What is the best free chess program for Android?

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Chessqueen
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What is the best free chess program for Android?

Post by Chessqueen » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:47 pm

What is the best free chess program for Android such as Samsung Galaxy S8+? A free chess program that allowed you to set up position and also let you play both sides of the board not just always against the engine? And what would the rating be approximately with Samsung S8+ ?

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Re: What is the best free chess program for Android?

Post by Ferdy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:31 am

Chessqueen wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:47 pm
What is the best free chess program for Android such as Samsung Galaxy S8+? A free chess program that allowed you to set up position and also let you play both sides of the board not just always against the engine? And what would the rating be approximately with Samsung S8+ ?
Try the lichess android.

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Re: What is the best free chess program for Android?

Post by abik » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:37 am

Chessqueen wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:47 pm
What is the best free chess program for Android such as Samsung Galaxy S8+? A free chess program that allowed you to set up position and also let you play both sides of the board not just always against the engine? And what would the rating be approximately with Samsung S8+ ?
May I suggest my own Chess For Android

Features include
  • Completely free, no ads, already for more than 10 years!
  • Adjusts for phone, tablet, or TV layout
  • Play against engine or use game in "free play" mode
  • Play online with other players (supports FICS and ICC)
  • Many time controls
  • Position setup
  • Import and export of games as FEN or PGN
  • Various board and piece sets
  • Third party engine support, UCI and XBoard, with engine setup dialog
  • Support for both the Android Open Exchange format (OEX) and Android Chessbase compatible format
  • Engine tournaments, with adjudication setup
  • Electronic chessboard connection to all major vendors (DGT, Certabo, Millennium)
  • Still under active development

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