Developer: Mastersoft Ltd
Current Version: V1.00
Last Updated: 10 months ago
Download Size: 25.9 MB - Download
Mastersoft Chess has one of the World's best chess engines crammed inside! This engine finished 4th in the World Microcomputer Chess Championships and is not available in any other OSX chess game. Designed by chess champions to play like a human opponent, Mastersoft Chess will take you from Novice to Grandmaster level! Features stunning high resolution sets by renowned Chess designers. Mastersoft Chess is free to play at the weekest level. All the higher levels are available as a bundle for just one In App Purchase if you decide that you like our product.
✮✮✮ Easy to play but difficult to beat, this is pick up and play chess at its best! ✮✮✮
As previously supplied by the World's biggest OEMs, and now available for a fraction of the original price thanks to the power of the App Store!
✮✮✮ The #1 Best Selling Chess App for iOS* comes to OSX! ✮✮✮
PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS (IOS Version):
★"I bought all chess applications for iPhone and this one is probably better than many $7-9 applications. Check TEST ALL. 66 chess applications at only ONE page in the World ..."
★"It truly is close to flawless and is by far the best mobile Chess game I have played on any platform."
- PDA 247.
✮✮✮ AWARDS ✮✮✮
★HP Choice Strategy Game of the Year
★Smartphone Magazine runner up.
Various levels, board styles and breathtaking Retina Display chess sets combine with an outstanding World beating chess engine to offer you a great playing experience and an ever increasing challenge.
Whether you're just starting out or else a seasoned pro, Mastersoft Chess has something for you!
★Built in coach to monitor your progress
★Training levels that dumb down your computer.
★Take back a move if you change your mind!
★Your computer checks that your moves are allowed.
★Simple intuitive uncluttered interface that lets you concentrate on your game.
NB If you are new to Chess then please ensure that the coach is turned on in options and that the lowest difficulty level is selected.
★A unique engine unlike any other - plays interesting and sometimes quite aggressive chess.
★Designed to play like a human opponent - right up to Grandmaster level!
★Opening Book of over 23000 moves!
★100% Full Chess rules including enpassant, castling etc.
★Thought analysis (main line, depth and score).
★Setup position (including castling rights, enpassant and side to move)
★Move forward / backward to any point in the current game.
★Includes Standard Chess Book Sets in addition to the realistic ones.
★Huge collection of stunning high resolution chess sets in both 2D and 3D.
★Boards constructed from the real thing - Oak, Ash, Marble, Slate and more!
★Realistic sound effects.
★Adjustable piece movement animation.
★Autosaving of your current game.
★Great for novices but will grow with you and still offer a challenge at Championship level.
*Source: US App Store 2011.
Most Helpful Reviews
Chess Deluxe - Excellent overall, wide range of AI strength, with beautifully rendered boards. This is now my favorite app when I want to play chess. Shortcomings are few for a first version: Help needs to be updated for Mac port from iOS. No way to resign from a lost position. Program announces checkmate before making it's move. Move timer keeps running after mate.
Totally a waste of time - The game has no obvious controls. You can start, but not stop. You are better off buying a PC along with the Chess Master application. That works. BY the way, sending a review is a real pain.
More Reviews for Current Version
This is the first time to give one star - the page cannot change and there is no select option. Just played one game and that it is. I'm very disappointed with that.
Very Good App - This is an excellent, no frills chess opponent. The controls (Including a wide range of playing strengths) are located in the Preferences Menu, which is found by clicking on the title "Chess Deluxe" in the Menu Bar at the top of the screen. During game play you can make it vary its' opening by using keyboard "Command-Z" to back up Black's second move, then make the Black move of your choice. The app starts playing White, and responds with White's move #3. At that point you can either continue as Black, or regain White by repeating the same procedure ("Command-Z" to back up White's move #3) and thus resume playing White. The keyboard "Command-N" starts a new game anytime. If you enjoy playing chess, you don't need anything more. For the price, I don't think a chess player can get a better buy!
Needs to show available moves for a piece - I haven’t used this much at all but one of the first things I noticed is that if you click on a piece, this game doesn’t show you the possible, legal moves. While I don’t need this, my girlfriend who wants to learn chess would find this very useful. This is an obvious refinement that should be in this app by now. Note that Stockfish supports this. Also, this game doesn’t support full screen mode properly nor can the board be resized. Not good.
Chess Deluxe - So far so good. Other than the timer not stopping after checkmate this game works well. For 99 cents this is a good bargain. I recommend this game.
Chess Deluxe - I do not recomend this game at all. Any one familiar with chess engines knows that all of the good ones have 50 or more standard openings in them. This one seems to have none. That means from the first move the App is sitting there thinking for a minute when it should make an instant move. Do they think their engine is going to come up with a new opening? It seems to be a little stronger at the late middle to end game then the chess program that came with my MAC. So I wasted 99c. No I wasted my time. Don’t waste yours.