Actually, I want to install top 10 chess engines in my PC for practicing better.

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    Why do you think the top 10 engines will help you practice better? One is plenty - and for many humans it is arguably one too many given the ease with which they are abused.
    – Ian Bush
    Oct 6, 2023 at 6:50
  • Actually, I want to make a combination of several engines because I prefer to watch matches among them. It seems very pretty to me when I'm in leisure, particularly in weekend. Oct 6, 2023 at 16:55

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I would recommend Stockfish, currently the world's best chess engine. You can download it here for free (but wait first!). However, if you want to practice against it (presumably by playing games) you will need to play against a lower level unless you enjoy getting the life squeezed out of you by an engine that's at least 1000 rating points higher.

However, if you don't want to have to play against Stockfish by typing in a bunch of uci commands into the terminal you should consider not actually downloading Stockfish but downloading Lucas Chess, which comes with a niceGUI and an easy way to control the engine's level.

If you really insist on playing against Stockfish in the terminal for some reason, you can find more info about that here.

  • I've installed Lucas Chess but I don't know how can I analyze my Fide Games there? Oct 6, 2023 at 16:57
  • A nice alternative to Lucas is also SCID vs. PC (a bit more advanced, but free just like it). Feb 1 at 20:24

You can use most of these and more on Chessify. Also, most people who are serious about chess use Chessbase which will also get you Fritz. If you want to find all the top 10, go to the TCEC and check out the latest standings. You will see that for the most part, if you have SF and Lc0, you have the two top engines.

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