ChessGenius for S60 and Symbian ^3 phones
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ChessGenius for S60 and Symbian ^3 phones is the strongest chess playing program for Symbian phones. It is packed with features for beginners and experts.

Version 3.6 includes touch screen support for S60 5th and Symbian ^3 devices and stunning new graphics. It is Symbian signed.

It runs on all Symbian ^3 phones including the Nokia N8.
It runs on all S60 5rd edition phones including Nokia N97, N97 mini, 5800, 5530, 5230 and X6.
It runs on all S60 3rd Edition phones including Nokia 3250, 5500, 5700, 6110, 6120, 6121, 6290, E50, E51, E60, E61, E62, E65, E66, E70, E71, E90, N71, N73, N75, N76, N77, N79, N80, N81, N82, N85, N91, N92, N93, N95 and N96.


Try before you buy! Download ChessGenius and try it out for free. See the FAQ page for installation instructions.

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Please buy to unlock the full features. You will receive a License Key that will unlock the full features of the download. No need to download and install again.

  • Buy with PayPal. Instant fulfillment.
    If you have a PayPal account please buy ChessGenius with PayPal. Enter the IMEI number of your phone then click the PayPal button. ChessGenius costs U.S. $9.95 including VAT/Tax. Your License Key key will be sent by email immediately.
    Note: To locate the IMEI number of your phone install and run ChessGenius. The 15 digit IMEI is displayed on the start screen. It can also be found by keying in *#06# or in the battery compartment/packaging of phone.

Features of ChessGenius for S60 and Symbian ^3 phones
  • Free updates
  • Supports touch on all S60 5th edition and Symbian ^3 phones
  • Supports all S60 3rd edition phones
    The display adjusts so that ChessGenius runs full screen on all phones. All screen resolutions are supported including 176x208, 208x176, 208x208, 240x320, 320x240, 352x416, 416x312, 800x352
  • Small and compact
    ChessGenius.sis is only 159 KB in size and requires only 250 KB on your phone
  • Incredibly strong play
    Excellent play even on the 'instant' level. Playing strength is around 2450 Elo
  • Thirty playing levels
    Ten 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
  • Game information
    The last moves of the game
    Chess Clocks. Total White and Black time and move time
    Main line. For example, the line may 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
  • 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. Easy take back and step forward with shortcut keys
  • Hint
    Let ChessGenius suggest your move
  • 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 or for playing over an imported PGN Master game
  • 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
    Games can be saved and loaded in PGN format. Games are saved to the "notes" application and can be edited and transferred
  • Tutor option
    ChessGenius will warn if a blunder / weak move is played and give the option of take back
  • Chessboard options
    Choose between 5 different piece sets and two chessboard sizes
  • Board colours
    Choice of 6 board colours and 3 styles
  • 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
  • Smart move entry option
    This can reduce the number of key presses to enter moves
  • Backlight
    Option to keep backlight on for longer
  • Opening Name displayed.
    For example. Book B12 Caro-Kann defence
  • Next best move option.
    After ChessGenius has played a move "Next best" 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
  • Championship
    A 'Championship' icon is displayed if you have not used Hint, Taken back moves or viewed the Main line. Can you beat ChessGenius without help?
  • Supports English, German and French Languages
    Language is selected during installation
  • Symbian Signed
    ChessGenius has passed the Symbian tests and the file is signed
New features of ChessGenius version 3.6
  • New graphics
    Now 5 different piece sets, each in two sizes
    Board squares can now be plain, stony or shaded
    Text background can be light or dark
    "Display settings" mode so that the graphics options can be easily selected
  • 3 extra easy levels
    Some user complained that the easiest level was too strong. Easy levels 1,2 and 3 are now easier
  • Bug fixes:
    Next best now works with easy levels
    Toolbar (visible on touch devices in landscape) bugs corrected.
    Permanent brain bug that caused a crash on some s60 5th devices fixed.
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