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BearChess is an independent chess GUI for UCI engines with direct support for electronic chessboards (Certabo, Millennium ChessLink and eOne,  DGT (e-Board and Pegasus), Chessnut Air and Square Off Pro).

Why yet another chess GUI?

Many GUIs support electronic chessboards, but do not use the full potential that chessboards with piece recognition offer. They could be much better used for training or analysis of games and positions.

So the focus of BearChess is more on exploiting the possibilities of the chessboards than being just another GUI. Look at the video tutorials for more details.

Download new version (05 October 2022) at BearChess Online Storage.

Now with...

  • Support for
    • Certabo (USB and Bluetooth) 
    • Chessnut Air (USB and Bluetooth)
    • DGT e-Board, incl. Revelation (USB and Bluetooth)
    • DGT Pegasus
    • Millennium ChessLink and eOne (USB and Bluetooth)
    • Square Off Pro
  • Play on Free Internet Chess Server (FICS)
  • Speech output for any language
  • Relaxed mode against any UCI engine
  • Determine your playing strength
  • Support of Certabo Avatar UCI engines
  • Support of MessChess chess computer emulation by Franz Huber

and many more

Chess puzzle of the day

  • General
  • Certabo
  • Millennium