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    Chessmaster Alternatives

    Chessmaster is described as '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' and is a Chess App in the Games category. There are more than 25 games similar to Chessmaster for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Mac, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other Chessmaster like games are Chess.com (Freemium), Scid vs. PC (Free, Open Source), Lucas Chess (Free, Open Source) and DroidFish Chess (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 6, 2021

    1. Lichess is the most complete chess experience, with a simple interface that focuses on the game, a massive array of game related tools and a huge, worldwide community. The Lichess covenant: lichess.org will always be free.
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      Lichess vs Chessmaster opinions
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      lichess is web based "app" mainly to play online and solve some puzzles. Chessmaster series was a chess program series which included lectures learning chess playing with computer of various strenghts, had nice enviroment for kids etc. its like comparing say google maps and say sim city game
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      • Android Wear
      Play chess online with millions of players around the world! Enjoy free unlimited games and improve your chess rating with 50,000+ tactics puzzles, interactive lessons and videos, and a powerful computer opponent. Unlock your inner chess master today!
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      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.
      Lucas Chess vs Chessmaster opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Most of chess software lacks of good training features but lucas chess have great training features
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    2. A port of the Stockfish chess engine to Android.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      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 Chess.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      With Listudy you can improve your chess skills with the help of spaced repetition. Better train openings, endgames and tactics with the help of systematic repetition. Study Openings Use Listudy to better memorize openings.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Open source chess database.
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      • Windows
      Fritz is the world’s most popular chess program, developed by ChessBase, “the world's leading chess software company” (Washington Post).
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      I am a pretty mediocre chess player, but at the start of 2019 I was playing a lot of online Blitz. My opening repertoire was pretty slim and I felt myself repeating the same mistakes.
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