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Chess Premium

by Optime Software
Rated: All Ages
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.26
  • * Improved app stability and handling of suspend/resume

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0065P7U3E
  • Release Date: November 10, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,401 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Beautiful chess gameplay
  • Tough, customizable AI
  • Multiplayer support
  • Score tracking and automatic saves
  • Undo-move functionality

Product Description

Are you tired of playing chess games that look like they were designed for a Commodore 64 instead of today's smartphones? We've got the antidote for you. Chess Premium is the best looking chess game available for Android.

Chess Premium supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.

Chess Premium includes a host of exciting features, including:

* Great graphics and exciting sound effects
* Configurable player names and score tracking
* Outstanding AI engine with configurable difficulty level
* Undo function if you accidentally hit the wrong square
* Automatically saves your game when you get a phone call or exit the application

If you're looking for a killer chess application for your Android device, check out Chess Premium today!

Technical Details

  • Size: 4.8MB
  • Version: 1.26
  • Developed By: Optime Software (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.5
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars okay: Just okay February 3, 2012
Verified Purchase
At times it takes mulpitle taps to move pieces. At times this doesn't always work either. There is no difference between the free and pay version.
Just okay.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good game, needs minor improvements February 12, 2012
Verified Purchase
First off, I'm no great chess player so being challenged by the AI is not an achievement. That said, it is a good game. I bought the premium because I was playing the free version so much and wanted to show my 99 cents of support.

There are needed improvements. One is seeing the pieces that have been captured. The other is some sort of streamer or indicator to show from whence the computers last move. There are times I miss the computer's last move and have to undo (cheat) to see the last move. Many times the AI then makes a different move than the original.

Otherwise, great job on the game, guys.

I use the Kindle Fire.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Playing Chess Again and Loving It!! Thank You!! January 15, 2012
Verified Purchase
Am in love with this app and want to thank the makers of it! No one I know plays and am not a great player who would be welcome at clubs looking for challenges. I do thoroughly enjoy the game though and this app is perfect for people like me. That sliding bar is way on the easy end for me and am still losing most of the time BUT have won a game here and there!! And now that I can play regularly, hopefully will be able to "raise the bar" after a while?! As far as not being able to turn the board around? well, perhaps because I mostly learned chess from a book to begin with and played games with different books over the years? When playing those games, I never turned the book around or my board around with each move. So playing this way is pretty normal to me, and actually much easier to "see" future moves in my head then if there was some kind of 3d board with pieces floating around. Plus, since you learn by getting beat by your betters, I can hike up the difficulty level and while getting soundly trounced and wiped up off the cement, can observe the good players in action without boring them to death. Thank you - thank you - from an old broad who loves chess and now has a permanent partner!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic February 19, 2012
By d flan
Verified Purchase
great classic game for the kindlye fire! its a classic game that's a great time waster. you can change the ddifficulty of the computer or play with a friend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Plays well. December 31, 2012
By Fras
Verified Purchase
Would like to see a display of captured pieces. Overall the game plays well for an inexpensive app! I would recommend it to a casual chess player.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Chess December 30, 2012
By Mike M
Verified Purchase
The game plays well, and has decent graphics. It would be nice if it came with a save game and replay option.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great chess game! January 26, 2012
By Jdlong
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Best chess I have played in many years due to a lack of a good partner. If you enjoy the game this app is not perfect but pretty good regaurdless.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game January 23, 2012
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I really enjoy this game. It is convenient and well designed. I especially like the undo button since I sometimes press the wrong square.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars watch out!
One of the best chess apps UNTIL your pawn gets that extra queen!
Program freezes and can't continue!
Loaded 3 new apps of this program - all3 froze!

Published 14 hours ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good game but freezes up my kindle often. Game locks up after pawn promotion.
Published 1 day ago by james mccluer
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth your time
Unimaginative design and process. The free version is three times better, even with the irritating ads.
Published 17 days ago by Just saying...
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app for beginners
I knew nothing about chess and within an hour was playing and having fun. Of course I set difficulty to the least.
Published 1 month ago by gary e nuttall
1.0 out of 5 stars Rick chess review
The system locks up
Published 2 months ago by Rick W
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
Has adjustable difficulty son that all levels of play have a chance at winning. Moves quickly so there is no.waiting.
Published 3 months ago by Duane Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars it is very good for amateurs and that is me
it is very good for amateurs and that is me.
Published 5 months ago by CAMERAMAN
1.0 out of 5 stars THIS GAME CHEATS!!!
It is unbelievable that this software cheats when the computer is losing...but it's true. It calls a draw/stalemate ALL THE TIME. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Sylvia Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect game
My husband loves chess I don't. This was the perfect game for him. He can now play anytime at any level and I don't have too.
Published 9 months ago by Mary Ann Stansberry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great play for any level of player.
I learned how to play chess using this app while stuck at home with a broken leg. As I improve I increase the difficulty and make it as challenging as I want it. Great chess app.
Published 13 months ago by BW
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