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  1. 15 Mar '15 19:13
    I realize this has no doubt been discussed many time in the past.... But, What chess program would you recommend to purchase/acquire. I am primarily interested in game analysis...
  2. 15 Mar '15 19:20
    Chessmaster is nice.
  3. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    15 Mar '15 22:33
    yesterday I just download arena 3.5 http://www.playwitharena.com/
    I liked because looks very flexible for many purposes.
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    For example you can play blitz in many internet sites like IFCS,
    and had 8 engines to choose.
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    I am just testing that one
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    Another free that I had in the past was Lucas
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    http://www.chess.com/blog/DrFrank124c/lucas-chess
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    I liked too the chessmaster, but I can't find a copy of that, maybe is abandonware or something like that.
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    I think maybe Arena 3.5 is able to play as a client of RedHotpawn, but not sure...
  4. 15 Mar '15 23:36
    I had a copy of one of the older versions of Chessmaster years ago, but I don’t remember if you can use it to analyze your games like I know you can with Fritz, etc. Will Arena? What do you mean play as a client?
    I was hoping to get somebody that’s used Fritz, Rybka, Hiarcs, etc and give some unbiased reviews, but that might be a stretch as expensive as some of these are.
    I am using Windows by the way.
  5. 16 Mar '15 00:14 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by jsweaz
    I realize this has no doubt been discussed many time in the past.... But, What chess program would you recommend to purchase/acquire. I am primarily interested in game analysis...
    Its hard to beat Stockfish. Its free, Its also one of the three best programs in the world (http://www.computerchess.org.uk/ccrl/4040/) and has ongoing support! Komono is good and there is an older free version.
    https://stockfishchess.org/
  6. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    16 Mar '15 00:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by jsweaz
    I had a copy of one of the older versions of Chessmaster years ago, but I don’t remember if you can use it to analyze your games like I know you can with Fritz, etc. Will Arena? What do you mean play as a client?
    I was hoping to get somebody that’s used Fritz, Rybka, Hiarcs, etc and give some unbiased reviews, but that might be a stretch as expensive as some of these are.
    I am using Windows by the way.
    yes. Arena has many engines (rybka 2.3.2 32 y 64 bits, spike, ruffian, sos 5.1, hermann and anmon) and accepts others, i downloaded stockfish and was ok .

    Yes it has an option for analysis.

    Is ok, because is free.

    a little bit vintage feeling but is ok.

    I am with Windows too