Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, PyChess is a GTK chess client, written in Python and released under the Gnu Public License (GPL).
It has many awesome and useful features, that the chess players would love. It allows the users to play against the computer or other human players, recommand the best move available via Hint Mode, works will the most popular chess engines, like: GnuChess, Crafty, Sjeng and Fruit, and even Windows engines like Rybka. For more information, see the official site. The latest stable version available is PyChess 0.10.1, while the latest unstable version is PyChess 0.12 beta3.
In this article I will show you how to install both PyChess 0.10.1 or PyChess 0.12 beta3 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.
Because PyChess 0.10.1 is available via the default repositories, installing it on Ubuntu and Linux Mint is easy, just do:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pychess
There is no PPA available for PyChess 0.12 beta3, so we have to download the deb file from the official site and install it by hand:
$ wget -c pychess.googlecode.com/files/pychess_0.12beta3-1_all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i pychess_0.12beta3-1_all.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f