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  • Best Chess app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

    As almost any chess addict who has an iDevice knows, the amount of chess apps seem to be endless. So then the question must be asked, what is the best chess app?

    In my opinion, if you don't mind paying a small amount, Shredder Chess is without doubt the best chess app I have ever used. (Having used Pocket Fritz and many others) There is also a free version though to put it bluntly, lite versions of full games never turn out well.

    If anyone has any suggestions feel free to post!
    FIDE: 1895

    Always happy to help

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    Live Chess Viewer

    Live Chess Viewer is a great app for watching live games. Mostly blitz 3 minutes, 5 minutes. Great way to pass some time and learn a thing or two.

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    • #3
      I have an iPad and yes, Schredder is wonderful. I also have one called tChess Pro. Very good also . Chess.com has a good app.

      Then if you do a search for chess puzzles or problems all kinds of good apps come up. Most are for the iPhone and they work fine on the iPad, but I am hoping for some new chess apps for the iPad to appear soon.

      There is a Fritz for the iPhone. Does not compare though with the PC. Version.

      Let's keep this thread going!

      Skippy

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      • #4
        Screw the iApple stuff. What about apps for droid?

        --Fromper

        "Don't be afraid of ghosts! Always play the moves you want to play unless you see a genuine tactical drawback." --Grandmaster Neil McDonald

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        • #5
          I just got live chess viewer for 99cents. I'm not a member of that chess club but they said i would be a "guest.". But nothing came on the screen just the little AT&T thing going round and round. What do I do to see SOMETHING?

          Skippy

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          • #6
            Good news for you chess players.

            The IPad developers are considering the addition of new chess apps with various puzzles and exercises.

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            • #7
              Good! How did you find out? Please tell me more.

              Skippy

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              • #8
                I found out from Apple themselves

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                • #9
                  That is wonderful! Do you know Steve Jobs??? When are these new apps coming out? Tell me all that you can. The IPad is what I use most of the time so this will be so good to see more chess apps. How soon do you think?

                  Skippy

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                  • #10
                    I have no idea when the apps will be out, but if they are released, it will probably be sometime in 2010.

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                    • #11
                      I hope so. The sooner the better!!

                      Skippy

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                      • #12
                        Chess application for android

                        I have just completed the development of a soon to be released Android chess application. It is basically a chess tactics trainer. The first volume contains 80 carefully selected tactics exercises. I am looking for for feedback before releasing it. I am willing to distribute a free complete version of the application to a small group of beta testers. Is there anyone interested?

                        Thanks,
                        Luca

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                          IPAD CHESS APPLICATIONS
                          Shredder Chess for iPad
                          While one of the more expensive Chess applications in the iTunes store, Shredder Chess for iPad offers some of the best features. The app offers a range of different levels - from easy all the way up to 12 times the strength of the computer chess world champion. Shredder Chess will also help you improve your chess skills with optional playing advice and warning messages if you are about to make a mistake.
                          Price: $7.99
                          Shredder Chess for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

                          Chess application for iPad
                          You can play chess on A "Pizza Pie".

                          CheckMates to Bring Chess to the iPad | iPhonefreak
                          Checkmates application.

                          Board Games on the iPad: Oh Yes, This is Going to be Big
                          TUAW IPAD application called Game Table. Set of games including Chess.

                          IPHONE Products:
                          Fritz Chess for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

                          Chess.com iPhone App - Available Now! - Chess.com
                          This is the Chess.com chess application.

                          IPHONE and IPOD:
                          HIARCS iPhone Chess

                          http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chess...311395924?mt=8
                          Chess Premium
                          Are you tired of playing chess games that look like they were designed for a Commodore 64 instead of an iPhone? We've got the antidote for you. Chess Premium is the best designed chess game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
                          One or Two players. Maybe free.
                          Last edited by Malbase; 07-01-2010, 01:58 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by skippy View Post
                            I just got live chess viewer for 99cents. I'm not a member of that chess club but they said i would be a "guest.". But nothing came on the screen just the little AT&T thing going round and round. What do I do to see SOMETHING?

                            Skippy
                            Unfortunately I just found out that the ICC no longer is allowing guests to observe even unrated/untitled games. I will be working on updating the app so that it is no longer misleading. I will also work on adding FICS support. FICS still allows guests to watch games (and it is free to become a member). Sorry for the inconvenience.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks. Hope you can work something out. No fun having an app that just shows a blank screen instead of a game.

                              Skippy

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