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This free Firefox plug-in brings the world of Grandmaster chess matches to your PC. Installing ChessGames places a small knight on your Firefox status bar. Using a variety of single mouse clicks you can replay many well-known chess matches or open chat windows to communicate with other chess fans.

Right-clicking the icon opens a list of Grandmasters. You merely pick a name and Firefox opens a Web site dialog that contains matches played by that Grandmaster. Click on a match and watch it replayed using standard chess notation and basic board and piece graphics. You can easily control playback speed, pause, or reverse play. Left-clicking the Firefox icon opens a search box to locate matches played by lesser-known Grandmasters. However, you can search only by name, not date. Middle-button clicking opens a simple chat box and chess menu. During testing we found few people online looking to play.

ChessGames takes few resources, and while decidedly low-tech, easily recreates watching the play of many famous chess matches. A submenu of matches by date or a listing of important matches would have been a helpful addition. Nevertheless, true chess fans will appreciate the quick access to the matches of their favorite Grandmasters.

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"Not compatible with Firefox 3.0.9"

April 22, 2009  |  By hong_konger

 |  Version: ChessGames 1.3


I can't tell you since I couldn't install it on my updated version of Firefox!


Firefox wouldn't let me install it.


I hope the authors can upgrade this chess software to be compatible with Firefox 3.0!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
Publisher Tornamodo
Publisher web site http://www.linuxuser.at
Release Date October 01, 2007
Date Added October 01, 2007
Version 1.3
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, Mozilla Firefox 1.0 - 2.0.0
Download Information
File Size 5.45KB
File Name chessgames-1.3-fx.xpi
Total Downloads 6,126
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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