By Logic Pretzel
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Finally, an app that understands the elegance and fun in a game of chess. CheckMates is a simple, easy and beautiful way to play your favorite game.
Play with a friend, or against the computer.
Perfect fun for casual gamers and Grandmasters alike.
Save and resume games at your leisure.
Stylish graphics with intuitive controls.
Plenty more features coming soon!
This game is only available on the iPad
What's New in Version 1.5.1
✔ Shrunk the size of the app itself. Resulting in cleaner internet tubes
✔ iOS 4.2 compatible in regards to working in the background
✔ Small bug fixes
As far as the chess engine goes it's outstanding! You have to have a mean game to beat the computer. I think at this point the developer should concentrate on what it would take to make a really superior GUI that's playable in both normal and landscape modes. And then after that to put the final cherry on it have functionality to replay famous chess games by the grand masters.
Ok but needs updating
Has good player stats and 2D icons are better than in any other app for 2 players (no one has to play upside down) but this app has major AI issues (computer does crazy illegal moves). If they updated this some more it could be the best chess app out there. For now you should wait to buy it however until they fix it some more.
It looks like they haven't updated this in a while so it may be a dead app unfortunately.
Hours of fun!
I love to play this with family and friends!