Review from Javier Gil
Annoying bug The latest versions have this bug that if you're watching a live game from move 1, the game is switched to the last move played even if the players haven't made a move in 2 hours, really horrible. Very limited compared to the desktop version. Long way to go....
Nice Very good for chess lovers. The advantage of watching the international tournaments on app is a bonus. Much comfortable than watching on browser. However, please add SUBMIT button for a move to complete. On Moto E, mistakenly I move piece to wrong house because of hand movement. Then had to resign. Thanks and Regards.
No customer service No way to report players with cheater programs. And there are alot. They operate unchecked. The most popular is when they stop playing the game and let the clock run out, then the score pops up with you as the loser? Connection remains good, chat, stats, and all other functions are online. Cheat program is the only possibility. There is no customer service or recourse.
That is ripoff 1.You cannot play with your friends. 2. You cannot pause a watched game. Well these are the main thing to pay for a chess software right?! Unless you would play with a computer... 12$ for a fake software...
Awful Drops the connection or will not connect. You will see dumb messages such as THE SOCKET IS NOT CONNECTED Chess. Com is far superior IMO
Not that great compared to the competition Sure the app works fine and it's the playchess server. But compared to other apps such as chess24 and lichess, this app lacks so much features. I even have a premium account here and compared to Lichess (which is FREE) has way more services and features. Here you can only search pre set time controls. There's no study's or tactics or anything. No analysis unless you purchase the Chessbase app for $10. This is such a shame from Chessbase. When my subscription ends I won't renew even if I buy CB14
Crashes frequently on Samsung Galaxy 5 Decent interface, but very unstable. I have tried all the recommended fixes to no avail. (Upgrade O/S, delete reinstall app, reatart phone, clear browswer cache, delete SD card databases) nothing seems to help. Very frustrating when it crashes at a critical point on a game. When it actually works right- it is great.