How Can You Play Chess on Your Computer?


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The location of each computer's chess application varies by operating system. The "Chess Titans" game is accessible on Windows Vista or 7 via the Games folder, whereas "GNU Chess" is pre-installed in the Applications folder of the Mac iOS. "Big Bang Chess" is available on MacBooks, iMacs and Mac Minis.

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How Can You Play Chess on Your Computer?
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If your computer does not have a default chess app, download one from the Internet or play a browser-based chess game. If you are using Windows 8.1, you may want to download "The Chess Lv.100" game from the Microsoft App store. Users running Linux should download "ChessX" or "PyChess."

If you are unable to install a chess app, there are plenty of websites that allow you to play chess for free. Freechess.org offers a free Internet chess server and is one of the most popular online chess websites that does not require a membership fee. Lichess offers free chess games as well as multi-player chess and tactic training. To get the most out of your online chess experience, join a premium chess website for an annual fee. These websites often include bonus features such as tournaments with cash prizes, articles written by grandmasters and other resources to improve your skills.

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