SparkChess is a free online chess game that allows you to practice chess against the computer and to engage in multiplayer online challenges, or to just watch others play.
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 with 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 4 different board styles (a 2D diagram, two fixed 3D designs and a 3D rotatable board) to suit any style - from the playful kid to the serious tournament 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 filter out opponents based on different criteria. The multiplayer service is child-friendly. If you don't feel like playing, you can now just watch live games as they unfold.
You can chat with your opponents (and block/report abusive ones).
Your online games are synced in the cloud across your devices, so you can track your progress and replay old games wherever you are.
SparkChess has won many awards and it was featured by Google, Blackberry and Adobe for its cross-platform capabilities. You can download SparkChess for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets.
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SparkChess is a game of chess that everyone can enjoy!
SparkChess.com Author: Armand Niculescu Support: Liviu Niculescu Additional art: Mihai Radu Multiplayer: Union Platform
Some annotated historical games courtesy of Jan van Reek
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Sparkchess is Registered Trademark of Armand Niculescu
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