to my selection of the best free chess software and other downloads on the net. There is very little that you can do with the latest commercial software that you can't do equally well (and sometimes even better) for free. If you want to play a game against your computer, replay a game from a grandmaster database, analyze a position, learn an opening, or play against someone on the internet, the software on this site is a good place to start!
A big thank you goes to the companies and individuals who have made their software freely available: without them this site wouldn't be possible.
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19/11/17 Updated the links! Ed Shroeder's Rebel site has some great downloads, including DOS chess programs set up in D-Fend Reloaded to run in Windows.
02/08/16 I'll just come briefly out of retirement to mention https://en.lichess.org/, a superb new place to play chess for free online. Go and have a look. You'll be impressed!