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Welcome to my chess engines page. Here I give an overview of some of the chess engines available today.

These pages are mainly about UCI Chess engines, which are taking over WinBoard engines. It is also possible to "convert" WinBoard engines into UCI engines, although this may decrease their playing strength.

Most UCI and WinBoard engines mentioned on these pages are freeware, although we will also list commercial programs. All the authors must be commended for continually developing new and improved chess engines.

Don't judge chess engines only by engine tournaments. Some are created to play like humans, while some are created to be useful in analysis

If you download an engine take a look into the "readme" files. Most authors ask for response like games, results or bug reports. You can help them improve their chess engine.

To purchase products, I recommend Wholesale Chess. They provide the highest quality chess products at the lowest prices (especially for US and Canadian players). They even offer to match prices with other chess websites! Even though I live overseas, this is where I choose to purchase chess goods.

For chess opening training and repertoire maintenance, I highly recommend the software I use, Chess Openings Wizard. This software was approved by Grandmaster Peter Svidler (FIDE rating 2744 as of January 2010) many years ago.


Posted by Webmaster on Saturday, March 22, 2008 (edited 04/02/10).


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