Chess at ICC

3.6
2.1K reviews
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Everyone
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About this game

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"Chess at ICC" offers:

Online play

* Play: Seek/offer match rated and unrated. You can also view seeks posted by other users. Can sort seek list by username, rating or game time. Options to filter the seek list.
* Chat in the lobby and other propular channels, or chat with Friends
* Friends: add your friends to the app and you can challenge them, chat, observe etc
* Observe top games on ICC and sort by category, showing only rating categories you are interested in observing.
* Events: Participate in a number of official events on ICC. Events include watching top relayed tournaments from around the world, playing in the pristine rating pools, playing TrainingBot and ProblemBot games, and more!
* History: view your played games and send them by email
* Account section to administer your ICC account
* Takeback, draw, abort, resign and rematch options when playing
* Fully functional console, for more control on the playing server
* Timestamp to avoid lag problems
* Confirm move feature to help avoid mouse-slips. Forward and Backward buttons are converted on Confirm/Cancel buttons

Play against the computer

* Selectable ELO Levels to adjust playing strength, from 500 to 2100, on 50 ELO points steps
* Selectable time per move: changing the ELO and the time per move, lots of difficulty levels can be selected
* Opening book with more than 30.000 positions: ensures variated funny games
* Can undo/redo all moves
* Send PGN by email: This way, you can analyze later your games on your PC
* Graphical setup board, also can edit position’s FEN notation
* On closing, saves the current game and it is loaded when the application is restarted

Solve chess problems

* 2900+ chess problems to solve looking for the best moves: problems collected by Uwe Auerswald, from Germany
* Selectable problem difficult (Easy, Medium and Hard Problems)

PGN Browser:

* Offline PGN viewer to save and replay your favorite games. Allows you to open PGN files from the SD card or from your email

And with the Best interface

* Clean, simple and intuitive interface (many options appear after pressing the “MENU” key)
* Move by dragging and dropping the piece with useful guide lines
* Ability to select your next piece to move on your opponent's move. To complete the move, tap the destination square when it becomes your move. Useful for speed games.
* Also move by tapping the origin and the destiny squares or with the trackball
* Portrait and Landscape mode
* Shows legal moves
* Highlights last move (with a yellow arrow or a coloured squarem, can be configured with a settings option), also move hints (as a green arrow) after a request in the menu
* Many piece sets and board styles
* Shows a dot on the side to move (the point is of the moving side color) and can show board coordinates
* Shows captured pieces advantage for each one of the sides (as an example if black captured 3 pawns and whites 2, it shows an advantage of 1 white pawn for blacks), also has an option to hide captured pieces
* Speak moves, checks and game results
* Different sounds for moves, captures and checks. Toggle sound off and on, to play discreetly.
* Vibrate phone for moves played
* Option to keep the screen on when playing
Updated on
Jun 20, 2021

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Ratings and reviews

3.7
1.85K reviews
A Google user
December 23, 2018
app is great. only problem i see is that draw offers appear in the middle of the screen blocking you from playing until you decline or close. it happened to me two times when cheaters offer consecutive draws in lost positions. a possible solution is to show the offer on the side or bottom of the screen so you see it but at the same time you can still play wothput having to close the window
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A Google user
November 30, 2019
This was a really crappy chess app, slow as hell and total disaster. Lichess is a far superior chess app and as if that wasn't good enough, open source GPLv3. World Chess Network was a really good chess website back in the mid 2000s, a shame it was bought out by the ICC and degenerated into this. Anyway, just use Lichess, because Lichess is the future of online chess.
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Tim Milgrom