Could be better but still pretty solid
I enjoy playing other people online and am better than most. In my opinion this game needs two major improvements and i am hoping the designers see this review. 1. The games should be notated and you should have an option to email the games moves to yourself if it was particularly fun or you want to learn from it. 2. Improve the online game hall. Make it possible to watch other peoples games WHILE you wait for someone to join your table. It would also be cool to see restrictions on who can join your table. Like no one under 4000 because it makes no sense to play people who have a small fraction of your rating, there is nothing to gain. Anyone, love the game thanks!
Hard to set up.
I installed this application for my Mom, who loves to play chess. The setup panels are poorly sized, and you cannot resize them, so the "ok" and "cancel" buttons are off the screen --- she had no idea how to configure the game. I just came back to a computer with a setup screen with no close button that I had to figure out how to close.A more comfortable computer user would of course not have a problem with this. But the setup is poorly designed from a layout and widget choice point of view.Not a fun chess game if you can't start a game!
I am OK at chess. I usually play at a level 4 on Microsoft chess. But even on 1 or 0 this game routinely kills me. No fun. I want to enjoy playing chess, not feel like i am challenging Bobby Fisher - or should I say Deep Blue - to a death match even on level 0! This thing needs to chill out. I use other Chess games these days instead.
This game cheats! It will not allow you to make moves that puts it in jeopardy of checkmate. Some times it declares "Mate" and it is NOT Mate! Highly disappointed; I thought this would be a game to further my ability playing--I guess not.
I just want to review games I lost so that maybe I can learn something (my last game before uninstall I wasn't even sure why I lost). But there is no way of reviewing past games that i could find.In addition, there is no way of customizing anything. Also, I think the highlighting of the squares needs to be more apparent. Maybe the pieces should be highlighted too. I am moving on to see if another chess app works better for me.