Platform for recognizing and streaming chess games

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Your options with the idChess app

  • digitize all games played on a real board
  • save games in chess notation format to your smartphone (pgn)
  • broadcast tournaments and single games online
  • share games on social media and in messengers
Digitize and analyze
idChess is a mobile application for recognizing and streaming chess games. Using your smartphone, you can save and analyze the history of your chess games.
Share your games
After recording a game, you can share it with your coach or friends, just send your game via messenger or post it on social networks.
Create game broadcasts
You can send a link to the broadcast of your game. Or join a tournament – just take idChess with you to the game.
Save all your games
Even blitz and rapid games will be digitized and saved on your phone.

How it works

Download the idChess app
Download the idChess app
Attach the tripod to the table
Attach the tripod to the table
Attach your phone to the holder
Attach your phone to the holder
Place the chess pieces in the initial position and tap Start game recording
Place the chess pieces in the initial position and tap Start game recording
After finishing the game, tap Finish Game and Save
After finishing the game, tap Finish Game and Save
Great! You game is saved and ready to be analyzed and sent
Great! You game is saved and ready to be analyzed and sent

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Recognize and save your games
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Analyze games using a chess engine
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View recorded games without restrictions
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Share games in pgn and gif formats
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Join idChess tournaments broadcasts
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For tournament
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Broadcast tournament games, gather fans in fan zones, and save your database of games!
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Reviews

Arkady Dvorkovich
Arkady Dvorkovich
FIDE President
"This is the future. First of all, for live streaming and, in part, to fight cheating; what concerns illegal moves, i.e. everything related to the touch-move rule or the correct setting of pieces".
Damir Talapker
Damir Talapker
Executive director of the Kyrgyz Chess Union
"We have implemented idChess into the Federation tournaments and see great benefits. Firstly, we conduct tournament broadcasts for people with visual impairments, they play on boards specially adapted for the visually impaired. Thus, we solve the issues of equality at the chessboard through technological solutions".
Malith Akalanka
Malith Akalanka
Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, Vice-President, International Arbiter
"idChess brought a new experience for the Sri Lankan chess community and they loved it. idChess gives chess much-needed features to broadcast tournaments, save games, and makes it as simple and user-friendly as possible. Broadcast management takes very little time, it is very easy and convenient to use"
Victor Bologan
Victor Bologan
Grandmaster, FIDE Executive Director
"It is very important and necessary to broadcast chess games, because both tournaments and exhibitions can be of different levels: sometimes you get a lot of beautiful combinations, and then you can analyze or publish them. Previously, chess players had some kind of exceptional memory, they remembered all their games and exhibitions, but I'm not like that, so this technology helps me a lot. It is especially useful for children: when the halls are large, parents are never allowed in and here everything is visible on the screen. I think this technology has a great future.".
Nurlan Ibraev
Nurlan Ibraev
Grandmaster, FIDE arbiter, Senior Coach of the youth team of the Republic of Kazakhstan
"idChess is a necessary and convenient product for both players and fans, especially for parents. You can watch games from a distance, and not be in the hall where the game is being played. Also, idChess can help arbiters to make decisions by recording video simultaneously with recognition, so it's convenient and easy to use".
Dastan Kapaev
Dastan Kapaev
State Chess Coach of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan
"idChess is a very promising program that is useful to us. I, as a state coach, on behalf of all Kazakhstani chess players, thank the company for entering the market. Now we can digitize not only large famous tournaments, but also small ones, for example, in private schools and universities. We have only 20 regions, and I would like everyone to cover their championships in the future. I see great opportunities and I am personally very glad".
Zhohangir Kamalov
Zhohangir Kamalov
International arbiter, chief arbiter of Asian Schools Chess Championship 2023
“The system provided to us by the idChess team was installed at our tournament in several categories: under the age of 7, 9 and 11. It performed well: when there were many difficulties, especially in the category under the age of 7, we watched the video, if everything was confirmed, the game was continued, if not — we issued a warning. The idChess system provided precious assistance in resolving contentious issues, the system saved arbiters in many situations. I think we will use it in the future, as it is really very useful"
Jamshed Vatanov
Jamshed Vatanov
National arbiter, Tajikistan
“VAR idChess makes the work of chess arbiters easier: recording games disciplines children during the game, children do not break the rules when they see that the camera is installed and recording is in progress. Also, broadcasting of games helps coaches to track the game of their students in real time, which is very convenient”
Ainur Isayeva
Arbiter, Turkmenistan
“I'm so delighted! Now that I have seen how it works in action, I want us to use these technologies in our tournaments too!”
Fatih Abdukhalikov
Fatih Abdukhalikov
National arbiter, Uzbekistan
“This is very convenient, especially at children's tournaments: the human factor is minimized, you can immediately determine if someone is cheating. It is easier to resolve a dispute, children are less likely to disturb arbiters, therefore, they do not interrupt an opponent's process of thinking. In general, children behave differently if games are broadcast and VAR is working: they play more seriously and more honestly, a pure game of chess is developed”
Najmiddin Umarov
Najmiddin Umarov
FIDE national arbiter, Uzbekistan
“I am glad that in Uzbekistan we started using the idChess program, with the help of VAR we examined 25 cases of violations in only one round in the categories of boys under the age of 7 and 9! This facilitates the decision-making process, especially in blitz games”
Sergey Moiseev
Sergey Moiseev
organizer of tournaments
"idChess is incredibly in demand among tournament organizers, coaches, and parents. This technology easily and quickly allows you to collect an array of data on chess games, which helps in learning. idChess gives emotions to parents who can watch their children play in real time. That is great!"
Alexander Zakharov
Alexander Zakharov
Director of the Etude Chess School, Olympic champion
"With simple actions, you get a record of your game – this is what modern chess lacked so much and what is so necessary for teaching the game to children, parents, coaches".
Matvey Shcherbin
Matvey Shcherbin
Founder of the ShakMatOff chess school
"Parents can watch their children play in tournaments; players can review and analyze their games. Everything is so easy and understandable. I recommend using idChess to anyone who wants to improve in chess".
Alexey Manakov
Alexey Manakov
Head coach of the ZAO chess school
"We use idChess in our chess school not only when holding tournaments to broadcast games but at every lesson too. Using idChess, I record games on one or two boards and then we together with children analyze their games, it's great learning material!"

