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    Best Chess game for linux?

    What is the best chess game that combines great graphics (3D Staunton pieces) and can be very difficult? I tried glchess, but just want some other opinions.

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    Re: Best Chess game for linux?

    Dunno if it's the best but have a look at DreamChess, http://www.dreamchess.org/

    A moderately strong chess engine is included: Dreamer. However, should this engine be too weak for you, then you can use any other XBoard-compatible chess engine, including the popular Crafty and GNU Chess.
    If you don;t like the 3D pieces it might even be possible do download some off the net and use those instead if you are willing to fiddle around a bit.

    Anyway, it's what I use.

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    Linux is a rather poor platform when it comes to good chess programs. However there is one pearl:
    http://www.shredderchess.com/linux.html
    It costs some money, but it is the best.
    Last edited by Majorix; December 28th, 2011 at 02:16 PM.

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    Re: Best Chess game for linux?

    Thanks for the input. Keep them coming!

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    Another vote for Shredder.

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    Re: Best Chess game for linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Majorix View Post
    Linux is a rather poor platform when it comes to good chess programs. However there is one pearl:
    http://www.shredderchess.com/linux.html
    It costs some money, but it is the best.
    *point*
    Objection!

    As far as I've seen, Stockfish is the best chess engine available, and better yet, it's open-source and installable from the package repos (package name "stockfish"). Of course, it's just a chess engine - no interface or anything - but you can use it with any Xboard-compatible chess client, which is pretty much every chess interface out there now.

    EDIT: Be warned, Stockfish is very, very good - world-class level. I've watched Grand Masters lose to this thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DangerOnTheRanger View Post

    As far as I've seen, Stockfish is the best chess engine available, and better yet, it's open-source and installable from the package repos (package name "stockfish").
    So if I download it, it will automatically load into my glchess? I'm not new to chess, just new to the computer chess thing.

    Edit: I see stockfish is now one of the engine choices in glchess. Thanks for the tip!
    Last edited by wolfen69; December 29th, 2011 at 03:57 AM.

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    Re: Best Chess game for linux?

    eboard (http://www.bergo.eng.br/eboard/) is nice. You can play against various chess engines and on fics. (though not a true 3d chess game)
    Last edited by Toz; December 29th, 2011 at 04:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toz View Post
    eboard (http://www.bergo.eng.br/eboard/) is nice. You can play against various chess engines and on fics. (though not a true 3d chess game)
    I just signed up at FICS, and the Knights board can be used which is semi-3D.(good enough) Thanks a ton, now I can play against people whenever I want.

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    Re: Best Chess game for linux?

    phalanx is the best chess engine in my opinion

    plays more like a human would. Gnuchess is boring, because I lose against it every time...
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