Chess for everyone - beside the full featured functionality Chess# can smoothly adapt to your playing strength, no matter if you are a chess novice, an expert or even a grandmaster .
This high professional chess application is based on 'Pinkbird ARM', a brand new chess engine optimized for iPhone's and iPad's ARM architecture. It has a peak Elo rating of 2900 on iPhone 4 which is actually the highest available rating on mobile devices.
Chess# currently limits the 'Pinkbird ARM' engine to its playing strength on an iPod Touch 1G which is 2600 Elo. This limitation is subject to change in future versions.
Let's walk through the feature list:
★★★ Universal binary for both iPhone+iPad
★ full FIDE/USCF rule set
★ smoothly adjustable playing strength ranging from 700 elo to 2600 elo
(the initial 1100 elo lock can be removed via In-App-Purchase)
★ optional chess clock
★ optional strength adaption
★ optional move coach
★ analyze mode
★ FIDE elo rating calculation
★ strong opening database
★ endgame database
★ different board styles
★ crystal clear HD graphics optimized for retina displays
★ sophisticated user interface
★ saving and loading of complete matches
Chess# is of course equipped with usual controls:
✔ unlimited undo and redo
✔ switch sides while playing
✔ enter moves
✔ setup an arbitrary position (including en passant and castling)
Additionaly Chess# is Game Center enabled, which means you get:
★ Online Leaderboard
★ 9 Achievements to unlock
At your option Game Center can be disabled in case you don't like it or if you want to spare bandwidth.
Advisory: chess is a complex game. If you do not know chess at all, don't click the buy button. Inform yourself first if you intend to buy this application.
THIS VERSION OF Chess# DOES NOT SUPPORT MULTIPLAYER MATCHES.
SSMD - coming to a pixel near you.