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Daniela Stiglitz, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / November 02, 2013

Whenever you want to enjoy a game of chess, you can play a digital one like these ones. These are games that you can play either online, with people from anywhere on the globe, or against the computer. Some of these games have 3D graphics and a few of them are like a personal trainer since they offer you tips and solutions for almost every move.

These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:

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Grand Master Chess
Grand Master Chess
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(24 votes)
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Grand Master Chess is an entertaining chess game developed by Fly Games. Grand Master Chess is not only a game, but also an effective tool solution to learn new chess strategies, tactics, rules, as it also lets you study chess games and openings. With this game you can test your abilities and determine your knowledge status with ease and accuracy.

Pros:
  • wide range of difficulty levels.
Cons:
  • full screen only.
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Amusive Chess
Amusive Chess
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(58 votes)
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Amusive Chess is a basic chess game developed by MyPlayCity.com. The game is in 2D; however, the graphics do the job. Considering its small size, it does have a good amount of features. The AI is solid and challenging as well. Amusive Chess is a good chess simulator.

Pros:
  • Solid 2D view and simple.
Cons:
  • Forces you to use MyPlayCity's browser bar.
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PlayChess
PlayChess
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(12 votes)
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PlayChess is much more than just a simple client of the online chess server, it is actually a complete solution for any avid chess player as well as for chess beginners that want to improve their gameplay. It doesn’t only let you play chess, but also watch chess games, kibitz and analyze them and eventually improve your skill.

Pros:
  • You can participate in a simultaneous exhibition against a grandmaster.
  • Lets you login as a guest, without registration.
  • It's free.
Cons:
  • The interface is a bit intricate.
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DreamChess
DreamChess
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(2 votes)
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DreamChess 0.2.0 is an open source chess game. It has been developed to be played under Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This game provides 3D OpenGL graphics and various chess board sets (Classic Wooden, Opposing Elements, Figurines and Sketch). You can change the resolution of the screen, and even choose the Full Screen mode.

Pros:
  • It´s a nice free chess game.
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ChessJam
ChessJam
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ChessJam is an exciting online chess game where you can put your chess strategy to the test. Once you created your ChessJam account, you will be able to challenge other users to a game, play against robots, chat with users from all over the world and many other.

Pros:
  • Simple and interactive interface
  • Built-in instant messenger
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ChessRally
ChessRally
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ChessRally is a very complete chess game for Windows. It supports both single-player and multi-player games. It has a very clean interface with a well designed board and shiny chess pieces. The single player mode also allows you to use the computer as a real-time, on-site chess teacher.

Pros:
  • Very complete.
  • Many modes.
  • Useful for learning.
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Mayura Chess Board
Mayura Chess Board
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Nowadays, you can find computer games inspired from almost any board game you can think of, from chess and backgammon to rummy and domino. Mayura Chess Board is one PC game that helps you practice your chess skills and test new game strategies. Mayura Chess Board brought me various options that allowed me to save the game's progress, undo numerous moves, pause the game, etc.

Pros:
  • Intuitive interface.
  • Options to Pause, Resume and Undo moves.
  • Gives you access to hints.
  • You can save game progress.
  • Offers direct access to the homepage of World Chess Federation.
Cons:
  • Doesn't support multiplayer gameplay.
  • Few chess engines.
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ChessCat
ChessCat
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(1 votes)
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Chess is one of the most popular games in the world. For some people it’s only a hobby and pleasant way of spending free time and for others it’s serious sport. One of the most effective ways for improving your playing level is analyzing games. ChessCat is small utility that was developed for reading and writing chess games.

Pros:
  • Free.
Cons:
  • Poor design.
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Hotbabe Chess
Hotbabe Chess
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Hotbabe Chess is a funny but serious chess game. You play against the computer, but it seems that your opponent is a girl (Hotbabe) challenging you move by move in the chat window, but you cannot answer. The webcam of Hotbabe seems to be real; she is always making funny things. You can choose white or black side to play and select one of 20 different difficulty levels.

Pros:
  • You can use the functions hint and undo move. You can save the game and play off-line
Cons:
  • It doesn't have the option to play against another player, you can only play against the computer.
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Multiplayer Chess
Multiplayer Chess
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Multiplayer Chess is a simple chess game in which you play against other players online. You can register an account or you can play as a guest. When you first enter the game, you can sit at an open table or open a new table and wait for players to join you. This may take a while, but there's no other way. It would be great if you could also play with another player locally.

