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icantwrite 30 ( +1 | -1 )
Handheld chess computers Does anybody know if there is a handheld chess computer that you can play games and save games on. i.e i want to play against the computer, but i also want to be able to analyze the games that i'm playing online. Any suggestions would be appreciated!!!
Kind regards to all
Stuart
bucklehead 16 ( +1 | -1 )
For the Palm, perhaps I believe there is a "Pocket Fritz" chess program for the Palm Pilot, but I don't know if there are any actual dedicated handheld devices for chess only...
skeeterss0 22 ( +1 | -1 )
handheld chess here are some handheld chessgames.......not sure if they save the games. Check it out:

www.excaliburelectronics.com/electronicchess.html

Skeeterss0
skeeterss0 22 ( +1 | -1 )
expensive but saves games here is one that is expensive $230 but it does save games

www.chesscentral.com/handheld_chess/star-sapphire-handheld.htm

mattchess 30 ( +1 | -1 )
for palm os systems I have found that "chess Genius" is fantastic


www.chessgenius.com

not sure about a stand alone handheld, though. You can get a basic PDA for reasonable prices these days - so it may be worth it to get a PDA and a chess program. Then you could copy games back and forth with your PC easily.
mbeaver 4 ( +1 | -1 )
chess tiger on the pda would do all of the above.
blindio 31 ( +1 | -1 )
Pocket Fritz 2 Will run on a PDA with Microsoft Windows CE 3.0. I find it very useful for analysing games quickly. It's not as "in depth" as the full blown Fritz programs, but it'll point out your failings pretty quickly!

There are a number of dedicated handheld chess computers on the market. Try www.chesscenter.com - they have several.
dysfl 141 ( +1 | -1 )
Pocketchess Delux on Palm I think this program is outstanding for chess games review, but somehow it is not recommended that often.

I tried Chess Tiger, Chessmaster on Palm also. Chess Tiger is considered as the strongest program, but it is not friendly for reviewing your games played in GK. Very clumsy process. Chessmaster is kind of joke, IMHO. It has better graphic and characters to play against, but very sluggish start on palm. The slowest program I've ever seen to start on palm.

Pocketchess is not so strong or beautiful, but works very well for your own games analysis. I can download my games as pgn from GK. Load it to Pocketchess desktop companion program (free with Pocketchess), hotsync it and my games are in palm. Very simple steps. No cut and paste. Then I can review each game from palm, analyze, add some notes for a move, add variations and store it to a database. No program but Pocketchess can do this easily. As it is palm, don't expect it will perform like Fritz on Pentium 4.

Sometimes, I run Blunder Check using Fritz and save it to pgn text format, then import to palm. In that way, I can view the suggested moves. Good reading material in the subway. I use it also to follow the magazine article, just to see the moves one by one.

It works fine on my cheap (it was not that cheap, *sigh*, but it became so) black and white Visor, which I'm using for many other small tasks.
spurtus 19 ( +1 | -1 )
PDAs What cost are you looking at for a really cheap PDA that will play a good chess engine with an editable database etc.

I use chessmaster on the gamebody on my GBA, its not great but it is OK.

Thanks,
Spurtus.
icantwrite 26 ( +1 | -1 )
Update... Firstlty, thanks for all of the input, very intersting and useful!!
I'm thinking of going the pda route and maybe getting a palm tungsten 3 as i could use it for work too. At the moment i have a mac ibook, so would this all link up ok and also run pocketfritz, pocketchess, chess tiger, etc...