Chess Applet

This only works with Java enabled browsers.

You can execute legal chessmoves on this applet, i.e., it allows you to play chess against yourself (or someone else sitting behind the same computer screen.)

  1. To make a move, first (left) click on a piece, and then on its destination square.
  2. To deselect a piece, (left) click again on the selected piece.
  3. To castle, (left) click on the king and then on its destination square. The rook moves automatically with it.
  4. To go back to the original setup, right click on the board.
  5. The applet checks legality of the moves, including check (with a few exceptions: see `known bugs'). Also, it enforces that white and black alternately make a move, white starting the game.
  6. The applet does not determine stalemate or mate, draw by repetition, or draw by the 50 moves rule.

Known bugs

  1. Promotion is automatically to a queen. Minor-promotion is not possible.


This is version 0.03. There is also a later version.
WWW page and applet by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: December 10, 1997. Last modified: February 24, 1999.