Free chess (as long as we're making lists...)
There's tons of chess software available. My favorite on the Macintosh was Sigma Chess Lite/HIARCS, which was free. The Windows XP freeware I'm playing with (in lieu of anything so good as that) is:
- WinBoard 4.2.7a/GNU Chess 5.07 is Tim Mann's traditional xboard interface for GNU Chess and other engines. It can play online, as well.
- Arena 1.99beta3 is another excellent first choice. Loaded with features, and supports both WinBoard and UCI style chess engines.
- Alpha Chess 3.2.4 is on my list because it has a beatable novice mode and looks good onscreen.
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