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Old May 29, 2013, 09:38 PM   #26
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Tall chess just came out today, its free to play, ad free, universal, very minimalistic, and uses game centre, I am loving it. The in app purchase allows you change board colors its about $3 bucks australian.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 04:59 AM   #27
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Thumbs up Bumping Lexvo's List

Originally Posted by lexvo View Post
From what I've read on various websites:
- Hiarcs
- Shredder
- Chess pro with coach
- tChess pro
- Stockfish: free (open source), but a very strong engine

All these are very strong and will defeat any average player easily. Of course you can set the strength to your liking.

Chess pro with coach and tChess pro are universal binaries for iPhone and iPad.
You have to buy separate copies of Hiarcs and Shredder if you want to play chess on iPad and iPhone.

tChess pro has no landscape mode

My advice would be: get Stockfish if you just want to play chess. It is free, but very good, much better than other free and paid apps. Then if you want more specific features, purchase one (or more) of the other apps.

If you want to play remote with others:
- Social chess
- Chess - play and learn
Well so far this is the best list on the thread, vouching for it as I came here looking for the same, & after checking out all the suggestions this has all the mains covered.

Just adding one more;

If you're after a good-looking board
  • iChess 3D (which is what i'm about to install)

Otherwise great job all around pinpointing apps, signed up to the forum in appreciation. Cheers
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Old Nov 3, 2013, 06:37 PM   #28
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Chess U

Those apps make great moves and play strong chess. But if you want insight into WHY to make certain moves and HOW to play the game, Chess U is a real gem (only on iOS)
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Old Nov 3, 2013, 06:59 PM   #29
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Join Date: Mar 2012 Here's a list from a good chess author.
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