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ChessDog for Windows

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Key Details of ChessDog

  • Play a real chessboard against other people.
  • Last updated on July 15, 2015
  • There have been 5 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff
Playing chess against the computer is good practice, but for purists, it's no substitute for a game against a live opponent. This small piece of freeware sets up games between real players over the Internet, automatically searching for available opponents online. The flaw here, of course, is if no one else is online, there's no computer opponent to play while you're waiting and indeed, when we first tested the software, we found no one available to play. The software itself has a fairly primitive interface, with few options, and only one available set of chess pieces. It can certainly work to set up games between two friends who are in different places, but players looking for a pickup game may be better served by going to one of the many free chess sites available online.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
July 31, 2005
Latest update
July 15, 2015
Version
1.2
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows ME, Windows 98
Additional Requirements
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
1,855
Downloads Last Week
0

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Developer's Description

Play a real chessboard against other people.

ChessDog is the game for people that like the feel of playing a real chessboard against real people. With a few clicks of the mouse, you will be playing online with another user. The game will store your chess rating and show you the rating of other users waiting to play. You can also upload your rating at any time to see where you stand on the top 50 players of the year.

Version 1.2 adds the ability to put the game in automatic notification mode when waiting for another user to join your created game and desktop shortcut ability.