Zarkon Fischer's Free Chess Programs
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DiagTransfer 3.0.1

Here's a useful program for copying a position from one program, such as a web browser, to another, such as chessbase light. It has a semi-transparent mode that allows you to draw a board over one in another application, and then set up the position by "tracing" the pieces. The FEN position can then be copied to the clipboard and be easily pasted into another program. A position can also be copied as a bitmap or printed directly.

Chess Theatre 1.12

This is probably the easiest way to upload games to the internet so that they can be viewed in a web browser: simply select your pgn file and enter your ftp details. Using a flash interface games can be selected by tournament and round, making it especially good for large pgn files. Hopefully we will see the ablity to customise the board and pieces a little more in future versions, as well as turn off the "arrows" by default! The software can also act as a simple pgn viewer with tournament index. (dead link)


Nalimov endgame tablebases give a perfect evaluation of positions with only a few pieces on the board (usually up to 6 including the kings). This is a useful program for advanced users to get the most from them, with features such as producing annotated best lines.