Lucas Chess

An easy way to play and train chess on your PC


Version R 1.19

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Added
  • Endings with Gaviota tablebases, added a takeback button in help mode.
Fixed
  • Saving as PGN, with encoding "Same as file"
  • Show a game replay in some circumstances.
  • Train, Tactics, Learn tactics by repetition, when the number of positions used is reached.
Updated
  • Language German by Johannes Bolzano.
  • Language Russian by Johannes Bolzano.

Version R 1.18a

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Changed
  • Utilities/Save/List of FENs removed because it leads to confusion, now Save FEN saves in fns files.
  • Playing against any engine/Options/The tutor thinks while you think removed, it is used general option Configuration/Engines/Work in background when possible.
Fixed
  • Train/Tactics/Training positions, when a line is finished Continue button is not working properly.
  • Blindfold options, saving configurations by name.
  • Analysis, Save all as variations, Only first move.
  • Saving as PGN, with encoding "Same as file"
Updated
  • Novag Citrine board, developped by Graham O'Neill (https://goneill.co.nz)
  • Language French by Lolo.
Engines
  • Updated Maia 1100 to 1900, Version lc0, Reid McIlroy-Young,Ashton Anderson,Siddhartha Sen,Jon Kleinberg,Russell Wang + LcZero team, https://maiachess.com/

Version R 1.17

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Added
  • Find best move training, added more functionality while playing, idea+code by Johannes Bolzano.
  • Find best move training, when joining trainings, added "Drop perfect answers", idea+code by Johannes Bolzano.
  • Tournament between engines, Finished games, Save (Database).
  • Open position in LiChess, pressing ALT-L in any board, idea+code by Johannes Bolzano.
Changed
  • Removed the option to save all log engines. Can be activated while playing from Config option.
Fixed
  • Train-Tactics-Training positions, Next/Previous when tutor active.
  • Databases, Summary, Rebuild.
  • Train-Utilities, Save PGN, Reinit.
  • Databases, Summary, Analysis.
  • Reading a PGN, symbols !? and ?! are not imported.
  • Response of tutor, when Opponent move is showed and there is a mate.
  • Analysis, save as variation.
  • Timed moves in tutor window.
  • Polyglot book factory, creating a book forget some moves.
  • Opponents for young players when playing with time.
Engines
  • Updated FOR LINUX: Stockfish, Version 13 64bits+64bmi2, T. Romstad, M. Costalba, J. Kiiski, G. Linscott, https://stockfishchess.org/
  • Added FOR LINUX: Maia 1100 to 1900, Version lc0, Reid McIlroy-Young,Ashton Anderson,Siddhartha Sen,Jon Kleinberg,Russell Wang + LcZero team, https://maiachess.com/

Version R 1.16

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Added
  • Support to Novag Citrine board, developped by Graham O'Neill (https://goneill.co.nz)
  • Digital boards, added support to takeback by Graham O'Neill
Fixed
  • Playing against beginner engines, adjourn doesn´t work.
  • Playing against any engine, changed resign limits don't work.
  • Databases, edition of games with FEN, does not take into account variations.
  • Index-Rodent Kibitzer, select side active doesn´t work.
  • Train-Tactics-Positions, random crashs.
  • Opening lines, training with engines, if lc0 is not active.
  • Databases, reading a pgn, problem when there is a fen equal to the initial position.
  • Lc0 engine for Maia, recompiled to remove optimizations.
Updated
  • Language French by Lolo.
  • Language Catalan by Google.
  • Language Italian by Michele.
  • Language Portuguese BR by Lau.
Engines

Version R 1.15

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Fixed
  • Create your own game, Utilities, Voyager 2.
  • Create your own game, Utilities, saving as image.
  • Create your own game, Utilities, saving as FEN/FNS.
  • Kibitzers-Indexes-Rodent.
  • Everest, missing button to import PGN.
Updated
  • Tournament between engines, added slow down pieces option.
  • Saving to PGN, opening and ECO tags have been added.
  • Book Classic pieces created by Ben Citak
  • Language French by Lolo.
  • Language Spanish.

Version R 1.14

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Fixed
  • Train/Games/Play like a GM/Choose the opponent's move.
  • Databases/Some problems when exporting to pgn.
  • Play against any engine, resign option is not saved.
  • Kibitzers, promotion.
  • Find best move, when repeating.
  • Determine your calculating power, problem with historic database.
Updated
  • Book Diagram pieces created by Ben Citak
  • Book Diagram-B pieces created by Ben Citak
  • Book Classic pieces created by Ben Citak
  • Book Classic-B pieces created by Ben Citak
  • Language French by Lolo.
  • Language Spanish.

