Chess is a popular game which is played by two players on a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid.
List of Chess games
This is a list of free/libre chess games:
CBoard is a text-mode chess game front-end and editor for PGN (Portable Game Notation) files. It uses unicode characters to display chess pieces.
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Fairy-Max is a xboard compatible chess engine for playing user defined chess variants with non-orthodox pieces. The movement rules for new pieces can be defined in a text file. Fairy-Max can also play regular chess.
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GNOME Games is a collection of sixteen small "five-minute" games in a variety of styles and genres for the GNOME desktop.
GNU Chess is a program that plays the ancient board game, Chess. It is licensed under the GPLv2. It was one of the first major games to be developed deliberately as free software. On the game Free Software Foundation founder Richard M. Stallman said "We even developed a chess game, GNU Chess, because a complete [free] system needs games too."
PyChess is a graphical front-end that works with xboard-compatible engines such as GNU Chess and stockfish, and also comes with its own chess engine if no other is available. PyChess is also capable of online play using the FICS server. Features include hints, different chess variants, and themeable chess pieces.
The command-line version shows a pseudographical board with ASCII art pieces, and asks for a command. It also supports xboard protocol.
The other version (using the same code) is a plug-in for the Eagle Mode ZUI environment. Its UI is isometric, with the pieces reflecting everything around them.
The plug-in says it is called so because it was written by a weak chess player and weak chess programmer. However, John Knight called the AI “rather aggressive” and “rather nasty” in his article.