One of the hottest trends in sports, chess, has taken on a new dimension thanks to apps that allow people to play on a computer screen with their smartphones.
Now, a slew of new chess apps and sites have popped up.
The New York Times ranked the top 50 apps and websites for chess, along with a ranking of the 50 most downloaded apps and the 100 most downloaded websites.
The top 100 apps for chess are: Acheta – Best Chess App (iOS) – 5.6 million downloads – #1 ranking for mobile chess, #3 for chess chess apps.
Achetea has more than 1 million followers on Facebook and is available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle.
Analgesia – Best Android Chess App – 7.5 million downloads on Android – #2 ranking for Android chess, highest ranked for Android Chess Apps.
Analsia – Chess Mobile App – 4.3 million downloads, #1 for Android for mobile, #2 for Android mobile chess apps, #4 for Android Mobile Chess App.
Chess Mobile – Free Android Chess app – 5 million downloads.
Aces – Best iPhone Chess App on iOS – 4 million downloads