ChessX Alternatives

    ChessX is described as 'Open source chess database'. There are more than 10 games similar to ChessX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other ChessX like games are Scid vs. PC (Free, Open Source), Chessmaster (Paid), OpeningTree (Free, Open Source) and Brutal Chess (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 3, 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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      • 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.


      • Windows
      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.

      Discontinued

      No new releases since 2008. But the old games get some solid praise for teaching features—might be worth a try.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Consolidated view of all your chess games from chess.com, lichess, grandmaster games or custom pgn. Prepare against your opponents by analyzing at their games and see which openings work for you.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      Brutal Chess Brutal Chess features full 3D graphics, an advanced particle engine, and several different levels of intelligent AI, inspired by the once popular Battle Chess.


    2. • Create and manage chess databases With search function and multi-game tools • Create richly annotated games and diagrams and print them, or use them in WordPad, Word, or HTML-pages • Use chess engines (Winboard/UCI) for playing and analysis • A full game WYSIWYG notation...
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Play chess against a very simple author written chess engine, or against a friend in pass and play mode.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Chess Analysis, Powered by AI The first AI chess tutor, DecodeChess explains the why behind chess moves in rich, intuitive language. Start improving your chess with the most advanced chess analysis software, for free!
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      • 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.
    3. Chess Assistant 13 Houdini 3 is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess online, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.
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