t Chess Pro
By Tom Kerrigan
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Note: tChess is a "universal binary" and is designed for the iPhone AND iPad, so you don't have to buy two different apps.
tChess has support for all of Apple's technologies and devices: Game Center to play real-time or turn-based games online with your friends and family, iCloud, AirPrint, dual-core chips, Retina displays, and every Apple display size.
tChess Pro is the high-quality, critically acclaimed chess game with the richest features for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It's perfect for every player:
Not everybody is a chess master! Most chess games are too strong or just make random mistakes at easier levels. tChess Pro has unique algorithms to simulate human opponents.
tChess Pro has a top-tier chess engine. (Over 380 ELO points stronger than Caissa Chess.)
tChess Pro's Analysis Mode is like having a chess master in your pocket. You can get the engine's "expert opinion" about any game or position in real-time: which side is winning, and the best sequence of moves. Just like a professional desktop chess package.
More key features:
- Perfect for 1- or 2-player games
- Strong computer opponent
- Play against any ELO rating from 500 to 2500
- Integrated "Learn Chess" e-book app (Apple Staff Favorite!)
- Opening Library feature lets you explore chess opening theory as you play
- PGN Database feature lets you download and view PGN files
- Support for 3-stage time controls with Fischer increments
- Position Editor to enter positions from books, newspapers, etc.
- Save and load games; export them in standard PGN format
- Use the Profile feature to play rated games against the computer and track your progress
tChess Pro is developed by Tom Kerrigan, author of the TSCP and Stobor chess engines.
What's New in Version 1.8.3
- New "Analyze Game" feature: see an overview of the entire game in seconds
- Native support for the iPhone 6/6+ screen resolutions
- New "Benchmark" feature: measure your iOS device's performance
- Optional "Revert" toolbar button
- Optional "New game" toolbar button
fantastic app. great for reviewing past fics games or icc games by cutting and pasting text of pgn games or clicking on a pgn file and then analyzing. very well done, and a complete game - nice rated game mode against the computer and its great how you could set up the board. many other features -well worth 8 bucks even if there are cheaper apps, especially for its ability to easily take pgn games
Just want to update this review. I use this app regularly and still love it and find it enormously useful. My favorite thing is still to use the app to analyze games played online. There is no way this is worth only 8 bucks. Apps are crazy cheap but this is really such a great tool for so cheap. If I had spent $100 on this app it would still be a great deal. Anyway thanks for continually updating this app - it really is fantastic
Wonderful Features + Excellent Play
What a wonderful chess app!! Playing a game is fun and the app's analysis features are outstanding to help review a game.
As a US Chess Federation member and active tournament player, analyzing my games is far more effective (even fun) with tChess Pro's help using my iPad in place of a computer. It's database of games is easy to use and importing games is simple. (Consider the "Analyze This" app if you often study completed games!)
Appearance - it has a clean, elegant look and its 3D board is excellent.
I do have a wish list though. When the chess app Stockfish is helping you select a stored game, it shows a small chess board playing all the moves of the game being highlighted and is much better in finding the game you would like examine. Shredder's puzzle mode is fun and it allows you to continue the game after finishing the puzzle. Other excellent chess apps with solid play and features are Hiarcs (best for learning chess openings) and ChessHD (especially helpful for beginners).
However, tChess is still the BEST combination of play, interface and features!
I love this chess app. I use the PGN viewer heavily and it is excellent. I also find the opening book to be very helpful and a great learning tool. I have found many of my favorite chess books have free PGN files online, so with this app I can read the books and follow the game annotation and play thru the game with this app, awesome! I truly am amazed at all the functionality in this app, it's far better and more functional than shredder (I enjoy shredder's playing strength but doesn't have the features) and better than fritz and other iPad chess app's. Thank you Tom, this rocks! Also great update, I like the new layout. Thanks again. -Sean
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 04, 2015
- Version: 1.8.3
- Size: 5.4 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
- Seller: Tom Kerrigan
- © Tom Kerrigan
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.