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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    nameno1had

    Does anyone have any recommendations?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    robotjazz

    I've got chessforfree and it is really good. At level 5 difficulty It gets dramatically tougher to beat. Never beat level 6 of 10

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    Rentsy

    There is a chess.com app.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    hankas

    Try Droidfish. It runs on Stockfish engine.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    MarkVIIIMarc

    I play something called Chess Free publisbed by AI factory. It is pretth darned good to play against and ok for two player. Just have not found a good overhead view for two player.

    Btw, I have a Galaxy Note phone (huge and for the blind!). The size makes chess more enjoyable.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    EddieFreak

    Chess for Android is hands down the best (IMHO).  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 pondering, infinite analysis, hash tables, multiple threads, endgame tablebases, and opening test suites.  I installed the weakest engine I know that still plays well (Tarrasch) and use Stockfish to analyse my games; just like I do on my home PC.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    nameno1had

    Rentsy wrote:

    There is a chess.com app.

    I have it...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    nameno1had

    hankas wrote:

    Try Droidfish. It runs on Stockfish engine.

    It is no doubt an good engine, but I wasn't impressed with the user friendliness of this program. I did uninstall it and reinstall, just to see why it kept forcing me to play with black after I just used white. It didn't seem to want to switch to other functions very well.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    benonidoni

    For engine I"ve yet to find one.

    For puzzles try ichess at amazon marketplace. Excellent tactical play from normal to advanced to grandmasters. I found it very challenging.


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