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    Chess's review

    Published: 2011-05-24, by Peter Warrior.

    Perhaps the best chess app we've found so far.

    7
    • Game rules included!
    • Good for beginners
    • Good for pros
    • Transcripts can't be shared
    • 2 player hot-seat offline

    "Chess Full stop"

    Chess. Mental fencing, willpower warfare, the triumph of mind over matter, or those little wooden pieces on a board that elder carry every other morning to the park. No matter how you call it, it should be on your mobile. Of course, there are a lot of very fun little games perfectly fitted to waste your time, but none of them is chess.

    We believe that this app has some interesting features that differentiate it from many others we've seen so far. First at all, there are written, easily explained, the game rules, so this app's suitable for those who want to learn nearly from the very beginning. En passant capture and castling will be no more esoteric concepts.

    The first thing that catches our attention of this app is that just as it's launched there's a small intro, where we see the machine play against itself. It's a nice touch.

    There are ten difficulty levels, three boards and three piece sets. There should be tens of them, but it's true that the strangest sets would slow down too much the game. In lower difficulty levels, the IA is weaker but not stupid and does not commit inexplicable failures (at least, not too often), so the experience for the beginner is optimal. At the end of the game, the match can be reviewed. This option is useful to learn how to write matches down, but it's a pity that transcripts can't be shared or saved. Of course, games can be saved and resumed later. On the other hand, the pros will be satisfied with the option to see what action is evaluating the machine before moving.

    There's a hot seat option to play with a friend. If it would be available to play with a friend online, we ought to give the fifth star. This paid version has no ads, but doesn't have any extra features.

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    Peter Appszoom logo

    by Peter , Appszoom

    May 24, 2011

    Users review

    from 4.855 reviews

    "Awesome"

    9.2

    Users comments

    Rasjidah Malik

    by Rasjidah Malik

    Mar 21, 2017  |  "Great"

    Bagus

    neilbajaria bajaria

    by neilbajaria bajaria

    Mar 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    +3

    John-Paul Murphy

    by John-Paul Murphy

    Mar 13, 2017  |  "Great"

    Wouldnt mind a few more board and piece themes, and a quick "resign and restart" button. Like another user said, I know when Im beat, so can we speed up the transition from match to match, at least on casual? I shouldnt have to watch the computer gloat every time I want to restart. But thanks for developing a great app! Also, is it feasible to display the name of the openings, so us noobs can begin to recognize them more easily? I still feel like im just flinging pieces about trying to respond to my opponents development...

    Christopher Norulak

    by Christopher Norulak

    Mar 12, 2017  |  "Great"

    Great version of chess, but the UI could use some fine tuning. It would be nice if you could drag and drop pieces. Online multiplayer would be great.

    dewayne jones

    by dewayne jones

    Mar 03, 2017  |  "Great"

    Would like to see a quick start if you wish to just abandon a game.

    Gregory Davydouski

    by Gregory Davydouski

    Mar 01, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I agree with most reviewers. Best mobile chess. Fast enough on the Redmi Note 3