Halfchess — PressKit — 2020

Naval Saini
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2 min readAug 16, 2017
Play chess faster on a smaller board | Teach your kid chess on using a smaller board

This is a press-kit for Halfchess.

  1. App video
  2. Background Story
  3. Media coverage
  4. Talks
  5. App Links
  6. Social Media Presence
  7. iOS Screenshots
  8. Android Screenshots
  9. New Rules
  10. Logos

App Video

Latest halfchess game
Old version — (Blind Mode — remember the position, 30 seconds)
The old app video (15 seconds)

Background Story

Media Coverage

  • YourStory on 18th Aug, 2017 wrote,“Half Chess aims to be the T-20 version of chess and force more exciting endgames.”
  • The Better India on 19th Aug, 2017 wrote,“With a Smaller Board and New Pieces, This Chess Game Is Anything but Slow!”


App Links

Website: https://halfchess.com

iOS app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/half-chess/id1182813218?ls=1&mt=8

Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flipflopapp.halfchess

Social Media Presence

  1. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playhalfchess/
  2. Medium blog: https://medium.com/halfchess
  3. We also run an invite only whatsapp page: the invitation form https://goo.gl/forms/IY9eXNT1OCUqh33P2

iOS Screenshots (TBD)

To be done … Teacher mode and Two player mode

Play against AI

Android Screenshots (TBD)

To be done… AI mode and Two player mode

New Rules

  1. No casteling
  2. Stalemate is same as checkmate
  3. Pawn always promotes to queen




Naval Saini

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