Monday, July 2, 2012

Chess for Mobile Devices : Stockfish Chess

Stockfish Chess (Free) : A chess program developed for iOS devices by Tord Romstad, the author of Glaurung and one of the authors (along with Marco Costalba and Joona Kiiski) of Stockfish (the active continuation of Glaurung). The engine for the program is a port of Stockfish, one of the strongest chess engines available.

Here are some of its features:

  • Adjustable strength levels (up to 2500 Elo)
  • Choose between several styles of play: "Passive", "Solid", "Active", "Aggressive" or "Suicidal"
  • Big, deep and varied opening book. Choose between three levels of book variety
  • Play against the machine, or play both sides, with or without book moves and engine analysis displayed on the screen
  • Set up board positions
  • Supports saving and loading games to PGN files, sending games by e-mail, and transferring PGN files between your device and your computer
  • Allows connection to a remote engine (located at a desktop computer, for example)

Here are some screen shots: