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    Published: 2015-07-24, by .

    An extensive chess app for your mobile device.

    7.9
    • Small file size
    • Play offline
    • Smooth gameplay
    • Inrusive ads
    • Lost connections
    • Needs some variety

    "Just Let Them Play Chess"

    THE VERDICT

    Mobialia Chess Free is an in-depth chess offering for beginners and experts alike. Users get the option of playing on either freechess.org or chessclub.com domains. Observe or play games to your heart's content.

    THE PROS

    The file size is small and you can play offline. The graphics are sharp and well-rendered. Gameplay was smooth and there was no lag or noticeable glitches. This one is a great option for chess lovers.

    THE CONS

    The ads are quite intrusive, popping up every five moves or so. It repeatedly lost the connection when trying to play against another human player. It could use more customization options, like colors or themes. Game requests interrupt current games.

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    William

    by William

    Jul 24, 2015

    Description

    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 online at freechess.org (FICS) or 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)

    Chess database

    - Chess database of ~3M games updated weekly from http://www.theweekinchess.com
    - It allows to search for players, events and dates from the section Database in the main sidebar
    - It can search specific positions from the board with ⋮-> Search position in DB
    - Searching a board position shows stats including, for each move, the number of games where the move was played and the white victory/draw/black victory percentages as bars
    - From the stats screen you can list all the games in the current position with ⋮-> Show games

    PGN browser

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

    Analysis

    - Analyis mode in the board screens with ⋮-> Analysis
    - It shows the position's ECO code
    - Supports UCI chess engines
    - From Settings -> Analysis -> Analysis engines you can download and install engines from our servers
    - It also allows to use engines compatible with the Open Exchange protocol

    A great interface

    - 2D/3D board
    - Clean, simple and intuitive interface
    - 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 colored square, 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 (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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    Users comments for Mobialia Chess

    lazamazu lm

    by lazamazu lm

    Feb 22, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Perfecto

    Andrew Wingfield

    by Andrew Wingfield

    Feb 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    The best

    Oliver Jamison

    by Oliver Jamison

    Feb 13, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Really hard to find the option to turn off the annoying, distracting arrows that highlight the most recent move.

    Jeremy Abramson

    by Jeremy Abramson

    Dec 26, 2016  |  "Good"

    Keeps crashing every time I try to adjust UCI options for any of my engines, except Carbalo. Error installing Komodo engines/ Chiron but not Stockfish. Could you also add under analysis: number of nodes searched/ number of nodes per second searched? Also could you add the ability to download other engines from the Internet (arasan,bikjump,bobcat, etc) to play against/ analysis?

    Daniel Clark

    by Daniel Clark

    Dec 26, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Would be great if there was an option to show both color AND aarow for previous move! Also, why artificially limit ELO to 2100 max? GMs may want to use this app too. New users should be sure to go to settings analysis and download the free much stronger stockfish 8 engine. Also be sure to turn off animations if you are playing fast time controls.

    Walpole Rd

    by Walpole Rd

    Nov 29, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    It connects to FICS which guarantees finding rivals any times. Intuitive and friendly user interface. Nice problems and analysis mode. Chatting could be better.