A Chess GUI
JCchess - John Cheetham - http://www.johncheetham.com/projects/jcchess
JCchess is a program to play chess against UCI chess engines.
python3 python-cairo python-gobject
Package names to install.
Enter ‘python3 run.py’ to start the program. Alternatively you can install it on your system with ‘python3 setup.py install’ (as root user) and then start it from the gui menu or by entering ‘jcchess’ into a terminal. Windows versions are available on the website.
Adding a UCI engine
To add an engine to play against click on Options, engines then click the ‘Add’ button to add a new engine. Navigate to the engine executable and add it. Then click the OK button.
Next do Options, players and set the black player to the new engine.
Click on the ‘tick’ button at the top of the screen to start the game and then move a white piece.
For debugging start with -v (all debugging messages) or -vuci (uci messages).
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