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73  Date: 2007-10-02 20:53:05
Janos Pallagi ( / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Zarkon,

I plan to develop a free web-based chess tutor program for small children in Hungary.
I am looking for a free chess application, which I can use in it.

What I might need is not mainly to play with the computer, rather show the board and moves (forward - back) from an input figure.

Would you help me where can I find usable free source code for that (e.g. Java)?

Thank you for your help in advance,

Best Regards,
Janos Pallagi

72  Date: 2007-10-02 09:49:20
Raj ( / no homepage) wrote:

I hope its helps to improve my game..

71  Date: 2007-09-29 16:10:01
leader of the people ( / no homepage) wrote:

Thanks voor the hint to download a free chess programm. Bije

70  Date: 2007-09-24 15:13:37
paul watson ( / no homepage) wrote:

i notice on zappa homepage all chess engines are free apart from zappa mexico,yet you do not recomend them.they are the strongest free engines by far on multi processors.

69  Date: 2007-09-21 13:41:28
Milton Muñoz ( / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Zarkon Fisher
Thank you very much for all the excellent comments and analyses of your page. I found them very useful. I am a hobby player and all your software comparisson were great for me!

Thank you again


Milton Muñoz

68  Date: 2007-09-20 10:34:30
elvis ( / no homepage) wrote:

Thank you very mutch.

This site is amasing.


I'm an amateur player of chess and I wont to learn as much as posible about the chess.

Thank you again



67  Date: 2007-09-16 14:49:13
Dom ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Exactly what the internet should be. Totally free resource for everybody.
If you can do this, why can't everybody.

66  Date: 2007-08-26 19:11:48
botchvinik ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi nopawnplease,
I have a link to a pgn viewer that actually will let you PRINT a game without having to open other programs or copy/paste. Here is the link to chesscat.

65  Date: 2007-08-13 23:37:08
Ceslovas ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Very good website. Thank you!

64  Date: 2007-08-01 01:31:55
Davy Jones ( / no homepage) wrote:

Wow! It's been awhile since I've surfed the online chess world. I really appreciate this site Zarkon! Do you have a personal e-mail? Well I'm sure you do, but would you have a personal e-mail address for me?

In the past I have played e-mail chess, like IECG. What would be the best "FREE" chess software for an e-mail chess player like me who needs basicity? I found that word in Seriously though, what would be a good simple, easy to use program for someone who suffers from computer illiterate?

Thanks for putting in so much free labor for your fellow chess players Zarkon!

I pray the Lord Jesus blesses you abundantly according to His Riches in Glory!

Davy Jones

63  Date: 2007-07-22 08:12:32
Ed ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Re limitations of CBlight 2007:

Strange then that it allows you to edit your database, delete, sort etc.

I hadn't noticed the read-only limitation, as I used Fritz to create the databases, and allow most of the functionality not in CB Light 2007.

62  Date: 2007-07-11 04:35:22
Prabhudev ( / no homepage) wrote:

Very useful links, especially those of softwarwe downloads, Thanks a lot

61  Date: 2007-07-08 20:59:53
Waldemar Verdino ( / no homepage) wrote:

Sr Fischer:
Una vez más lo felicito por su página.
Es de lo mejor que se puede encontrar en
Muy útil y amena.
Muchas gracias y Saludos.

60  Date: 2007-07-06 13:45:44
yoyo ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, are you in any way related to bobby fischer?
your site rocks! Good job~!

59  Date: 2007-06-19 12:25:24
Michal Rudolf ( / wrote:

Very, very nice site. Despite being experienced free software user, I found a lot of things I hadn't known before.
As one of the ChessX developers, I would like to ask you to consider adding link to our free chess database for Windows, Mac and Linux. It was heavily inspired by Scid, but we wanted to use more modern user interface. Of course, a lot of features is missing yet, but we hope for more feedback from users.

58  Date: 2007-06-19 05:33:06
Mats W ( / wrote:

My BlindChess for DOS (freeware) is not strong, but very good training: /Mats

57  Date: 2007-05-10 21:43:34
Beyers ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am looking for a good (pref free) chess software to allow me to play with friends on the same LAN. We need timer, pieces captured, different style boards etc.
Do you know of any?

