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FirstLinux.com: Linux chess interfaces

Jun 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."

"The focus of this review is to compare and contrast the four main Linux chess interfaces on the Free Internet Chess Server. Although no longer released under the GPL, FICS is the most popular non-commercial chess server on the net."

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