HIARCS Chess Software for PC Windows, Apple Mac and iPhone/iPad iPhone HIARCS 12.4
World Championship winning computer chess software program & downloads for chess database, analysis & play on PC, Mac and iPhone


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HIARCS iPhone Chess 12.4
for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch  
New Major update HIARCS Chess 13.31 now available


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 iPhone and iPod Touch. iPhone Chess has never been this good.

HIARCS is the only handheld chess program in the world which has won Grandmaster tournaments. In August it won the 2009 Mescusor Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina ahead of Grandmasters, while scoring an incredible undefeated 9/10 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.

Even the World's strongest ever human chess player, Garry Kasparov, said "HIARCS is much better positionally than Deep Blue".

This power enables your iPhone to play chess like a super Grandmaster, analyse games and chess problems with you, while offering numerous features to help you learn and improve as you play with HIARCS.

HIARCS iPhone Chess has a full range of realistic weaker opponents 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 in-built coach watching allows you to learn and improve quickly. HIARCS can even adjust its playing strength as you improve and learn more.

HIARCS iPhone 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 of over 1.2 million positions and moves. The book moves are displayed on screen with chess symbols and the opening variations are even named.

HIARCS also monitors your chess performance and provides you with an Elo chess rating which tracks your chess ability in every game.

HIARCS iPhone Chess combines this outstanding chess playing program with superb user friendly features for chess players of all strengths.

Key features:

bulletStrongest chess program on iPhone and iPod Touch, genuine strong GM level performance (about 2700 Elo)
bulletSuitable for all players from absolute beginners to strong Grandmasters
bulletIntuitive and friendly user interface
bulletPlay white or black, analyse continuously or watch game
bulletSettable Elo levels and fully adjustable playing levels and opponents
bulletSpecial low energy levels to increase battery life
bulletRates your chess play and gives you an Elo rating
bulletCoach to watch game and warn about mistakes
bulletGive hint moves, allow takebacks
bulletSave/Load games, Email a game
bulletSet up a position to analyse or play from
bulletNavigate forwards or backwards through an existing game
bulletSet Chess Clock for timed play
bulletLarge tournament opening book with well over a million positions and moves, moves displayed with symbols and chess openings named!
bulletPermanent brain for enhanced playing strength
bulletNumerous chess display functions for showing chess moves, analysis, book moves, even legal moves
bullet5 Piece sets and colour schemes
bulletFigurine chess notations
bulletHelp screens

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.


"The playing program is good. It is good enough to beat 99.9% of chess players on this planet....It gives an excellent entertainment and educational value...On the scale of 1 to 10, I give it a 9.5. Well done!" - review of HIARCS iPhone Chess by Susan Polgar, former Women's World Chess Champion and award-winning chess author.



I would like to thank the following people for their contribution to HIARCS Chess for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Special thanks goes to Tord Romstad for his GUI framework without which this project would of been much more time consuming.

Chess engine & GUI evolution: Mark Uniacke
GUI framework: Tord Romstad
Chess piece sets: Bryan Whitby (Staunton, Modern, Colossus)
Chess piece set: Gary Preston (Elite)
Beta testing: Harvey Williamson, Alain Zanchetta, Bryan Whitby
Logo: Wihelm Hudetz
Picture: www.cognitivedistortion.com

HIARCS Chess engine copyright (c) Applied Computer Concepts Ltd 2011

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"generally I use HIARCS." - Five time World Chess Champion Vishy Anand, in a recent interview when asked what chess program he uses to analyse with
"HIARCS is much better positionally than Deep Blue." - Garry Kasparov 1997 (after game 5 of the rematch)

World Chess Champion, Vishy Anand, used "Powerful" HIARCS machine in preparations for his 2010 & 2012 world title matches

"This level of service is one other big reason to buy HIARCS." - John Jackson

Highest performance reached depends on computer used. Computer Chess Software with world class chess engine playing strength.
HIARCS is designed and developed by Mark Uniacke in England.

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