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  • Release Date: 2008
    Submitted By: hessel
    Submitted On: 1/20/08, 1:03 AM
    Category: Playing & Engines
    Publisher: Mayura
    OS: Win 95/98/XP/Vista
    License: Free
    File Size: 4.2345MB
    Downloads: 5180
  • 7 votes: ++++-


Play chess against your computer using Mayura Chess Board. Attractive graphics combined with a powerful chess engine makes Mayura Chess Board one of the best programs for playing chess on Windows PCs. Beginner, intermediate and expert levels of play are supported. Beginners will find plenty of assistance: Mayura Chess Board can optionally highlight squares to which a piece can be moved, and highlight undefended and attacked pieces. Expert players will be challenged by the included powerful Sjeng chess engine. Players at all levels will appreciate features such as animated piece movement, arrow to indicate last computer move, unlimited undo/redo, and other ease-of-use enhancements.

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  • Modern graphics.
  • .NET 2.0 based, à la mode user interface.
  • Animated piece movement.
  • Arrow highlights last computer move.
  • Displays captured pieces. The piece just captured is highlighted with a red glow.
  • Unlimited undo/redo.
  • Can highlight undefended and/or attacked pieces.
  • Save, open, copy and paste positions in FEN format.
  • Beginner, intermediate and expert levels.
  • Mini window mode displays just the board.
  • Move history display.
  • You can ask the computer for a hint.
  • You can type in moves. (Useful when reading books on chess.)
  • Supports multiple chess engines via the WinBoard interface.
  • Powerful Sjeng v12.13 chess engine is included.
  • Setup program and uninstall included.

Price: Free!


  • by brigatine-66

    I have been useing Mayura chess for a long time now. I really like it seems to be one of the best out there.

  • by Nothingness39


    5 stars for this app.  Some chess apps are too basic, others too complex, Mayura Chess Board is somewhere in between which I like.  The interface is nice too, clean and simple.  And on top of that the app is portable so that is a plus for me.

  • by lytonn

    J'utilise cet excellent petit programme ce qui permet d'ouvrir d'autres applications sans problème.

  • by hentener


    Money mouthThe only negative thing about this program are the grapics of the interface as i prefer a more traditional look.I run several uci engines on it.As its free download it however arena has a better interface an will also load win engines an has a database.Its a stable program compared to infinity chess which has beetter interface but with it you must be carefull to move your piece to the center of the square or it could lock up on you.All in all its still a must download as when you load uci engines on it an arena  an infinity an jose an chess assistant light all will at times run a chess engine best on each program.You will find about 100 free uci chess engines free for download from 2988 5min blitz to 2600 blitz all with their on unnique playing styles all for FREE.

  • by borhan21


    Sjeng move are fantastic and unexpected and Mayura is simple...thanks Hessel for uploading. Try it against others chess engine such as Toga 11, Crafty, Rebel or Tiger...ect.
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