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I'v just installed the scidb chess database, and I can't figure how to play against an engine from there.
Is this feature even supported ? If it is, how to use it ?

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  • If it is not, try Scid vs. PC.
    – user5649
    Mar 20, 2015 at 14:02
  • On this page, you can see that Scidb is not intended to be used to play against an engine.
    – antoyo
    Mar 20, 2015 at 15:42
  • @antoyo: Thanks a lot. So, what shall I use for game analysis and playing against the computer (and maybe online) ?
    – Amr Ayman
    Mar 20, 2015 at 16:51
  • You can use scidb for game analysis (click on the train button in the board tab), chessx to play against the computer (and game analysis too) and raptor chess interface or Jin to play on FICS (Free Internet Chess Server). These softwares all work on Linux. Other software are availble on Windows and OS X.
    – antoyo
    Mar 20, 2015 at 17:17
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    @antoyo, why not post your comment(s) as an actual answer, since you've answered the OP's question? The site works best that way.
    – ETD
    Mar 20, 2015 at 23:40

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On this page, you can see that Scidb is not intended to be used to play against an engine.

You can use scidb for game analysis (click on the train button in the board tab), chessx to play against the computer (and game analysis too) and raptor chess interface or Jin to play on FICS (Free Internet Chess Server). These softwares all work on Linux. Other softwares are availble on Windows and OS X.

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  • Thanks. Would you please recommend a GUI ?
    – Amr Ayman
    Mar 21, 2015 at 7:58
  • For Linux, I recommend scidb, chessx and raptor. We need many softwares to do analysis, play against engine and play online.
    – antoyo
    Mar 21, 2015 at 15:25

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