Lucas Chess is a game application to play against the computer and to train chess. It includes increasing levels of difficulty and with a limited number of hints given by a chess tutor. Also included are thousands of training positions such as different types of endgames, tactical combinations, and chess problems.
August 18, 2013
Version: Lucas Chess 6.4c
Fantastic flexibility with a huge choice of preset opponents or a customisable ELO rating from 1 to about 3200 (Would usually beat Kasparov.) Six engines built in - you can choose any one to play and any one to tutor. Editable and personalisable book. If there's anything missing I haven't found it yet.
Somewhat cheesy interface might lead people to think it's a less mature product than it is.
Some might lament the lack of 3D.
I'll keep trying other freeware distros but I'll be surprised if I find a more usable one than this.