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Chess for Android - FREE

by Aart Bik, Version: 4.0 , 273 KB  

Package name: , Last Update: 2012-08-31 17:00:27

41554 ratings (4.111 average)


What's new in this version (4.0):

Localization support for:
* English (the default)
* Dutch (translated myself)
* German (many thanks to Philip Stutz)
* Hebrew (many thanks to Haran Talmon)
* Polish (many thanks to Michal Kaczmarek)
* Spanish (many thanks to Krizia Lopez)
* Swedish (many thanks to Anton Hansson)


Chess for Android consists of a chess engine and a GUI. The application accepts moves through the touch screen, trackball, or keyboard (e2e4 pushes the king pawn, e1g1 castles king side, etc.). An optional "move coach" highlights valid user moves during input and last played engine move. Full game navigation buttons enable users to correct mistakes or analyze games. Games import and export as FEN/PGN to and from the clipboard, load and save as file, are set up through a position editor, or import as application/x-chess-pgn MIME type on startup. A draw by stalemate, insufficient material, the fifty move rule, or threefold repetition is recognized. The engine plays at various levels (including random, against itself in auto-play, or free-play, where the game can be used as a "magnetic chessboard"). The user can play either side and, independently, view the board from the perspective of white or black.

The application supports the Universal Chess Interface (UCI) and Chess Engine Communication Protocol (WinBoard and XBoard), which allows users to play against more powerful third party engines or even play tournaments between engines. Engine setup features pondering, infinite analysis, hash tables, multiple threads, endgame tablebases, and opening test suites. A list of available engines is given at

Last comments from Android Market

Vishal (****)
Good and challenging

thomas (***)
Thank you

Tim (*****)
Basic and simple, all u need for a challenging game of chess...

Anthony (*****)
This game is incredibly hard, even on the lowest difficulty but it is fun. Works flawlessly.

Terminatoro (*****)
Very nice.

Roman (***)
Laggy Dizzy Fuzzy Buggy Muggy Needs many more improvements.

Ryan (*****)
Very good game. Level 1+2 for beginners, I recommend learning a few chess openings (4-5 moves). Makes it easier to catch the computer off guard.

Terrell (**)
Good gm but always freezing

wendell (****)
The game is to advanced for beginners. Great for keeping you skills sharp

Adam (*)
Good game and as many have stated not for beginers. I cant win even tried reversing my opening with a Caro Kahn defence and the com still wins

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