Chess is a two player game with a colourful history which can be traced back to its Indian ancestor, Chaturanga. In 1291 the Archbishop of Canterbury in England threatened clergy who continued playing Chess with a diet of bread and water.
The game has flourished over the years and is now one of the most popular board games in the world, requiring thought, skill and strategy to become successful.
The object of Chess is to capture the opponent?s King. To capture the King you must place it in check. If the King cannot escape by itself, or with the help of its army, it is in checkmate and the King is captured.
ZingMagic?s multi award winning Chess application is renowned for its superb playability for players of all levels from beginner to expert. Whatever level of Chess you play at, you can be sure that ZingMagic?s Chess will give you a stimulating and challenging game.
Incorporates a powerful chess engine written by world renowned chess programmer.
* Play against the computer or another human player on the same device.
* Award winning technology allowing games against other human players via Bluetooth or SMS text messages.
* Multiple levels of computer play, ranging from beginner to expert.
* Award winning artificial intelligence engine which is particularly strong at expert level.
* Understands all Chess rules such as en passant captures, castling, under promotion, draw by repetition, perpetual check and 50 move rule etc.
* Multiple player and multiple game support.
* Full undo and redo of moves.
* Show last move.
* Show legal moves.
* Show threatened pieces.
* Support for alternate boards and pieces.
* Supports English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
* Chess is just one of our large collection of best of breed classic board, card and puzzle games available for a wide range of platforms.
* This application is Symbian Signed.*
* "Symbian Signed promotes best practise in designing applications to run on Symbian OS phones. Symbian Signed applications follow industry-agreed quality guidelines and support network operator requirements for signed applications."