Chess Elite now on Natalia Pogonina's iPhone

New Udupi, India, May 4, 2010: 99Games, leading developer and publisher of iPhone and iPod touch games, today announced that Natalia Pogonina, a top female Grandmaster with a FIDE rating of 2501 will be joining the online community of their game Chess Elite.

Chess Elite is a feature-rich correspondence Chess game that allows players to enjoy quality games with other Chess players spread all over the world. Players can view their career summary and check the details of their games against other players. The newly introduced chat feature allows them to discuss Chess tips and tricks.

The game also boasts of a strong Chess engine with adjustable strength, which makes it suitable for both beginners and professional Chess players.

Unique features of the game include:

• Play unlimited number of simultaneous games

• Elo rating system helps players find opponents who match their skill level

• Push notification instantly alerts players of moves made by opponents

• Analysis mode that lets a player plan and work out a winning strategy

• Chess Elite Clubs that categorize players based on Elo ratings, while Smart Groups include Most Active Players, Most Promising Players and Past Opponents

“As part of my activities aimed at promoting chess in the world, I am glad to cooperate with 99Games, creators of the state-of-the-art Chess Elite software. Our collaboration in the field of enhancing the game even further should be beneficial for all Chess Elite players”, said Natalia Pogonina, the 3rd most successful female chess player in the world.

“We are really happy to welcome Grandmaster Natalia Pogonina to Chess Elite online community”, said Anila Andrade of 99Games.“Chess Elite provides a convenient platform to play Chess on the go and Natalia’s involvement would provide an excellent opportunity to the players to play against and learn from the Grandmaster.” she added.

The game is now available on the App Store for $3.99.

App Store Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chess-elite/id315628126?mt=8

A free ad-supported version of the game is also available for players who would like to try the game. More details about the game can be found on the 99Games website:

http://www.99games.in/chesselite.html

The other titles developed by 99Games for the iPhone and iPod touch include Mystic Emporium, Create A Mall, Christmas Sudoku, WordsWorth and Wordulous.

About Natalia Pogonina

Natalia Pogonina is one of the top female Grandmasters with an FIDE rating of 2501. She is also a member of the Russian Chess Olympic team. She was noticed for the first time in 1998 when she won the Russian Girls under-14 National Championship. In 2004, she was awarded the title of Woman Grandmaster. Her latest success has been winning the bronze medal at the European Women Championship 2009. She has been ranked as the 3rd most successful female chess player in 2009 by the Association of Chess Professionals.

About 99Games

99Games is a leading developer and publisher of games for the iPhone and iPod touch. With a series of successful titles under its belt, the company is focused on bringing out some memorable old games that will enthrall gamers all over the world and a gazillion other new casual games to keep the players totally gripped.

Visit http://www.99games.in for more details.

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Vinodh Kumar

99Games Online

Cell: +91 9886407519

Fax: +91 820 2583458

Email: vinodh.kumar@99games.in


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