The Shredder chess program for Linux

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Shredder 9 promises world championship chess on your home computer. We took a look at the new Linux version of the famous Shredder chess tool.

B its and bytes are now a common part of the chess world: big-iron mainframes can even force a tie out of a grandmaster, and world champions like Gary Kasparow use chess computers to "do their homework."

In the past, Linux users who were interested in playing chess had fewer options than Windows users, and most of the available Linux chess programs assumed a fair amount of technical prowess (see the "Linux and Chess" box). The arrival of Shredder 9 for Linux is a great new opportunity for Linux users to explore the possibilities of computer chess.

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