Friday, April 10, 2009

Chess for Android Update

Version 1.4 of Chess for Android is now available at the Android Market with the following new features:
  • Two improvements in the engine: removed unnecessary restriction on search depth and fixed bug that could cause an out-of-bounds exception.
  • The engine now detects draw by a simplified form of three fold repetition. The detection is not complete, since only limited game history is kept; but at least this new feature avoids some very annoying repetitions. Draw by the fifty move was already implemented.
  • A new level "Auto-play" has been added (press the Menu button). If this level is selected, then the next time the engine takes control (make either a move or touch "Reverse sides"), the game is played automatically.