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Chess Rally

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 78 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,049,915
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 30, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (21-day trial); $20.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    21.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: This download comes with a free 21-day trial of all the Gold Edition features. If you don't purchase a Gold Edition license, you may continue to use the free edition for e-mail chess as long as you like.

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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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 73 votes

    • 5 star 43
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 21
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 78 votes

    • 5 star 44
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 23
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1 stars

"Good software, racist vendor and operators."

April 20, 2009  |  By ChangBroot

 |  Version: Chess Rally 2.5

Pros

Good software.

Cons

Racist, nazi and control freaks. All the room-operators are racist and terrorists. If they don't like your nick name, they will ban you and you will lose your $20. This is how they make money.

Summary

The room operators are Emperor, Karen (the vendor), The Doctor and etc. The vendor's name is Robert C. Ryniak who is another racist terrorist. I have played everyone and never cursed at anyone or broke any agreements, yet they ban me. If you want to play as a free person, then I suggest you find someone place else, or else your money will be wasted.

Updated on Nov 21, 2009

The product is good, but the vendor is a control freak and racist. All they want is to make money by banning you after you buy this ****.

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5 stars

"A Highly Intelligent Chess Engine"

August 05, 2008  |  By chess_technik

 |  Version: Chess Rally 2.5

Pros

highly intelligent and fast

Cons

Found nothing as such

Summary

With just 12.5 MB, it plays Chess like a Genius. Chess Rally is 8 months old for me and I find it much to my liking. I have played 400+ games against it's Computer/Expert 2100 rated level and now my rating is 1704 class B. The Rating system is perfect. If your chess Rally 2.5 rating is 2100, your FIDE rating will be MORE THAN 2100 if you play FIDE rated tournaments. My chess Rally Rating was 1704 and I was ahead of 8 FIDE rated players above 1800 ratings in a recent state open tournament in Erode, Tamilnadu, India.

Chess clubs can use chess rally 2.5 rating system to evaluate performance of players. I have not played much against its highest Computer/Master rated 2600 rated level because even if Computer/Expert 2100 rated level plays like a Genius consuming only 21 seconds to make each crushing move and when it thinks for 90 seconds to make a move, you can imagine its play strength.

A rook sacrifice move with chess rally computer/expert 2100 rated level did during a game with its usual time of 21 seconds every move, took 30 seconds for Fritz 6 Engine to perform the same sacrifice during position setup.

The face of Rockin Ricky in yellow color is very nice, chose this face for your character.

A chess engine which plays chess like a genius and its rating system are my liking.

I recommend chess rally to my friends who have interest in computer chess.

Thank You Chess Rally 2.5

Gokula Anand

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4 stars

"I think is a good software I love it"

May 30, 2008  |  By pipo57

 |  Version: Chess Rally 2.5

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4 stars

"Good Game"

February 19, 2008  |  By wunderkat

 |  Version: Chess Rally 2.5

Pros

I am not a chess fanatic, but I do like to play. This program had it all. Lots of Fun!

Cons

seems expensive

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2 stars

"insulting"

November 18, 2007  |  By baky2008

 |  Version: Chess Rally 2.5

Pros

multilever playing, many features (like giving opinions, advices, danger alerts etc, not heavy on resources, even my crapy pc works well with it.

Cons

Impossibly insulting message which pops up immidietely after instalation and goes like this: you computer shows that is year 2007, which shows that you trying to use our game without paying for it, by changing time date on you computer. For you own sake immidiately cancel instalation or ............. This message spoils the

all good impressions afterwards.

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5 stars

"Just AWSOME!"

November 15, 2007  |  By gasbagmike

 |  Version: Chess Rally 2.5

Pros

No chess game is better!!!

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5 stars

"Great! I hope it builds more players"

September 09, 2007  |  By retroworks

 |  Version: Chess Rally 2.5

Pros

I really enjoy playing chess with people from Switzerland, Egypt, New Zealand, S.Africa, Ireland, Arkansas, etc. The software works well and the rankings etc. help you choose a good game. I like it. Price $20 for life is very fair.

Cons

Seems like a small shop, took 10 days to send me my license after I paid. Also they need to promote or do something to get more people on, too many of the current players limit their game (3 minute blitz, e.g.) so there's really only a handful to play with at any time. Also need more character personnas. But I still give it 5 stars.

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1 stars

"**** offfffffffff"

August 31, 2007  |  By raghavendra12

 |  Version: Chess Rally 2.5

Pros

it is me

Cons

the mighty king mr.india i just mad fun so they banned me ? is this fair robb niak are u nerd ? anyway wolf is good

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5 stars

" I love it,Is wonderfull"

August 13, 2007  |  By voltus 57

 |  Version: Chess Rally 2.5

Pros

Is fast ,secure.offer the players everything they need

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2 stars

"strange nag screen!?"

March 19, 2007  |  By martinw1200

 |  Version: Chess Rally 2.5

Pros

not bad, but Chessmaster 10th Edition is now only 20 dollars and it's got many times the features that Chess Rally has.

Cons

When I started Chess Rally the first time, I got a screen that...are you ready for this...accused me of changing the date on the computer in order to bypass the trial limit. It said that 2007 was not an acceptable date. I guess this version is a few years old and was programmed to reject those futuristic dates like 2007.

But to actually put up a screen scolding me for changing the date! Too much.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Ingenuware
Publisher web site http://www.ingenuware.com/
Release Date July 30, 2004
Date Added July 30, 2004
Version 2.5
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 21.88MB
File Name install_chessrally2.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,049,915
Downloads Last Week 70
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 21-day trial
Price $20

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