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Scid vs. PC is described as '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' and is an game in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to Scid vs. PC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Lucas Chess, which is both free and Open Source. Other Scid vs. PC like games are Chessmaster, ChessX, XBoard and Arena.

This page was last updated Jun 22, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows

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  1. Lucas Chess

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

  2. 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.



  3. ChessX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open source chess database.

  4. XBoard

    • 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.

    XBoard vs Scid vs. PC opinions
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    XBoard is not a chess database but a chess playing software

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  5. 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.



  6. Fritz

    • Windows

    Fritz is the world’s most popular chess program, developed by ChessBase, “the world's leading chess software company” (Washington Post).

  7. ChessRoots

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. ChessPad

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Feature-rich chess game viewer and editor.

  10. Shredder Chess

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • iPad

    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.

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