Database access is buggy and unreliable. This could be the best chess app around, but access to the database frequently drops off...I've used this app with a Nexus 5 and currently a Moto E running android 5.1. Frequent problems with both phones. Developer responds to emails, but I still can't access database.
New feathure is needed I am playing at a server where I can download game in txt format. Please make an option "to compose" png file just pasting appropriate text there. Thank you. On the same time I would add that the program is really helpful, just to add more games there and weak gamers as well. Update: please add button "Exit"
BLACKMAMBA The app is messing up already, when I try to access on-lines games or opening. I thought this would help me on my way to the World Open. Trying to figure out whether to uninstall then reinstall,and if googleplay will charge me again
Useful chess study tool. This app gives you access to a big online database of games. It lets you search through that database for players and/or positions. If you want to discover the opening repertoire of a particular player, this app will do all the work for you. Equally, if you just want to access a particular game and play through it, it's fairly easy using this app. The options are not as intuitive as they could be, but once you become familiar with them it is a fairly easy program to use. It does crash/hang occasionally, which isn't ideal, and there's no built in analysis engine, which is a shame. Despite these shortcomings, it's quite good. If you want to study the games of other players, using an Android device, then this is the app for you. If you want to play chess against your Android device, get 'Chess Genius' or 'Shredder'.
Crashes frequently on Samsung Galaxy I have tried all the recommended fixes and it is still unstable. Upgraded O/S, delete reinstall app, deleted great games databases on the SD card, cleared the cache, etc. Very frustrating. I have noticed a tendency for it to crash about the time one side or the other has a significant advantage. Maybe that will give the developers something to look into.
needs position evaluation --the 3.0 update is A++++ Excellent and unmatched after all the updates. The stockfish and fritz 14 engines make this app tops in there field. update is very well done, Highly recommend. Love the engine analysis. After this app I deleted quite a few chess apps. A versitile app that has a database with commentaries by the professional players similar to the megadatabase only much smaller. Want to know why Leko played certain moves against Anand check out this app for a move by move explanation. This app will set up pieces for you to do a positional study. The functionality is excellent on my 3.2 android Thrive What it lacks unlike say pocket Fritz or Fritz is an analysis engine stated who is ahead in a position. It also will not play a game of chess against you. Check out the shredder app. Games can be transferred from your chessbase files to this app. Finally chessbase has updated this app frequently since purchasing showing strong support. For the price an excellent buy.
Deep Fritz 14
* UCI Engines.
* Improved layout for tablets.
* Improved file explorer. Delete/Rename/Share your PGNs without leaving the app.
* Dynamic books with user defined search filters. Ideal for the player’s preparation.