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iPhone: Shredder Chess.

03-22-2009, 12:27 AM
#1
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Shredder Chess.

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=308032437&mt=8

$10 but I think it's worth it. I've played two games so far. In the first few games it gauges your strength and adjusts your opponent accordingly, which is something I haven't' seen any other app do. I really enjoy it. It also has 1000 built-in chess puzzles, you can set up positions, and tons of other stuff. It's a very popular PC and Mac program. Highly recommended.

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03-22-2009, 12:28 AM
#2
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So, on a scale of 1-10, how'd you rank the AI?

03-22-2009, 12:29 AM
#3
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Since I've only played two games I can't comment yet, but I won once and lost once. Right now it's playing at 1550 ELO.

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03-22-2009, 12:33 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by GatorDeb View Post
Since I've only played two games I can't comment yet, but I won once and lost once. Right now it's playing at 1550 ELO.
That, um, chess-speak?
03-22-2009, 12:33 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by Kamazar View Post
That, um, chess-speak?
It's how you rate how good someone is. I think it self-adjusts to always give you a challenge. It has beaten world champions so I think unless you're Kasparov it'll be hard enough for awhile

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03-22-2009, 12:45 AM
#6
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Originally Posted by GatorDeb View Post
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=308032437&mt=8

$10 but I think it's worth it. I've played two games so far. In the first few games it gauges your strength and adjusts your opponent accordingly, which is something I haven't' seen any other app do. I really enjoy it. It also has 1000 built-in chess puzzles, you can set up positions, and tons of other stuff. It's a very popular PC and Mac program. Highly recommended.
Deb, you paid $10 for a game?!
03-22-2009, 12:48 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩 View Post
Deb, you paid $10 for a game?!
But ... but ... but ... it's CHESS

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03-22-2009, 12:52 AM
#8
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But ... but ... but ... it's CHESS
You should probably type in "I'm a nerd (oh YEAH!)" in your sig. ... just sayin'
03-22-2009, 01:19 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by Kamazar View Post
You should probably type in "I'm a nerd (oh YEAH!)" in your sig. ... just sayin'
Bit strange to be calling someone a nerd for playing a video game of any genre on a forum almost completely dedicated to video games .

I often find it amusing that people worry about the strength of a chess computer, when for the vast majority of players even a weak chess computer will hand them their ass, especially in blitz games.

To be honest, I'm only really interested in playing human opponents, but if the AI is really so dynamic then it could be interesting.

How varied are the games?
03-22-2009, 10:51 AM
#10
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Berlin - Germany
Posts: 14
Hi,

this is Eiko, one of the heads behind Shredder Chess. I just got aware of this thread and thought I'd stop by. :-)

We think we did a great job with the UI and make it feel the way it should be, but if you have any comments we gladly consider them for the next update. Currently on the short-term list: tap-tap input for moves and two-human-mode (without running the analyzer in the background).

Again, comments always welcome. :-)

Best,
Eiko