Chess
Board (Games)

★ Top Developer (awarded 2013) ★

Same as our "Chess Free", but with no Ads and with extra 5 Chess boards!

"Chess" is currently the highest ranked paid chess on Android (at time of writing), from the paid chess programs listed.

Featuring:

-- 12 play levels (Novice->Expert)
This uses intelligent weakening for lower levels. Good for beginners.

-- Casual and Pro modes (NEW!)

Two different play modes allow you to choose how much help the game gives you, and stats are kept separate for both.

-- Uses Treebeard Chess engine
(as used in Microsoft's MSN Chess). This has a unique ""human-like"" style.

-- Chess Tutor
This option shows a recommended piece to move. This will help you think about how you should play without telling you exactly what move to make. This is good for developing chess skill while also helping you avoid simple mistakes.

-- ""Show CPU Thinking"" option for level 3+
A unique feature, great for learning chess. This shows which moves the AI is considering.

-- Chess Stats, Timers, Hints and Handicaps
Track your career history against each level and improve your rating

-- Achievements, Leaderboards and Cloud save for stats! (NEW!)
Available when logging in with your Google+ account

-- Provides ELO Rating based on your results against CPU in Pro Mode (NEW!)

-- 2 player hot-seat and online
Play against your friends!

-- 13 Chess Boards and 7 Chess Piece Sets

-- Review game mode
Step back through your game and see how you won!

-- Load/Save game files & PGN Export

-- Designed for both Tablet and Phone
Landscape mode available for tablets. (NEW!)


Download the best Chess for Android now!

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 2.7 (May 16, 2018)

2.7: Updates app to use new Android permission model.

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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 2.55 (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 2.53 (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

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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
- 2.512 Fixes very rare bug in new book look-up

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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)

- 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 2.37 (Dec 14, 2015)

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

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Version 2.362 (Dec 03, 2015)

- Fixes resign crash bug introduced in last update

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Version 2.361 (Dec 02, 2015)

- Install size reduced

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Version 2.36 (Sep 30, 2015)

2.36: 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 2.33 (Aug 18, 2015)

2.33:
- Adds 5 new boards not available in the free version!
- Fixes small engine difference with free version that led to practice level being too strong.

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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.
V2.3:
- Fixes inverse portrait orientation issue for some devices
- Allows earlier skipping of end of game animation
- Other minor fixes
V2.21:
- Updated Match Settings UI

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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.
V2.3:
- Fixes inverse portrait orientation issue for some devices
- Allows earlier skipping of end of game animation
- Other minor fixes
V2.21:
- Updated Match Settings UI
V2.2:
- New practice level added for an easy learning game
- "Confirm Pro Moves" mode added to the options

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Version 2.3 (Feb 11, 2015)
Version 2.21 (Jan 12, 2015)
Version 2.2 (Dec 02, 2014)
Version 2.11 (Aug 21, 2014)
Version 2.1 (Aug 20, 2014)
Version 2.01 (Jul 01, 2014)
Version 2.0 (Jun 03, 2014)
Version 1.81 (Feb 15, 2014)
Version 1.801 (Jan 29, 2014)
Version 1.7 (Dec 18, 2013)
Version 1.67 (Nov 28, 2013)
Version 1.66 (Nov 07, 2013)
Version 1.65 (May 08, 2013)
Version 1.641 (Mar 07, 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 1.602 (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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