General Question

NuclearWessels's avatar

Whats a good app for playing chess?

Asked by NuclearWessels (1188points) August 20th, 2016

My friend moved away, haven’t seen him in years, but we talk about how we used to play chess. Is there a way we can play through phone?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

8 Answers

SQUEEKY2's avatar

The Google store has an android chess app and its free.

Darth_Algar's avatar is a fantastic site that offers unlimited free play via the website or via Apple/Android/Windows phone apps.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Sure you can play by phone. You just have to know the notations for the particular squares on the board as well as the letters for the pieces. It’s actually a lot simpler than my explanation sounds. And you can google “chess notations” to quickly understand. Then you & your friend can simply text one another your moves.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Then you & your friend can simply text one another your moves.

Chess by mail used to be a thing. Wait, Google tells me it still is a thing. You mail a move to your opponent and wait for their response to arrive in your mailbox.

It’s a charming reminder of how people communicated in days of yore.

And I find chess over the Internet charming, too. The ability to play a game with people around the world is beautiful.

Darth_Algar's avatar

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.d4 0–0 5.Bf5 d5 6.Qb3 dxc4 7.Qxc4 c6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.Rd1 Nb6 10.Qc5 Bg4 11.Bg5 Na4 12.Qa3 Nxc3 13.bxc3 Nxe4 14.Bxe7 Qb6 15.Bc4 Nxc3 16.Bc5 Rfe8+ 17.Kf1 Be6 18.Bxb6 Bxc4+ 19.Kg1 Ne2+ 20.Kf1 Nxd4+ 21.Kg1 Ne2+ 22.Kf1 Nc3+ 23.Kg1 axb6 24.Qb4 Ra4 25.Qxb6 Nxd1 26.h3 Rxa2 27.Kh2 Nxf2 28.Re1 Rxe1 29.Qd8+ Bf8 30.Nxe1 Bd5 31.Nf3 Ne4 32.Qb8 b5 33.h4 h5 34.Ne5 Kg7 35.Kg1 Bc5+ 36.Kf1 Ng3+ 37.Ke1 Bb4+ 38.Kd1 Bb3+ 39.Kc1 Ne2+ 40.Kb1 Nc3+ 41.Kc1 Rc2#

Smitha's avatar

I too play on

Darth_Algar's avatar

There’s also a chess app hidden right in Facebook’s messenger, but, again, you have to understand algebraic notation to use it.

Response moderated (Spam)

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther