As the title of the question says, I'm looking for a chess program that evaluates my playing and adapts its level to it. Maybe Lucas Chess does this (it's said that it does), but I found the tips of the movements I could play were full of mistakes... I don't have a lot of experience in this field and I know Lucas Chess is recommended by people who know chess much better than me. But that was my experience. So I started searching for other programs. I exchanged some e-mails with people at Schredder and they said the program does this, but it is expensive (in fact I don't mind, if it does this), and I want to do a good search. Maybe someone knows a good program for this kind of thing I'm trying to do.
The Shredder app for IOS/Android has the following (optional) feature:
- The program assigns to you a starting Elo.
- When you play it, it adjusts its internal strength to match your Elo.
- After the game, it adjusts your Elo based on the result.
- The next game, it again adjusts its strength based on your Elo.
As you win more, it becomes more competitive until you reach a stage where your win ratio reaches around 50%.
About it being expensive - I recall paying about $5-10 for it, I guess it's up to you to decide whether that is worth the feature.
A few caveats from my experience:
- The Elo calculated by Shredder is not a good estimate of your FIDE Elo. I stopped playing Shredder at around 1800, while my actual FIDE rating is less than 1600.
- Shredder is better than most, but still not very good at simulating "human" play. This is especially noticeable at the lower strength settings - it will play like a GM for a few moves, then make a rather stupid tactical mistake, and then proceed to play like a GM.
If you are simply looking to have a bit of fun, then Shredder is great for that purpose, but if you are looking for a way to measure your playing strength as it would be against human opposition, it is simply not suitable for that - the only way you can measure how good you are against humans is to play humans.