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    Thief is described as 'free chess client written by Zon Jan to play on chess servers like the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS). Thief can be customized and supports regular chess and all variants like bughouse, crazyhouse, Losers, Suicide, Kriegspiel and others' and is a Chess App in the Games category. There are more than 25 games similar to Thief for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Online / Web-based, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Lichess, which is both free and Open Source. Other Thief like games are Chess.com (Freemium), XBoard (Free, Open Source), Arena (Free) and Shotgun King (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2022
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    Thief is a free chess client written by Zon Jan to play on chess servers like the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS). Thief...
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      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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      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!


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


    1. Chess Titans brings the classic strategy game of chess to life with three-dimensional graphics and animation. Highlighted squares show where you can move your pieces.
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      Play chess against a very simple author written chess engine, or against a friend in pass and play mode.
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      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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      AI chess tutor and analysis.
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      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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      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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