Alternatives to Fritz for all platforms with any license

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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...

    Open Source Mac 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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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...

    Commercial Windows

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    Chess.com

    Play chess online, learn new chess strategies, tactics and rules, study chess games and openings - all FREE on Chess.com - the #1 online chess site!

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Java Mobile HP webOS

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  • Arena icon

    Arena

    Arena is a FREE available Graphical User Interface (GUI) for chess programs (engines) by Martin Blume. Arena runs on Win95, NT4 or higher Microsoft OS versions. Arena is...

    Free Windows

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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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web Windows Mobile ... Android iPhone Java Mobile iPad

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  • Lucas Chess icon

    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...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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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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  • AI Factory Chess Treebeard icon

    AI Factory Chess Treebeard

    Chess incorporates our "Treebeard" Chess engine, an innovative engine using closely guarded state-of-the-art search techniques developed for our...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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    Project Invincible

    Project Invincible is a free, portable, open source and cross-platform chess game. Challenge a friend to a 3D chess battle or test your skills against a computer...

    Open Source Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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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...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Tarrasch Chess GUI icon

    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...

    Free Windows

Fritz Comments

Fritztrainers

Comment by alanbleier
about Fritz Jan 2016

I have tons of "Fritztrainers" which I assume are made for Fritz, and have actually played them many times in Fritz 14 on Windows 8.1

Does anyone know if there is an alternative for Ubuntu 14.04?

These Fritztrainers comprise of .cbh files for the moves and .wmv for the videos.
Thanks in advance beautiful community.

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Windows, 7 and activation

Comment by PeresGil
about Fritz Nov 2013

It never worked for me with Vista. After getting a new laptop with 7 it was not activating saying it was already activated in another computer. I wrote them email, they deleted the activation register of the old laptop and it has been working nicely and as activated since that.

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Fritz is Awful

Negative Comment by raindog308
about Fritz Nov 2012

Fritz is awful:

  • Very cumbersome, hard to use interface
  • Poor documentation
  • Software activation - good luck if you upgrade or switch computers
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activation process

Negative Comment by PeresGil
about Fritz Apr 2012

Some people have trouble with the activation process. I am one of them. You can't test activation before buying and after that is too late. Take care.

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