Computer Chess Royalty!!!! Unfairly criticized on here. Great gui. Easy to use and work with. Great features. Love the tatical puzzles. You could download this app and never need to use another program. It has everything you could ever want. If you wack it up to 2600 elo and play 1 minute chess you can win on time with anti computer tactics and the engines horizon effect. However go to settings and click option for full strength and you will see why Shredder is the undisputed king of speed chess. A super GM in you hand. Enjoy
Promising, but appears to be abandoned This could easily be the best Android chess app, but at present it needs polishing. The UI desperately needs to be overhauled and modernised, and many needed features should be added. Examples include auto-save, fine-grained time controls and pause clocks option, full move list in game with random access, and extra info like the opening name/code, more detailed statistics, etc. Full game analysis would also be great.
This game has potential. There must have been a couple of dozen ways to adjust playing strength. The sliding adjuster is virtually imposible to control with any precision. Also, when playing out a tactics variation, if you allow the screen to rotate, you lose all the moves & have to start all over.
Chess Study Tool and Workout Strong engine. Good features. Inexpensive. Don't waste your time on free crap. You'll get a weak engine, few features and obnoxious ads. They are little more than Trojan horses to sell you violent video games. This is a good choice for someone looking for a serious and effective chess improvement tool.
Excellent puzzles The engine is uncannily quick. The app starts up immediately, works offline, and the tactics section is a goldmine of puzzles, which you can not only solve, but play against the computer. The setup position feature, though, is very clumsy. It's impossible to tell whether you're setting up a board facing white or black (it changes based on recent activity). Otherwise, a great app.
Human like I like its playing style. Unlike other boring chess programs this one makes human like mistakes but still playing strong. I think only missing feature is online play with other real players. Hope that it comes with future versions.
Great Chess Program / Missing Features I want to give this app 4 or 5 stars because I've used Shredder on a number of platforms and it is one of the best chess apps. However, this app does not have an opening database or online endgame table bases. Furthermore, the app doesn't display the opening name and corresponding ECO code while playing. All 3 of these features come standard in the iOS version which costs $4.99. So great chess program, maybe the best on Android, but not a value proposition compared to iOS offering.
Great app I recently switched from IOS to android and this is one of the first apps I purchased. Can't recommend highly enough. One of the only suggestions I would love to see is a new table for analyzing a game while still playing one.
Bad chess ai, strength poorly programmed Ai is terrible. First game mated 1400 ai rather easily, second game tried 1100 for comparison and it played much stronger. Makes no sense...
Solid chess ai, lackluster coach. Defiantly a good chess program, the opponent ai is quite good. My only complaint is with the "coach", it seems to be completely focused on material instead of position and tactics. I will often sacrifice a piece to gain position, often to start a guaranteed mate in 2 or 3 and the coach will tell me it's a bad move, that I should take back.
Nimzokarla For humans this monster will crush most players. Would love to see the multi core version of Shredder for us Computer chess enthusiasts. Update please.
Goid but clashes with spotify Good app but While playing you cannot listen to spotify without the music lagging and stopping for half a second EACH MOVE. Very annoying
Waste of money Pls dont buy this app.I have been cheated. I paid and got this nonsense app.
Was working fine until I got Android 5.1 and not anymore It used to be my favourite chess game but not anymore. It does not work anymore on my Oneplus one with Android 5.1. It keeps crashing the moment I open it.
The best Android chess app! In my opinion Shedder is the best chess application for Android devices and it has been so for many years. The latest material UI is spot on; it's like Google had written the app themselves. Just the right mix of features vs simplicity. Plus, it's bundled with puzzles! The author is extremely helpful and responsive. I'd love to see the excellent Chess Tutor software available as an app as well.
Very Smooth Smooth, responsive interface, it just works. However, I find the grammatical errors rather irritating! Please proofread... Otherwise a pretty decent app.
My favorite CPU challenger on Android. Great chess app with many options. * Please fix the highlighted chess piece box on the chessboard so there is an option to remove the highlighted piece, it's distracting.