Version R 1.13

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Fixed
  • Train/Games/Count + Captures, New. (R1.12a)
  • Train/Openings/Training with a book, when using Help.
  • Databases/Export to PGN when there is games from positions.
  • Train/Tactics/Find Best Move.
  • Train/Tactics/Learn tactics by repetition, when there are positions with variations.
  • Train/Tactics/Trainings, when there are positions with variations.
  • Tools/PGN/Paste PGN when there isn´t header tags.
  • Train/Tactics/Determine your calculating power, historic database doesn't work.
Updated
  • Language French by Lolo.
  • Language Portuguese (BR) by Lau.

Version R 1.12

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Fixed
  • Create your own game, changing FEN via PGN labels option.
  • Databases, editing a game, changing FEN via PGN labels option.
  • Opening lines, training secuential mode.
Engines

Version R 1.11

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Added
  • Config board colors, added image in outer border.
Fixed
  • Editing PGN labels, last change is not saved
  • Editing boxes in Director.
  • Transsiberian, playing a game.

Version R 1.10

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Changed
  • Polyglot Book Factory
Fixed
  • Competition with tutor, adjourn, pending hints not saved.
Updated
  • Book Diagram pieces created by Ben Citak
  • Language French by Lolo.

Version R 1.09

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Added
  • Train-Tactics-Learn tactics by repetition, Play current position in Utilities.
Fixed
  • Compete-Lucas-elo, when it is the engine that resigns.
  • Play against any engine, Initial moves, adding new books.
  • Transsiberian, some bugs in transitions.
Updated
  • Book Diagram pieces created by Ben Citak

Version R 1.08

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Fixed
  • Adding variations by playing against an engine.
  • Adjourn in "Play against any engine".
  • Transsiberian, fixed some bugs.
Updated
  • Book Diagram pieces created by Ben Citak
  • Language French by Lolo.

Version R 1.07

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Added
  • You can move the pieces by typing in SAN format.
Fixed
  • Some internal bugs that affect Play against any engine.
  • Play position against engine does not appear when editing variations.
Updated
  • Language German by Tobias.
  • Language Spanish.

Version R 1.06

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Fixed
  • Users don´t work.
  • Play against an engine, "Move selected by the player" doesn't work.
  • Play against an engine, Resign by engine doesn't work.
  • Play against an engine, fixed Play instead of me.
  • Play against an engine, fixed Help to move.
Updated
  • Language Dutch by Willy Lefebvre.
  • Language German by Tobias.
  • Language Greek by Nick Delta.
  • Language Spanish.
Engines
  • Added Maia 1100 to 1900, Version lc0, Reid McIlroy-Young,Ashton Anderson,Siddhartha Sen,Jon Kleinberg,Russell Wang + LcZero team, https://maiachess.com/

Version R 1.05a

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Fixed
  • Tournaments between engines, crash when changing initial fen position.
  • Erroneous reading/writing some pgn files.
  • Tactics by Uwe Auerswald, Interference difficulty 5 removed, as it has no puzzles.

Version R 1.04a

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Fixed
  • Opening lines/Databases, right button on pgn, when figurines activated, pgn copied is wrong.
  • Tables, standard keys are not working.
  • Saving PGNs, CR duplication.
  • Opening lines, problem creating a new opening (from version 1.04).

Version R 1.03

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Fixed
  • Playing against a position, crash when configured with visual effects.
  • Massive analysis, doesn´t work filtering by players.
  • Engines, STS, Configuration/Formula change.
  • Best move training, several bugs.
  • Playing against engines, losing by time assigns victory to the reverse.
  • Tourney-Elo, several bugs.

Version R 1.02

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Fixed
  • Mass analysis, hangs when including search of blunders.
  • Your daily test, hangs crash after moving.
  • Changing the color theme of the board, disables the pieces.

Version R 1.01

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Added
  • Edit shortcuts from the options menu.
Changed
  • Ben Citak antique color themes emulation revised.
  • Installation "just me" is the recommended.
  • Endings with Gaviota Tablebases, more information about the cause of termination when an attempt failed.
Fixed
  • When reading a PGN/database, consulting a game, the Next button does not work.
  • In the color configuration themes, when modifying the changes are not saved.
  • Some crashes launching the program when reading the games to present the initial positions.
  • Custom sounds, listening.
  • Endings with Gaviota Tablebases, wrong difference message when improving the result.
  • Kibitzer in one line, depth and score information not included.
  • STS, exporting to csv.
  • Changing user data folder, when starting again.
Updated
  • Language Portuguese (BR) by Lau.
  • Language Polish by Darek.
  • Language Català by Google (there is no official translator).
Engines

Version R 1.00

It does not work in Windows XP.
The data files are not compatible with Lucas Chess version 11 and earlier.


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Version 11.17

Latest version of Lucas Chess compatible with Windows XP.
User data is not exported to the next versions.


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Contact: lukasmonk at gmail