I'm looking for a good chess program with the following features. The game should

  1. Randomly select whether I take white/black
  2. Allow me to have a handicap against the computer
  3. Have different difficulty levels

Any suggestions?

  • (2) and (3) are very common, but I'm not aware of (1). If you are okay without (1), I'm sure you'll have many possibilities.
    – SmallChess
    Commented Nov 8, 2015 at 7:19
  • Ok..What are your suggestions provided i don't want (1)? Commented Nov 8, 2015 at 9:19
  • 2
    Throw a die, with 1-3 you start a new game as white, with 4-6 as black.
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Nov 8, 2015 at 10:21

1 Answer 1


Ubisoft's Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition fits the bill:

1) Randomisation

This is available as an option in ranked play:

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2) Handicaps

Are dealt with in the setup position mode (but unfortunately there isn't a randomised colour option in this part of the software. I would suggest rolling a dice)

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3) Difficulty levels

Elo ranges from 0 to 2928 with a range of personalities (attackers, defenders etc.)

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