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Chess [Kindle Edition]

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Product Description

If you are a fan of playing chess, and already know the rules, this book will give you access to play chess online using your device, in one or two player games, whenever you want!

The chess game was especially written for your device, taking advantage of its screen size, CPU power and screen refresh rates. Suits B&W or color screens, all you need is WiFi and JavaScript enabled. Full set-up instructions are provided.

Play against the CPU or against a friend/partner. An ideal way to take a break from reading!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 168 KB
  • Print Length: 9 pages
  • Publisher: Ox Books Publishing (OxBo) (7 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DVP3D96
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #300,882 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Plays chess; but not well. 23 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this to play chess on my Kindle 3G, and to my surprise it actually worked. It takes the form of a very short ebook, at the end of which is simply a weblink to a site where the chess game can be played. It's tempting to think that as such it would have been possible simply to go to the site and play without buying the book, but since it only cost me about 70p that's all very reasonable. Thus I'm pretty sure it would need a 3G/Wifi connection to work, which could be annoying.

My main complaint is that I keep winning. Ordinarily this is not a problem of course, but given that I beat the program several times in a row without really trying, and it frequently made inexplicably stupid moves, I sense this is not a particularly well written chess computer. I would say it's fine for beginners, or to while away a dull train journey while not really having to think, but if you want to play a good challenging game of chess, go elsewhere.

Or find yourself a human; there is a two-player mode, which I have not yet tried, but I imagine could be much more useful (an alternative to those awful magnetic travel chess sets).
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1.0 out of 5 stars Chess Ebook gamer 13 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Followed the instructions to the letter, but my Kindle Paperwhite didn't have the computer options the instructions required. Tried several times and checked to see if this is not for the Paperwhite, but I couldn't see any such limitation. Maybe I've missed something, but I use computers/downloads a lot so if I've found it impossible to load, what will a beginner do. Maybe it's just me being stupid, but I don't think so on this occasion. Very disappointed as it would have been fun to hav.
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1.0 out of 5 stars It was worth even less than $0.99 31 Oct 2013
By Karl Loren - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Only after you get the Kindle book delivered and try using it do you discover that within a few minuets of use you get a pop up notice of having to pay a fee for "broadband usage."

These vendors who think they can hook you with a free or cheap price and then sneak up on you for fees -- they do not deserve your business.

Karl Loren
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not happy 7 Jan 2014
By Don Bastedenbeck - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am not able to play the game because you need wifi. It would have been nice to have had that in the advertisement. Had I'd known I would not have bought this particular version.
3.0 out of 5 stars I cannot say much about the game as it is far to easy for my level 13 July 2014
By Carmen Serracino Inglott - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
All games are more for children than for adults. I cannot say much about the game as it is far to easy for my level. Some adult games would be appreciated.
1.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed 11 Jun 2014
By Rob Lake - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A pretty basic effort that I tried a couple of times and now don't use at all. Unless I have missed something - in which case the guide was inadequate, this is a one-dimensional offering. It does not appear to provide the basics, such as level of play, choice of black or white, undo and re-do move. I have six computer chess games and Kindle rates sixth. I would only recommend it to a beginner whose access to computer chess was limited to his a Kindle.
4.0 out of 5 stars its ok 16 Mar 2014
By Jessica Morton - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I personly don't like flipping though a book trying to find it thinking that there is no game to play and better yet it takes you to the internet so those are the only things I was concerned about -jessica morton
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