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Engines: Toga II (Package). Glaurung (Package). Fruit (Package). All three are installable via Ubuntu Software Center and all three are UCI compliant (ie. so runs in Chessbase Fritz, Chess for Android, and/or Arena GUI). Arena is used with FICS so you should be able to use all 3. Except for Glaurung I used both on occasion and was very satisfied with them....


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For professional level engines, I run Houdini 1.5 (I imagine newer, paid versions of Houdini work as well) and Stockfish in SCID. The Houdini exe loads fine in SCID so long as wine is installed and the exe has been made executable. Both work very well for me, but I find Houdini's evaluations (e.g. -0.71 is a clear advantage to Black) to be the most ...


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Stockfish is the strongest engine for linux AFAIK. The best FICS interface is BabasChess which is a Windows program but runs fine under Linux with Wine - i'm using it in OpenSuse 11.4 without any problems. Another possibility is to use VirtualBox (use the rpm version from site and not the opensource version from linux repositories !) and run Windows as ...


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I like Xboard. Its a really cool interface for chess engines like GNUChess and it supports connecting to servers like FICS. It can support chess variant engines too (including international variants). It can be used to play Fruit Engine, (as another answer suggests.) Here is a quote from its website: XBoard is a graphical user interface for chess in ...


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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 single line, then use sed to add an unknown result to the end of the game and re-process the game with pgn-extract to add an empty 7-tag roster. Finally, use sed ...


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On the Mac, I use SCID as the interface and the Stockfish engine. I've used Crafty and found it to be safe and effective if taken as directed. There are probably Unix command-line versions for both, if that's what you're looking for. EDIT - Since I wrote the above I've spun up a Windows box. I'm running Stockfish and Arena. I find Arena annoying but ...


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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.      Here's a list of engines (other than Fairy-Max) that have been noted as playing a large selection of variants and working with XBoard (Linux ...


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


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SCID does everything you are looking for, it's great chess database software.


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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 tried Wine, which is "a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD" ...


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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 "stockfish". Seems odd that you have a hidden exe file (even that it is possible)


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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 searches many more nodes per second, without any special attention. On my Mac, Firefox uses only one core, even after entering the settings you mention (using ...


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Sjeng supports losers chess too since release 9.


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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 natively.


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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 ago when I last tried to do anything with it.


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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. Click "Accept the Risk and Continue" (this is just because your local computer does not have an SSL certificate from an accepted authority) You will get a warning "...


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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. Enter the filename and click on Save. The only drawback of Scidb for now is that it cannot unarchive .cbv file by now. I made to tool to unarchive .cbv files. ...


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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 that also offers command line." I've tried to find paired items of engines that take command line moves and GUIs that will interact well with these. Your ...


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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(and what you probably ask) is a GUI for running engine. For this, I can suggest ChessX on Linux. By the way, Chessmaster's engine is pretty bad comparing the ...


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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 simple program to add these 3 header fields with the [Result] field matching the result at the end of the game.


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I believe scidb can do it. You can get it here: http://scidb.sourceforge.net/


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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 to organize your PGN files is up to you. You may want to store your PGN files all in one directory, or you may want to store them in separate directories (based ...


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Scid vs. PC can do all of the above. It will take a while to load since ICOfY Base is rather large (upward of 4 mil games, I believe). Your best bet is probably to convert the PGN file to Scid format using the pgnscid command-line utility included with Scid vs. PC. That's what I've done in the past, but if I'm not mistaken, ICOfY Base is now available for ...


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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: chmod u+x stockfish_10_x64


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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 don't recommend), goto https://github.com/tthsqe12/asm/blob/f34c20b25c2160b27efda5c5c388ff5e66636d3e/asmFish/guts/Uci.asm. Find this: .SyzygyProbeDepth: ...


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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 account, and play online, including against computers. You also have the option to use online engines to analyze your games.


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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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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 you want to replace. You want to keep the c.


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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 'best' chess aps for Linux: PyChess Advanced chess client following the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines ///// Cute Chess Graphical user interface, command-...


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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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