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PyChess

PyChess

PyChess is a Gnome inspired chess client written in Python.

The goal of PyChess, is to provide a fully featured, nice looking, easy to use chess client for the gnome-desktop.

The client should be usable both to those totally new to chess, those who want to play an occasional game, and those who wants to use the computer to further enhance their play.

 PyChess

License
GNU GPL v2

Developer
Thomas Dybdahl Ahle

Website
www.pychess.org

Requirements
GTK+ version 2.8.x
pygtk, python-sqlite2 / python2.4-pysqlite2 / python-pysqlite2, pygobject, pycairo, gnome-python-desktop, gnome-icon-theme

gst-python (optional)

Support:
Wiki, FAQ, Mailing List

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Attractive interface
  • Chess Engine Communication Protocol (CECP) and Univeral Chess Interface (UCI) Engine support
  • Free online play on the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS)
  • Read and writes PGN, EPD and FEN chess file formats
  • Built-in Python based engine
  • Undo and pause functions
  • Board and piece animation
  • Drag and drop
  • Tabbed interface
  • Hints and spyarrows
  • Opening book sidepanel using sqlite
  • Score plot sidepanel
  • "Enter game" in pgn dialog
  • Optional sounds
  • Legal move highlighting
  • Internationalised or figure pieces in notation

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