Chess Free HD
By Optime Software LLC
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Are you tired of playing chess games that look like they were designed for a Commodore 64 instead of an iPad? We've got the antidote for you. Chess Free HD is the best looking chess game for the iPad, and best of all - it's free!
Chess Free HD supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.
Chess Free HD offers a host of exciting features, including:
* Great graphics and exciting sound effects
* Configurable player names and score tracking
* Outstanding AI engine with configurable difficulty level
* Board rotation for two player games
* Undo function
* Automatic save when you exit the application
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What's New in Version 1.65
• Updated for iOS 9
• Minor bug fixes
As one who is chess challenged and has made very little progress in the past several decades, this is a great learning tool. No need to embarrass myself in front of others or waste their time trying to teach me. Sometimes I think that I am improving and could take on a 9 or 10 year old instead of battling the 8 and under crowd.
The tune in the background is very relaxing and if it starts to bother you then just mute it. Love the "undo" button when a stupid mistake is made. The difficulty slide is nice to have if you keep losing and need to build the ego again. Game seems very realistic. About only improvement needed would be to depict it in 3D instead of flat.
I will never be good but at least nobody will know it and I can enjoy the game in my own way.
I Play tournament chess at about 1500 level and I love this app!
Especially well done are the graphics. It looks like a real board. Chess master for example has dozens of sets and they are all but one too distracting to play with. This app is far better! Wonderful adjustment for playing strength. I notice a few negative reviews claiming the app does strange things, but I suspect it is more likely they are the ones who do not understand the rules. I use Rybka on my PC to analyze positions, as it is rated over 3200 but it is no fun to always lose. I would give it 10 stars if I could. The only thing I think it could use is a draw offer. It does not seem to recognize draw by insufficient material and we must play on to get the 50 move rule for a draw, but it is my favorite app!
Great for beginners playing on the levels below halfway difficulty, but playing the computer above halfway causes it to make illegal moves like moving into check, not allowing you to move when there are no reasons for you not to, reappearing and disappearing pieces, and suddenly ending the game saying the computer has put you in checkmate when I wasn't even in check! I took a piece and it reappeared later in the game out of nowhere! I moved my queen and it was safe, yet disappeared and none of the computer's pieces even moved! One time, I moved my bishop, which was covered by the queen, next to the king and the computer's king captured it! The king moved into check! That is never supposed to happen! I love the app for playing with others, but not for training on the computer. Please fix!