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  • Scid vs. PC icon

    Scid vs. PC

    Shane's Chess Information Database is a powerful Chess Toolkit, with which one can create huge chess databases, run engine analysis, or play casual games against the computer or online with the Free Internet Chess Server. It was...

    Open Source Mac Windows

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    Chessmaster

    Chessmaster is a chess playing computer game series which is now owned and developed by Ubisoft. It is the best-selling chess franchise in history, with more than five million units sold as of 2002.

    Commercial Windows

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    XBoard

    XBoard, also known as WinBoard on Microsoft operating systems, is a free graphical user interface client developed by Tim Mann that is compatible with various chess engines that support the Xboard Communication Protocol such as GNU...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Lucas Chess

    The aim is to play chess against the computer with increasing levels of difficulty and with a limited number of hints that are given by a chess tutor. Also included are thousands of training positions such as different types of...

    Open Source Windows

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    PyChess

    PyChess is a swift chess client originally developed for Gnome, but running well under any other linux desktops. As far as we know of. PyChess is pure, delicious Python code, from the top of the UI to the bottom of the chess engine...

    Open Source Linux

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    Brutal Chess

    Brutal Chess features full 3D graphics, an advanced particle engine, and several different levels of intelligent AI.

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    BabasChess

    BabasChess is a new revolutionary Internet Chess Client for Windows. It combines ease of use with powerful features for advanced users; integrates a fast and customizable playing environment with a powerful PGN viewer/editor, chess...

    Free Windows

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    ChessX

    ChessX is an Open Source chess database. With ChessX you can operate on your collection of chess games in many ways: browse, edit, add, organize, analyze, etc.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Tarrasch Chess GUI

    Tarrasch is a flexible, minimalist, and easy to use chess GUI. It is ideal for playing against and training with chess engines. Tarrasch has a built in engine but can just as easily be used with other UCI engines such as Rybka or...

    Free Windows

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    Pure Chess

    Experience one of the oldest known boardgames on the advanced technology of today. With ultra-realistic and unparalleled beautiful visuals you can almost reach out and touch the pieces. Created under the watchful eye of a...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Shredder Chess

    The Shredder chess programs by Stefan Meyer-Kahlen provide a game playing and analysis tool for everybody and are accepted as one of the best chess programs of the world. Since 1996 Shredder has won thirteen titles as World Computer...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile iPad

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    Fritz

    Fritz is the world’s most popular chess program, developed by ChessBase, “the world's leading chess software company” (Washington Post). Whether you are a beginner, club player or professional – Fritz has everything that chess...

    Commercial Windows

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    iNemesis

    iNemesis is a free chess program that allows you to play on the FICS (free internet chess server). iNemesis Version 5.0 is a major rewrite of previous versions. Its interface is quite simple, yet it gives you twice the power. The...

    Free Windows

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    eboard

    eboard is a chess interface for Unix-like systems (GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, etc.) based on the GTK+ GUI toolkit. It provides a chess board interface to ICS (Internet Chess Servers) like FICS and to chess engines like GNU Chess...

    Free Linux BSD

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    Chess Titans

    Chess Titans brings the classic strategy game of chess to life with three-dimensional graphics and animation. Highlighted squares show where you can move your pieces. Chess Titans is a complex strategy game, and success depends on...

    Free Windows

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    Jin

    Jin is an open source, cross platform, graphical client for chess servers, written in Java. Jin can run either as a standalone application (available at this website) or as an applet, directly from your browser (available at the chess...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    ChessDB

    ChessDB - a free Chess database for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and UNIX - like ChessBase , but better.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Thief

    Thief is a free chess client written by Zon Jan to play on chess servers like the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS). Thief can be customized and supports regular chess and all variants like bughouse, crazyhouse, Losers, Suicide...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Check vs Mate

    Battle vs. Chess is a computer game version of chess developed by Targem Games and Zuxxez Entertainment and published by TopWare Interactive. It was released on May 17, 2011 for PC (Windows and Mac), PlayStation 3, PlayStation...

    Commercial Mac Windows Steam

  • jose

    josé is a graphical Chess tool. You can store chess games in a database (backed by MySQL). You can view games and edit variations and comments. You can play against a "plugged-in" chess engine and use it for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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