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What's the best chess app?

09-03-2009, 08:23 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 116
What's the best chess app?

Right now I have Shredder and Chess Genius installed as I believe these are the most premier apps with the most features and advanced AI. Am I overlooking any other titles that trumps the two I mentioned? Criteria to go by would be AI, interface, game analysis and built-in puzzles.

Also can anyone recommend chess apps that are strictly centered around puzzles? I already have Chess Problems installed but if there are any others please mention them.

And finally if you are looking for an app that contains a catalog of games by grandmasters from the past, Great Chess is a great app.
09-03-2009, 08:24 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: In bed with TheBeastlyNinja
Posts: 1,334
Hey wait a second this isnt a game release question mark exclamation point

09-03-2009, 08:24 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,230
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpaceJunk View Post
Right now I have Shredder and Chess Genius installed as I believe these are the most premier apps with the most features and advanced AI. Am I overlooking any other titles that trumps the two I mentioned? Criteria to go by would be AI, interface, game analysis and built-in puzzles.

Also can anyone recommend chess apps that are strictly centered around puzzles? I already have Chess Problems installed but if there are any others please mention them.

And finally if you are looking for an app that contains a catalog of games by grandmasters from the past, Great Chess is a great app.
3D Chess looks pretty good.

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=314022946&mt=8 (too lazy to do the appinfo thing)
09-03-2009, 08:25 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: The 3rd Rock From the Sun
Posts: 198
So many wrong placed forums tonight, but the best chess app overall is caissa

Let's ponder our existences!
09-03-2009, 08:26 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lombardo View Post
Hey wait a second this isnt a game release question mark exclamation point
Does this belong in the General Games and Discussion forum? If it does, mods you can move it.
09-03-2009, 08:33 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: IN
Posts: 180
Haircs Chess is one of the better chess apps and it has very tough ai.

Thread:http://forums.toucharcade.com/showth...ighlight=chess

Itunes link:http://toucharcade.com/link/http://i...327708154&mt=8

Who says you need an iPhone? iPod Touchers
09-03-2009, 08:33 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Why so curious?
Posts: 174
Have you tried Glaurung Chess? It has a very strong engine with adjustable strength and best of all it's free!

Itunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=305558605&mt=8

Last edited by Nightstalker; 09-03-2009 at 08:34 PM. Reason: link added
09-03-2009, 09:11 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,988
I have Handy Chess to play people on FICS. Its pretty good, but its too risky to play if you dont have a wifi connection. At least for me.

I understand ICC also has an app.

Currently addicted to Clash Royale
09-03-2009, 09:27 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 140
I have over 5 chess games and Shredder is the best imo. Chess Genius is also good but it's horribly outdated
09-03-2009, 11:37 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kita View Post
I have over 5 chess games and Shredder is the best imo. Chess Genius is also good but it's horribly outdated
What do you mean it's outdated? What makes it so?