idChess Ambassadors

Aleksander Zakharov
Aleksander Zakharov
Director of the Etude Chess School, Olympic champion, Moscow
Matvey Shecherbin
Matvey Shecherbin
Founder of the ShakMatOff chess school
Babatunde Ogunsiku
Babatunde Ogunsiku
AfricaChessMedia
Ocky Tri Gogik Sunarto
Ocky Tri Gogik Sunarto
Chess Player, Arbiter and Organizer in Indonesia, @ockytrigogiks
Anu Bayar
Anu Bayar
FIDE instructor, coach, founder of ABChess Academy, Mongolia
Aleksander Popov
Aleksander Popov
Chess player, @popov_chess
Irina Baraeva
Irina Baraeva
Chess coach, blogger
Alexey Manakov
Alexey Manakov
Head coach of the ZAO chess school
Dilayla Sadvakasova
Dilayla Sadvakasova
Champion of the Republic of Kazakhstan in blitz, @dilaylah.sadu
Aleksander Zakharov
Aleksander Zakharov
Director of the Etude Chess School, Olympic champion, Moscow
Matvey Shecherbin
Matvey Shecherbin
Founder of the ShakMatOff chess school
Babatunde Ogunsiku
Babatunde Ogunsiku
AfricaChessMedia
Ocky Tri Gogik Sunarto
Ocky Tri Gogik Sunarto
Chess Player, Arbiter and Organizer in Indonesia, @ockytrigogiks
Anu Bayar
Anu Bayar
FIDE instructor, coach, founder of ABChess Academy, Mongolia
Aleksander Popov
Aleksander Popov
Chess player, @popov_chess
Irina Baraeva
Irina Baraeva
Chess coach, blogger
Alexey Manakov
Alexey Manakov
Head coach of the ZAO chess school
Dilayla Sadvakasova
Dilayla Sadvakasova
Champion of the Republic of Kazakhstan in blitz, @dilaylah.sadu
Do you want to be part of the global idChess international community? Contact us!

FAQ

How do I activate a subscription bought on the website in the app?

To do this, just log in to the app using the email address you specified when purchasing the subscription.

idChess will automatically upload the subscription to the app.

How to download idChess?
Go to idchess.com/app or scan the QR code on the idChess box or user guide.
Does idChess allow you to digitize games like digital boards do?
Yes! And all you need is a phone with the app installed and a tripod to mount the phone on.
I want to broadcast tournaments with idChess! Where do I start?
To use idChess at tournaments, you need access to the idChess admin panel, app subscriptions, phones, and tripods to mount phones above the board. 1 subscription works on 1 device. Read more in the Organizers section. You can also send an email to hello@idchess.com or contact us on WhatsApp
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idChess at tournaments

