I want to play against Stockfish offline because I'm going on a trip. I downloaded the compiled exe from GitHub since my laptop will have limited Internet connection. After loading it into the Arena GUI I noticed it only supports Chess960. Which GUIs support the chess variants Atomic and King of the Hill?

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There are three chess variant GUIs supporting both atomic and king of the hill that I am aware of:

The latter is well suited for automated engine matches and human vs. engine games, but less for game analysis. All three should work fine with the multi-variant Stockfish you downloaded.

  • Thank you. Im using PyChess, I would use Winboard/Xboard but I dont know how to set it up Jun 18, 2020 at 15:08
  • Is the problem with installing Winboard itself or with running Stockfish in it? The most recent Winboard you can get at hgm.nubati.net/WinBoard-AA.zip, but running Stockfish in it requires the UCI2WB adapter, which should be included already. Alternatively you can also try my other Stockfish variant fork github.com/ianfab/Fairy-Stockfish which does not need an adapter, see github.com/ianfab/Fairy-Stockfish/wiki/Usage#xboardwinboard, but it does not support atomic. Jun 18, 2020 at 15:56
  • The problem is in setting up Stockfish because I don't understand what to do after launching the program itself. Thank you for telling me about UCI2WB Jun 19, 2020 at 19:59

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