- #: 35756
- Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Games
- Updated: 2010-07-07
- Current Version: 2.2
- Size: 1.20 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: myMobileApps, Inc.
- Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
- © 2010 myMobileApps, Inc.
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iChess is a challenging and fun chess game for the iPad.Features:- Play online on the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS)- Play against the computer or with another person- Show available moves- Take back moves- Get hint by shaking the device- Rotate…..
Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
Good online chess client but needs some tweaks
Allows access to the free Internet chess server making it possible to find a similar rated human opponent at any time of day or night.
The HD version enlarges the app to iPad size without really making better use of screen real estate.
The ability to show the FICS console is a plus over HandyChess which otherwise wins due to a prettier interface.
A glitch in the console app needs correction. On second use of the keyboard the typewritten area is hidden.
Ability to save games and an included analysis engine would make this app much better.
Overall an excellent first effort.
Nobody to play
Online chess is fun, but unfortunately nobody is every on. I even waited for listed events and still couldn't find an opponent. :(
Great Chess Set
My five year old decided he wanted to learn chess, but with a real chess board pieces kept getting knocked over and ending up in improbable locations. This program solves that. I chose it because it was the only program that I could find that allowed human vs human play and enforced the rules. It shows my son where he can move each piece and doesn't let him move to illegal locations. This allows my son to play against himself which he rather enjoys. You can also play the computer. At level three I can beat the computer (which means it is pretty bad, I haven't played for 30 years), but I haven't played it at level five yet. The computer can give you hints which allows my son to beat me sometimes (which he likes a lot). The fact that he can beat me with the hints suggests that at level five it is better.
I also like that the program has a chess clock. This makes it a complete solution for playing face to face. It also allows you to choose between several different graphics styles. My only complaint so far is that the 3D chess requires that you click on the base of the piece to move it.
Overall if you want to play against the computer, there are probably stronger opponants but if you want a portable chess set to play against friends, this is a great one.
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