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Extract anonymized games out of a pgn

Thanks for your compliment about pgn-extract (I am its author). You might be able to make the task a little easier by adding --linelength 1000 to the argument list in order to get each game on a ...
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Losers Chess variant engine

https://github.com/ddugovic/Stockfish has what you want. Not an offical version, but should be stable for production.
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Personal chess database

SCID does everything you are looking for, it's great chess database software.
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Other than Fairy-Max, is there a variant [fairy] chess engine that is compatible with XBoard?

The XBoard Alien GUI is reputedly better suited to playing chess variants than the standard XBoard is, but that's just an observation. There are many engines that play only a few variants.   ...
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Fritztrainer on Linux

Over the years, this question has been asked several times on other forums, but I am not aware of a purely native solution. According to this discussion on chess.com from 2013, some people have ...
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Suggestion for a good chess engine on Linux

All top level chess engines like Komodo, Houdini, Rybka, Stockfish etc. are following UCI standards, which is platform-independent. It doesn't matter Linux, Windows, OSX or whatever. What you need(...
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Why can't I put Stockfish in SCID?

In the line: name:stockfish command: stockfish directory: /home/user/Desktop/stockfish-7-linux/Linux/src/.stockfish UCI on Are you sure your exe file is called ".stockfish" and not only just "...
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Losers Chess variant engine

Sjeng supports losers chess too since release 9.
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Stockfish 10 working on only 1 core at a time

Those appear to be options to set in your Web browser, which is effectively the platform that LiChess runs on. You don't mention which browser you're using… Chrome uses multiple cores and thereby ...
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Chess Position Trainer on Linux or Minimax on Linux

I have not tried it, but you might be able to install Chess Position Trainer under Linux using WINE. I haven't looked at WINE in a long time, but it's apparently a lot better than it was ~10 years ...
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Chess Position Trainer on Linux or Minimax on Linux

Sorry, no. Chess Position Trainer only runs on Windows 7, 8, and 10. See the system requirements here. You could consider a virtual machine running Windows on a Linux host, but it will not run ...
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Extract anonymized games out of a pgn

Scid vs PC requires [Black "AN Other1"] [White "AN Other2"] [Result ""]. Since this was cloned from SCID I'm pretty sure SCID will be the same. I suggest you write a ...
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Stockfish 10 working on only 1 core at a time

I will have to take them at their word that just setting those settings will fix your problem, but here is how you do that. In the URL bar, type "about:config" (without the quotes) and hit enter. ...
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Why can't I put Stockfish in SCID?

Make sure you are pointing to the binary distribution of Stockfish and not the source. The binary distribution should be a variation of stockfish_10_x64. Make sure this binary has execute permissions: ...
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Are there any Linux GUIs that can be controlled via command line?

Given your stated goal, "...a GUI that I can control via the terminal. Something where I can input a series of moves into the terminal,..." and Student T's comment of "I'm not aware for any GUI ...
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Convert ChessBase format to PGN on Linux

Scidb can do it. Here is how Open the CBH database. When it is opened, go to the Database tab. Right-click on the rectangle of the CBH database and click on Export. Choose PGN or any other format. ...
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Convert ChessBase format to PGN on Linux

I believe scidb can do it. You can get it here: http://scidb.sourceforge.net/
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how to keep an offline database of my own games

PGN files is definitely the best way to go. PGN is an open and human readable format. Merging two PGN files is very easy; simply copy the content of one PGN file to the end of another. How you want ...
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SyzygyPath in asmFish

I don't think you should hard-core SyzygyPath because the ASM engine follows the UCI protocol. You can just send the SyzygyPath option to the engine. If you insist to modify the assembly language (I ...
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Extract anonymized games out of a pgn

You can use sed '/Result/c[Result ""]' my.pgn > no_results.pgn to replace lines containing the string Result with whatever you want the line to be. You can adopt this for whatever else ...
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SCID vs ChessBase - play, analyse, visualization - ubuntu

I suggest that you simply use a browser, and play online at chess.com, lichess.com, or chess24.com. While chess.com and chess24.com have paid versions too, all three have the ability to create an ...
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Chess GUI recommendation for linux

I used http://www.pychess.org/download/ and https://sourceforge.net/projects/scidvspc/. Linux chess applications are generally free and open source.
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Extract anonymized games out of a pgn

You can always copy the pure text from a PGN manually, but that only works for one game. For more games I am not sure, and unfortunately most chess software is for windows.
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Chess Position Trainer on Linux or Minimax on Linux

There are oodles of programs for linux. Take your choice. Stockfish runs on linux. And many other places too. It is open source so you can modify the code to do what you want. These are rated '...
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SCID vs ChessBase - play, analyse, visualization - ubuntu

try Lucas chess. It's free and works in windows and Linux using wine. It has a tutor option that is really visual and also many engines you can select based on your rating level https://lucaschess....
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Is there a GUI software that exports chess diagrams for chess authors?

Chessbase products have to capability to export an image or using a chess diagram font as rtf to be pasted directly into word.
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Compiling asmFish on macOS

asmFish is NOT the same engine as Stockfish, so the answer by Dave is wrong. The difference is that asmFish is written in x86 Assembly (~20% faster), while Stockfish in C++. Here is an issue I opened ...
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Why can't I put Stockfish in SCID?

The solution is: This command right here, as linked: /home/yourusername/.scid4.7/Linux/stockfish_10_x64 It worked for me. I went into a search and found "Stockfish." Then I went onto "copy link ...
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Using a Linux UCI Engine with a GUI (eg. Fritz 15)

Mixing Windows and Linux for this (and this way) might not be the easiest way. Also think about future updates that can break your working solution. You already experienced this with InBetween.exe. ...
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Using a Linux UCI Engine with a GUI (eg. Fritz 15)

I think you can do it using this tool ChessBridge. There's also netChess, but the website is down, so use the mirror at Archive.org.
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