Chess Free
Board (Games)

★ Top Developer (awarded 2013 / 2015) ★

Chess Free is the best free Chess game on Android and is currently the highest ranked (at time of writing) from the 120+ free chess programs listed!
Its first class tutor makes it great for both developing Chess Strategy and improving your chess skills.

Completely free! This is not a demo, and has no locked options.

Featuring:

-- 12 play levels (Novice->Expert) This uses intelligent weakening for lower levels. Good for beginners.
-- Casual and Pro modes. Learn on Casual and progress to Pro.
-- Chess Tutor. This powerful option shows a recommended piece to move, excellent for developing chess strategy and avoiding simple mistakes.
-- Analyse move. Perform deeper analysis on your move.
-- “Show CPU Thinking” option for level 3+. Allows the user to see what the AI is considering.
-- Achievements, Leaderboards and Cloud save for stats! Uses your Google+ account
-- Provides ELO Rating based on your results against CPU in Pro Mode.
-- Review game mode. Step through your game!
-- Load/Save game files & PGN Export
-- Designed for both Tablet and Phone, supporting Landscape mode for Tablets.
-- 2 player hot-seat and online. Play against your friends!
-- Chess Stats, Timers, Hints and Handicaps
-- 8 Chess Boards and 7 Chess Piece Sets
-- Uses Treebeard Chess engine (as used in Microsoft's MSN Chess). This has a unique "human-like" style.

This free version is supported by 3rd party ads. Ads may use internet connectivity, and therefore subsequent data charges may apply. The photos/media/files permission is required to allow the game to save game data to external storage, and is sometimes used to cache ads.

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What's New
Version 2.72 (Jun 07, 2018)

Fixes potential issue with saving games and stats on Android Oreo

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Version 2.71 (Jun 01, 2018)

Fixes formatting issues with some languages, updates to ad software

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Version 2.71 (May 24, 2018)

2.71: Ad software updates

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Version 2.7 (May 17, 2018)

2.7: Updates app to use new Android permission model.

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Version 2.61 (May 16, 2018)

2.61: Adds options on exiting a multiplayer match

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Version 2.61 (Feb 07, 2018)

2.61: Adds options on exiting a multiplayer match

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Version 2.602 (Feb 01, 2018)

2.602: Now with Online Multiplayer! (using Google Play Games)

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Version 2.553 (Dec 01, 2017)

2.553: Fixes issue with some languages settings causing layout problems

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Version 2.552 (Nov 30, 2017)

2.552: Updates/fixes to intro screen

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Version 2.552 (Nov 22, 2017)

2.552: Updates/fixes to intro screen

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Version 2.55 (Aug 24, 2017)

2.55: Improves hints against lower level CPU players. Now shows early ELO estimate after 1st pro match, rather than 5th.

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Version 2.54 (Jan 05, 2017)

- Book greatly improved after new fix.

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Version 2.531 (Dec 23, 2016)

- Ad stability update

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Version 2.53 (Dec 05, 2016)

- Fixes an issue with ELO processing caused by changes in AI base ELO level. Your ELO may have changed after this update.

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Version 2.52 (Nov 16, 2016)

- Further minor fix to new book
- Ad stability improvements

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Version 2.512 (Nov 04, 2016)

- Adds a new modern compressed opening book with 515k moves for upper difficulty levels, 700x bigger than old book. This will add much more play diversity and depth. Levels 6->11 also re-graded, and Levels 1 and 2 weakened, in response to user requests
- Fixes timer bug in 2.51
- 2.512 Fixes very rare bug in new book look-up

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Version 2.511 (Nov 03, 2016)

- Adds a new modern compressed opening book with 515k moves for upper difficulty levels, 700x bigger than old book. This will add much more play diversity and depth. Levels 6->11 also re-graded, and Levels 1 and 2 weakened, in response to user requests
- Fixes timer bug in 2.51

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Version 2.51 (Nov 02, 2016)

- Adds a new modern compressed opening book with 515k moves for upper difficulty levels, 700x bigger than old book. This will add much more play diversity and depth. Levels 6->11 also re-graded, and Levels 1 and 2 weakened, in response to user requests

