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iPhone: The Best Chess

12-26-2008, 01:42 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 263
The Best Chess

I am looking for a chess App. I know Deep Green seems to be the "best one" but I am not sure what that means. All I want in a chess app is to play a game sometimes when I am bored. I don't care if it supports multiple people, I don't even care if it has online support. I just want to play the machine sometimes. So i am pretty much looking for the best interface and prettiest graphics.

Anyone have any recommendations?
12-26-2008, 01:48 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 303
Caissa Chess is the best one, IMO.

12-26-2008, 02:02 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: United States of America
Posts: 2,210
If you looking for AI so far strongest one I've found is Cyber Chess online. Well at least among the cheap ones. It's $1 or $2.
12-26-2008, 02:24 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 263
I am no grandmaster. I am not concerned with "challenge" any-old computerized chess program will give me a run for my money. I am really just in it for visual appeal and ease of use.
12-26-2008, 03:06 AM
#5
Cyber chess is the best by far, even if you don't care about playing human opponents (which is much more enjoyable and works over 3g).
12-26-2008, 03:10 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 32
Deep Green

Deep Green is really very pretty and easy to use
i have Cassia as well which is about as strong as deep green
you may also want to consider the 99c Samurai Chess:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=296516853&mt=8

owing to its amusing presentation
and cheapness
12-26-2008, 03:21 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 263
I just looked at every chess app, and read every review for all of them, and it looks like none of them are very good based on that.

Deep Green has no sound, and no check or checkmate alerts.

Samurai just looks stupid with this absurd backgrounds. Samurai's never played chess anyway. They probably played Xiangxi or whatever chinese chess is called.

Caissa just doesn't look nice enough for me.

The best one is tChess pro it looks like. But it's SO expensive...
12-26-2008, 03:27 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 263
I think it might be time for me to give chess with friends another try. It was just so slow paced for me. It would be nice if they could some how integrate turn-for-turn play, or "live play" along with the "send-a-turn" play. So if someone is willing to play it all out, we could.
12-26-2008, 06:19 AM
#9
In Chess with Friends, live play is not a limitation with the software. You can do this. The problem is finding someone to do it with. There is no game lobby, or anything like that, that would allow you to actually communicate with someone to set up a live game.

But if you are trying to play against someone that you already know, you can certainly play it out in real time. And the nice thing about doing this in Chess with Friends is that you can leave the game in the middle, and easily pick up where you left off.
12-26-2008, 06:31 AM
#10
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,094
ppl play chess?