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This item is a computer program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-07-31
 By H. G.  Muller. Fairy-Max: an AI for playing user-defined Chess variants. A chess engine configurable for playing a wide variety of chess variants.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Michel Gutierrez wrote on 2014-12-03 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

For those interested, Fairy-Max is now being used as a remotely connected bot player on the Jocly platform. It offers regular orthodox Chess, Makruk, Capablanca, Cylinder Chess, Shatranj, and Courier. XiangQi is also available via the Max-Qi engine from the same author as Fairy-Max.

To play one of those variants, go to and click on an open table to start the game, or invite user HGMBot to play. Since the bot is connected to Jocly as a regular user, you'll need your own Jocly account (free) to play this AI.

Prefer Firefox, Chrome or Safari (with WebGL enabled) to get a 3D interface for playing. If 2D is good for you, any modern browser will work, including those from mobile devices.