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Version 2.45 (Oct 12, 2016)

- Fixes issue with "Replace Hint with Analyse" option
- Other minor fixes

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Version 2.44 (Aug 30, 2016)

- Updates/fixes to Google Play Games cloud saving

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Version 2.41 (Aug 05, 2016)

- Updated compiler to provide AI thinking speed up
- Fixes a crash on some devices

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Version 2.4 (Aug 04, 2016)

2.4:
- Updated compiler to provide AI thinking speed up
- Fixes a crash on some devices

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Version 2.381 (Jul 29, 2016)

2.381: Ad stability improvements.

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Version 2.38 (Apr 01, 2016)

2.38: Ad stability improvements.

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Version 2.37 (Dec 16, 2015)

- ELO guideline now shown next to difficulty level in match settings screen

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Version 2.36 (Sep 30, 2015)

2.36:
- Ad stability improvements, promotion for our new Gomoku app, Privacy & Cookie popup in EU, Russian translation fix

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Version 2.34 (Sep 02, 2015)

2.34:
- For Google Play Games users: Old Google cloud save system (soon to be disconnected) replaced by new Google Play Save Games system (which uses Google Drive)

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Version 2.313 (Jul 06, 2015)

V2.313: Fix to ad system and promotion for our new Tic Tac Toe game
V2.312: Mod to tune out some pop-up ads.

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Version 2.312 (May 27, 2015)

V2.312:
- Mod to tune out some pop-up ads.
V2.311:
- Extra help prompt to inform user about Hint/Analyse
- New option to only show Analyse option instead of Hint
V2.31:
- Adds one off Tutor option during play, for help when its needed.
- Analysis option now becomes available after using standard hint.
V2.301
- Ad related stability improvements
V2.3:
- Fixes inverse portrait orientation issue for some devices
- Allows earlier skipping of end of game animation
- Other minor fixes

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Version 2.311 (May 21, 2015)

V2.311:
- Extra help prompt to inform user about Hint/Analyse
- New option to only show Analyse option instead of Hint
V2.31:
- Adds one off Tutor option during play, for help when its needed.
- Analysis option now becomes available after using standard hint.
V2.301
- Ad related stability improvements
V2.3:
- Fixes inverse portrait orientation issue for some devices
- Allows earlier skipping of end of game animation
- Other minor fixes

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Version 2.31 (May 13, 2015)

V2.31:
- Adds one off Tutor option during play, for help when its needed.
- Analysis option now becomes available after using standard hint.
V2.301
- Ad related stability improvements
V2.3:
- Fixes inverse portrait orientation issue for some devices
- Allows earlier skipping of end of game animation
- Other minor fixes
V2.211
- Addresses ad related stability issue.
V2.21:
- Updated Match Settings UI

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Version 2.301 (Mar 24, 2015)
Version 2.3 (Feb 11, 2015)
Version 2.211 (Feb 03, 2015)
Version 2.21 (Jan 12, 2015)
Version 2.2 (Dec 02, 2014)
Version 2.12 (Aug 31, 2014)
Version 2.11 (Aug 21, 2014)
Version 2.1 (Aug 21, 2014)
Version 2.01 (Jul 01, 2014)
Version 2.0 (Jun 04, 2014)
Version 1.81 (Feb 15, 2014)
Version 1.801 (Jan 28, 2014)
Version 1.7 (Dec 17, 2013)
Version 1.67 (Nov 28, 2013)
Version 1.66 (Nov 06, 2013)
Version 1.65 (May 08, 2013)
Version 1.641 (Mar 08, 2013)
Version 1.64 (Dec 12, 2012)
Version 1.63 (Oct 12, 2012)
Version 1.62 (Jul 03, 2012)
Version 1.61 (Jun 20, 2012)
Version 1.603 (Apr 05, 2012)
Version 1.602 (Mar 24, 2012)
Version 1.601 (Mar 23, 2012)
Version 1.6 (Mar 22, 2012)
Version 1.57 (Feb 04, 2012)




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