In comparison to the iOS version it's lame. Awful implementation hopefully you don't get a chance to see what a great job they did on the iOS version and what a hack job the slapped onto the Android platform.
Crashing Please fix for nexus 4 and 7 running the new android 5 (lollipop). Immediately crashing when started. Update: The update fixed the problem. Thanks!
GAME CHEATS When game is about to lose it uses perpetual check to force a three fold repetition draw - this is breaking the official rules of chess. ------ALSO game can castle even if you have one of your pieces aimed between its king and rook - BUT I cannot castle when in same situation. (like this for years but developer too lazy to fix)
Great AI and rating system I've found the AI to be almost perfectly adaptive, always seemingly keeping pace and providing to be a tough but well matched opponent as my skill level gradually increases. I would however love to see the rating system utilised in a pvp matchmaker style gaming mode.
Landscape for tablets Great chess game. You get 5 stars because has landscape mode in tablets. Also a nice feature would be computer vs computer with independent adjustable strenght for each side, that would be excellent for learning. Good job!!!
Very strong, human like positional skill even in low ELOs (sub-2000), killer feature the progressive increase of elo as you defeat it.
Needs an opening book I used to have the IOS version on my ipod and it came with a opening book that was really useful for preparation. I bought the Android version for my phone hopeing to be the exact same or even better. Please add a opening book.
Behind iPhone app I bought the app after viewing it on I iphone. This app is way behind iPhone version in UI. The engine is okay as should be expected of an app that costs approx $8.00
Only use Tactics option I only use the Tactics option of this app. But it is a favourite game for me. I wish I had more control, e.g. how often the puzzles repeat.
needs chess engines like Stockfish, Komodo, Houdini etc... it is the highest paid chess app but it is behind the competition! it needs GUI overhaul and ability to add chess engines and conduct chess engine tournament!!! only then I will give it 5 stars!!!!!! thank you in advance!
Author do not respond to user suggestions at all Although it has been more than 4 years and after many emails between me and the author where I suggested him to make improvements for the game, he promised he will do it but till now he did nothing
Addicted to this game...chess playing was never this fun before....way much better than the other applications available in the market..
Almost perfect! But please pause the chess clock when I get a call. Or implement a menu where I can pause the game myself.
Great app Wonderful chess companion. You can REALLY play at your own level and improve your game with this app. The tactics and analysis on this app are phenomenal as well.
Chess Machine! This has been by far the most satisfying chess program/app I've ever used. Strength of this program is phenomenal with a myriad of options for players from beginner to master level. Keep updates coming!
Great estimate of actual rating As you win or lose Shredder adjusts its rating and yours too. Coincidently this is near my USCF rating.
Now amended. Good. BUT... the menu item overlaps with some tablets clocks because there's no auto change from portrait view to landscape view as with virtually all apps!
Best chess game for Android I was delighted to discover that my favorite chess app was available on my new Android phone. It is the best mobile chess game period!
Software rarely gets updated. Last software update for this application was almost two year ago. Needs to be updated in features atleast once in a year
Below average I regret paying for this. There are free apps that are better.
Stop using your queen!! The queen is the only piece this app knows how to use and it's really annoying!
There are some good touches but engine not as strong as it should be and now the game has crashed won't show any chess pieces just empty board any clue how to fix?
Great!!! I have never won a game either on my desktop or android. I play it at it's strongest
Get the most successful chess program ever. Have fun and improve your play. You can play against Shredder, analyze with him and solve chess puzzles. It offers the usual Shredder standard for your pocket.In addition to the outstanding playing strength of the 17 times computer chess world champion, Shredder is also able to mimic the […]
How to use Shredder Chess for PC and MAC
You can run all Android games and applications on your PC or MAC computer. Using a free software called Bluestacks, you don't need to purchase anything but games or applications it self if it isn't free.
- Download Bluestacks from this link.
- Install BlueStacks from installation file with following the on-screen instructions.
- Once Bluestacks is installed add your Google account in it.
- Type Shredder Chess in Search bar and install it.
|App Size||-1 MB|
|Instalations||50,000 - 100,000|
We don't provide APK download for Shredder Chess but, you can download from Google Play