tChess Pro
Screen shots
Analysis mode
Analyze game
Opening library
PGN support
Dual core

tChess Pro Features

tChess Pro has too many features to list in its App Store description:

iPhone App features
  • Sleek, easy-to-use interface
  • Fast and stable
  • Allows you to listen to music in the background
  • Animations and sounds
  • Strong, fast chess engine maximizes battery life
  • Support for the iPhone and iPad
  • Support for the Retina Display
  • Support for Game Center (both real-time and turn-based modes)
  • Diagram graphics, raytraced 2-D graphics, or advanced 3-D graphics
  • Open e-mail file attachments
  • Support for iTunes file sharing (drag and drop)
  • Support for iCloud to synchronize PGN database files
  • Print games with AirPrint
  • Export an image of the board to the camera roll
  • Support for dual-core processors

Basic chess game features
  • Play against the computer
  • Play against another person on the same device (by disabling the computer opponent) or online (via Game Center)
  • Fine-grained control of the difficulty level, from 500 ELO (beginner) to 2500 ELO (Grandmaster)
  • Take back moves, get hints, and rotate the board with simple toolbar buttons
  • In-game and full-screen move list
  • Captured Pieces display
  • Built-in chess clock
  • Save and load games
  • Opening database with over 15,000 moves so the computer doesn't play the same game over and over
  • Displays opening names and codes from the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings
  • Profile feature allows you to play games against the computer for rating points and track your progress
  • Two optional modes to flip the images of the pieces for 2-player games

Features for beginners
  • Unique algorithms to provide a fun and challenging opponent specifically for beginners
    (Most chess programs just make random mistakes at their lower levels)
  • Visual highlights show the computer's last move and the legal moves for your pieces
  • Board coordinates (A-H, 1-8) help you with Standard Algebraic Notation
  • Built-in Learn Chess app (Apple Staff Favorite)

Features for experts
  • Strong chess engine: over 380 ELO points stronger than Caissa Chess
  • Set the engine to think for a fixed number of seconds or a fixed number of moves ahead
  • Time control feature lets you to enter any chess time control (1 to 3 stages, with or without a Fischer increment)
  • Blindfold mode

Features for enthusiasts
  • Analysis Mode lets you see the chess engine's analysis of the current position: which side is winning (and by how much), and the recommended sequence of moves
  • Analyze Game shows you a graphical overview of the current game within seconds
  • Edit Position feature lets you enter any position, e.g., from a book, a newspaper, a game at the chess club, etc.
  • Use the back and forward buttons on the toolbar and the Move List screen to quickly navigate the current game
  • "Revert to last save" feature lets you save a game, try different moves, and quickly revert back to the main line
  • Export your games via e-mail in standard PGN format
  • Copy and Paste games in standard PGN format
  • PGN Database feature to import and view databases of chess games in standard PGN format
  • Opening Library feature lets you explore chess opening theory
  • Optional extended opening library
  • Self-play feature lets you see how the computer would play out a game
  • Playback Mode feature lets you review a game without tapping the "forward" toolbar button
  • View and edit the PGN tags for a game
  • Annotation feature lets you view, add, delete, and reorder the annotations, variations, and Numeric Annotation Glyphs for each move

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