|10 realistic beginner opponents: Beginner through to Challenger!|
|Configurable opponents from absolute beginner (750 Elo) to Expert (2000
|HIARCS shows how the pieces can move to help teach you the moves of the
|Special "Coach" feature to watch over your play and warn you of
|HIARCS can highlight mistakes and blunders during or after a game and
offer advise on improvements|
|Coach monitors your progress and rates your play so you can see the improvements|
|See your rating in terms of a named category (e.g. beginner, intermediate,
advanced etc) and an Elo rating|
|Book moves to help learn opening theory|
|Highly realistic human like play|
|VCR controls for game navigation|
|Auto play - watch HIARCS play itself and learn!|
|Full and latest HIARCS 9.5 chess engine renowned for its super chess strength|
|Strongest chess program ever in a handheld device, true GM strength|
|First (and only!) Palm chess program in history to defeat a chess
Grandmaster in a match for a 2809 Elo rating!|
|All the knowledge of the premier HIARCS 9.0 PC program and even more!|
|Special engine room giving configurable access to the HIARCS Chess Brain|
|Customizable playing styles and search - even see HIARCS thinking!|
|Smart move entry|
|Engine can think up to 26 moves ahead!|
|Infinite levels of play to offer a challenge for any player|
|Sophisticated fully customizable time controls not found in any other
|Special analysis options such as Find Next Best Move and Two player
|Optional permanent brain for maximum strength|
|Configurable hash table sizes|
|HIARCS learns from the games it plays to constantly improve its game!|
|Numerous books available including tournament book by Eric Hallsworth|
|Free huge opening book with over 370,000 positions and moves|
|Shows book moves available in any position and their merit|
|68K and ARM based engines available - ARM engine is over 20 times faster!|
|Extensive intuitive menu system|
|Clear chess graphics with three different board styles|
|High Density graphics in three board sizes to take advantage of the latest
|Load, Save and even delete games in a Hiarcs Game Database|
|Import and Export PGN games as memos for hotsync onto the desktop|
|Supports extended PGN format for game exchange with Chessbase programs
such as HIARCS 9.0 - Build your own databases of the games you play!|
|Supports EPD/FEN positions in PGN games|
|Set up positions including position rights such as castling, en-passant
and move number|
|Browse game freely forwards or backwards|
|HIARCS can show mistakes by either player during and after a game|
|Three board sizes, small with full information, large with
information and Giant full screen|
|Presentation styles such as colours and grayscales can be configured|
|Supports Fischer Random Chess in the form of Shuffle Chess|
|Single tap for key operations like analysis, moves, game navigation|
|The following features are offered by HIARCS 9.50 for the Palm. The full|
features are only available in the purchased and registered version.
|Strongest Engine ever (up to 2600+ Elo) on PalmOS PDAs with infinite level options.|
for all players from absolute beginners to strong Grandmasters (750-2600+ Elo)|
|Load, Save and Delete Games in a Hiarcs Database of games.|
|Import and Export PGN capabilities including extended PGN support.|
|Position Set Up including castling rights and En Passant status.|
|An ever present Coach to watch your play and provide:|
- How the pieces can legally move.
- Warnings of impeding mistakes.
- Post game or move identification of mistakes.
- Book moves to help learn opening theory.
- Play out positions using auto play.
- Analysis of key points of the game.
- Rating system to measure your progress and classify your chess ability
|Beginner and intermediate levels allowing set opponents in the 750 Elo to
2000 Elo range.|
|Game Navigation, Start, End, forward and backwards including mistake navigation.|
|Optional on screen VCR style buttons to navigate through the game.|
|3 different board sizes and screen styles, medium, large and full screen including a move list.|
|Configurable display colours.|
|Support for high density 320x320 colour graphics including support for Sony 320x320 HiRes.|
|Choice of Piece Styles including Classic and the new
3D effect Challenger Piece Style - thanks to Bryan Whitby for this piece
|Side to play icon available in all board/screen configurations.|
|Full Game Details maintained for each game including, Event, Site, Date, Round, White, Black and Result.|
|Configurable auto off timeouts with battery protection.|
|5 way move entry for smart phones and similar devices, e.g. Treo 600.|
|Support for the Shuffle Chess variant of Fischer Random Chess with traditional castling rules.|
|Preferences like board orientation, move sounds etc.|
|Understands all the rules of chess including draws by 3 fold repetition, 50 move rule and insufficient material.|
|Analysis features for the advanced player including game analysis, mistake analysis, next best moves etc.|
|Infinite level options including Sparring levels, casual time levels, time controls including Blitz, Fischer, and traditional time controls.|
|Support for 3 configurable time control settings including gain times.|
|Smart move entry, excellent to save time|
|Move entry bonus time to give you extra time in Blitz games.|
|Engine Room full of configuration options for the Hiarcs engine:|
- Show thinking including full analysis even during ponder thinking.
- Configurable hash table sizes.
- Choice of 3 playing styles, solid, normal and aggressive.
- Choice of Threat Depths and Combination searches.
- Configurable search selectivities and special search options for Smart and Deep searches.
- Special Avoid draw option.
- Selectable opening books including Wild, Wide, Normal and Tournament.
- Learning of positions.
- Permanent Brain option for absolute top strength.
|Large openings book of variations with free Power books available.|
|Hiarcs supports book learning to give more variety and user pleasure.|