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- - By fttbrain Date 2009-10-17 01:51
Newbie here - been playing a while on FICS using the Babachess interface - Is Babachess the best interface or should I be using something else? Thanks.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2009-10-17 01:59
Babachess is the most popular interface, but I found it more bloated than necessary. Personally I like iNemesis 4.04 LB (NOT the beta) but taste is very important (e.g. some people like connecting with Winboard.)

If you play on playing Bughouse Chess I recommend Thief. Oh, and avoid Jin like the plague! It doesn't support many thematic tourneys (and we added several of these recently) so you'd be missing out.
Parent - - By SpiderG (***) Date 2009-10-17 04:06
IMO BabasChess is the best. btw what username are you, Vytron?
Parent - By Permanent Brain (*****) Date 2009-10-17 05:18
I agree, if it's about playing at FICS, and with Windows, only. I tried one or two others but Babas is much better.

But for all other chess purposes, like analysis, training, etc. there are better interfaces to choose from: Aquarium, Arena, ChessBase, Fritz, Shredder Classic... Arena is freeware, and for most other progs (except Fritz) are demo versions available.

(I wasn't sure if the question is meant only about FICS.)

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