Turn your Android device into a Chess Clock! This app allows you to tweet the outcome of the game and the number of moves made.
What is a game clock?
A game clock consists of two adjacent clocks and buttons to stop one clock while starting the other, such that the two component clocks never run simultaneously. Game clocks are used in two-player games where the players move in turn. The purpose is to keep track of the total time each player takes for his or her own moves, and ensure that neither player overly delays the game.
Players must make a predetermined number of moves in a certain amount of time or forfeit immediately. There is no time increment in this mode.
Before a player has made his move, a specified time increment is added to his clock. Time can be accumulated, so if the player moves within the delay period, his remaining time actually increases.
- Choose new game
- If the players own a twitter account type the twitter usernames of the players else just type the names. This step is optional, this is only useful if you are going to tweet the outcome of the game. If you want to change pieces, there is a button at the left that allows you to do the switch.
- Choose a time control, you can choose from the presets or you can fill in the boxes below. When you are done press Begin.
- Play the game, the white knight is the button for the player with the white pieces, and the black knight is for the player with the black pieces. To press the button you can touch any part of the rectangle (not only the circle with the knight). You can pause the timer anytime, and it will pause automatically if you receive a phone call. When the game is finished press the stop button, this will take you to the next screen.
- Set the result of the game, and you can optionally tweet it if you own a twitter account.
Currently Chess Clock is available in English and Spanish. Would you like this app to be available in your native language? Contact us and help us translate it!
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