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Chess ⋆

By Mastersoft Mobile Solutions

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Mastersoft Chess has one of the World's best Desktop PC chess engines crammed inside! This engine finished 4th in the World Microcomputer Chess Championships and is not available in any other iPhone chess game. Designed by chess champions to play like a human opponent, Mastersoft Chess will take you from Novice to Grandmaster level! Features stunning high resolution sets by renowned Chess designers.

Easy to play but difficult to beat, this is pick up and play chess at its best!

The #1 Best Selling Chess App for iOS*


"I bought all chess applications for iPhone and this one is probably better than many $7-9 applications. Check TEST ALL. 66 chess applications at only ONE page in the World ..."

"It truly is close to flawless and is by far the best mobile Chess game I have played on any platform."
- PDA 247.


Strategy Game of the Year
Smartphone Magazine runner up.

Various levels, board styles and breathtaking Retina Display chess sets combine with an outstanding World beating chess engine to offer you a great playing experience and an ever increasing challenge.

Whether you're just starting out or else a seasoned pro, Mastersoft Chess has something for you!


Hint facility.
Start off at a very low ELO and work your way up over 100 levels, each of which plays differently.
Built in coach to monitor your progress
Training levels that dumb down your iPhone / iPod Touch.
Take back a move if you change your mind!
Your iPhone/iPod Touch checks that your moves are allowed.
Simple intuitive uncluttered interface that lets you concentrate on your game.
NB If you are new to Chess then please ensure that the coach is turned on in options and that the lowest difficulty level is selected.


A unique engine unlike any other - plays interesting and sometimes quite aggressive chess.
ELO to around 3000+. There are very few players in the World that can play at this level.
Designed to play like a human opponent - right up to Grandmaster level!
Huge opening book.
100% Full Chess rules including enpassant, castling etc.
Thought analysis (main line, depth and score).
Setup position (including castling rights, enpassant and side to move)
Move forward / backward to any point in the current game.
Includes Standard Chess Book Sets in addition to the realistic ones.


Huge collection of stunning high resolution chess sets in both 2D and 3D. Makes the most of Retina Display!
Boards constructed from the real thing - Oak, Ash, Marble, Slate and more!
Save and load games.
Realistic sound effects.
Adjustable piece movement animation.
Autosaving of your current game.
Great for novices but will grow with you and still offer a challenge at Championship level.
Universal App. Play on your iPod, iPhone and iPad. No additional purchase necessary.
Great value!

*Source: US App Store 2011.

What's New in Version 1.80

Ratings analyzer and an engine that goes to around 3000 ELO and beyond! Start off nice and low if you're a beginner..
New iOS5 support, new sets, new boards, improved engine, universal app, retina artwork for iPhone and more! Voted No1 best Chess app!
PS Don't forget the EN PASSANT Pawns Chess rule! To play black just tell the computer to go first. See help if stuck.


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Customer Reviews

Very nice!

Not a good enough player to offer an authoritative review, but I do enjoy playing chess, using this app. Also the options for board & chess pieces styles covers a healthy range of choices and the settings provide all you'd need, in particular, the difficulty levels. The only thing that seems odd to me is if I put the 'computer' in checkmate & then select a new game, the app asks me if I'm SURE that I want a new game. Really?! I just checkmated the opponent, I'm done with the game & I want a new game....and ACTIVELY ask for a new game... and I'm supposed to second guess myself now? I can't imagine any value to that forced additional step, but I can easily see the downside, which is that it's an annoying extra step. On the one hand, it's no more important than an annoying little gnat that keeps buzzing around. On the other hand, it IS like an annoying gnat!

Phenomenal chess app.

Easy interface, non-intrusive ads, lots of features available; this app is great! One problem though: occasionally after moving a piece, I am prompted if I want a new game - this isn't a problem, the problem is that it starts a new game whether I choose Yes or No. I've figured out that when this happens, if I close out of the app, shut it down and restart it, I'm able to continue my game from where I left off. Besides this slight glitch, his app is fantastic. Not enthusiastic with how they've slowed down the speed that "hint"
moves are depicted, but that doesn't change my positive endorsement.

Almost Perfect!

First time I've run into a chess computer that calls a draw with half my men left and only two of my opponents'. Other than this extremely irritating factor, this app is almost perfect! Can't find anything else wrong with it.
Enjoy playing it and love all the different board/piece styles and colors. A sound effects option would improve the experience somewhat for some players who like that sort of thing. But really enjoy this app, and without the draw aggravation would have given it 5 stars.

Chess ⋆
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.80
  • Size: 45.7 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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