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App description: Mastersoft Chess has one of the World's best Desktop PC chess engines crammed inside! It will accurately monitor your gameplay and rate your ELO! 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*


PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS:

"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 ..."
-Chess-iphone.blogspot

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


AWARDS

Choice 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!


BEGINNERS

Hint facility.
Built in coach to monitor your progress.
Training mode to improve your game with adjustable threats and suggestions.
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.


GRANDMASTERS

Several modes of play including "Rated" and "Training".
An engine that came 4th in the World Micro-computer Chess Championships!
A unique engine unlike any other - plays interesting and sometimes quite aggressive chess.
Designed to play like a human opponent - right up to Grandmaster level!
Opening Book of over 23000 moves!
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.
In depth statistics.
ELO rating system.
100 levels of increasing difficulty.


OTHER FEATURES

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.
Auto-saving 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.
04-23-2017, 06:06 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 230
I love this chess app and have been using it for a few years now. I just went to buy this as a gift for a few friends while it is on sale, but it still shows $1.99 in the AppStore instead of the sale price of $.99 that is advertised in the app description. Any chance this is a mistake?

04-23-2017, 10:23 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 774
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gurney Halleck View Post
I love this chess app and have been using it for a few years now. I just went to buy this as a gift for a few friends while it is on sale, but it still shows $1.99 in the AppStore instead of the sale price of $.99 that is advertised in the app description. Any chance this is a mistake?
Latest update was on 19th and it says x% off today so maybe it was only for a day?
04-24-2017, 08:46 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 103
Bought the game nothing there but chess board and menu and the menu only has new game load game and save game Iam I missing something?
04-24-2017, 08:48 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 103
Sorry in landscape mode it has no options only in portrait mode
04-24-2017, 10:38 AM
#6
Pgn?

No PGN save/load/import/export? That seems an odd function to leave out these days. Any plan to add this?
04-26-2017, 12:54 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,275
Anyone here with ELO greater than 3k
05-12-2017, 04:23 PM
#8
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 230
Quote:
Originally Posted by shfrost View Post
No PGN save/load/import/export? That seems an odd function to leave out these days. Any plan to add this?
New update brings many impressive new features like gc multiplayer, improved chess engine, improved coach and 100 graded levels, retina assets and now Universal app, etc...
🤓👍🏿

That said, I really wish they would add PGN controls! This is now my number one most wanted feature. Mastersoft if you are listening, please add this in update as soon as you are able!