Chess app for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thomas86, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. thomas86 macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2011
    Can anyone in the world actually beat this?! i think it's impossible... :)
  2. split80 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2011
    Utah, USA
    Chess app being weird! Help!

    The Chess app doesn't allow me to do the moves I want. First let me say I know the rules of Chess. This is the exact same problem as a thread a few years ago:

    I will make a legal move and it will return my piece to previous position and won't let me do what I want. For example it wouldn't let me take the opponent's Knight.

    I know the rules of chess. Why is the computer trying to control my moves? It is not on Suicide setting, it is a legal move and it was not compromising my King. (Even if I was compromising my King, isn't that MY mistake to make?)

    Also, if I hit "show last move" how do I get the arrow to go away and continue playing?

  3. frankie1969 macrumors newbie


    May 11, 2007
    No, it isn't your mistake to make. The rules of chess explicitly prohibit that. If you think that way, perhaps you're making a simple mistake.

    Write down a game (in SAN, PGN, or whatever) against and post it here. Then other Mac users can replicate the exact same moves and compare what happens.
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I actually beat it on the default setting a number of years ago and was so excited, I saved my game and still have the file. I immediately retired from Chess on the Mac, having won my very last game. :)
  5. jb3od macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2013
    mac chess CHEATS...

    okay playing a game of chess on the mac chess hardest difficulty and am setting myself up to win . i believe that mac knew it was about to lose and wouldn't let me take my move although it was 100.0% legit i try for 5 min and nothing happens i then ask for a hint in which it tell me to take one of its pieces but in doing so it would take my piece and this was the only move i was allowed to make :mad:

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