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
1005
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
Feb 2, 2015
Losing the fun I don't know if it's the app, or if people are manipulating the server stamps, or what. But I keep getting deep into games only to find, after waiting out my opponent's time, that the connection was severed at some point, without warning or indication. What makes it worse is that some immature opponents like to let their time run on when they know they can't win. Not knowing which situation I'm in is annoying and this app is getting less and less enjoyable for me as a result. Good app, otherwise.
A Google User
Feb 1, 2015
Great!
A Google User
Jan 28, 2015
No status indications No indication when FICS logs you out. No indication when the game is over in some cases. Opponent's chat opens a modal window which will disrupt your play. Game requests should not be allowed and not be reported succesful when logged out. Once a piece is touched, there's no obvious way to discard the move so you have to remember it's original position. No premoves, no dropping. Overall OK but far from 5 stars.
A Google User
Jan 16, 2015
Question Anyone know what "manual" means next to an online opponent?
A Google User
Jan 10, 2015
Solid game I play it every day. Need I say more.