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  • #1

    I use Nokia x2 01. What is the best 'free' chess software i can have in my phone? If you know, pls give me the link, where i can download the same. Thnx a lot in advance. :)

  • #2

    if its android I gess nokia is look  for the aplication "droid fish" it is the most powerful free aplication I have found

  • #3
    @Gueitoro pls give me the link where i can download it.
  • #4

    Hey ashwath... Nokia x2 01 is dos not support android apps so droid fish would not work in it.. try going to www.mobile9.com and download "kasparove chess" from there... that is specially designed for nokia phones and would surely work in yours..!

    Hoping the infomation would have been useful..


  • #5
    thnx for the response.. I'l check it now.
  • #6

    Let us update this information to May 1, 2012.

    Best Android Chess platform today is,by far, the DroidFish 1.41 program, based on the Stockfish 2.2.2. It supports UCI options, has MP capabilities ( up to 4 cores), and integrates the Gaviota ending tablebases( 6.54 GB). It also admits huge opening books ( Polyglot and .ctg).

    After several testing weeks, I think on my new Asus Transformer Infinity 700 quad-core ( Tegra 3 at 1.6 GHz) tablet, it exceeds 2.900 Elo points. Astonishing.

    No other mobile chess platform is so complete: multiple opening book options, UCI and MP capabilities(pioneer in this last one) and EG tablebases. It has ALL the items of the best big brothers.

    There are other very good platforms/programs, but not so good and complete.

    The only exceptions might be Hiarcs and Houdini , the best two programs in the circuit now. Houdini for Android will be released in September , together with its big brother for Windows ( 3.0). And Hiarcs for Android will also be released after summer, together with its big brother Hiarcs 14( current Software World Champion), included into the new exceptional Chess Explorer platform. Come on Mark!!.

    So, at the end of the year, the triad  Houdini- Hiarcs - DroidFish, will rule the Android chess field. And on a second level we have Shredder 1.2.2 and ChessGenius 2.5.0, being the latter my favourite for the general public.

    Chess for Android 3.1.8, Chess(jwtc) 8.1.9, Chess.com v.1.9851, ChessBase Online 2.0.6, Chess at ICC 1.4.3, Rival Chess 1.1.3, Scid on the Go 1.28  , Mobialia v. 4.1.6 , Chess Game 2.1 and AMobile Chess 1.0, among others, are also in my list of worthy Android chess programs/platforms.


    I include here an exhaustive list of other interesting Android chess programs to have a look at, which you will find in Google Play :

    Chess ( AI),Ajedrez Chess Live ( Italy games),Ajedrez V, Chess-presso,Yafi-Internet Chess, Chess Free ( Tojo),Chess On line ( Cloudroid), Chess Time-Multiplayer Chess, Chess ( Vivian Aranha),Chess : Battle of the Elements, Black Knight Chess, Chess Mobile ( AppMe), Grandmaster Chess, Chess Online ( Resonos), Chess ( Bluesky Studio), Ajedrez Online (keyja.com),Chess By Post Free, Spark Chess HD Lite, RedHotPawn Chess Client, Chess Mates ( Aptitude Labs), Chess Grandmaster (Aceraps),Chess with 9 levels,Honza´s Chess, Z- Chess-101, Dalmax Chess, Kids Chess Logic Puzzles, Chess Defense, Genesis Chess Beta, Losing Chess, Chess Elite, Ajedrez Alfil,Chess Mates Free ( Epic Pocket software), Chess Puzzle ( Goodie),Chess News ( Cubic Soft), Crazy Chess ( Expedition 107), Jester Chess, Minimardi Chess, Tablet Chess for 2 Free,Legend of Chess, Chess Companion, Poket chess for android ( Kobi), Vs. Games: Chess Free, Azuki Chess, Chess ( BAW), Chess Letter, 8 Queen Puzzle ( there are several but I prefer Amita´s version), Chess Mobile ( SHIZZ), ChessPad , Knight Moves ( there are also several and I prefer SUM´s), Chess Free ( Optime Software),Grandmaster Chess ( Ivan Savu), Chess Strategy Videos ( FWT),Chess Book Study ( Asim Pereira), Chess Grandmaster ( Acerapps), Dalmax Chess, Chess Openings ( Huge Fans),Droid Chess ( Adam & Franco), Chess with Mobile (Canary Technologies), Free Online Chess ( SteveaJoseph), Chess with Chess 960 & Variants, Chess Puzzles ( Yan Levesque), Chess PGN Viewer, Estimación ELO, Live Chess App Free ( Cheta), Online Chess ( Software Studios), Recruitment Chess, Multichess, M Chess PAD,Chess Andersynth Free, Chess Glossary ( Deep powder Software), Chess History and Reminiscence, Chess Trivia Pro, Campeones del Mundo de ajedrez ( Pondar), Multiplayer Chess ( Kodfabrik), and finally Chess Q. 

