AlfaChess 1.16

Play classic Chess against the computer.


AlfaChess is a Windows program that play classic Chess and variants on an 8x8 board.
With the various options, you can create your own variants.

'Not very fast but very fun' for the casual and experienced player

Now with significant engine improvements


  • play Chess and variants
  • open:
    • PGN
    • EPD
    • Virtua Chess ECK
    • Power Chess 5.3 PCH
  • input with mouse or keyboard
  • create your own variants
  • open and save games with PGN support
  • play against the program, another human or let the computer play against itself
  • analyze mode
  • ply value table for offside analysis
  • combinations/problems search
  • give piece priority in computer search for each move
  • take back and forward
  • next best window
  • turn board
  • offer draw, resign, get a hint
  • displays a move list
  • show available moves
  • comment window
  • setup position
  • opening book
  • search PGN files for most played moves
  • offer playing style
  • rating
  • set various options (strength, depth, variant, board, engine)
  • and much more...

Variant Options

  • mandatory capture moves
  • black starts the game
  • random decide who starts the game
  • antimode
  • no rochade
  • choose the pieces a pawn can promote to
  • win when the opponent has no more pieces
  • win when you have no more pieces except one king
  • disable checkmate
  • random setup
  • and much more...



General rules: Wikipedia