Pearl Chess lets users connect to and play, watch games or chat on the Free Internet Chess Server, FICS, arguably the world’s oldest chess server descending from the original ICS Server of the early 90s. No signup play is also available, in addition to FICS free lifetime account, with the Connect as Guest option. Both members and guests can examine finished games with Stockfish Chess Engine and an Opening Explorer. Members can have rated play. When not playing, watch games, examine games, or do endgame or puzzle training. Also chat on server channels and shouts is available for members.


What’s new in this version

Updated to Stockfish 16 Sign up link on connect dialog now correct Watch Game option on toolbar fixes for tell support


  • Online Play on FICS the World's Oldest Chess Server
  • Opening Explorer Option for use in Examine Mode
  • Stockfish Engine Analysis when Examining or Watching games
  • Seek Graph to see all challenges
  • Activities Window with Endgame and Puzzle Training
  • Saves all played games locally
  • Watch Chess Games
  • IRC style channels to chat with chess players on and shouts

Additional information

Published by

Michael Adams


Michael Adams 2010-2023

Developed by

Michael Adams

Release date


Approximate size

196.75 MB

Age rating

For ages 3 and over


Card & board

This app can

Access all your files, peripheral devices, apps, programs and registry


Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported

English (United States)

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