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Chess for Android

Chess for Android

Chess for Android consists of a chess engine (a Java version derived from the C++ engine BikJump) together with a graphical user interface.

The application accepts moves through the touch screen, the trackball, or through a keyboard. An optional "move coach" highlights valid user moves during input as well as the last played engine move. A pawn promotion prompts the user to define the desired destination piece.

Chess for Android in Action Chess for Android in action

Features:

  • Full game navigation buttons to correct mistakes or analyze earlier played games
  • Export and import games as FEN/PGN to and from the clipboard or saved and loaded as files
  • Automatically saves games in progress on exit
  • Recognises stalemates, insufficient material, 50 move rule and threefold repetition
  • Various strength levels including random, auto play, and free play
  • Supports the Univeral Chess Interface (UCI)
  • "Infinite analysis" mode for an imported UCI engine in which the engine reports its analysis of positions without actually making moves
  • Move coach
  • Full screen
  • Customizable
  • Undo moves
  • Landscape mode
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Aart J.C. Bik
Chess for Android Manual, UCI for Android
Android Tapp
Verdict:

Chess for Android is a capable Java chess application but offers nothing particularly remarkable.

6/10

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Last Updated Wednesday, September 25 2013 @ 03:18 PM EDT


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