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Pychess is a great graphical chess GUI written in the Python language. It is free software (GPL license). It supports all the common chess engines, Internet chess servers and it even has it's own easy-to-defeat chess engine.


[edit] Features

  • Fancy GUI
  • Supports chess servers such as FICS
  • Supports the common chess engines and lets you choose difficulty (not all GUIs supports this). You can (ab)use
  • 2D chess board. No 3D support.
  • Read and writes numerous chessgame fileformats:
  • CECP and UCI Engine support
  • Free online play on the FICS chess servers
  • Undo and pause functions.
  • Board and piece animation
  • Drag and drop
  • Tabbed interface
  • Hints and spyarrows
  • Openingbook sidepanel using sqlite
  • Scoreplot sidepanel
  • "Enter game" in pgn dialog
  • Internationalised or figure pieces in notation
  • Optional sounds
  • Legal move highlighting
  • A nice and accessible look

[edit] Involvement indicated

[edit] Code

  • Thomas Dybdahl Ahle
  • Norbert Fabritius
  • Thijs Vermeir
  • Wojciech Halicki-Piszko
  • Bajusz Tamás
  • Pierre Boulenguez
  • Leonardo Gregianin

[edit] Graphics

  • Karola Kreńskiego
  • Thomas Dybdahl Ahle
  • Max Froumentin

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