Summary: I really liked this game until I came upon a position where I had made a mistake and I could only repeat moves. After three times repeating the position it should recognize the Draw. Needless to say, it did not, so after about 10 tries I finally gave up. Bottom line a chess game must follow the rules otherwise it is not a chess game.
Summary: I am not a chess master but I played quite a bit as a child/teen. After I read an interview from the firm that developped this game ("a robust AI") I was not expecting a first rate program but at least a good one. What a disappointment!! Even at the highest level, the opening library of the program is close to 0, the level during the game is low-average with some strange and bad moves from time to time.
Summary: THE ANIMATED CHESS BOARD IS COOL, BUT I PREFER PLAYING WITH REGULAR PIECES. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH REGULAR PIECES, THE GAME MOVES VERY SLOWLY. THE GAMEPLAY IN BETWEEN CHESS MATCHES IS TIME CONSUMING AND BORING. THE GRAPHICS ARE GOOD, BUT THERE AREN'T VERY MANY CHOICES OF BOARDS OR PIECES.