Chess Rally

Chess Rally

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 77 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6
  • Total Downloads:
    1,051,872
  • Date Added:
    January 18, 2010
  • File Size:
    21.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    66
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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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

Pros

nice interface

Cons

there is no customer service they wont reply to emails

Summary

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

Pros

Has everything one wishes.

Cons

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.

Summary

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

Pros

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

Cons

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.

Summary

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

update:

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

Pros

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

Cons

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

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Full Specifications

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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.
General
Publisher Ingenuware
Publisher web site http://www.ingenuware.com/
Release Date January 14, 2010
Date Added January 18, 2010
Version 2.6
Category
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
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,051,872
Downloads Last Week 66
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled after 21 days
Price $19.99

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