Chess Rally

Chess Rally

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  • Date Added:
    January 18, 2010
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

This program offers just about everything a chess fan needs. If you're already a seasoned player, you won't have any trouble starting a game in just moments, but if you need some help with your moves, the game offers modest tutorial options, such as an indication of risk factors and move suggestions. The game offers a number of customization options, allowing you to choose piece style, board color, and sound effects, and which buttons to display. Our major complaint is that even when you maximize the main window, the board doesn't get any larger. This program gives you a variety of gameplay options, letting you take on a number of computer opponents or humans in person, via e-mail or in online forums. ChessRally definitely doles out a challenge to players of all skill levels. Even on its easiest difficulty setting, we had a hard time vanquishing our computerized opponent. Though it might not be an ideal way for first-timers to learn chess, all other fans of the game will find plenty to like here.
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  • 1 stars

    "if you lose your lifetime key they simply ignore you"

    June 20, 2013   |   By leegillard

    Version: Chess Rally 2.6


    nice interface


    there is no customer service they wont reply to emails


    if you join then make sure you write down key cos they wont help if you lose it

    Updated on Jun 27, 2013

    My apologies since writing this reveiw i have had my key re-issued Thank-you

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  • 1 stars

    "You'll lose your money by being kicked by the owner."

    July 02, 2011   |   By ChangBroot

    Version: Chess Rally 2.6


    Has everything one wishes.


    You're constantly watched by the "room moderators," and every "private," message is carefully monitored by "Emperor." Users are not allowed to have a name of their choosing.


    Don't waste your $20, because within a few days the owner will ban you.

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  • 3 stars

    "You get to play chess and obtain chessrally ratings."

    March 21, 2010

    Version: Chess Rally 2.6


    It does what it claims to do, and it easy to understand.


    Chincy graphics, simplistic tools compated to FICS, etc..

    The AI is shipped without an opening book that I'm aware of. An opening book is VERY important to most chess players. The AI tends to play the same thing over and over.


    Good if you just want a simple easy game of chess against mostly mediocre chess players like me.

    You MAY prefer FICS. They are free but may lack some of chess rally's anti cheating effort.

    Updated on Mar 22, 2010


    I'm not sure what happened, but I appear to have found Chess Rally 2's opening book. So, do not consider my comment as a lot of it had to do with the game not having an opening book.

    It may be a fine product.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Chess Download Period"

    February 23, 2010   |   By herkimermortormer

    Version: Chess Rally 2.6


    The people you meet, the skills you gain, the quick, simple & fun it has to offer


    I wish you could perhaps do a vid chat, or voice with your opponent

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 2.6
    Version 2.6 introduces two new larger board sizes, fun new avatars, new downloadable themes, and a host of "under the hood" enhancements for online play.
    Publisher Ingenuware
    Publisher web site
    Release Date January 14, 2010
    Date Added January 18, 2010
    Version 2.6
    Category Games
    Subcategory Strategy Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 21.88MB
    File Name install_chessrally2.exe
    Total Downloads 1,051,770
    Downloads Last Week 65
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Some features disabled after 21 days
    Price $19.99

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