|Textual improvements for display and actions |
HIARCS Chess for iPad
|Textual improvements for display and actions |
|Enhanced support for the Millennium M2000 Auto Sensory
Chess Board via the
Millennium Chess Link|
As well as auto detect you can check status and manually connect and disconnect to the ChessLink module via Bluetooth.
|Support for the Millennium M2000 Auto Sensory
Chess Board via the
Millennium Chess Link.|
Simply start the application and it will check if the ChessLink module is available to connect to via Bluetooth.
|German language support|
|Automatic self play from any position to play out a game using current engine and clock settings|
|Correction for auto play with permanent brain set|
|Handles more non standard PGN files|
|64 bit support|
|Improved handling for customer loaded opening books|
|PGN game replace feature|
|Material Balance feature|
|Improved handling of PGNs, attachments and clipboard games|
|Improved graphic colours|
|Larger fonts for analysis, notation and book statistics|
|Updated for iOS8|
|Latest opening theory displayed (further free opening books available)|
|Improved database support for PGNs|
|Improved play realism|
Save and Load PGN games to and from the clipboard
Update opening books more easily
More lower levels for the weakest of players including children
Much more book variety on all set Elo levels including surprising gambits
More realistic and human like play from the set Elo levels catering for players of all abilities
Improved rating system giving more info about your progression
New load next game in database function
New load previous game in database function
Non HIARCS games loaded at beginning so the game can be enjoyed/replayed before seeing the end
Various minor fixes and improvements
|High quality retina graphics|
|Launch HIARCS from PGN email attachment|
|Delete games from PGN database|
|Offer draw to computer|
|Other fixes and enhancements|
|Discount offer for HIARCS Chess Explorer|
HIARCS is a World Championship winning chess program that has proven to be the strongest chess program on Palm and Pocket PC devices and is now available for the iPad. HIARCS 13.3 for iPad has the functionality and chess strength to offer a huge range of features for all players from beginners to Super Grandmasters.
HIARCS is the only handheld chess program in the world which has won Grandmaster tournaments. In August 2009 it won the Mescusor Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina ahead of Grandmasters, while scoring an incredible undefeated 9½/10 points (9 wins, one draw). This is a performance of 2938 Elo which is the best chess performance rating for any handheld device in history and higher than Garry Kasparov's peak Elo rating!
HIARCS also has the second and third best ever chess performances on handhelds as well having won two other Grandmaster tournaments. It also has many match wins over Grandmasters in the past 4 years on handheld devices!
Even the World's strongest ever human chess player, Garry Kasparov, said "HIARCS is much better positionally than Deep Blue".
This power enables your iPad to play chess like a super Grandmaster, analyse games and chess problems with you, or play at whatever chess strength you want from beginner to GM while offering numerous features to help you learn and improve as you play with HIARCS. A very advanced set of coaching assistance is present to help players of all strengths really improve their chess play while having fun.
HIARCS iPad Chess has a full range of realistic weaker opponent strengths and playing styles catering for all players from absolute beginners to professional Grandmasters. On the weaker playing levels HIARCS will make human-like mistakes appropriate to the level of play and this together with the integrated coach advice, assessments and alerts allow you to learn and improve quickly. HIARCS can even adjust its playing strength as you improve and learn more.
HIARCS iPad Chess is even able to save battery life by using much less energy on any weaker levels, allowing more playing time on long journeys etc.
HIARCS has a large tournament book which is right up to date with chess theory in summer 2011 with hundreds of thousands of positions, moves and variations, in fact there are over 235,000 variations! The book moves are displayed on screen with chess symbols and the opening variations are even named.
HIARCS also monitors your chess performance and rates your chess play tracking your chess ability in every game. This enables HIARCS Chess to adapt to your ability offering you challenging yet beatable opponents essential to help you progress quickly.
In a nutshell, HIARCS IPad Chess combines a truly outstanding chess playing program with superb user friendly features for chess players of all strengths.Key features:
|Latest HIARCS 13.3 chess
engine - the only handheld chess program to win IM/GM tournaments and
matches and achieve an unprecedented 2900 performance rating. The strongest
program with genuine super GM level performance. |
|The immense chess strength
allows faster responses and less usage of the devices battery to reach
desired chess strength on the numerous weaker levels - a big advantage
giving extended battery life during use and chess play/analysis.|
|Interface tailored for the
iPad screen resolution giving high resolution chess graphics with detailed
|Onscreen game navigation
using special game move slider & VCR buttons:|
|Advanced coaching and
assistance for players of all abilities:|
|Flexible PGN database
|Advanced Chess Opening
|Strongest chess program on iPad, genuine strong super GM level performance (above 2800 Elo)|
|Suitable for all players from absolute beginners to strong Grandmasters with many handicap levels and opponents styles and advanced coaching|
|Intuitive and friendly high definition user interface with 8 high quality pieces set, 9 colour schemes|
|Multiple playing modes: play white, black, both sides in two player mode, continuous analysis and interactive replay|
|Fully adjustable weaker opponents, Elo strengths, adaptive levels and multiple playing levels and opponents|
|All levels and strengths below maximum are low energy which can significantly increase battery life during use|
|Rates your chess play and gives you an Elo rating which is updated after each game as appropriate|
|Advanced coach can provide move advice, give hints, indicate move safety and quality highlights and watch your play and warn about mistakes|
|Flexible PGN database support, select, view and load PGN databases and games, save games in PGN databases|
|Transfer PGN databases to/from HIARCS chess via iTunes file sharing, email games and PGN databases from HIARCS|
|Set up or edit positions to analyse or play from|
|Easy game navigation with VCR buttons and game slider to navigate quickly through a game, or even replay the game|
|Many selectable preset blitz, incremental and average time clock settings for timed play|
|Large HIARCS tournament opening book with hundreds of thousands of positions, moves and variations, in fact there are over 235,000 variations with symbols and chess openings named!|
|Access to maximum strength HIARCS chess engine with Permanent brain for enhanced playing strength|
|Numerous chess display functions for showing chess moves, analysis, book moves, coach advice, move quality even legal moves|
|Figurine chess notations|
A discount coupon is included with the product offering up to $10 USD discount on
other HIARCS products for Mac, PC, Palm and Pocket PC on
www.hiarcs.com. Discount cannot be used in
conjunction with any other promotion or discount.
I would like to thank the following people whose content has been included with HIARCS Chess 13.6 for the iPad. Special thanks goes to Tord Romstad for his excellent GUI framework without which this project would of been much more time consuming.
GUI framework: Tord Romstad
Chess piece sets:
Staunton & Modern: Bryan Whitby
Elite: Gary Preston
Fun: Ole Christensen (from Sigma Chess)
Alpha, Merida & USCF: Eric De Mund used with thanks under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license
VCR icons used with thanks from
The Working Group blog under the
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
Logo: Wilhelm Hudetz Picture: www.cognitivedistortion.com
Beta Testing: Eric Gibbon, Harvey Williamson
"generally I use
HIARCS." - Five time World Chess Champion
Vishy Anand, in a recent interview when asked what chess program he uses to