DreamChess

I love chess.  I’m not all that great at chess.  I don’t understand chess notation.  And I can’t cite even one sophisticated chess maneuver.  But still, I love chess.  I’m a casual player who dreams about one day being able to say something like, “Knight to Queen Four…Checkmate.”  It probably won’t happen.  But still, I’ll continue on content in my mediocre skills and love for the game.

Any search into Free chess games will net you a great many results, many of them playable online.  What I’ve found however is that most of these ‘chess clients’ or what-have-you include features for real chess players.  You know, the ones that laugh at people like you and me.  Ok, probably just me.  And while those features are great and all the truth is I just really don’t need them.  All I really want to do is launch the game and move that pawn sitting in front of the Queen (you know, so I can bring her out as soon as possible to wreak havoc on the other guy).  If you’re anything like me then DreamChess is probably very close to the game you’ve been looking for.  It’s easy to install and starts up quickly.  Plus, it features nice, friendly 3D graphics with wood figurines.  Thankfully, some of the more sophisticated features are nicely hidden away for more advanced players.

Designer: The DreamChess Project
Type: Original
Genre: Strategy
Format: Installer
File Size: 6.5 MB
Control Scheme: Keyboard & Mouse
Portable: I’m not sure
Version Played: 0.2.0

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…or download it directly by clicking HERE.

Published in: on February 23, 2009 at 9:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Free Internet Chess Server

There’s nothing like playing the greatest game of all time than playing it against another human being. Thanks to the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS) you can hook up with fellow enthusiasts from all over the world any time, absolutely free. The built-in filtering and ranking tools will ensure (fairly consistently) that you don’t get matched up with a Bobby Fischer – unless that’s the level you play on in which case you probably already know about this site. For those who prefer a more customized interface you can also download one of several free Front Ends. I personally recommend BabasChess.

Published in: on July 13, 2008 at 4:04 pm  Comments (3)  
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Chess Clock

Hands down the best Chess Clock out there. Use default time settings or set individual times for each player and save it to a profile. Pause & restart any time even after you turn off the handheld. Developed by OrbWorks, Inc.

Download Chess Clock

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Published in: on July 2, 2008 at 10:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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OpenChess

A must have for Chess enthusiasts, this one has it all: GNU Chess Engine, 10 difficulty levels, hint feature, full screen mode, Opening Moves trainer and more. No one should have to pay for the greatest game of all time, and thanks to Olaf Richter you don’t have to.

Download OpenChess

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Published in: on July 2, 2008 at 2:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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