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Free best software for analyzing game in Windows 11 or Linux [duplicate]

I am not talking about Stockfish, Komodo or engine. I am talking about Software like Chess Arena. I was using the software, but I can't stay focused on it cause it doesn't have well defined GUI (doesn'...
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Workaround for strange behavior of Windows chess engines in Linux GUIs? [closed]

There's no problem with native Linux engines or with JAVA engines, only with Windows engines started using wine. All Windows engines behave the same, both win32 and x64, both UCI and XB. Windows ...
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Extract anonymized games out of a pgn

I'm a big fan of pgn-extract, but I am open to other linux-friendly tools. I have a big pgn file (over 5 million games) and a set of ECO codes. My goal is to fetch all the games matching those ECO ...
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How can I set up xboard with an engine in Linux? [closed]

I'm trying to use xboard in Fedora and have only been able to get it to work under very specific circumstances. I installed it through my package manager and installed Stockfish as well. Without ...
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Chess Position Trainer on Linux or Minimax on Linux

Chess Position Trainer allows you to do leaf node evaluation and then minimax the results after that. Is it possible to install Chess Position Trainer on Linux? (I tried under mine, but couldn't), or ...
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Stockfish 10 working on only 1 core at a time

I am a lichess user who would like to be able to use my 8C/16T processor to the best of my ability, and yet when I start up a chess engine only one of my cores is working on stockfish the rest are ...
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SCID vs ChessBase - play, analyse, visualization - ubuntu

Please help me or give me the correct terms to find it out. What I want is: Play chess against an engine or repeat an existing game For my current move, I want an analyser to analyse my move, and a ...
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Chess GUI recommendation for linux [closed]

Which chess GUI will be good for Linux. I have tried a lot of GUI's, but as I am new at computer chess, I have no idea about pros and cons of chess GUI's. Which is chess GUI will you recommend? Is ...
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Is there a GUI software that exports chess diagrams for chess authors?

Is there a program either Linux or a Windows program that can create a chess position and save it as an image. That image can then be used by the chess author in a book that is being written.
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Losers Chess variant engine [duplicate]

Is there a strong Losers chess variant engine? I had a look at stockfish, but it doesn't support Losers chess, seemingly. (to be used on a Linux platform)
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Personal chess database

I'm looking for non commercial program where I can import PGNs. And to visualize the games I want simple GUI and analysis-table like you will find here. Additionally it would be nice if the program ...
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How to start arena on Ubuntu linux

I would like to be able to play the Stockfish engine using the Arena GUI. I consulted the "playarena" site and the only instructions were to download and unpack the .tar.gz file. I did this but ...
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Using a Linux UCI Engine with a GUI (eg. Fritz 15)

Is there any way a Linux UCI Engine (such as StockFish 8) be used with Fritz 15? Will this involve customizing the source code and rebuilding to implement things like hash size, tablebase locations, ...
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SyzygyPath in asmFish

Can someone point to me whereabouts in asmFish I can hardcode the SyzygyPath into the source code. I can do it in StockFish 8, however I've yet to find it in the source code of asmFish. I'll be using ...
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Compiling asmFish on macOS

I have been able to make a custom build of asmFish on Linux. However, I have been unable to do so on macOS. I've seen a Mac version of the FASM compiler on the Internet. But when I tried using it for ...
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Why can't I put Stockfish in SCID?

I'm installing stockfish to be used on SCID. I followed these two tutorials, using Stockfish from the Stockfish website rather than from git. https://www.chess.com/article/view/scid--stockfish http://...
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Are there any Linux GUIs that can be controlled via command line?

I'm looking for a GUI that I can control via the terminal. Something where I can input a series of moves into the terminal, such as: > e4 > e5 > Nf3 ...and have the GUI update the board ...
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Fritztrainer on Linux

What is the best way to use Fritztrainer DVDs/videos on Linux? Is there anyone who is using them on Linux now? Is there any free tool to run Fritztrainer DVDs natively?
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Other than Fairy-Max, is there a variant [fairy] chess engine that is compatible with XBoard?

Fairy-Max (which ships with the XBoard package) can play variant chess. Is there any other XBoard-compatible engine that also plays variant chess (and runs on Linux or *BSD)?
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Convert ChessBase format to PGN on Linux [duplicate]

I have some ChessBase-format database files, and I would like to convert them to PGN so thatlinux-compatible programs (like scid, chessdb, etc.) could read it. Since I am running on linux and not ...
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how to keep an offline database of my own games

What would be the most standard way to keep an offline database of my online and over the board games? Would just keeping PGN files (with arbitrary filenames) in a directory work? Would database ...
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How do you browse games in a PGN file on Linux?

I've downloaded the database from ICOfY in PGN format. Are there any free Linux-based programs that would allow one to browse through it? I mean exploring the game moves tree while displaying position ...
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Suggestion for a good chess engine on Linux

I'm using GNUChess with the Knights client (Knights doesn't seem to be THAT mature; crashes are common). Is there any equivalent of Chessmaster on Linux? What about good clients to play on servers ...
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