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HIARCS Chess Explorer Alternatives

HIARCS Chess Explorer is described as 'World class chess database, analysis and playing software for PC and Mac' and is a Chess app in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to HIARCS Chess Explorer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, Mac, Android and iPad. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other HIARCS Chess Explorer like games are Scid vs. PC, Chessmaster, Arena and ChessRoots.

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World class chess database, analysis and playing software for PC and Mac.

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  1. Lichess icon

    Lichess

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    58 alternatives to Lichess 

    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.

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    1.  Ad-freeLichess doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  MultiplayerLichess offers a game mode for more than one player.
    3.  Single playerLichess has one or more single player game modes.
    Home page, light background
    Game analysis, custom background
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    Scid vs. PC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    22 alternatives to Scid vs. PC 

    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

    50 alternatives to Chessmaster 

    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.

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    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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    Arena

    • Windows
    • Linux
    26 alternatives to Arena 

    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.

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    Arena Chess GUI
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    ChessRoots

    21 alternatives to ChessRoots 

    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. I wanted to try out some new openings, but looking at existing opening databases, I found a few...

     ChessRoots has no features, suggest some!
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    Fritz

    38 alternatives to Fritz 

    Fritz is the world’s most popular chess program, developed by ChessBase, “the world's leading chess software company” (Washington Post). Whether you are a beginner, club player or professional – Fritz has everything that chess players could want: automatically adjusting...

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    Shotgun King

    • Windows
    • itch.io
    53 alternatives to Shotgun King 

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

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    Brutal Chess

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    40 alternatives to Brutal Chess 

    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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    1.  PortableBrutal Chess can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Shredder Chess

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Java Mobile
      • iPad
      42 alternatives to Shredder Chess 

      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. Since 1996 Shredder has won thirteen titles as World Computer Chess Champion which makes Shredder the most...

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      Deep Shredder in Vista/7.
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      JustChess

      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      53 alternatives to JustChess 

      Play chess against a very simple author written chess engine, or against a friend in pass and play mode.

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