SparkChess interface

SparkChess is a free online chess game that allows you to practice chess against the computer and to engage in multiplayer online challenges. To play online, you need to have Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your browser. (Just in case you're wondering, the game would be unfeasible to be built with HTML5 without cutting corners).

Download the latest Adobe Flash Player and start playing chess right away!

SparkChess is an excellent way to get better at chess - learn the proper rules (including the elusive en-passant), practice openings, test strategies, use the board editor to recreate famous positions via FEN strings, replay famous games, import/export PGN games and databases (with comments and annotations and let the computer help you. With 5 levels of difficulty and a behavior modeled to make human mistakes, this is a very fun game to play. Our online chess game also features an opening database created by analysing 145,000 games from international tournaments. There are 3 different board styles (2D diagram, 3D classic and 3D fantasy) to suit any style - from the playful kid to the serious tournement player.

With the multiplayer feature, you can put your skills to the test against other players like you! You can create an account or play as guest. You can also chat in multiplayer and have your highscore published on Facebook. You can filter out opponents based on different criteria. The multiplayer service is child-friendly.

SparkChess has won many awards and it was featured by Google, RIM and Adobe for its cross-platform capabilities. You can download SparkChess for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets and Blackberry Playbook.

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