I am an avid chess player. I even take lessons from a coach. Yeah, that’s about the epitome of geek. As a major fan I’m on Chess.com playing a few times a day. It’s a great website and I’m getting quite good.
But there’s one place where Chess.com falls appart – it’s mobile app. One of the most frusterating things that happens is that you will make a move and it doesn’t record that it happened, and never tells you opponent that a move was made. So while it looks as if your opponent’s time is ticking away (when you run out of time you automatically lose) it’s actually your time that’s ticking away and there’s no way to fix it.
I lost a game like this today (I’m KamakaziX, with the black pieces):
I played 17… Rf8 (which chess.com never registered as my move) and the f2 pawn won’t be able to hold on. This should have been an easy win from here on out. (By the way I made tons of mistakes in this game but it is what it is).
Ah well. More chess to come soon.