56  Date: 2007-05-08 18:04:39
Chess Teacher ( / wrote:

Nice site

Maybe you can replace the link to Scid by the link to ChessDB or add a new link to it.

In addition I recommend my own site with chess lessons ;-)

55  Date: 2007-04-14 04:28:38
Aseem Kumar ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am not giving out my email address over here, but I feel this site seems to be a good collection of chess softwares. Recommended.

54  Date: 2007-03-15 09:53:15
S.Srikumar ( / no homepage) wrote:

Your site is extremely useful for chess players.Thanks for all the efforts in organizing various data into one website.
Thanks you once again

53  Date: 2007-02-27 20:48:28
Wojciech Halicki-Piszko ( / wrote:

ChessX just made its first public release so you might want to actually try it - not only read about it :). Cheers

52  Date: 2007-02-27 18:47:10
Rafid ( / no homepage) wrote:


51  Date: 2007-02-14 10:16:58
Wojciech Halicki-Piszko ( / wrote:

There will be soon new kid on the block in databases arena. It is called ChessX. You can read about at And btw, do you intend to gather more links for internet category - there are several clients for Linux - eboard, xboard, Jin (this Java actually). If you want I can provide several links. Nice site! Cheers

50  Date: 2007-01-30 14:02:48
jayanth ( / no homepage) wrote:

one of the best chess site

49  Date: 2006-12-31 01:38:24
David ( / wrote:

Your website is great. Thanks for making it.

48  Date: 2006-12-26 00:20:39
David Kirkby ( / wrote:

Would you mind adding a link to which is for ChessDB, a free chess database, based on Scid. It is basically Scid with some bug fixes and enhancements. Note you say in your page about Scid that it has no UCI support. It (and ChessDB) work with UCI engines if you user Polyglot as an inerface. I use Toga II inside Scid (and now ChessDB of couse) with no problems.

47  Date: 2006-12-24 11:25:26
Waldemar Verdino ( / no homepage) wrote:

Felicitaciones por su esfuerzo y muchas gracias.
¡Excelente página!.

46  Date: 2006-12-06 18:26:42
shadi ( / no homepage) wrote:

one of the best chess sites of the net, its attractive and easy to find what you need

45  Date: 2006-11-26 03:34:00
Charley ( / no homepage) wrote:

I love Fritz 5.32
Thanks heaps

44  Date: 2006-11-18 11:11:02
Bill Evans ( / wrote:

Thx for your hard work good links
I have a copy of the old dos version of chessassistant karpov soft which I still use it's only about 2M zipped I can send it to you if you wish.

Bill Evans

43  Date: 2006-11-15 03:06:25
adamski ( / no homepage) wrote:

this is much better than your chess play

see u

42  Date: 2006-08-28 07:40:17
Michael Reyes ( / no homepage) wrote:

Nice website. Most of these classic programs are vintages already. Some more classic programs I know of are (from the 90's): WAXMAN, CHENARD, MIRAGE DOS (Extremely Strong), CYRUS (DOS).

'pinnoy' _at_

41  Date: 2006-08-16 13:55:31
Graeme ( / wrote:

Enjoyed visiting your site and have added a link from my own. As a Linux advocate I do despair sometimes at the lack of chess software for non-windows systems. My own project (JECmate) is an attempt to address this lack, at least in my main area of interest, correspondence/email chess.

40  Date: 2006-08-07 09:26:51
vozovna ( / no homepage) wrote:

Arena 1.99 beta 2
I don't know how set chessboard in Arena 1.99 beta 2 with a view to green,yelow,red threatened
fields (as in Fritz 8/9).

39  Date: 2006-07-31 23:49:50
Albert Mas ( / no homepage) wrote:

I am really glad I have found your web page, so I can be updated about all the new engines that pops up on the market. Thanks to it, I have discovered and added Toga II on my personal engine match (that counts with Fritz 9, Rybka 1.0 and 2.0 Demo, Fruit 2.1, Ruffin 1.0.1, and Spike 1.2).
Unfortunely, my Chessbase program (Fritz 9) is facing some difficulties to create the Pro Deo uci engine into a playable engine. I go to "Engine->Create UCI Engine->Browse->Rebeluci" but it appears an error window "Rebeluci: Error starting the game".
Does it happen to you aswell? Am i doing something wrong?

