Chess for Android

Chess for Android


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 or via sharing, load and save as file, or are set up through a position editor. 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. Recognizes Chessbase compatible engines.

Recent changes:
Internationalization of spoken text.
Minor improvements in engine handling.
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Free
80
4.0
User ratings
66642
Installs
10,000,000+
Concerns
0
File size
409 kb
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About Chess for Android
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 or via sharing, load and save as file, or are set up through a position editor. 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. Recognizes Chessbase compatible engines.

Recent changes:
Internationalization of spoken text.
Minor improvements in engine handling.

User reviews of Chess for Android
Thanks verygood
Mar 19, 2014
Been an essential for years.
Jul 10, 2012
Excellent app. If possible would love the suggestion feature to reveal to the player that their move may result in the opponent using en-passante.
Aug 12, 2011
Good, but the icons should be larger. Great game.
Jan 23, 2011
Damn, I still can't beat it!
Dec 24, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Saturday 10:41 AM
Chess I love to play chess..
A Google User
Friday 7:32 PM
good super
A Google User
Friday 1:49 PM
Superb
A Google User
Friday 5:44 AM
Its fabulous Very interesting
A Google User
Friday 4:55 AM
Good It s