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fern
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Lucas Chess

Post by fern » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:49 pm

Lucas Chess is a software ,multi program that is very worthy to have and play.
Exercices, many engines, suggestions as you play, etc.
take as look at it.

Fern

modolief
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Re: Lucas Chess

Post by modolief » Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:12 am

Great program, especially for kids. No mac version available.

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fern
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Re: Lucas Chess

Post by fern » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:12 pm

Not only kids, pal. The many engines of different strength, the lessons, etc, all that is very good stuff for grown up patzers like us, too

Fern

Dariusz
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Re: Lucas Chess

Post by Dariusz » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:30 pm

I using Lucas Chess in Mac through CrossOver and working good.
I think, Wine also can execute this app.
Regards, Dariusz

A Distel
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Re: Lucas Chess

Post by A Distel » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:42 am

fern wrote:Lucas Chess is a software ,multi program that is very worthy to have and play.
Exercices, many engines, suggestions as you play, etc.
take as look at it.

Fern
YES !!! 'Lucas chess' verson 9.08 is an outstanding and very powerfull program!
In fact, one of the best free chess programs there is, ... to play chess and to learn about chess. Many functions and many possibilities. The special approach, make this program very different, to play, compete, train, and try to improve our chess. It's never boring.

Read more and download FREE at:
https://www-lucaschess.rhcloud.com/index?lang=en


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.

Train:

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

Compete:

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.
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kaissa
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Re: Lucas Chess

Post by kaissa » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:47 pm

It is a great program that I recommend to my students. However entering a game as pgn and commenting is not very intuitive. One stop for everything related to chess.

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