Scid vs. PC Alternatives
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.
- - Lucas Chess is the most popular Windows & Linux alternative to Scid vs. PC.
- - Lucas Chess is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Scid vs. PC.
Lucas Chess Features
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.
- - Chessmaster is the most popular commercial alternative to Scid vs. PC.
No new releases since 2008. But the old games get some solid praise for teaching features—might be worth a try.
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.
Comments about XBoard as a Alternative to Scid vs. PC
XBoard is not a chess database but a chess playing software0
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.
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 is the most popular Web-based alternative to Scid vs. PC.
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...
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...
- - Shredder Chess is the most popular Android, iPhone & iPad alternative to Scid vs. PC.
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.
Brutal Chess Features
Tarrasch is a flexible, minimalist, and easy to use chess GUI. It is ideal for playing against and training with chess engines. Tarrasch has a built in engine but can just as easily be used with other UCI engines such as Rybka or Houdini.
Tarrasch Chess GUI Features