Pros: The application is simple to use and has got some exciting features to keep you deeply riveted to the game. The interface that pops up has got some soothing color combinations and the look itself is quite appealing. You have the option to personalize the complete game, starting by having you identified with name and photo, by changing the boardís appearance and by altering the background color scheme. You can change the piece and the color preference. The application comes with good themed skins. You can save the favorite settings once and for all and also the game statistics. The application provides a smooth play without any sort of nagging. There also is an option for multiple players and the graphics and sound can be customized. The trailing of the pieces can also be customized as per the taste. If in doubt, you can always rely on the expert help and the hints that can be requested. There are 5 different difficulty levels designed, for the various set of players. Depending upon the difficulty level, the hints have been properly synchronized. There not only is a provision to get help, the game has been designed that it also gives a viable explanation as to why go with the suggested move. For serious chess players, the strategies and the moves that have been defined are really good and tactical. Experts can go for Fischer or Progressive variation to quench the thirst. To run the application the system requirement is a Pentium processor, minimum 128 MB of RAM and a small disk space of 15 MB.
The built in Artificial Intelligence apparently works well and keeps players engrossed from the start till end.
Cons: No negative issues.
Overall: The application comes with user friendly interface and a gripping arrangement of colors and sound. Itís definitely a 4 star game.