Thanks for your attention
and, again, for you awesome site

Albert Mas

38  Date: 2006-07-19 20:31:22
Giorgio Chinnici ( / wrote:

It would be nice to have a small portable database program, in order to be able just to have a look at that pgn or even cbh file from a pen drive, or to tip you own game. Ever heard of something similar?

One more suggestion: why not to add a section on pairing and tournament management software? Here I do have my personal pick:

You have created a great site! Thanks a lot.

37  Date: 2006-07-11 15:47:17
Tim ( / no homepage) wrote:

Have you ever tried email correspondence chess? Real good and you get a game done in 5 days (blitz) or 1 month, your choice.

is where I usually play. I'm on there as tmcmurph so if you want a game of chess960 let me know.

36  Date: 2006-06-19 17:40:09
Boban Stanojevic ( matejst_at_ptt.yu / no homepage) wrote:

My favourite site.

35  Date: 2006-05-11 07:29:08
Gavin ( / no homepage) wrote:

To Mr Fischer

Thanks for your comprehensive selection of chess equipment, tools and software.
Useful for beginner , intermediate and in fact players of all levels to improve their game.

Thank you.

34  Date: 2006-04-24 05:10:12
David Salinas ( / no homepage) wrote:

¿Why dont you include something about yics and Winboard?


33  Date: 2006-04-18 03:44:45
besSer ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

hi there,
i was actually just searching yahoo for a free chess program and came across your site. i just wanted to say thanks for suggesting some really GOOD free programs (as the ones i had before were rather weak.) just figured i would stop by and sign the guestbook :)


32  Date: 2006-04-14 15:17:56
Thibault ( no email / wrote:

Chessss !


Correspondence Chess Server

31  Date: 2006-04-13 14:22:36
lilet ( / no homepage) wrote:

Mr. Fischer,
Thanks a lot! i learned a lot from you.


30  Date: 2006-04-05 12:09:25
Waldemar Verdino ( / no homepage) wrote:

Estimado señor Fischer:
Es mi deseo expresarle mi agradecimiento, por la excelente página relacionada con el ajedrez, que usted está llevando adante.
Reciba usted mis respetuosos saludos y mis felicitaciones.
Atte: Waldemar S. Verdino.-

29  Date: 2006-04-02 04:12:40
jayapal ( / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Mr.Fischer,
Congratulations. I heartliy appricaiate your work. It's been a very useful information for chess lovers.
Thank you

28  Date: 2006-03-27 11:07:42
Aminul Hasnat ( / wrote:

it is really a nice and usefull site. i was always in search of Fritz to find it free and i got it from ur site. thanks again.
ok i m suggesting that u use ARASAN also, it is a nice and stronge chess programe, you try it frist and then put it on your web.

and plz plz keep it update weekly if daily is not possible.

27  Date: 2006-03-26 11:55:04
prosper ( / no homepage) wrote:

thank you for including fritz 5.32 on your list of free downloads i am enjoying my games against such a super engine and may you keep on getting such programs for our benefit.

26  Date: 2006-03-17 23:02:59
andrew j prince ( / no homepage) wrote:

Nice one! I'd found some of this but now I've found some more. Dig the apparent Hunter S Thompson attitude in you pic.


25  Date: 2006-02-25 13:56:31
Al ( / no homepage) wrote:

Good looking out buddy...many thanks for the information and downloads...i will bookmark this site!

24  Date: 2006-02-12 11:45:02
David ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

many thanks --very useful site -sure I wouldn't have heard about the Pro Deo for instance otherwise (I was a rebel user in its DOS days). And Rybka is sensational!

23  Date: 2006-02-02 03:39:20
billvan61 ( / no homepage) wrote:

A fascinating site. I've already downloaded 5 or 6 UCI engines and am still stunned (as in "blow your socks off" stunned) that Fritz 5.32 is being offered free. Don't overlook the links, people!

