Really Nice Software Overall I have to give this Chess GUI an 'A'. You can see a lot of thought and hard work has gone into this program. That said there are to items I would like to see addressed. 1: Would like a option to change to Background Color of the Engine Analysis window that pops up/ overlays over the notation window. 2. Would like to see a option for Engine vs Engine with two 'different' programs, such as for example Stockfish vs Komodo and not the current engine plays itself.
Features still missing Engine vs Engine, 2 different playing modes- tournament for serious practice where all tournament conditions will be applicable like strict time control, no take back of moves etc. and casual mode like we have right now, Full support for chess 960 where all the 960 positions are given in the app and we can access them and play any position any time, some basic interface improvements like showing legal squares when we are to move a piece and threatened pieces when any piece is capturable by the chosen piece.
The mobile chess interface and game to use in android. Droifish is robust, has extensive PGN & analysis support, and has useful features. I find myself converting many .cbh files to pgn in Chessbase and using them in Droidfish for study and analysis. Obviously,this app is not for the casual player. Although you can add more unessential features such as kibitzer,etc. (a la Chessbase), what makes the Droidfish highly efficient is that the developer has thoughtfully chosen the most productive features for a mobile implementation. It will no doubt continue to get better due to the dedication and the developer's desire to provide us with a high quality mobile chess game that-unfairly-does not even ask us for donation. I for one, very much appreciate his work. I can play, study,analyze productively. Considering that eye catching graphics do not have anything to do with chess, it is simply the most complete chess game for android. Fantastic!
Great! Best chess program I have probably used. Tried using it against Ubisoft's Chessmaster on a AMD A8-6600K (Quad-Core 3.9GHz) with 8GB RAM and It won everytime. It even won all online games that I've tried. I still havent tried it against stockfish on PC tough. The apps analysis mode is great, though I don't like playing againt it. The Strength percentage doesn't really tell much about the difficulty. Automatic strength adjustment should do if its difficult to implement the ELO rating system.
Very nice for users trying to improve their games I have played chess since the day I was (like the rest of the world) captivated by Bobby Fischer's run to World Championship versus Boris Spasky and the (then) hated Russians. For all the intervening years, the best I can muster is a (maybe) 1200 ELO. The only way to improve for me is to study the game, learn the nuances and most importantly study and play games. This app is an excellent and free start into this type of study and my heartfelt thanks to the developers for giving me this chance to improve!
Autoplay and Blunder Check needed Dear Peter Osterlund, Thanks for your inclusion of autoplay option. Please, include Blundercheck & Arrows to indicate last move.
- Updated Stockfish to version 6.
- Auto forward mode when replaying games.
- Translation updates.