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ChessGenius 2.3

ChessGenius 2.3

ChessGenius Publisher's Description

A World Champion, award winning chess program. Hi-Res and full screen display for 320x480 devices. Packed with features for beginners and experts: Superb playing strength. ARM native chess code option is up to 20 times faster, 400 ELO stronger. The authors chess programs have won ten world championships.

"The latest version of ChessGenius (at 2400 USCF Elo) is again the strongest chess program available for handheld systems."
-- Chris Kantak's LCD Chess Information Site -- March 2004

Features include:

  • Powerful, compact and fast.
  • Runs on all Palm devices including all Tungsten, Zire, Treo, Lifedrive, Handspring and Sony Clie devices.
  • High resolution support for Palm OS 5, Sony Clie's and Handera 330.
  • Three board sizes: small, big or giant. The small board display shows chess clocks, move record and 'thinking' information.
  • Hint. ChessGenius can suggest a move for you.
  • Tutor Option: ChessGenius will warn if a blunder or weak move is played and give the option of takeback.
  • Set up position.
  • Forty playing levels. 10 'easy', 10 'blitz', 10 time per move and 10 'mate solver'.
  • Understands the rules of chess including: draw by repetition, 50 move rule, en passant, castling, under-promotion etc.
  • Take-back moves also step-forward and replay game.
  • ChessGenius can play against itself or allow two player games.
  • Analyze game: Like 2 player mode but ChessGenius calculates continuously and shows its thinking on the small board.
  • Save and Load games. Games are saved as memos. PGN compatible .
  • Permanent brain option allows ChessGenius to think when it is your turn to move.
  • Bluetooth/Infrared play - Play against another player with a Palm device using Bluetooth/infrared.
  • Show legal moves option.
New features in ChessGenius 2.3 (23 February 2006)
  • Opening Name displayed. For example. Book B12 Caro-Kann defence. Requires OS5 and above.
  • Bluetooth. Play against another player who has ChessGenius installed on a Bluetooth enabled Palm device.
  • Next best move option.
  • Improved graphics with new piece set
New features in ChessGenius 2.2 (16 February 2005)
  • New full screen display for all 320x480 models in landscape and portrait mode.
    Play on a big chessboard and see full game information!
  • Buttons for commonly used game functions.
  • Show last move option.
New features in ChessGenius 2.0 (22 November 2003)
  • ARM native chess engine included. On OS5 devices ChessGenius is massively stronger. Up to 20 times faster, 400 ELO stronger.
  • OS5 devices can switch between ARM and original chess code. Pre OS5 devices use the original chess code.
  • Auto-off adjustable
  • Setup position allows castling rights and En_Passant capture.
ChessGenius 2.3 is a free update for registered users. Download and install over the old version.


  • Highest rank: 5 cows from PDA Tucows
  •    Highest rank: 5 stars from ZDNet - One of just five finalists in the 'Palm OS: Games catagory' in the '2000 ZDNet PDA Software Awards competition'

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