Hard Computer Vs. iTouch Chess App
I recently bought a chess app on my iPod Touch for just 99c. The app was called Mastersoft Chess (V1.30) and I bought it the moment I had the money. Not to promote anything, but this app is amazing. It has many features, yada yada yada, and I had a spark of interest: I decided to test it out. The software, I mean.
And so it started. I set up my chess app on my iPod Touch. I went on this website's computer chess program (not rated of course) and I begun an astounding experiment. To see, which chess software was stronger. Chess.com's hard computer rated at 2000+ or my chess app with a set amount of time per move. To be honest, the hard computer used much more time during the games, so in all honesty, my chess app had a disadvantage.
I experimented with 3 games, each with different variables:
- First game, I set my app to play black, with 5 second think time (depth 6) versing the 1600 medium computer.
- Second game, I set my app to play black, with 5 second think time (depth 6) versing the 2000 hard computer.
- Third game, I set my app to play black, with 10 second think time (depth 7-8) versing the 2000 hard computer.
In each game, my app played black and with lower thinking time, two disadvantages in all games. Below are the games, and to be honest, they were not at all boring, each with a different style of play. And since they were not my games, I can't annotate any of them, so just look through them and observe.