Chess Knight Free
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Enjoy playing Chess every night of the week with Chess Knight Free! Play against the computer with 4 AI levels or 2 player/multiplayer modes against a friend.
Chess is a board game played between two players. It is played on a chessboard, which is a square-checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. At the beginning of the game each player controls sixteen pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king, whereby the king is under immediate attack (in "check") and there is no way to remove or defend it from attack on the next move.
★ Both one and two player modes.
★ Fun AI with 4 levels (easy, medium, hard and expert).
★ Great background music and sounds.
We hope you enjoy Chess Knight Free! To get a version with background music and support our development you can buy the complete version.
What's New in Version 1.0.5
Added in Game Center achievements.
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Incorrectly calculates a Draw
There are a few issues, but the greatest of these is in the way it calculates a Draw by Repetition:
Firstly, it counts one repetition as a Draw.
Secondly, if a piece is moved other than the repeating pieces, it still calculates that as a Draw.
Other issues, like the inability to switch sides, either at the start of a game or in the middle of a game are what I would consider weaknesses.
Not a bad effort for a work in progress, especially for free and containing no ads, but the Draw issues need to be fixed!
I would love to see more of a difference between the free and paid programs beyond just playing music. I could run iTunes in the background if I wanted music. The free version contains advanced and expert levels, so I guess you could consider that a real gift in the free version.
I think the average chess player will find this game quite human at the intermediate level, where most chess programs will blow them out of the water. The average person will win some and lose some, making it fun to play, despite the ovvious flaws. Once you’ve played it for a while, any good player will get bored with intermediate and challenged by the expert level, so it is not a bad programming effort. It just needs some work.
Enables 2-player games
I was interested in 2-player game mode, as a way to examine and analyze chess games. The graphics were clear, and the undo button worked, except once the end of the game was reached. Draw by repetition was claimed too early. The reason this program didn’t suit my needs is that it does not display a list of the games played. I did not evaluate the strength of the chess engine.
castle in check?
I have to immediately question any program that allows you to castle when king is in check…