Download free Chess Programs for you to play at home. Here you get a free chess download ( Chess Games download free ) of chess software which you can use at home on your computer to play.
Just install the various chess programs listed on this page on your PC and get some training. Play a lot of chess games at home to learn how to move your chess pieces properly.
Free Chess Download – Programs
Download this open source freeware chess program called NagaSkaki
When you have downloaded it, just extract it (unzip it) to the directory called: programs. When you do this, it will create a folder named NagaShaki_512. That’s where you will find it.
I promise you something. This program will not humiliate and frustrate you because you can choose different player personalities. Some play weak and others play strong. This makes playing quite interesting for you.
Adjust the pieces and the chess board first. I suggest you go into the menue and chose BOARD / NEWS PIECES and WOOD BOARD.
The different personalities including their chess ratings are:
As you can see, Miss Molly is pretty weak. But she will still take you apart when you are a beginner at chess. So watch it, she will get you in the end.
At the link below you can download some more chess programs for your PC to play at home.
If you are a beginner at chess, you probably don’t have a chance, but don’t worry, there is help on the horizon. If you lose every game then come back to my site and learn some chess strategies.
This chessprogram is freeware as well and called GNUCHESS
When you have downloaded it, you have to extract it into a new empty directory, which you have to create first. You can call the directory GNUCHESS, if you like.
This free chess program is pretty simple to use, but strong. You will find it hard to beat. Now you can test the chess strategies that you have learned so far. So, off you go, my friend!
Jose Chess is also a very nice chess program indeed. It has good graphics. You will like it.
Crafty is a well-known freeware chess program. I like the graphics very much.
Tarrasch GUI Interface plus strong Chess Programs (Engines) for Windows
The Tarrasch GUI is a chess interface that includes various free chess programs (engines) for Windows. It comes with the best free chess engines that exist nowadays, including the very strong Stockfish engine and the free Houdini engine. (chess games download free)
These chess engines have grandmaster strength and know theoretically correct chess openings. You will not beat them. You get all you need in one free setup package. All you have to do is to download and install this package on your computer.
- – You can play games against a selected chess engine, with a time handicap if desired.
- – Setup a chess position and get it analyzed by the engine you have selected. Then play through the moves afterwards provided by the engine to study the position.
- – You can create and edit.pgn files. Enter variations or enter and edit comments easily (just click anywhere and start typing).
Chess Interface Tarrasch GUI
If you like to select another engine then click on OPTIONS/ENGINE then a window opens. See below.
Click on BROWSE and you can see the list of chess engines available. See below. You can find other engines on the internet and copy them into this list. To find the folder (engines) that includes the engines, go to System(C:)/Programs/Tarrasch/Engines. In this folder all engines are listed.
Download Tarrasch Chess GUICopyright Bill Forster, www.triplehappy.com
The PC chess program FreeChess is easy to use as it has no complicated options. However, the text is hard to read and it uses the complete screen of your computer. You are not able to resize it. The black pieces are somewhat difficult to see because the dark squares are too dark and this makes it hard to see the black pieces when they sit on dark squares.
It has high-quality graphics and a 2D and a 3D view. To exit the running game click the ESC button of your PC.
Playing Levels are: Very Easy, Easy, Normal, Hard, Very Hard, Impossible
Start a Game
Click New Game then new Window shows. See below.
– Click on the PC Image on the right side of White until it shows a Pawn image and text changes to HUMAN.
– Click on right side of BLACK and select the playing strength: Very Easy, Easy, Normal, Hard, Very Hard or Impossible
– Click on START
– Select 2D or 3D view clicking on first chess board at the top right corner.
– Turn chess board by clicking on second chess board at upper right corner.
– To take a move back click on the arrow below the two chess boards at the upper right corner.
– Leave Game pressing ESC button on your Computer
Below you can download Freechess to your PC and install it. When installed it will place an icon on your desktop.
Download FreeChess here