When I originally created JustChess, I had a problem. If you were playing a game, and pressed the new game button, then started another game, you could press back and […]
Can’t play chess in landscape mode!
Another one of the great issues brought up by a user of JustChess, my simple chess playing Android app, was the fact that when the screen was rotated, you can’t […]
The game restarts on screen rotation!
After my JustChess app hit the F-Droid repository, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that people were trying it out! With every wave of players, however, came a new wave […]
Fool’s Mate Friday: Where to, Governor?
Today’s update is pretty basic. Just cleaning up and filling in some blanks on my JustChess app. While I wont bore you with the whole commit, you are welcome to […]
Fool’s Mate Friday: Check or Stale Mate?
Apparently, in 1988, World Champion Gary Kasparov accidentally stalemated his opponent during a blitz tournament in Canada. Mr. Kasparov had a king, queen, and a bishop against Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev’s lone […]
Fool’s Mate Friday: Suggestions, anyone?
Well, more specifically, suggestions, computer? One of the cool things about having the built in JustChessEngine in my JustChess app, is the option to have the engine suggest a move […]
Fool’s Mate Friday: That move was the highlight of the game!
There were several computer GUI systems invented already, but the first (to the best of my knowledge, correct me if I’m wrong) computer GUI that would highlight your move options […]
Fool’s Mate Friday: En passant checkmate!
According to legend, Gary Kasparov once checkmated via en passant in an on-line game. However, I couldn’t actually find a detailed reference to that specific game. I was, however, able […]
Fool’s Mate Friday: Is the King safe from pawns?
Pawns can be scary things. They can en passant, they can form chains and islands, they can promote to the all powerful queen. Not to mention they can checkmate you. […]
Fool’s Mate Friday: 8 minute moves….
They say that the first complete chess playing program was written by Alex Bernstein in 1957. There were earlier renditions that could not play a complete game, but could solve […]