Used to be good This app has the most streamlined controls, simple and nice graphics. Something has changed after the app or maybe the OS update (Samsung Tab Pro). Now it crashes when you search for games and the engine won't start properly. Please address the issue so people could use it 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'.
Online access does not work do not buy Online access to databases never works. I emailed support and never got a response COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY AND SPACE! Still not able to use online features they won't even offer a refund. Total trash scam
Great app I will say that one of the best investments a chess player can make is to buy the mobile app of chessbase. The opening book is great and switching between book, engine and notation works very smoothly. The only thing that's missing is a way to edit my cloud database.
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
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.
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.