Chess for Android

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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 time control, pondering, infinite analysis, hash tables, multiple threads, endgame tablebases, and opening test suites. Supports the Android Open Exchange (OEX) and Chessbase Compatible formats. Connects to an external electronic chessboard (DGT and Millennium). Manual at: http://www.aartbik.com/android_manual.php

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  • Highligths
    Because it is a mind game
    Helps u learn chess by destroying u every time”
    Good basic chess game
    Very nice time pass game and very interesting game”
    Strong and easy to play Chess program
    Good way to improve your game
    I like it it help me learn how to play chess”
    The only reason to have anything else is for online play
    Chess for android consists of a chess engine and a gui”
    Fantastic brain game
  • Keep in mind
    Makes for very poor game play when the A”
    All is good but the game is to hard for beginners
    Too many stalemates and no difficulty settings that I can see”
    Decent controls but it's too difficult it doesnt offer difficulty levels
    Ugly looking and annoying to get to the undo button
    No two player option”

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