Mobialia Chess

Mobialia Chess


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

Recent changes:
- 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
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$3.49
90
4.5
User ratings
964
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
2707 kb
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About Mobialia Chess
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

Recent changes:
- 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

User reviews of Mobialia Chess
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 7, 2014
Needs a lot of work Disconnects without notification...just lets you sit there waiting for something to happen.
A Google User
Nov 5, 2014
Best sparring partner This is the most human-like computer opponent. As a chess coach, I recommended this app to all my students. At it's top level, it plays exactly, really, exactly like a human strong candidate master, maybe even master. Much more human than setting a top engine on, lets say, a 2200 level, which would still feel you are up against a machine. Great job by the developer, well done and keep it up!
A Google User
Oct 9, 2014
Great App for FICS and ICC Started using this as of version 5.05 and I love it.
A Google User
Oct 4, 2014
Feature suggestion / request Guys, any chance you can implement an option to add a vibration / notification / come in foreground option when a game offer is accepted by someone and the board shows up? Right now i'm forced to keep app in foreground while waiting to someone to accept my game offer.
A Google User
Sep 11, 2014
Best for on-line play, but needs improvements After testing several apps for on-line play, this one is clearly one of the best. It also has two VERY INFURIATING non-features one must consider before buying : - when losing connection momentarily , even if the connection is lost for 1 second you get disconnected from the server in the middle of a game. (why not try to reconnect a few times?!) - you can't recall and edit a command in the console window