HIARCS Chess 12.2
the author of this app says:
HIARCS is a World Championship winning chess program that has proven to be the strongest chess program on Palm and Pocket PC devices and is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
HIARCS is the only handheld chess program in the world which has won Grandmaster tournaments. In August it won the 2009 Mescusor Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina ahead of Grandmasters, while scoring an incredible undefeated 9.5/10 points (9 wins, one draw). This is a performance of 2900 Elo which is the best chess performance rating for any handheld device in history and higher than Garry Kasparov's peak Elo rating!
HIARCS also has the second and third best ever chess performances on handhelds as well having won two other Grandmaster tournaments. It also has many match wins over Grandmasters in the past 4 years.
Even the World's strongest ever human chess player, Garry Kasparov, said "HIARCS is much better positionally than Deep Blue".
This power enables your iPhone to play chess like a strong Grandmaster, analyse games and chess problems with you, while offering numerous features to help you learn and improve as you play with HIARCS.
HIARCS Chess has a full range of realistic weaker opponents and playing styles catering for all players from absolute beginners to professional Grandmasters.
On the weaker playing levels HIARCS will make human-like mistakes appropritate to the level of play and this together with the in-built coach watching allows you to learn and improve quickly. HIARCS can even adjust its playing strength as you improve and learn more.
HIARCS is even able to save battery life by using much less energy on any weaker levels, allowing more playing time on long journeys etc.
HIARCS has a large tournament book of over 1.2 million positions and moves. The book moves are displayed on screen with chess symbols and the opening variations are even named.
HIARCS also monitors your chess performance and provides you with an Elo chess rating which tracks your chess ability in every game.
HIARCS Chess combines this outstanding chess playing program with superb user friendly features for chess players of all strengths.
+ Strongest chess program on iPhone and iPod Touch, genuine GM level performance
+ Suitable for all players from absolute beginners to strong Grandmasters
+ Intuitive and friendly user interface
+ Play white or black, analyse continuously or watch game
+ Settable Elo levels and fully adjustable playing levels and opponents
+ Special low energy levels to increase battery life
+ Rates your chess play and gives you an Elo rating
+ Coach to watch game and warn about mistakes
+ Give hint moves, allow takebacks
+ Save/Load games, Email a game
+ Set up a position to analyse or play from
+ Navigate forwards or backwards through an existing game
+ Set Chess Clock for timed play
+ Large tournament opening book with well over a million positions and moves, moves displayed with symbols and chess openings named!
+ Permanent brain for enhanced playing strength
+ Numerous chess display functions for showing chess moves, analysis, book moves, even legal moves
+ 5 Piece sets and colour schemes
+ Figurine chess notations
+ Help screens
A discount coupon is included with the product offering a discount of up to $10 USD on other HIARCS products for Mac, PC, Palm and Pocket PC on www.hiarcs.com. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or discount.
- Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.