ChessGenius for Android
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ChessGenius is a world class chess playing program for Android phones and tablets. It is packed with features for beginners and experts.

Version 3.1 with stronger play and 64 bit native code. All program updates will be free.
Buy ChessGenius from the Google Play Store

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Otherwise open "Play Store" on your Android device and search for "ChessGenius" or use QR code

Try ChessGenius Lite for free

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Otherwise open "Play Store" on your Android device and search for "ChessGenius" or use QR code
Note: Some advanced features are restricted in Lite version.
- No "Thinking information" after move 10
- No "Hint" after move 20
- Playing level restricted to Instant or Easy after move 20
- Save game saves only the first 10 moves

Buy ChessGenius using PayPal

Most users will find that the Google Play Store provides the best purchasing experience. However some countries and some devices, such as Android tablets, are not supported.
1) Download and install ChessGenius on your Android device
Click here to download .apk file now. Version 3.1.0 ( 765KB )
2) Run ChessGenius on your Android device and note the device ID displayed on the start screen. Enter the device ID in box below then click the PayPal button.
ChessGenius costs U.S. $4.99 including VAT/Sales Tax. Instant fulfillment. Your License Key key will be sent by email immediately.

Note: Once the purchase is made via PayPal, all future updates will need to be retrieved from this site. It won't be possible to transfer the license to Android Market.
Note: This version of ChessGenius requires a License key to run with full features.
Features of ChessGenius for Android
  • Runs on all Android phones and tablets with Android 4.1 and higher
  • Small and compact
  • Incredibly strong play
    Excellent play even on the 'instant' level. Does not require a network connection.
  • Hundreds of playing levels
    13 easy levels. ChessGenius makes deliberate mistakes.
    Ten time based levels. Instant, 1 sec, 2 sec, 3 sec, 5 sec, ... 3 mins.
    Ten Blitz levels. Whole game in 1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 5 min, .... 120 min. The Chess clocks count down in these levels. You lose if you run out of time.
    Time control levels. You can chose two time controls and optional Fischer time increment. For example, 40 moves in one hour followed by 30 mins to finish
  • Thinking information. (Analysis)
    Show analysis Option. It may, for example, show:
    "1.03 05 cxd4 Nxd4 Nc6 Bb5" This means that:
    ChessGenius is winning by 1.03 pawns. Search depth = 5, and line of moves. ChessGenius is planning cxd4 and expects Nxd4 in reply etc.
  • Landscape
    Rotate your device to play with landscape display.
  • Chess Clocks
    Total White and Black time and move time.
  • Make moves by tap and tap, dragging or keypad
  • Set-up position
    Any legal position can be entered.
  • Take back and Step forward
    Take back moves to start of game and Step forward to end of game.
  • Hint
    Let ChessGenius suggest your move.
  • Opening name
    For example ChessGenius may display "B12 Caro-Kann defence".
  • Next best move command
    After ChessGenius has played a move "Next best move" will force ChessGenius to take back its last move and compute the next best move. This is useful for forcing ChessGenius to play a particular opening and for analyzing positions.
  • Players
    Play against ChessGenius, against another player or watch ChessGenius play itself.
  • Analyze game
    Like 2 player mode but ChessGenius calculates continuously and shows its thinking. Useful for replaying games to see where mistakes have been made.
  • Rules of Chess
    Understands all the rules of Chess including en-passant, under promotion, castling, draw by repetition and the 50 move rule. Announces a draw if there is insufficient material to win.
  • Save and Load games
    Database features. ChessGenius can open PGN files on the SD card and can load and save games.
    Copy and paste games to/from clipboard.
  • Tutor option
    ChessGenius will warn if a blunder / weak move is played and give the option of take back.
  • Board colours
    Choice of 7 board colours.
  • Show legal moves option
    After selecting a piece ChessGenius shows where the piece can move to.
  • Show last move option
    ChessGenius can indicate the previous move.
  • Championship
    A 'Championship' icon is displayed if you have not used Hint, Taken back moves or viewed the analysis. Can you beat ChessGenius without help?
  • Five piece sets
    Chose between Royal, Modern and Classic color sets (designed by Bryan Whitby) and the Alpha and Merida black and white sets.
  • Free updates
New in version 3.1.0
  • Stronger play
  • Includes 64 bit Native code for recent Android devices.
  • Improved compatability with recent Android releases.
New in version 3.0.4
  • A database bug has been fixed.
  • A bug that caused an incorrect opening name to be displayed has been fixed.
  • A bug that caused occasional crashes has been fixed.
New features in version 3.0
  • Version 3.0 runs on all Android devices with Android 4.0 and higher.
  • Bigger, deeper opening book. Bigger by a factor of 2.5
  • New adjustable playing levels with Fischer clock.
  • Chess code speeded up by around 10%.
  • I/O updated for modern devices.
  • Native code chess engine for Intel powered devices.
  • Bug fixes.
New features in version 2.6
  • Version 2.6 runs on all Android devices with Android 2.1 and higher.
  • More modern user interface.
  • PGN Databases can now be created, renamed and deleted.
  • Adjustable hash table size.
  • On screen menu button.
  • Display of Captured pieces (optional).
  • Update 2.6.4 released 4 June 2014 has some bug fixes to database code.
New features in version 2.5
  • High resolution graphics.
  • The chess engine is faster by up to 60%.
  • Swipe (outside of chess board) left/right for shortcut to take back / step forward.
  • Support for Italian and Spanish Language.
  • Bug fixes. Clipboard and sound did not work on some Android Tablet devices.
New features in version 2.3
  • Better support for Tablet devices. We believe that ChessGenius will run on all Android tablets
  • Bug fixes and improvements to PGN database support.
  • French language added. Now in English, German and French
New in version 2.2
  • New dark green color chess board
  • Opening name always displayed even if Analysis off. Analysis always displayed in "Analyze game" mode
  • PGN bug fixes. PGN games with FEN did not load and White and Black were sometimes confused.
New features in version 2.1
  • New "Merida" piece set designed by Benjamin Handelman
  • Improved graphics
  • Now more tolerant of minor errors in PGN files. It is less likely to reject entire database due to one bad game.
  • Clipboard "paste" now accepts positions in EPD format.
  • Bug fix. PGN results 1/2-1/2 and 0-1 were sometimes confused.
New features in version 2.0
  • Database
  • Now in German and English
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