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Chess is the best designed chess game for iphone and ipod touches. There are three levels of AI skill from beginner to master. If you like strategic board games, you should try Chess. Compete against your friends or the computer to get the best score! Three integrated AI levels (beginner, expert and master) let you enjoy the game as well as improve your skills. Chess is a very intelligent and addictive game.

Features

  • Compatible with iphone, ipod and ipad touches
  • Three AI skill levels: beginner, expert and master
  • Easy to learn
  • Customized player names and avatar
  • Configurable score tracking and auto rank
  • Undo function
  • Two-player mode and one-player mode
  • Supports both 1 player and 2 players gameplay, so you can play against your friend or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.
  • Great graphics and exciting sound effects

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Rules

Movement and Capturing

  1. The king may move one square in any direction.
  2. The queen may move an unlimited number of squares in any direction.
  3. The rooks may move an unlimited number of squares vertically or horizontally.
  4. The bishops may move an unlimited number of squares diagonally.
  5. The knight moves to any of the closest squares which are not on the same rank, file or diagonal. The knight is the only piece which can leap over other pieces.
  6. A pawn may only move forward one square at a time (except for its first move, when it may advance by one or two squares).

Special moves

1. En Passant

When a pawn advances two squares and there is an opponent's pawn on an adjacent file next to its destination square, then the opponent's pawn can capture it en passant, and move to the square the pawn passed over. However, this can only be done on the very next move, or the right to do so is lost.

2.  Pawn promotion
On reaching the last rank, a pawn must immediately be exchanged, as part of the same move, for [either] a queen, a rook, a bishop, or a knight, of the same colour as the pawn, at the player's choice and without taking into account the other pieces still remaining on the chessboard. The effect of the promoted piece is immediate and permanent!

3. Castling

Castling consists of moving the king two squares along the first rank toward a rook (which is on the player's first rank.) and then placing the rook to the last square the king has just crossed.