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José, (jose)
a free chess GUI and frontend to a MySQL chess database backend, both developed by Peter Schäfer. Written in Java, José can run on multiple platforms and operating systems like Windows, Linux and Mac OS with appropriate JRE 1.4 or higher, and further supports the Chess Engine Communication Protocol and UCI to communicate with chess engines for game play and analysis. Jose is packaged with the Toga and Spike.
jose Screen Shot [1]


The GUI features 2D and 3D graphic boards, and a database panel with game list as forum for database queries and position search, PGN import and export. Games can be played or entered with annotations and variations, supported by opening books and ECO classification. Jose is able to play Chess960, and can create HTML or pdf files [2].

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  1. ^ jose Screen Shots
  2. ^ jose Home Page - Features

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