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XBoard is a graphical user interface for chess in all its major forms, including international chess, xiangqi (Chinese chess), shogi Japanese chess) and Makruk, in addition to many minor variants such as Losers Chess, Crazyhouse, Chess960 and Capablanca Chess. It displays a chessboard on the screen, accepts moves made with the mouse, and loads and saves games in Portable Game Notation (PGN). It serves as a front-end for many different chess services, including:

  • Chess engines that will run on your machine and play a game against you or help you analyze, such as GNU Chess, Crafty, or many others.
  • Chess servers on the Internet, where you can connect to play chess with people from all over the world, watch other users play, or just hang out and chat.
  • Correspondence chess played by electronic mail. The CMail program automates the tasks of parsing email from your opponent, playing his moves out on your board, and mailing your reply move after you've chosen it.

XBoard runs on Unix and Unix-like systems that use the X Window System. The project also includes a port to 32-bit Windows systems called WinBoard.

Registration Date: Sat 18 Oct 2003 10:51:18 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 6 - Mature

 

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XBoard/Winboard 4.8.0 released
     posted by apersaud, Mon 03 Nov 2014 03:35:57 AM UTC - 0 replies

Short description of XBoard/Winboard:

XBoard is a graphical user interface for chess in all its major forms, including international chess, xiangqi (Chinese chess), shogi Japanese chess) and Makruk. Many variations of chess are also supported. ...


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XBoard/Winboard 4.7.0 released
     posted by apersaud, Thu 21 Feb 2013 06:46:16 AM UTC - 0 replies

Short description of XBoard/Winboard:

XBoard is a graphical user interface for chess in all its major forms, including international chess, xiangqi (Chinese chess), shogi Japanese chess) and Makruk. Many variations of chess are also supported. ...


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XBoard/Winboard 4.6.1 released
     posted by apersaud, Tue 17 Apr 2012 02:16:28 AM UTC - 0 replies

Short description of XBoard/Winboard:

XBoard is a graphical user interface for chess in all its major forms, including international chess, xiangqi (Chinese chess), shogi Japanese chess) and Makruk. Many variations of chess are also supported. ...


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XBoard/Winboard 4.5.3 released
     posted by apersaud, Sat 01 Oct 2011 10:40:42 PM UTC - 0 replies

This release contains bugfixes for XBoard.

Short description of XBoard/Winboard:

XBoard is a graphical user interface for chess in all its major forms, including international chess, xiangqi (Chinese chess), shogi Japanese chess) and Makruk. Many variations of chess are also supported. ...


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