"iPad is the ultimate chess board" well where are they?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by karlth, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. karlth macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    I've seen Shredder and tChess on the iPad but are there any other strong chess programs for the iPad? I'm especially looking for online play.

    Seems such a shame to run the iPhone programs pixel-doubled. :(
  2. AIRniloc macrumors regular


    Dec 12, 2008
    I've also been having a difficult time finding some online play..

    I have shredder and deep green as apps...

    As far as online play goes, i am using logmein to play on ICC, FICS and caissa.com..

    It works ok, but i can't really play games faster than g/5, which is a shame as i prefer g/2 or g/3...
  3. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    There are iPhone apps that let you play ICC and FICS, you probably just have to wait for their iPad versions to be written.
  4. andrejcher macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2010
    for iPad there is a good FICS client - iChessPack HD
  5. Crosbie macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    Shame they don't do a Chess With Friends HD like Words With Friends HD. There's an app called Board Box which has a bunch of games for on-pad or email play (no AI). Sound like the app you're looking for?
  6. Reddkryten macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    War chess is pretty neat. I've never actually used the online play feature but it advertises the ability to play online via facebook.
  7. .Andy macrumors 68030


    Jul 18, 2004
    The Mergui Archipelago
    I've just been playing chess with friends on 2x. Looks pretty lame but from a utilitarian point of view works just fine. And it has a large following for opponents.
  8. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Did nobody think about game centre? One point in it's design is so you can invite people to play you online etc.

    So come september, you should be able to do that in any normal chess app :)
  9. a7244270, Dec 27, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2010

    a7244270 macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2002
    If you want to play chess online you can play Your Move for iPad, which is available for download from iTunes. It is a FICS (Free Internet Chess Server - freechess.org) client, and will allow you to play chess online with people using the FICS server.

    Disclaimer: I am a iOS developer, and Your Move is my own creation.

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