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Questions tagged [arena]

a free graphical user interface for chess.

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Linux 64 Arena doesn't start

When I updated my system Arena wouldn't start, saying it needed the Adwaita theme. Now after installing updates when I open Arena in console, Arena doesn't show errors but the window doesn't open.
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How to set up Armageddon game between 2 engines in Arena or Scid?

I want to create a tournament in either Arena or Scid between engines. The tournament shall be of Armageddon games only. If it is not possible is there any other chess GUI for Linux that allows to do ...
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How to stop Arena from making a move whenever a piece is clicked? [closed]

In Arena 3.5.1, whenever I touch a piece, it moves to a square other than that I want. This happens while playing a game, not while replaying a game. How do I stop this weird behaviour?
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How to change text color in Arena Chess?

I am trying to create a dark color scheme for Arena but the problem is that the text inside the analysis pane – the area below the chessboard – is hard to read. How can I change the color of this text?...
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Where can I download and how do I set up a 5-man tablebase in Arena GUI?

So, I want to download a 5-man tablebase (I have no disk space for a 6-man one) and set it up so that it works with Stockfish in Arena GUI. Where can I download the tablebase, and how do I install it ...
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Difference in chess engine strength for ''high end 64 bit multicore PCs'' vs. ''low end multicore 64 bit PCs''

I use Arena for tournaments between chess engines. The interesting thing is that in different 64 bit multi processor computers ranking is slightly different. I was expecting that they should be the ...
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Storing tournaments for use in Arena

I want to store a collection of games (say 20) from a certain tournament as a single unit, so when I open the file, I can view all the matches of the tournament as one, instead of viewing each game ...
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(Arena) How do I turn off highlighting of occupied squares under attack?

It seem to follow some scheme showing what is under attach and if it is a good trade. Specifially I don't want the red/green/yellow highlighting in the image below. This is v1.1 for Linux.
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Select and deselect piece to move mode in Arena

In Arena I select one field with piece I want to move or click some field accidentaly. Suppose after that I changed my mind and want to make move by other piece, now when I click new piece nothing ...
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How to add arbitrary move to analyze by chess engine in Arena

I'm using Arena 3.5.1 with Stockfish_8_x64 engine. In engine output window it proposes best moves with different continuation variants and values. Can I add few arbitrary moves there myself and ask ...
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Playing stockfish level 3000 on Arena 3.5.1

I downloaded Arena 3.5.1, and then downloaded stockfish from https://stockfishchess.org/ it had 4 files: stockfish_8_x32.exe stockfish_8_x64.exe stockfish_8_x64_bmi2.exe stockfish_8_x64_popcnt.exe ...
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Looking for a Horrible-by-design chess engine

friends... I am looking for a really-bad-by-design chess engine, compatible with Arena chess GUI... Not just lowering engine power... I have tried lowering Stockfish's power, and it didn't suit my ...
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Arena Chess playing with the engines

Can someone show me how to stop arena engine from showing lines that he is intending to play while we play rated games? Thanks in advance
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Why can't I castle on Arena chess? [closed]

I play chess a lot against Arena (the GUI thing), but I can't seem to castle. The requirements for castling are met, just the castling itself doesn't work. I'm on windows.
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Reading UCI Engine output in Arena Chess

So for the most part I understand what I am looking at, but i have two questions about the first piece of data. Here is an example that I am looking at. Firstly, the first column has values 1/4, 1/8, ...
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How to show captured pieces in Arena?

I'm using Arena 3.5 on Windows. When playing, I want to see a list of the captured pieces beside the board in Arena. How do I do that?
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Assigning Engines in Arena

How does one assign a specific engine to a specific color in Arena? I load a PGN file and move to a specific point in the game. At that time I want to assign Engine A to play black and Engine B to ...
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Arena Question - How Do I Set it So Arena Has a Time Limit But I Don't?

I just download the arena chess program which is a chess playing GUI. Frankly, I'm kind of lost. I am trying to play chess games with the engines that come with it. How can I set it so that the ...
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How do I make a chess engine make moves in Arena?

I've been trying to use Arena to analyze a position, but the engine is not making any moves. I'm using Stockfish, and I click "analyze" to let the engine do the work, however there are no results on ...
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Arena: How to have the engine only analyze and let me play as both black and white

I enjoy watching chess videos where, say, an opening is analyzed and besides the main line the lecturer also explores alternatives and explains why they are bad or good. I would like to do this ...
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Multiple opening books in Arena?

In Arena, you can select an "Arena main book" which will be the chess opening book that will be displayed in the Book/TB tab. However, is there any way to merge multiple opening books into that tab? ...
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How to switch the engine off in Arena?

I use Arena. I want to input my game and create a pgn. But I have a problem, because if I make a move, the engine automatically makes a move as well. I want to make moves for white and for black. I ...