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Chessmaster Alternatives for Linux

Chessmaster is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Lucas Chess, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Chessmaster and 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Chessmaster are XBoard, ChessX, Arena and ChessCoach.

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  1. Lucas Chess icon

    Lucas Chess

    • 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.

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    XBoard

    • 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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  3. ChessX icon

    ChessX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open source chess database.

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  4. Arena icon

    Arena

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Arena is a free Graphical User Interface (GUI) for chess. Arena helps you in analyzing and playing games as well as in testing chess engines. It runs on Linux or Windows. Arena is compatible to UCI and Winboard protocols.

    Arena Chess GUI
  5. ChessCoach icon

    ChessCoach

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Lichess

    ChessCoach is a neural network-based chess engine capable of natural-language commentary.

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    Shredder Chess

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • iPad

    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.

    Deep Shredder in Vista/7.
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    Gnome Chess

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GNOME Chess is a 2D chess game, where games can be played between a combination of human and computer players. GNOME Chess detects known third party chess engines for computer players.

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    DreamChess

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DreamChess is an open source chess game featuring "Dreamer", a moderately strong engine. Any XBoard-compatible chess engine (Crafty & GNU Chess) will work for varying degrees of difficulty. Includes 3D OpenGL graphics and various board sets.

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    Jin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 server's website).

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  10. WinBoard icon

    WinBoard

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Winboard works more as a graphic front-end for several different chess engines included with the game, as well as for several chess game modes. These include not only player vs player or human vs computer competitions, but also games played online and even by email.

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