont Hamm

Bug fix good job also very good app so heres 3 stars u get 5 after u find out why it keeps crashing when i use other analysiss

Attila Sonkoly

It is good nice app,overall I like it, but is there a way to load your own PGN game up for analysis?

Chris Vander Maas

Great mobile version w a few key missing features. It's Chessbase, and now it's on your phone and tablet, what more to say than list features needed from the desktop version right?! Give me opening book options, I want to use my books I use on the PC as well, esp. when network is down!! Cloud sync my games from phone to tablet, and desktop too if possible, but at least phone to tablet! Tablebase support, Komodo engine has it!


Wish that one day that we can use the data offline

Максим Клименко

Programme write that Internet Base do not work.

Dmytro Yermak

New feathure is needed I am playing at a server where I can download game in txt format. Please make an option "to compose" png file just pasting appropriate text there. Thank you. On the same time I would add that the program is really helpful, just to add more games there and weak gamers as well. Update: please add button "Exit"

Kartik Agaram

Decent functionality but unintuitive UI I can never tell what the icons mean. I don't know how to undo moves when adding a game. I keep accidentally clicking the new game icon and losing all my work. Confirmation or undo please, Chessbase.

melv douc

Database unavailable I can't access the opening database as of today June 9 2015. Please fix it.

Luis Bermudez

Excellent app excellent customer service I I hit a little snag in the beginning when I first installed this app but Customer Service rose to the occasion and I am a happy customer excellent product

A Google User

Its a must for serious chess player Now i can fill up my time when im in a que, or have to look into position anytime, anywhere.. 5 star!

David shawchessplayer

Beware ! Does not work on some tablets. Does not show engine display on new Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 .Freezes every few minutes on Samsung Galaxy note tablet, especially when using engine. Needs a lot of work doing to it.

Eleazar Melendres

Used to be good This app has the most streamlined controls, simple and nice graphics. Something has changed after the app or maybe the OS update (Samsung Tab Pro). Now it crashes when you search for games and the engine won't start properly. Please address the issue so people could use it again.

Nate Dodd

Database access is buggy and unreliable. This could be the best chess app around, but access to the database frequently drops off...I've used this app with a Nexus 5 and currently a Moto E running android 5.1. Frequent problems with both phones. Developer responds to emails, but I still can't access database.

Tyrell Harriott

Tmobile blocked chessbase IP I have been using chessbase for years on sprint phones. But now that I switched to Tmobile it does not work unless I use wifi. I have tried this on 3 different phones. It wwill not connect using tmobile network. But when switch to WiFi everything ok. Please fix this.

Carlos Hernandez

Good enough Ui is not so intuitive. But you can get the info which is what matters.

A Google User

Useful chess study tool. This app gives you access to a big online database of games. It lets you search through that database for players and/or positions. If you want to discover the opening repertoire of a particular player, this app will do all the work for you. Equally, if you just want to access a particular game and play through it, it's fairly easy using this app. The options are not as intuitive as they could be, but once you become familiar with them it is a fairly easy program to use. It does crash/hang occasionally, which isn't ideal, and there's no built in analysis engine, which is a shame. Despite these shortcomings, it's quite good. If you want to study the games of other players, using an Android device, then this is the app for you. If you want to play chess against your Android device, get 'Chess Genius' or 'Shredder'.

Tübi Tübi

Annoying move controls It's a pain to step through games thanks to the small and poorly placed arrow buttons. Swiping gestures should be added so one could keep their eyes on the board instead of looking back and forth between the icons and the board. To make matters worse, the buttons are right above the Android home icon so mishitting the single most clicked button will exit the app. Otherwise all right, but this INCREDIBLY unfortunate UI design sours it to me. I didn't get a refund becuse of no good alternatives.

Subhro Dey Sarkar

Update Desperately requires an update. At least the annotated great games may be updated. Great games database does not contain a single game of Fischer which is really unbelievable

Brian Alvarado

Online access does not work do not buy Online access to databases never works. I emailed support and never got a response COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY AND SPACE! Still not able to use online features they won't even offer a refund. Total trash scam

Nick Beqo

Overpriced It's a great app for saving, annotating and emailing games, it has the capability of engine selections, deleting or renaming pgn files, etc. It is true, the app freezes; uninstalled and reinstalled it again and it seems to be working ok for now but the internet signal must be very strong. The other thing is that the games are not annotated, therefore they should be players property. For these two reasons I believe that the app is overpriced.

Jerry Yee

Was very good Today, I noticed I could not open the "Opening Search". Hopefully this will be fixed. Update: I can open Opening Search with WiFi, but can't open it in LTE.

Edwin Hernandez

No Access to Database It sucks for chess analysis: can't paste PGN games, and no multiple engine analysis. The app, Analyze this, does a better job.

Somnath Mukherjee

The Opening Search or Database never works This used to be my favorite app for running through the Opening variations I play. But suddenly it stopped working in my Samsung Galaxy S4. I thought it would work on the new Galaxy S6 edge. But things haven't changed much. ChessBase should fix this app, or take this out of the Google playstore. It could easily get a 5+ stars from me, if the features worked, without them working I hate spending a cent.

