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pychess(1) General Commands Manual pychess(1)


pychess - chess graphical user interface for several chess engines


pychess provides a fully featured, nice looking, easy to use chess client for the gnome-desktop.

The client should be usable both to those totally new to chess, and those who want to use a computer to further enchance their play.


* Tabbed interface

* pgn+epd read/write support

* Hints and spymode

* xboard/cecp engine support

* Builtin python based engine

* Openingbook using sqlite

* Clean interface and dialogs

* Builtin move validator

* Legal move highlighting

* Supports drag'n'drop.



This manual page was written by Varun Hiremath <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
December 22, 2006