this is a simple question, thanks in advance for your answers!

I am looking for a free software which allows me to

1) play chess against a computer

2) analyze the game I had (did i screw up at any point, did i miss something obvious)

3) is free!

Thank you

  • Download SCID and Stockfish6. I run it on Windows.
    – Tony Ennis
    Commented Dec 6, 2015 at 0:13

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I use Playchess, Stock Fish and Chessbase. However, I would recommend analyzing manually yourself before letting the computer analyze the game. That way you can improve so much!

  • I agree! You learn a lot by seeing your own mistakes. Although sometimes computer analyze can just do the same. Sometimes you don't see it until the computer analyze tells you to. For instance, I was playing chess with somebody and he made a blunder. The computer analyze said he could check-mate me (which he didn't) and because the computer analyze said that, he saw how he could check-mate me. Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 13:31

As Tony Ennis points out in his comment you can download SCID and Stockfish 6 for free and use them to play and analyse your games.

There are also websites that allow you do it, for instance Chess24.


I suggest using http://en.lichess.org/paste for analysis, it is very fast and helpful and gives you a human like analysis.

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