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    Good beginner friendly chess


    I know the basic moves for chess, but don't have anyone to play
    against on a regular basis. Is there a good engine for beginners
    that will also teach strategy and how to play a good game.?

    It would be nice if it had a funky 3d board and had the potential
    to occasionally be beaten by a beginner.
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    Take a look here at some options that might work for you:

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    I've played some of these but it's been a while and I don't remember if they can be set to allow beginners to win periodically. Sorry that I'm unable to offer any specifics on them.

    Let us know what you go with.
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    I meant something that plays at a level where a beginner stands
    1/2 a chance of winning occasionally

    They all look good, but they don't appear to be tutors... Is there
    anything like that, when I google all I can find is Windows Software
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    Maybe you could setup some games via e-mail with others, after all this is a global internet. Why Not!

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    Not a bad idea but I'd like to learn to play a bit before
    I embarrass myself publicly
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    What distro have you installed?
    many come with pychess or xboard. which if I remember rightly with the engines they use my brother was quite impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    Not a bad idea but I'd like to learn to play a bit before
    I embarrass myself publicly
    Well, being a bit of a chess player myself, I offer you the advice: The more you play, the better you become. It's pretty hard to beat most PC chess games. I think the best way to learn is to play someone you know, and just keep practicing. BTW have a look at Knights
    Knights Chess Interface: Introduction
    It's for KDE, though.
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    Not quite what you're looking for as it's not an app... but check out Online Chess. Has alot of beginners playing.
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    I'm currently using XUbuntu and it does have several chess
    programs but none of them seem to be particularly beginner
    friendly.

    Knights looks like it could meet my needs - Now to see if it will
    run on XFCE without killing other stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    I'm currently using XUbuntu and it does have several chess
    programs but none of them seem to be particularly beginner
    friendly.

    Knights looks like it could meet my needs - Now to see if it will
    run on XFCE without killing other stuff
    You might have to install a lot of KDE libraries but it will probably work on XFCE too. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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