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ChessX is described as 'Open source chess database' and is a Chess app in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to ChessX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other ChessX like games are Scid vs. PC, Chessmaster, OpeningTree and Arena.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

Open source chess database.

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  1. Lichess icon

    Lichess

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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.

    Home page, light background
  2. Scid vs. PC icon

    Scid vs. PC

    • 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.

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  3. Chessmaster icon

    Chessmaster

    • 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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  4. OpeningTree icon

    OpeningTree

    • 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.

    Homepage
  5. 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


  6. Shotgun King icon

    Shotgun King

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • itch.io

    Chess, but you replace your entire army with a royal shotgun.

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  7. Brutal Chess icon

    Brutal Chess

    • 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.

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  8. ChessPad icon

    ChessPad

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Feature-rich chess game viewer and editor.

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  9. JustChess icon

    JustChess

    • 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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  10. DecodeChess icon

    DecodeChess

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    AI chess tutor and analysis.

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