Chess Study Tool and Workout Strong engine. Good features. Inexpensive. Don't waste your time on free crap. You'll get a weak engine, few features and obnoxious ads. They are little more than Trojan horses to sell you violent video games. This is a good choice for someone looking for a serious and effective chess improvement tool.
Computer Chess Royalty!!!! Unfairly criticized on here. Great gui. Easy to use and work with. Great features. Love the tatical puzzles. You could download this app and never need to use another program. It has everything you could ever want. If you wack it up to 2600 elo and play 1 minute chess you can win on time with anti computer tactics and the engines horizon effect. However go to settings and click option for full strength and you will see why Shredder is the undisputed king of speed chess. A super GM in you hand. Enjoy
The best Android chess app! In my opinion Shedder is the best chess application for Android devices and it has been so for many years. The latest material UI is spot on; it's like Google had written the app themselves. Just the right mix of features vs simplicity. Plus, it's bundled with puzzles! The author is extremely helpful and responsive. I'd love to see the excellent Chess Tutor software available as an app as well.
Promising, but appears to be abandoned This could easily be the best Android chess app, but at present it needs polishing. The UI desperately needs to be overhauled and modernised, and many needed features should be added. Examples include auto-save, fine-grained time controls and pause clocks option, full move list in game with random access, and extra info like the opening name/code, more detailed statistics, etc. Full game analysis would also be great.
Great Chess Program / Missing Features I want to give this app 4 or 5 stars because I've used Shredder on a number of platforms and it is one of the best chess apps. However, this app does not have an opening database or online endgame table bases. Furthermore, the app doesn't display the opening name and corresponding ECO code while playing. All 3 of these features come standard in the iOS version which costs $4.99. So great chess program, maybe the best on Android, but not a value proposition compared to iOS offering.
GAME CHEATS When game is about to lose it uses perpetual check to force a three fold repetition draw - this is breaking the official rules of chess. ------ALSO game can castle even if you have one of your pieces aimed between its king and rook - BUT I cannot castle when in same situation. (like this for years but developer too lazy to fix)
* fixes a crash on Android 5 (Lollipop)