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Mobialia Chess

Mobialia Chess

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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The best app for chess lovers: Play against AI or online at FICS or ICC

Play against AI

- Selectable ELO Levels to adjust playing strength, from 500 to 2100, on 50 ELO points steps
- Selectable time per move: changing the ELO and the time per move, lots of difficulty levels can be selected
- Opening book with more than 30.000 positions: ensures variated funny games
- Can undo/redo all moves
- Send PGN by email: This way, you can analyze later your games on your PC
- Graphical setup board, also can edit position’s FEN notation
- On closing, saves the current game and it is loaded when the application is restarted

Play Online

- Play on internet at freechess.org (FICS) or at chessclub.com (ICC)
- Play as guest or as a registered user
- Seek/offer match rated and unrated
- View seeks posted by other users. Can sort seek list by username, rating or game time
- Takeback, draw, abort, resign and rematch options while playing
- Play, Finger and Observe, can also observe LectureBot on FICS or play ProblemBot/TrainingBot on ICC
- Observe current played games in the chess server or follow highest rated games
- Messages: read and send messages to other users
- Game History: you can examine or send by email all your played games
- Console to see server output and to send commands, also for chatting with other users
- Timeseal (FICS) and Timestamp (ICC): avoids lag problems
- Premove option: You can introduce the next movement in your opponent’s turn
- Option to confirm the move before sending it to the server. Forward and Backward buttons are converted on Confirm/Cancel buttons
- Supports wild chess variants: Atomic, Losers, Suicide and Chess960

Chess Problems

- 2900+ chess problems to solve looking for the best moves: problems collected by Uwe Auerswald, from Germany
- Selectable problem difficult (Easy, Medium and Hard Problems)

PGN Browser

Simple PGN browser, allows you to open PGN files from SD card or from your email

And with the Best Interface

- 2D/3D board
- Clean, simple and intuitive interface (options appear after pressing the “MENU” key)
- Move by dragging and dropping the piece with useful guide lines
- Also move by tapping the origin and the destiny squares or with the trackball
- Portrait and Landscape mode
- Shows legal moves (as yellow traslucid squares)
- Highlights last move (with a yellow arrow or a coloured squarem, can be configured with a settings option), also move hints (as a green arrow) after a request in the menu
- Many piece sets and board styles
- Shows a dot in the side to move and can show board coordinates
- The material gauge indicates the material advantage using this piece values: Pawn=1 Knight=3 Bishop=3 Rook=5 Queen=9. Click on the gauge to show/hide the captured pieces difference
- Shows captured pieces advantage for each one of the sides (as an example if black captured 3 pawns and whites 2, it shows an advantage of 1 white pawn for blacks)
- Speaks moves, checks and game results
- Different sounds for moves, captures and checks, also vibration
- Option to keep the screen on while playing

You can try the Free version with ads first

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Recently changed in this version

- Chat channels now work in FICS
- Shows opened chat channels in the "Current" tab
- Do not exit a chat channel unless explicitly closed
- "Chat List" and "Close" buttons in the chat conversation screen now work properly if opened from the board
- Solved a bug that added empty chat channels
- Kibitz messages in FICS now go to the "Game" channel (they were processed as personal tells)
- Vibrate and make move sound when an online game starts


Comments and ratings for Mobialia Chess
  • (45 stars)

    by Brian Sumner on 12/06/2014

    Good, but update broke history

  • (45 stars)

    by Thomas Ruppert on 10/06/2014

    On the DroidX it was pretty weak, maybe 1400 rating, but on the S5 it is far stronger.

  • (45 stars)

    by A.G. Palmer on 31/05/2014

    Best FICS on Android

  • (45 stars)

    by Danny Boland on 28/05/2014

    Great chess game. Use it all the time.

  • (45 stars)

    by Chris Bradley on 16/05/2014

    If yoe enjoy 3D chess and playing online, this is the best app for your device!! No laggs no bs no adds just play with stunning 3D layout or simple 2D This will is the only best paid app you need!

  • (45 stars)

    by Justin Robertson on 16/05/2014

    Excellent

  • (45 stars)

    by Tom Amlin on 25/04/2014

    One of the top tier Chess apps for android!