BabasChess - The Free Internet Chess Client

BabasChess is a new revolutionary Internet Chess Client for Windows. It combines ease of use with powerful features for advanced users; integrates a fast and customizable playing environment with a powerful PGN viewer/editor, chess engines support for analyzing positions and amusing chat features. Read more...

BabasChess is totally free and supports many different languages: Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish. It runs on Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista, it can also run on Linux. Download it now!


Certified Spyware-free

 "Softpedia guarantees that BabasChess 4.0 Build 12274 is 100% Clean, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors."


What's new

BabasChess v4.0 has been released
(January 2007)
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What people say

In two years, BabasChess became the most popular interface on FICS, surpassing well-known programs such as Winboard.
More than 10,000 users started using this new interface - Read some of their comments...


Why the name "BabasChess"?

In the language of the developer (Italian), "babas" (pronunciation bah-bah-s) has no special meaning: it is a word invented by a small group of chess-friends to define themselves.

"Babas", according to the context, denotes a person who:

  • enjoys playing chess very much even if he/she is not a strong chess player;
  • cannot stand a zeitnot and often loses against weaker opponents in fast games;
  • in spite of having diligently studied the opening theory, loses against opponents who move pawns almost randomly;
  • ...


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