written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 1/18/2011
There are several chess programs for BlackBerry. Play chess on your BlackBerry with apps like Chess Online, ChessAnywhere, and the Chess.com app. Play against another player online, or play against the chess AI. Either way, enjoy a game of strategy on the BlackBerry.
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Chess by Odesys LLC
Play chess on your BlackBerry with this chess app. It was developed by Odesys LLC for chess players that want to play against other chess players online, and for those that want to test their skills against a challenging chess AI. There are eight levels of difficulty in this chess app. It features an open book with over 60,000 positions. The online component of the app connects to the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS), which has about 30,000 registered players. There is a hotseat, two player mode as well. While playing a game, you can undo or redo previous moves to see how the game has progressed. The game will auto save when you exit, and the app features sound effects. This app is available at BlackBerry App World for $4.99, or scan the QR code to the right.
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Another one of the chess programs for BlackBerry that features online gameplay is Chess Online. A definite plus for this app is the online chat feature, which lets you communicate with your online opponent while playing. Online match results are recorded, and the players are ranked on a global leader board. If an online opponent isn't available, the app offers games against the chess AI. With six levels of difficulty, you can play a game that matches your skill level. Also, there are over 40 chess puzzles in this app. This app is available for $3.99 at BlackBerry App World, or scan the QR code to the right.
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Chess.com - Play Chess Online
One of the free chess programs for BlackBerry is the chess app for Chess.com. The hugely popular website now lets you connect and play on its servers with a BlackBerry app. Players can play against opponents or explore the huge puzzle library. Also, instructional videos from grandmasters are available for viewing. For more information about this app, visit BlackBerry App World, or scan the QR code to the right.
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Another app which lets you play chess on your BlackBerry is ChessAnywhere. The online and offline component are rich with features. The online mode is compatible with several chess servers including FICS and ICC. Search for games by time limit, game type, and opponent rating. There is a chat option as well. The offline mode features a chess AI with nine levels of difficulty. Midway through a game, the player can switch sides with the AI. Up to 10 games can be saved. ChessAnywhere is available at BlackBerry App World for $1.99, or scan the QR code to the right.
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Medieval Kings Chess 2 - Clash Of Kings
One more chess app for BlackBerry is Medieval Kings Chess 2 - Clash Of Kings. Its unique themes standout from traditional chess boards. The chess AI has six difficulty levels, while the online play features ladder matches and regular games. The app is available at BlackBerry App World for $2.99, or scan the QR code to the right.