The Tarrasch Chess GUI

Recent News Tarrasch V3 Alpha version available for testers and early adopters! See my blog for more information and download instructions.

Tarrasch is an extremely easy to use free chess program for Windows. Tarrasch comes with free chess engines, (now including Stockfish and the demo version of Houdini), so you get everything you need to enjoy computer chess with one simple free download. Click here to download Tarrasch for Windows.

Tarrasch is designed to to make it as easy as possible to perform some basic chess activities;

  • Play a game against a chess engine, with either color, from any position, with a time handicap if desired.
  • Setup an arbitrary position and get the engine to analyse that position. View and play through the analysis provided by the engine.
  • Create and edit .pgn files (standard chess documents). Enter variations easily (just make moves anywhere). Enter and edit comments easily (just click anywhere and start typing). Promote and demote variations and even comments (so comments can change to moves and vice-versa – great for picking text off a website).

Feature requests are always welcome. If you really want your favourite feature now, consider contracting me to build you a special version of Tarrasch, it may be more affordable than you think!

Last Update: 28 January 2016

Bill Forster
Triple Happy Ltd.