    In terms of UCI engines, I wish to include the following ones: Komodo 4( not yet available), Critter 1.4, Stockfish family ( 2.1x and 2.2x), ArasanX, DarkKnight ( for Android 3.0), Ivanhoe-999947c, Robbolito 0085e4l, Gnuchess-5.07.173b and CuckooChess, by Peter Österlund, the author of the fantastic DroidFish platform.

    For further UCI engine information, go to Aart Bik´s webpage, author of  other first level chess platform:Chess for Android ( CFA).

    This is the year of the quad-core devices, either in tablets or in smartphones. Together with the above software, they shall create a terrific tandem.

    Smartphones such as HTC One X, LG Optimus 4X HD, Huawei Ascend D Quad (with the revolutionary K3V2 micro), ZTE Era and the so expected Samsung Galaxy SIII,  presented on May 3rd in London, the best smartphone on the market now ( quad-core Exynos 4 at 1.4 GHz, 4.8 " Super Amoled plus display, 1 GB Ram and 8 MPx camera, among other specs).

    In the quad-core tablet field we will have the triangle formed by the Asus Transformer family ( series 300, Prime and Infinity 700) working on the Tegra 3 ( 1.2/1.3/1.6 GHz), Samsung Galaxy Tab family ( with the micro Exynos 4 Quad), and Huawei MediaPad 10.1, also incorporating their native K3V2 micro.

    Interesting perspectives for this year.

    And by  Q4 of 2012 and during 2013, there will be two crucial highlights concerning Mobile Chess: the entrance of Microsoft with its Windows 8 in this segment and the appearance of the new generation Cortex-A-15 micro, within different versions: TI OMAP 5, Samsung Exynos 5, Nvidia Tegra 4 ( Wayne), Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 ( Krait), Huawei KxVx, all together with the new Intel Medfield generation ( Z 2460, 2580 and 2000).

  • #7

    I do agree with you, CorfitzUlfeldt," Scid on the go" is one of the first and most complete Android database platform.

    I hope future ChessBase Online versions will include different UCI engine options and increased database capabilities. I miss them here.

  • #8

    Read my new article : " Facts, figures and Trends" for 2012 - 2013.

  • #9

    Read my new articles- in Spanish- concerning all these items in this link:

    I wrote three articles about chess apps in Android and in IOS ,and did my own personal ranking for playing programs on both OS.

    My nickname in that forum is AleX54.

    Enjoy. :-)


  • #10
  • #11

    The FOUR best Android free chess apps just now are:

    - DroidFish 1.53 DD, including Stockfish DD engine by default.

    - Go to Richard Vida´s web, author of Critter program, and download last Android UCI engine version, 1.6a, and charge it on the DroidFish 1.53 platform. Read carefully the instructions for doing that.

    - Do the same with the new Senpai 1.0, UCI engine version.

    So you will have three fantastic engines into the DroidFish platform.

    - But the New Boy On The Block ,that just arrived , is called Professional Chess Free ( Chess Pro Free). Terrific, for me the BEST Android chess app just now, better than the former three above.

    And all of them are FREE.

    Enjoy them, together with Shredder, ChessGenius, Chessbase Online/PlayChess and Mobilalia, and FORGET the rest. !!!



  • #12

    Read my new articles- in Spanish- concerning all these items in this link:

    I wrote three articles about chess apps in Android and in IOS ,and did my own personal ranking for playing programs on both OS.

    My nickname in that forum is AleX54.

    Enjoy. :-)


  • #13

    Senpai is not Fruit. Just the same author.

  • #14

    You are right, rtr1129, many thanks.

    BUT there is a NEW REAL Fruit version - for Android and other OS - the Fruit 2.1 Reloaded. Very good and strong. You can download it from ChessProgramming web.



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