Tag Archive: Chess


Checkmate! Cheating chess master caught using iPod touch

A chess Grandmaster could be slapped with a 15-year ban after being caught using an iPod touch to cheat. Georgian champion Gaioz Nigalidze’s strategy involved rushing to the toilet between moves to consult his iOS device, which was reportedly hidden…Read more ›

‘Mate In 1′ — Chess Puzzles For People Short On Time

Love chess, but don’t have the time or the sticking power to play a whole game? Then you should probably take a look at the $ 1 Mate in 1 Puzzle app, newly updated for iOS 7 and ready to puzzle…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Tall Chess For iPhone, Like Letterpress Meets Chess

Tall Chess might as well have been called “LetterChess:” it’s like a cross between the amazingly addictive Letterpress and actual, you know, chess. It’s an iPhone 5 game (hence the “tall” part – it uses the whole of the iPhone’s screen to show the board), and it lets you play the great game against folks you’ll find on Game Center.

Why hasn’t somebody done this before? A Game Center-powered chess game  [Read More…]

Watch Old Spock (Nimoy) Battle New Spock (Quinto) In 3D iPad Chess In Awesome Star Trek Audi Commercial [Video]

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This great new Audi commercial featuring two generations of Spocks — Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto — smack talking, swearing, racing and singing “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” is awesome for a lot of ways, but for iPad enthusiasts, the cream on top is at the very beginning, when Old Spock and New Spock play 3D Chess against each other on their iPads.

Sadly, the app itself doesn’t actually seem to exist. How have you overlooked doing  [Read More…]

No, Microsoft Didn’t Bring Halo 4 To iOS – This $4.99 Scam Is A Game Of Chess

While Apple has managed to keep the App Store free from malware, it seems the Cupertino company has a hard time filtering out scams. Every so often, a shameless developer tries their luck at selling a title that promises to be something it isn’t. The latest claims to be a Halo 4 clone that is “iPhone/iPad exclusive.” They’ve gone through the trouble of writing a lengthy App Store description in an effort to  [Read More…]

How To Play Chess Or Checkers Via iMessage [Image]

Last week we discovered the funniest way to play Connector Four on an iPhone. It’s silly and slightly painful, but completely awesome in a nerdy way. Now someone’s raised the stakes and figured out that you can also create games of Checkers or Chess using emoji. If you’re really bored trying to figure out how to celebrate Columbus Day today, now you have an activity that’s guaranteed to take up a few hours  [Read More…]

Play Chess Online Against Friends or Random Opponents in OS X Mountain Lion

Play Chess online against friends or random opponents in Mac OS X

You can now play Chess over the internet with friends or random opponents with the help of GameCenter. If you already have a GameCenter account from the iOS world you don’t need to do much, but if you’re new to Gamecenter just be sure to have iCloud set up first and then follow these quick instructions:

Launch Chess, found in  [Read More…]

Social Chess Is The Best Way To Get Your iCheckmate On [Daily Freebie]

Lets face it: Chess is pretty geeky. Then again, so is the iPad (cmon, it is). Blend the two though, and youve gotwell, lets just say that playing chess on an iPad at your local coffee hangout is a Wookies fingernail-width less geeky than insert-hyperbolic-geek-stereotype-here. Who cares though; with its portability, large screen and potential to reach all 600 million chess players around the world, the iPad is the ultimate  [Read More…]

Battle Chess On The iPhone Is Coming Soon

Do you remember Battle Chess? If the answer is no, do not worry. This is a classical variant of the classic games of chess in which the characters, rather than simply move on the chessboard, go to hitting each other and try to kill himself. A little ‘as in Harry Potter in short, a sort of Mortal Kombat based on chess. Battle Chess will not be back only on IOS, but also on PC and other  [Read More…]