People, the Chess App that @Eduard Roberts is talking about is something completely different. This is undoubtedly the best Chess app ever.
To give you an idea how amazing, entertaining and lovely Power Chess 98 by Sierra was, I'm going to link a video here, which shows Power Chess 98 in action after a chess game:
Power Chess 98 analysing your game
I have asked a similar question before: Can I host lichess server to my local machine to use the study offline?
Because I was obsessed with lichess-study, I had chosen to use it offline. If you are on a Linux (or Mac) machine, I think that's the best option you have. If you are on Windows, then installing lichess on localhost is a bit tricky and also time-...
Chessbase Reader is free, and will do all of this. It took me forever how to figure out how to draw arrows on the board, though - it's not obvious (click-and-drag the mouse while holding down ALT, CTRL+ALT, or SHIFT+ALT to get different colored arrows).
Did you already see lichess.org? This website has great tournament functionality. E.g. you can start a swiss tournament and add the participants by making them part of a team. Hence there will be no outsiders present.
Hope this helps :)
Did you already give Scid a really good look?
Arrows can be drawn in two ways. In the Main Board, hold Control and click on the start square and then end square. Or in the Comment Editor arrows can be drawn (and erased) by dragging between two squares.
Of course there is Chessbase in many sorts and sizes. You're probably able to find an old ...
What are the most common checks which occur in chess?
Back rank checks (and check mates) must be the number one. I would suspect that bishop checks from h2/h7 on the castled king should also be up there in the top 10 if not number two.
I think that when you started a new game you accidentally choose the Variant "Suicide" or "Losers". (It might be preselected now that you have selected it once.)
Why would this explain the situation?
In these Variations of chess (you might know them as antichess, the losing game, giveaway chess, suicide chess, killer chess, must-kill, ...
Old question, but for people who just want a quick estimate they can do with basic math this is an easy way to go about it
If we consider all 32 pieces, we can rearrange them P(64,32) or 64 permute 32 ways. If we then consider 31 pieces, we do the same as above with P(64,31) but this time we must factor in the choice of 31 out of the 32 pieces so we multiply ...
My own web application can help you
(1) Paste the PGN text into the 'PGN import' tab.
(2) Adjust the speed of animation on the 'diagram' tab.
(3) Click 'download animated diagram'.
"Has anyone tried to host Lichess to their local machine, that ran
smoothly offline? If not, is it possible to do so ?"
I was asked to do such a thing a couple of years ago as a paid project. I'm retired and really have no interest in doing paid work so I handed on the idea to one of my sons who is a young and very enthusiastic software engineer.
Dont know elorater but there is likely a way through the opsys to randomly pick (that part is easy) players to match and then insert them automatically into elorater instead of typing them in. If they have a way to import tournament results you might be able to automate it even easier. Just create all the random matchups you want and then submit it for ...