List of chess software

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Chess software comes in different forms. A chess playing program provides a graphical chessboard on which one can play a chess game against a computer. Such programs are available for personal computers, video game consoles, smartphones/tablet computers or mainframes/supercomputers. A chess engine generates moves, but is accessed via a command-line interface with no graphics. A dedicated chess computer has been purpose built solely to play chess. A graphical user interface (GUI) allows one to import and load an engine, and play against it. A chess database allows one to import, edit, and analyze a large archive of past games.

Chess-playing programs for personal computers[edit]

Chess engines[edit]

Chess graphical user interfaces[edit]

Chess-playing programs for video game consoles[edit]

Chess apps for phones/tablets[edit]

Chess computers[edit]

The following are special-purpose hardware/software combinations that are inextricably connected:

Programs for reading and editing chess databases[edit]

Chess-playing programs for mainframes/supercomputers[edit]

Tiniest chess programs[edit]

See also[edit]