Thank you for your site and for also alerting me to the FreeWebs site.

22  Date: 2006-01-27 00:01:07
Joseph Isbister ( / no homepage) wrote:

Just to say thank you.

21  Date: 2006-01-26 09:19:32
Jim Roe ( / no homepage) wrote:

Great site. Just loaded TogaII into Bookup Pro.
Works like a charm.

20  Date: 2006-01-17 12:10:09
kalpojit ( / no homepage) wrote:

Thanks man. I had almost lost hope of getting good chess softwares or demos

19  Date: 2006-01-09 22:24:48
G. Morton ( / no homepage) wrote:

In your opinon (or who best could tell me) what is the most AGGRESSIVE freeware and most aggressive commercial grandmaster strength chess program (I have 3.4 GHz 100M P4) there is? I mean one that will make speculative hard to refute attacks - even though Fruit 2.2 might refute it. Toga II & Fritz9? I don't mean the highest rated but the most aggressive. Thanks

18  Date: 2006-01-08 16:45:23
Ahmad AbuElEzz ( / no homepage) wrote:

this is great man!!
thnx for the effort i have been surfing for hours looking for such a site...respect man...all the way from Egypt ;)

17  Date: 2005-12-31 12:57:08
Frank ( / no homepage) wrote:

Happy holidays, and Thanks.
I'll try to beat the "beast" :-)

16  Date: 2005-12-07 17:40:57
HADDAD Zied ( / wrote:

Very nice homepage Fischer. I hoped i would have one as cool as yours.

15  Date: 2005-11-30 20:42:35
David ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Just wanted to say thanks for the links. I tried the Fritz program and thought it was great.

14  Date: 2005-11-11 19:16:41
Jayan Sen ( / no homepage) wrote:

Thanx dear ! EXCELLENT WORK :-))

I will be back <<<<

13  Date: 2005-10-27 00:47:43
Davar ( / no homepage) wrote:

Thanks man. I love your webpage

12  Date: 2005-10-22 22:14:07
John Galt ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I spent over an hour searching for free, decent chess software. Your site seems to be the best I have found. I am downloading fritz right now. Thanks!

11  Date: 2005-07-29 16:51:51
Rich Gautier ( / wrote:

Don't forget Chess Position Trainer - - a free program for developing books and training them.

10  Date: 2005-07-28 09:18:55
marian tisi ( / no homepage) wrote:

well... i like your page... you should probably put here also chessrally 2.! it's very good!
and a chessmaster! it can't be missed!

9  Date: 2005-06-13 13:13:50
Boy Espejo Jr. ( / no homepage) wrote:

My first visit and I'm truly impressed! Hopefully, others would emulate your work and make the chess world happy.
Do keep up the good work!
Stay in shape and warmest regards from the Philippines!

8  Date: 2005-05-18 18:30:41
Richard Trost ( / no homepage) wrote:

Just trying to relearn this game after many years.
Thanks for your time and efort.
Dick T.

7  Date: 2005-02-28 21:45:26
plume ( no email / no homepage) wrote:


6  Date: 2005-01-19 16:54:54
Nitwitzovich ( / no homepage) wrote:

Kewl site Zarkon, looking forward to seeing it as it matures and fills in more.

5  Date: 2005-01-19 16:13:46
Claudio ( no email / wrote:

Nice and useful site! How about to add a section about Tournament management software?
First two entries coudl be:

4  Date: 2005-01-16 14:20:28
Joan ( / no homepage) wrote:

Thanks a lot for the page and for the information on computer chess.
I am a user of Linux, a community that wants to expand the principles of 'free chess' to computer programms. I would very much appreciate if you could include chess programms that run on Linux (it could be said your page is microsoft/biased). I am currently using e-board (

Thanks a lot!!!

3  Date: 2005-01-14 14:14:19
ahorse ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

ideal layout and free chess programs is something everyone (as cool as us) should be able to use. also your picture with the cigarette is very mint.

2  Date: 2004-11-21 13:54:35
Ingush ( / no homepage) wrote:

Very nice! Thank u!

1  Date: 2004-11-21 12:57:24
Sqreater ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Nice professional look.