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GNU Chess
Chess game

GNU Chess is a chess-playing program. It can be used to play chess against the computer on a terminal or, more commonly, as a chess engine for graphical chess frontends such as XBoard.


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Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:chess


Download version 6.2.4 (stable)
released on 29 October 2016

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License:GPLv3orlaterGenium11 November 2013

Leaders and contributors

Fabien Letouzey Primary author of version 6
Stuart Cracraft Project leader
Antonio Ceballos Current maintainer

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Software prerequisites

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 December 2016.


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