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:
GNU Chess is a program that plays the ancient board game, Chess. It is licensed under the GPLv2. The original version of GNU Chess, written by Stuart Cracraft, 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." Version 6 of GNU Chess is based on Fruit, a chess engine by Fabien Letouzey
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.
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.
|Fairy-Max||July 10, 2011||Chess|
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.
|GNOME Games||Please add the Gameinfo template to the article||
Gnome Chess (formerly a part of GNOME Games) is a 2D chess game for GNOME desktop. It automatically detects installed chess engines (such as GNU Chess) for computer players. It used to have a 3D view mode, but it was dropped in version 3.13.4.
|KDE Games||Please add the Gameinfo template to the article||KDE Games is a division of the KDE project, creating a collection of quality games for KDE desktop. It is similar to GNOME Games and Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection. Most games are distributed under GPLv2.|
|3Dc||1996-04-11||Chess, Board games||
3D chess is kind of a chess game on 3 boards. The pieces are mostly from chess. There are 26 directions to move. 3D chess comes with a computer opponent.
|Chess3D||Chess, Board games|
Chess3D is a HTML/WebGL 3D chess game with AI.
GNU Shogi is a chess engine for the traditional Japanese chess variant, called shōgi. The game can be played in the terminal, or it can be played with the graphical interface of XBoard.
GPSFish is a port of the powerful Stockfish chess engine to the Japanese chess variant, shōgi.
A notable feature of Stockfish versus other computer chess engines, which has made it so exceedingly powerful, is the Fishtest worker program.. Users run this program and donate their computer time to have development versions of Stockfish play very large numbers of test games against one another. This is used to measure the effectiveness of propsed changes, allowing the program to grow rapidly in playing strength and letting regressions be weeded out.
eboard is a chess interface for Unix and Unix-like operating systems. It allows the user to play chess online against other users or against any chess engine with an Xboard compatible interface. eboard is primarily intended for playing on the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS) or similar service. It suports some chess variants such as the four player game bughouse chess.
Note: As of February 2021, the Fedora repository is unmaintained. The Gentoo repository is outdated. Several other distros are also distributing outdated versions, although they are generally not bleeding edge distros anyway.
- Stallman's Chess quote
- LICENSE on Github
- John Knight, 1 Feb 2009. New Projects - Fresh from the Labs. Linux Journal. Accessed on 2009-05-25.
- copyright file git
- The KDE Games Center (accessed on 2019-01-03)
- Media license confirmed by email.
- CCRL ratings for computer blitz chess ranked it highest when retrieved on 2021/02/16.
- On the get involved page
- COPYING file in the repository as well as in the theme subdirectories under directory "extra".