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for Series 60 phones     Written by Richard Lang
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ChessGenius for Series 60 phones is the strongest chess playing program for Symbian Series 60 phones. It is packed with features for beginners and experts.  Written by Richard Lang, ten times Computer Chess World Champion.
It runs on Series 60 phones including Nokia  3230, 3600, 3620, 3650, 3660, 6260, 6600, 6620, 6630, 6670, 6681, 7610, 7650, N70, N72, N90,  N-Gage, Siemens SX1 and Sendo X. 
A version for S60 3rd and 5th edition phones is available here.

 Version 1.4 is Symbian signed. 

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  • Try before you buy! Download ChessGenius and try it out for free.
    Click Here to download now.  ChessGenius.SIS - Size 77 KB. Version 1.40

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  • Please buy to unlock the full features. Click an icon below then click "Check Out" and complete the form. ChessGenius costs U.S. $19.99.

    Instant fulfillment.
    Your License Key will be displayed on screen immediately following your purchase and confirmed by email.

    To buy by post send a cheque for $19.99 drawn on a U.S. bank or pounds £12.50 (U.K. bank) payable to "Lang Software Ltd" to:
      Lang Software Limited
      31 Clifton Road
      BH14 9PW
      United Kingdom
    Please include the IMEI number of your phone and your email address.
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ChessGenius for the Nokia
 has won 7.5-2.5 in a
match against the Novag Star Diamond. 
Details here

The Novag has a claimed
 rating of 2500 ELO (USCF)

Features of ChessGenius for Series 60 phones
  • Free updates
  • Incredibly strong play
    Excellent play even on the 'instant' level
  • Small and compact
    ChessGenius.sis is only 75 KB in size and requires only 125 KB on your phone
  • 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
  • Big chessboard option
    Choose between two chessboard sizes
  • Hash tables
    ChessGenius uses hash tables for strong fast play
  • Board colours
    Choice of 6 board colours
New features of ChessGenius 1.3
  • Stronger play. 
    Permanent brain option.
  • Bigger opening library
  • Stunning new graphics.
    New piece set based on Bryan Whitby's Challenger set.
  • 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.
  • Takeback all and Forward all commands.
    Navigate to start and end of game with single command..
New features of ChessGenius 1.4
  • Symbian signed.
    ChessGenius has passed the Symbian tests and the file is signed. 
  • Option to keep backlight on for longer
  • Move in 3 minute playing level

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This page last modified January 8, 2010
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