Monday, June 16, 2014

Chess Cheating Accusations

I can't remember the last time I was accused of cheating at chess - if ever.

But today, while playing a 5 2 blitz game on, my opponent sent three chats in the game, but I didn't see them until after he resigned.  All three chats claimed I cheated - including one "cheater boy"

I guess I should be flattered by the accusations?

In reviewing the game, it's apparent (s)he just blunders - plain and simple.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

ChessOcr Rocks!

Today, I'm sitting around, watching the kids swim and I go get a chess book to read.  I pick up one of my Silman books and begin to read.  The first chess diagram I come across, a thought pops into my head, "I wish I could just snap a picture of that diagram and then start moving the pieces.  I wonder if there is an app for that?"

After a quick google search, the Play Store returns an app called ChessOcr.  After downloading it and fiddling with it, I find that it works exactly as I had hoped.

The app author has a very nice video of how the app works.

I'll be sure to add this app to my growing list of Best Chess Apps on Android.