XBoard

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XBoard is the standard chess game for playing chess on Linux computers. It's not very fancy, it's not got a trendy look, but it's great for playing chess. And it supports all the commonly used chess engines available.

[edit] Starting XBoard

You can select chess engine to play against from the command-line. It starts Gnuchess if no other engine is specified.

To start Crafty:

xboard -fcp 'crafty xboard'

The -tcp option supports many arguments, for example:

xboard -fcp 'crafty xboard hash=12M hashp=5M'

Phalanx:

xboard -fcp phalanx

You can also connect to a chess server, which must also be given as a command-line argument. For eaxmple:

xboard -ics -icshost freechess.org

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