About Lucas Chess:
Lucas Chess links:Play
The program has 36 engines prepared to play from the start, and with very different levels, from 1300 to 3000 elo.
This list of engines is not closed and you can add other ones with the only limitation that they use the UCI protocol.
The game can be set, limiting the depth of analysis of the motor or the time used to think, or by modifying the way in which it decides. You can also choose the opening, or start in a certain position, or that the engine uses a book of openings or more or less aid.
Younger children will be able to begin their apprenticeship with special engines that know little more than moving the pieces, and this will enable them to win against the engines from the very beginning.
You have an extensive list of trainings with which to try to improve your chess:
- Training positions
- Play like a grandmaster
- Training mates
- Find best move
- Learn openings by repetition
- Training with a book
- Your daily test
- Resistance Test
- Learn tactics by repetition
- Check your memory on a chessboard
- Find all moves
- Becoming a knight tamer
- Moves between two positions
- Determine your calculating power
- Learn a game
In Lucas Chess there are several competitions, and in two of them you can publish the results.
The first is a one-to-one competition against all the engines, starting with the weakest, initially in each engine many hints are available, and as you change level, the hints will be reduced.
And in the second, Lucas-elo, where you can deal with all the engines in your range of score and add or subtract points according to the results of the games.
http://www-lucaschess.rhcloud.com/ - Lucas Chess web-site
https://github.com/lukasmonk/lucaschess - Lucas Chess project page
https://github.com/lukasmonk/lucaschess/releases - Lucas Chess download page
http://www-lucaschess.rhcloud.com/screenshotsBase - Lucas Chess screen-shots
http://www-lucaschess.rhcloud.com/docs - Lucas Chess documentation
http://portableapps.com/apps/games/lucas-chess-portable - Lucas Chess at PortableApps
http://sourceforge.net/projects/portabl ... 0Portable/ - PortableApps package download page
http://alternativeto.net/software/lucas-chess/ - Lucas Chess at AlternativeTo
Lucas Chess screen-shots:
-1- Lucas Chess main window: -2- Lucas Chess analyzing mode: -3- Lucas Chess playing mode: Lucas Chess portable:
Lucas Chess has a native portable version- download Version portable (it is a 7-Zip self-extracting archive), run the SFX file, extract it to a folder of your choice and run Lucas.exe- all data and settings are saved in dataDB and UsrData sub-folders.
Lucas Chess license:
Lucas Chess is open-source
Lucas Chess notes:
Lucas Chess offers lots of GUI customizations and different analyzing, playing and training options. Lucas Chess comes with 36 engines but other engines can be easily added (the user can even set up tournaments between engines). Lucas Chess can import from and export to PGN files. Lucas Chess is in active development and the developer responds to bug reports. I suppose that Lucas Chess can be a valuable tool for anyone interested in chess.