(This site last updated: May 18, 2013)
With the latest software update, Barnes and Noble's Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets have access to 700,000+ apps in the Google Play Store. This is great news as these tablets can now run hundreds of quality chess apps!
I've installed a couple of Android chess apps on the Nook HD in our own household. Currently I'm trying out an excellent tactical exercise app, developed by Asim Pereira, called iChess. I've also installed a chess position analyzer, also developed by Mr. Pereira, called Analyze This. This chess position analyzer comes with two excellent chess engines (Stockfish and Critter) both of which can run simultaneously when computing the best moves available.
If you're new to portable chess, please check out my Handheld Chess Overview page for an idea of where to begin. I also keep my Links page current and hope that you can take the time to check out some of the other great chess resources available on the internet.
Around 15 years ago I started getting serious about learning how to play chess. Though I'm not a strong player, I really enjoy playing the game and many other aspects of the "chess world". I also enjoy sharing what I've learned about chess with others. Originally I only reviewed handheld chess computers. Later I expanded my website to include reviews of other chess-related merchandise. In addition to handheld chess gadgets, you'll find, on my site, reviews of a few tabletop chess computers, a chess clock, and even a book covering scholastic chess.
Chess is a great game that has been popular for 1400 years. Here's hoping it will continue to be popular for centuries to come!
If you're playing chess on a portable device, I'd love to hear about what program you're using and how well you like it. Just drop me a note at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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