Acid Ape Chess is aimed at serious players. It will not explain you what the en passant rule is nor display a shiny 3D chessboard. Instead, Acid Ape Chess provides you with the best chess user experience available on Android.
Acid Ape Chess is 100% free: no in-app purchases, no advertisements.
Acid Ape Chess features include:
• Play online on FICS/ICC, or offline against chess engines.
• Support for external UCI and CECP (aka. WinBoard/XBoard) chess engines, with pondering, adjustable strength and access to engine-specific settings. Supports the Open Exchange protocol (Komodo, Texel, ...) for easy engine registration.
• Three strong builtin engines are provided: Arasan (ranked #23 on CCRL 40/40, ELO 3041), Cheng 4 (ranked #29 on CCRL 40/40, ELO 3028) and Scorpio (ranked #51 on CCRL 40/40, ELO 2885).
• Uses an online service to provide Syzygy 3-4-5-6 men endgame tablebases. The use of an online service is the only practical way to benefit from state-of-the-art endgame tablebases on a mobile device, as the complete Syzygy 3-4-5-6 set requires more than 1 TB of disk space.
• Engine-aided analysis with real-time best move display. When there are less than 7 pieces left on the board, the online Syzygy 3-4-5-6 men endgame tablebases are automatically queried, immediately providing you with the perfect solution of the game.
• Automatic analysis: in this mode, the best move is automatically applied every x seconds until a checkmate or draw position is reached.
• Connect to your DGT e-Board via Bluetooth and record two-player games; play against engines or remote humans.
• ECO opening information is displayed.
• A multi-page interface: multiple chessboards and utility pages can be opened simultaneously. You can for instance watch several tournament games concurrently, or analyze different variations. Pages can be switched by swiping left/right or by using the page list.
• Easy move list navigation with large previous/next buttons.
• A LCD chess clock modeled after real hardware, with sound and flag display.
• Configurable board and pieces appearance
• Non-disruptive in-game chat using a subwindow at the bottom of the chessboard.
• A scratch board for testing ideas and variations.
• A board editor for creating specific positions, which can be analyzed or played against an engine.
• A game database where all the games you have played or watched are saved. Saved games can be displayed, analyzed, or even replayed against an engine from any position. Moreover, you can view all the games you have played against a specific opponent.
• When a game starts, your personal record against your opponent is displayed. You can also view all the games you have played against that opponent.
• FEN support: copy/paste.
• PGN support: copy/paste, load/save.
• Edit variations, move annotations and comments.
• Full Chess960 support.
• Blindfold mode, using speech synthesis and an advanced speech recognizer (moves are recognized with near-perfect accuracy). This mode can be used with online games, engine games and tactical puzzles.
• Watch live games from major professional tournaments.
• First-class support for many FICS/ICC features: list games and watch other games, list users, display user information, display rankings, chat with a specific user or in public channels, edit finger notes.
• FICS/ICC timeseal support, for negating the effects of network lag.
• Premove support.
• Engine duels: have two engines fight eachother from the initial position or from any game position.
• Simuls: play simultaneous exhibitions against chess engines.
• Solve tactical puzzles of varying difficulty and import additional puzzles from PGN files.
• Share your games on social networks or via email.
• Advanced move indicators displaying engine evaluation scores.
I want stockfish 7 in this chess app. This app become the best.. if rated game and stockfish are built in in this app.. For additional , sometimes the apps will lag..even if it's the only one being run.. Fix this pls.. sir can you please add auto adjustable playing strength for the rated game .. sir please
This app is superb.. My favorite chess app in terms of engine to engine games. Its fantastic in blitz games. Is there any option to turn off the arrows of an engine to engine games because sometimes I want to guess the moves of the engines. Great update as always!
Kudos to the developers for this wonderful app. My request to the team is to allow resetting of tactics so to allow repetition(practice) on the same.
Best chess utility out there. Spreading the love of the game! Great looking gui and graphics. Free with no strings attached. What more do you need? Much appreciated!
The app is good with a pretty decent UI. But I am unable to log in to my FICS account. I can only play as a guest. Is there any solution for this?
Can't move to SD card
Says will not register kommodo 8/9, chiron 3 engines that I have already paid for and installed.
I install ur app today but I donno how to install other chess engine :(
Loved it...... Totally worth it..... Just can't believe it's free!!!!
A good app for learning and training chess
Excellent Chess program.
Only one thing I wish for the next update, is to be able to filter games on FICS based upon criteria and to include some commands for users menu like follow ..unfollow ..notify ..etc.
This app should be available on all O.S.
Brilliant app! With Komodo compatible settings now, it is the number one Chess app in the world! #1
Cant wait for connection to other than FICS. For update on correspondence chess not just Blitz only!
How do you turn of the pieces moving sounds? Lol. Thank you for following up. :-)
I have lots of apps installed but this is my favorite since i downloaded it. I would like to add in the analysis arrows of best move and the rate to know the advantage or disadvantage of white.
Love this up. You can set the time control for both colors. Something you cant do in any other chessapp.
Can't paste pgn from clipboard
Best chess app out there by far
Does not offer option to underpromote, that is the only downside of this app.
Beautiful chess app
Neat and we'll laid out interface.
no ads and 100% great and 100% awesome and 100% FREE
I can't believe that this app is free. The feautures in this app and display design and the chess board's design are all completely excellent. The analyzer with all engines around the world and enjoying all famous engines around the world in a beautiful way makes me to have an enjoying experience in chess. And also thank you for giving a great app like this free!
Great Apps... please add some options for adding command buttons for fics. And i need some automatic script for login and logout. Eg: when i login to fics, i can send a special command to fics. Like 'match 5 0 r'
keep it up ! perfect
Should be the highest ranked chess app
Instantly became my favourite
Nice and excellent