World Cadet & Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships, Georgia, 2023
World Cadet & Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships, Georgia, 2023
Chessbattle tournaments, Azerbaijan
Chessbattle tournaments, Azerbaijan
Chess Olympiade in India 2023
Chess Olympiade in India 2023
Simul of Ian Nepomniachtchi
Simul of Ian Nepomniachtchi
Dhamso International Chess Festival 2023, <br>Sri Lanka
Dhamso International Chess Festival 2023,
Sri Lanka
Future world champions Astana, <br>World Championship match
Future world champions Astana,
World Championship match
Russian Rapid Chess Championship
Russian Rapid Chess Championship
Daniil Dubov's simul, Astana
Daniil Dubov's simul, Astana
Tournaments in Ghana
Tournaments in Ghana
Botvinnik Cup, 2022
Botvinnik Cup, 2022
Volodar Murzin's simul
Volodar Murzin's simul
Tournaments in Moscow Chess Club
Tournaments in Moscow Chess Club
Gazprom Neft corporate tournament, 2023
Gazprom Neft corporate tournament, 2023
Grand Baby Chess tournaments
Grand Baby Chess tournaments
Tournaments at MAI
Tournaments at MAI
Viorel Bologan's simul
Viorel Bologan's simul

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Uzbekistan Chess Federation
Uzbekistan Chess Federation
Chess Federation of Sri Lanka
Chess Federation of Sri Lanka
Chess Federation Georgian
Chess Federation Georgian
Kazakhstan Chess Federation
Kazakhstan Chess Federation
Africa Chess Media
Africa Chess Media
Pawn Takes Chess Club, Saudi Arabia
Pawn Takes Chess Club, Saudi Arabia
Denver Chess School
Denver Chess School
FIDE
FIDE
KCU
KCU
SmilingPawn! Croiatia
SmilingPawn! Croiatia
Academy Construajedrez, Mexica
Academy Construajedrez, Mexica
Chess Federation of Russia
Chess Federation of Russia
Laayoune City Chess Club, Morocco
Laayoune City Chess Club, Morocco
Menzelinsk - Territory of Chess
Menzelinsk - Territory of Chess
PCU
PCU
Chess school
Chess school
Uzbekistan Chess Federation
Uzbekistan Chess Federation
Chess Federation of Sri Lanka
Chess Federation of Sri Lanka
Chess Federation Georgian
Chess Federation Georgian
Kazakhstan Chess Federation
Kazakhstan Chess Federation
Africa Chess Media
Africa Chess Media
Pawn Takes Chess Club, Saudi Arabia
Pawn Takes Chess Club, Saudi Arabia
Denver Chess School
Denver Chess School
FIDE
FIDE
KCU
KCU
SmilingPawn! Croiatia
SmilingPawn! Croiatia
Academy Construajedrez, Mexica
Academy Construajedrez, Mexica
Chess Federation of Russia
Chess Federation of Russia
Laayoune City Chess Club, Morocco
Laayoune City Chess Club, Morocco
Menzelinsk - Territory of Chess
Menzelinsk - Territory of Chess
PCU
PCU
Chess school
Chess school
Uzbekistan Chess Federation
Uzbekistan Chess Federation
Chess Federation of Sri Lanka
Chess Federation of Sri Lanka
Chess Federation Georgian
Chess Federation Georgian
Kazakhstan Chess Federation
Kazakhstan Chess Federation
Africa Chess Media
Africa Chess Media
Pawn Takes Chess Club, Saudi Arabia
Pawn Takes Chess Club, Saudi Arabia
Denver Chess School
Denver Chess School
FIDE
FIDE
KCU
KCU
SmilingPawn! Croiatia
SmilingPawn! Croiatia
Academy Construajedrez, Mexica
Academy Construajedrez, Mexica
Chess Federation of Russia
Chess Federation of Russia
Laayoune City Chess Club, Morocco
Laayoune City Chess Club, Morocco
Menzelinsk - Territory of Chess
Menzelinsk - Territory of Chess
PCU
PCU
Chess school
Chess school
Uzbekistan Chess Federation
Uzbekistan Chess Federation
Chess Federation of Sri Lanka
Chess Federation of Sri Lanka
Chess Federation Georgian
Chess Federation Georgian
Kazakhstan Chess Federation
Kazakhstan Chess Federation
Africa Chess Media
Africa Chess Media
Pawn Takes Chess Club, Saudi Arabia
Pawn Takes Chess Club, Saudi Arabia
Denver Chess School
Denver Chess School
FIDE
FIDE
KCU
KCU
SmilingPawn! Croiatia
SmilingPawn! Croiatia
Academy Construajedrez, Mexica
Academy Construajedrez, Mexica
Chess Federation of Russia
Chess Federation of Russia
Laayoune City Chess Club, Morocco
Laayoune City Chess Club, Morocco
Menzelinsk - Territory of Chess
Menzelinsk - Territory of Chess
PCU
PCU
Chess school
Chess school

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