FirstLinux.com: Linux chess interfacesJun 24, 2001, 20:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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Dave Jones weighs in with an informative explanation of chess apps runnung on Linux, focusing on four chess interfaces, which allow you to play opponents over a network or the Web:
"It used to be that to find human chess opponents you had to visit your local chess club for a game. With the creation of the first Internet Chess Server (ICS) back in 1992, chess against humans could be played from the comfort of your own home. Linux users need a break, from their daily system administration, wordprocessing and programming chores, like everyone else. What better way of having some fun by playing a friendly game of chess with someone who lives in a different continent. Nowadays ICS is extremely popular with hundreds of people to play chess ranging from Grandmasters to absolute beginners."