Mobialia Chess

Mobialia Chess

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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 (FICS) or at (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

New Follow/Observe dialog and bug fixes for the 5.0.x series:
-New and easier to use Follow/Observe dialog where you can choose between follow or observe
-Some games were hot listed in the history screen (those played in days of the month with only 1 digit)
-Solved a crash after finishing a game and going back to the seek list screen
-Solved some other possible crashes in fragments
-More fixes to the Italian translation (we forgot to include some files)

Comments and ratings for Mobialia Chess
  • (72 stars)

    by Balappa Padmanabha on 02/04/2014

    Superb for beginners and experts alike.

  • (72 stars)

    by Christopher Ortega on 01/04/2014

  • (72 stars)

    by David Williams on 31/03/2014

    For the wonderful problems, to play online (I use FICS), loading PGN files and playing against the engine I heartily recommend this app.

  • (72 stars)

    by Byron Washington on 15/03/2014

    Great app. Add stats & captured pieces option & it'd be PERFECTION!! I think most people would prefer the option of seeing the pieces that have been captured..not the point differential. Makes it more like you're actually playing on a board! THANKS!

  • (72 stars)

    by Scott Mcdermott on 12/03/2014

    Too bad, it was a good app, one of the few that does Says it needs it to get device ID, for playing as Guest on FICS, but any UUID scheme would work for this, or just accepting the server assigned guest ID (which is already unique)

  • (72 stars)

    by Tim Lee on 11/03/2014

  • (72 stars)

    by GEORGIOS TSAMATROPOULOS on 02/03/2014

    Can't setup board with blacks making the first move.