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Chess-wise PRO

Chess-wise PRO



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Chess-wise is a chess playing app for the iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad. It contains many nice features not found in any other chess program, like having an interface to the 6-men tablebase of Nalimov, and containing a large database of professional games.

A lot of attention has been paid to the graphics, with the aim to make it look beautiful, without any distracting bling-bling. All moves are animated. Captured pieced fade away. You can choose from 20 different sets of pieces.

Chess-wise has VoiceOver integration, making it the first mobile chess application which is fully accessible to blind users (iOS 4 required).


Games can be either for 1 or 2 players, and either with or without a clock. When playing without a clock in landscape mode, the view is 3 dimensional. Of course, all the standard features like swapping sides or rotating the board are available.


Chess-wise contains a separate screen for analyzing positions. You can try out side variations and return to the main line with a simple double tap on the corresponding move in the move list. You can ask the engine for an evaluation, or look up the ECO code for a position.


You can setup a position using an intuitive interface.


And as long as there are no more than 6 pieces on the board, the exact evaluation is shown below the board. A really unique feature!


Look through the game you just played, and email the game notation, or copy it to the clipboard.


Chess-wise contains a large database with over 78000 games from over 700 tournaments, and a PGN viewer to play through these games.


Another unique feature is online search in a database with 3.5 million games. Search by player name and ECO code. How are the grandmasters handling your favorite openings?


Finally, there is a collection of 300 exercises which keeps track of which ones you've solved.

Each of these features alone is worth the price of Chess-wise! And regular updates expand the possibilities of Chess-wise even more.

Chess-wise is based on the Tjes engine (developed by me in 1996), and has played on the Internet Chess Club (ICC). The engine contains:

- an opening book

- ECO classification

Some more technical details:

- bitboard representation

- alpha/beta search with a search window

- partial move ordering

- 2 killer moves are searched first

- an extra ply after forced moves

- transposition tables (including a pawn hash)

In one of the next versions interfaces to the many online chess servers will be included.


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Chess-Wise Pro

Great implementation. Fully featured, miles ahead of the competition.

Most of these chess apps focus on the engine strength, I guess it is a way for the developers to measure up against the competition. In reality I find that most of these chess playing apps can quickly slaughter the players that are most likely to download and use these apps.

Where I find that Chess-Wise excels is the inclusion of features that will actually help the average (below average?) players that are the likely market for these apps improve the quality of their game and ultimately their enjoyment of chess. These features include, but are not limited to, access to 1000's of games in databases and online for replay and analysis. There is a tactics exercise module, positional setup ability for analysis, etc.

All in all a first rate product at a unbelievably reasonable cost.


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