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       eboard - a graphical chess board


       eboard [-log] [-debug] [-dgtport device ]


       This manual page briefly describes the eboard command.

       eboard  is  a  graphical  chess board. It acts as an interface to chess
       engines (like GNU Chess, Sjeng and Crafty) and Internet  Chess  Servers
       (ICS)  like FICS (, and works as a browser for
       chess games saved as PGN (Portable Game Notation) files.  eboard itself
       is  not  a  chess  engine:  it  won’t play games, it will just act as a
       graphical interface between programs that play games like GNU chess (or
       ICS servers) and the end-user.

       To move pieces click on the source square and then click to destination
       square. Optionally, you may drag the  piece  from  the  source  to  the
       destination  square  (you  won’t  see the piece being dragged). To drop
       pieces on crazyhouse and bughouse variants (ICS-only)  right-click  the
       destination square and select the piece to drop from the popup menu.

       For help with ICS commands consult the server (most of them have online
       help and help channels).

       For help setting up associated programs (chess  engines,  timestamping,
       etc.)   see  the  documentation  in  /usr/share/doc/eboard or visit the
       eboard web site at If the  documentation
       is  not  installed  in  your  system,  you  can  find  it in the source
       distribution, available from the web site.


       -log   Log network  communications  to  "~/LOG.eboard".  Communications
              held in password mode are not logged.

       -debug Print miscellaneous debug info to "~/DEBUG.eboard".

       -dgtport device
              Use the DGT board connected to the given device.


       eboard is being developed by Felipe Bergo. This manual page was written
       by    Felipe    Bergo    <>    and     Daniel     Burrows


                               January 22, 2007