Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Very Short Defeat

I got a kind email from Thorsten Czub, who is very active in testing chess programs in general and, currently, chess programs for Android in particular. He conducted a few tests with Chess for Android running on a Rockchip Android Tablet (600MHz ARM) with Android 1.5 against some programs running on other platforms. Below is a game between Shredder Java running on a Motorola ROKR Z6 (550 MHz ARM) with white and Chess for Android on the tablet with black.

[Event "average 30"]
[Date "2010.07.08"]
[White "Shredder Java"]
[Black "Chess for Android"]
[Result "1-0"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. d4 exd4 6. Nxd4 Nxd4 7. Qxd4 O-O 8. e5 c5 9. Qc4 Ne8 10. Bd3 a5 11. O-O Nc7 12. Be3 Ne6 13. Nd5 f5 14. exf6 gxf6 15. Qg4+ Ng5 16. Rfe1 d6 17. Bxh7+ Kxh7 18. Qh5+ Kg7 19. Bxg5 Rf7 20. Bh6+ Kg8 21. Qg6+ 1-0
White will mate soon. Embarrassing how quickly king safety was lost.