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chess(6) [bsd man page]

CHESS(6)							   Games Manual 							  CHESS(6)

chess - the game of chess SYNOPSIS
/usr/games/chess DESCRIPTION
Chess is a computer program that plays class D chess. Moves may be given either in standard (descriptive) notation or in algebraic nota- tion. The symbol `+' is used to specify check; `o-o' and `o-o-o' specify castling. To play black, type `first'; to print the board, type an empty line. Each move is echoed in the appropriate notation followed by the program's reply. FILES
/usr/games/lib/book opening `book' DIAGNOSTICS
The most cryptic diagnostic is `eh?' which means that the input was syntactically incorrect. WARNING
Over-use of this program will cause it to go away. BUGS
Pawns may be promoted only to queens. CHESS(6)

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EBOARD(6)							   Games Manual 							 EBOARD(6)

eboard - a graphical chess board SYNOPSIS
eboard [-log] [-debug] [-dgtport device ] DESCRIPTION
This manual page briefly describes the eboard command. eboard is a graphical chess board. It acts as an interface to chess engines (like GNU Chess, Sjeng and Crafty) and Internet Chess Servers (ICS) like FICS (, and works as a browser for chess games saved as PGN (Portable Game Notation) files. eboard itself is not a chess engine: it won't play games, it will just act as a graphical interface between programs that play games like GNU chess (or ICS servers) and the end-user. To move pieces click on the source square and then click to destination square. Optionally, you may drag the piece from the source to the destination square (you won't see the piece being dragged). To drop pieces on crazyhouse and bughouse variants (ICS-only) right-click the destination square and select the piece to drop from the popup menu. For help with ICS commands consult the server (most of them have online help and help channels). For help setting up associated programs (chess engines, timestamping, etc.) see the documentation in /usr/share/doc/eboard or visit the eboard web site at If the documentation is not installed in your system, you can find it in the source dis- tribution, available from the web site. OPTIONS
-log Log network communications to "~/LOG.eboard". Communications held in password mode are not logged. -debug Print miscellaneous debug info to "~/DEBUG.eboard". -dgtport device Use the DGT board connected to the given device. AUTHORS
eboard is being developed by Felipe Bergo. This manual page was written by Felipe Bergo <> and Daniel Burrows <dbur->. WEBSITE January 22, 2007 EBOARD(6)

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