Pros:
  • Nice graphics.
  • Free.
  • You can play against other player.
Cons:
  • No chat nor customization options.
  • Not so many users online to play.
  • Doesn't support a local game.
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RTChess
RTChess
Freeware

Children's Chess. All figures are presented in the form of amusing balls, armed and spotlighted in proportion to the degree of importance of the figure. The best version for a young grandmaster! If you are looking for a real brain-teaser to kill your spare time, then nothing could match the standards of Chess.

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Tom's Live Chess Game Viewer
Tom's Live Chess Game Viewer
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Games you are watching are recorded in PGN format in real time so that you have a record of the game. Users can also get up to date results table information that will show who is winning the tournament and the results of the last round of games played. The Viewer can be opened multiple times to watch different games being broadcast from separate sites.

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NagaSkaki Chess
NagaSkaki Chess
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NagaSkaki Chess is a simple but enjoyable chess game that offers 10 preset personalities that you can play against featuring different levels of difficulty starting from a beginner to master. This version features some improvements and new things including a number of additional personalities and a sizable chess board.

Pros:
  • Easy to use.
  • Free.
  • Fully customizable.
  • Different levels of difficulty.
Cons:
  • It doesn't support Vista.
  • The user interface needs to be improved.
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Greedy Knight
Greedy Knight
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Greedy Knight is a challenging flash game in which you must collect all the coins that are located on the pillars and then return to the starting point. The trick is that your knight can only move like the horse in the game of Chess (that is, following the L pattern) and that once you step on a pillar when you move to another one, the previous one will be destroyed.

Pros:
  • Challenging.
  • You can share your result on three social sites.
  • Free.
Cons:
  • Only one level.
  • Simple graphics.
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VSChessMania
VSChessMania
Freeware

vsChessMania is a freeware chess game, that allow you and your friends to play the game of chess, either on local system or through different computers. VS ChessMania now support following feature: - Two Player Game from same computer - Two Player Game over Internet - Change Chess Piece or Background to play game - Host your own Game for Internet Play

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JoraChess
JoraChess
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JoraChess allows you to play chess against the computer in full screen mode. You can choose the color of the pieces but you cannot select the level of difficulty. You cannot take back moves but you can use the Hint feature to let the computer suggest you the next move and there is no time control.

Pros:
  • It doesn't require internet connection.
Cons:
  • The game uses full screen mode and its window's size cannot be adjusted.
  • You cannot take back moves.
  • You cannot select the level of difficulty.
  • There is not included a time control.
  • The pieces that have been captured are not visually shown.
  • The voice feature didn't work.
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Battle Master
Battle Master
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Battle Master is a chess game developed in Borland Delphi 5.0. Battle Master already has some piece sets. Battle Master has a wide range of abilities such as options about the computer engine or appearence options. Although the computer plays very well sometimes it plays the same way.

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Knight's Gambit
Knight's Gambit
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(15 votes)
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Knight's Gambit is a wonderful chess game for all ages and different skill levels. The game is completely customizable and allows you to select the board, customize the pieces, and play in 2D or 3D. You can also decide to play white, black, or two players on one computer or a network game. What is more, you can select the computer level or choose one of the four presets available.

Pros:
  • Fully customizable.
  • Great graphics and effects.
  • You can play with a friend.
  • Different difficulty levels.
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Falco Chess
Falco Chess
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This program is a chess game simulator. It allows you to play either against the computer (as a virtual player), or online, against other real players logged in from around the world. The latter option presupposes your connecting to a chess server. All you have to do is register for free, and set up an account.

Pros:
  • You can play alone against the computer, against a friend directly, or over the Internet
  • 2D and 3D graphics.
Cons:
  • Limited number of difficulty levels.
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Real Chess
Real Chess
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Real Chess features this all-time classic game with great 3D graphics and excellent gameplay. Real Chess is a great option among the great number of chess games available, and besides it has a freeware license. Try out this challenging strategy game, against another player or vs the computer!

Pros:
  • Excellent gameplay.
  • Nice graphics.
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