Gnome Chess Alternatives

    Gnome Chess is described as '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'. There are more than 10 games similar to Gnome Chess for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Online / Web-based, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other Gnome Chess like games are Chess.com (Freemium), XBoard (Free, Open Source), Chessmaster (Paid) and JustChess (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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      • 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!


      • 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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      • 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
      • 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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    2. Chess incorporates our "Treebeard" Chess engine, an innovative engine using closely guarded state-of-the-art search techniques developed for our competition-level Shogi program, which twice came close to capturing the World Championship crown.
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      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      BabasChess is a new revolutionary Internet Chess Client for Windows.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      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 opponent.
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