Josias M

Great app I will say that one of the best investments a chess player can make is to buy the mobile app of chessbase. The opening book is great and switching between book, engine and notation works very smoothly. The only thing that's missing is a way to edit my cloud database.

Ross Hytnen

Premier chess company...garbage app. As most people note it is lucky if you ever connect and chessbase won't fix it without financial incentive.

Harvey Reed

Love the functionality, but is unusable Crashes too much and Chessbase doesn't seem interested in fixing it.

Philip Reilly

Engine assumes it's wrong colours move When I play through a game and then start the engine at ,for example White move 14 , the engine begins it's analysis for blacks move 14. This happens in any position and with either side to move. It also happens with Fritz or stock fish.

A Google User

Great App Please add option for full screen board for analysis.

Richard Townsend

Superb! This app. has everything one could possibly want for use on an android device. I wanted something I could explore moves with from chessbooks with added comments, as well as being able to download pgn games from the net. I can do both and more here. What I really love is the way you can examine other lines of play implicit, but not necessarily annotated in a downloaded pgn game or from a book, and see the line(s) appear on the screen with the main ones, which can then be saved. A real gem.

Daniel Johnson

Update must have broken app Doesn't load app anymore but I had to uninstall app 4-5 times and now it does work again, it doesn't charge you again for app after you uninstall.

Shaun Andrew

Amazing Resource Times have changed and access to all games at any time in a well developed app is amazing value for a little over $10. Love this app.

Varun Batra

Add swipe navigation and analysis diagrams It is hard to click on forward without avoiding flip board buttons Filters for annotated games should be there. Hates the fact that I can't add diagrams or highlight squares. Sorry but it is useless.


What a load of crap! I just spent almost ten bucks on this joke and now it either shows a only a black screen or a white screen and each time it crashes the phone. I'm on a Note 3 with Lollipop. What an absolute joke. I also have their 300 dollar PC software and it's over priced junk too.

John M. Gregory

Great app, one thing missing.... The names of the ECO openings, like Ruy Lopez and French Defence etc. Otherwise its an amazing app!

Denis Brulić

Where are updates? No new features, no updates nor bug fixes for a year now.

Shiref Hussen

Please add a blunder tool to know our mistakes , and add Analysis tool to know good and bad moves ,add too copy and paste option to copy our games we played on other sites to analysis it to make this game usefuel more . Anyway, thank you very much for this great game .

mike burns

Hands down best app No other app needed. This is by far best app and a steal for 5 bucks. Can look at their ever expanding database with over 7 million games. Play through annotated classic games. Use opening book. And analyze your games you play on playchess or ICC. A must have for any level chess player

A Google User

Fantastic Let's get the Stockfish 7 update though.

Rob Hooft

I wanted to use the app mainly to replay annotated games from a db I transferred to my phone. Unfortunately this app keeps crashing (when not in use). When it restarts (slowly...) it forces you to navigate back to your db folder, select the db, select the game and navigate to the position where you left off- takes ages. Same thing happens if you simply reboot your device. This behaviour is unacceptable. Use the excellent 'Analyze This' app instead, is stable, provides friendly developer support and is also less expensive.

Eduar Vargas

Can you take back my money? Only once it worked, later, the app showed me a continuos message: "opening db". After many times and minutes, nothing happend. I have a Samsumg Tablet E. What happend?

Rami Chess

Stole my money I have bought it and installed it but when I try to use it , it says that I need to buy a license . Please fix this asap

Mohammed Mahmood

Great App but... This was by far my most favourite chess app, 5 star! Then I upgraded to Android 6.0.1 on my Sony Xperia Z2 and now Chessbase crashes every few minutes? Please fix this problem, I really like your program.

Jimmie Beatty

Oh baby Guys the database and opening book makes this just the best app to have on the go PERIOD!! all the rest got some catching up to do

Gabriel Montes

Doesn't work, at all This bunk doesn't work at all anymore. It used to sometimes work. Doesn't chess base value their customers in any way? Seriously chessbase, get a clue.

David Knight

Not sure what's going on but the program was working fine. I don't know if the last update changed it so now I can't seem to connect to the online database. I paid for this app. So I'm expecting something to be done. Just a few days ago it was working fine.

Alex Buzoiu

Excellent but Excellent. Better than any other app. However, openings should have their names / variations. Helps memorization. Great for pros but my above comment makes it less geared for new players to be integrated in the game.

Very good - but difficult to share games from other chess apps A great app marred by the incomprehensible design decision to have the games list taking up a sizable portion of the screen in the tablet version. 5 stars when this can be toggled.on and off. It is very difficult to share games with ChessBase from other apps - I suspect this functionality is broken or untested. This is a pity, as it means the app is much less useful than it could be. However, access to the online database and opening book, and swipe to use engine is excellent.

Strum Ruger

Purchased app... This app quit working following an Android update. It would be 5 stars if it were working.

Ako Heidari

Great The best Chess app I've ever bought! It has every thing I want, online database, opening books and Chess engines!

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