descriptionA cross-platform graphical user interface for chess engines that use the Xboard or UCI chess communication protocol.
last changeMon, 30 Apr 2012 20:01:18 +0000 (30 23:01 +0300)
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Cute Chess

Cute Chess is a graphical user interface, command-line interface and a library for playing chess. Cute Chess is written in C++ using the Qt framework.


Binaries are available for cutechess-cli. The latest version is 0.5.1.

The GUI doesn't have a binary release at this time.


Cute Chess requires Qt 4.6 or greater and qmake. Qt 5 is not currently supported.

In the simplest case you only have to issue:

$ qmake
$ make

If you are using the Visual C++ compiler replace make with nmake. To build on OS X add -spec macx-g++ to the qmake command.

Documentation is available as Unix manual pages in the docs/ directory.

API documentation can be built by issuing make doc-api (requires Doxygen).


Cute Chess is released under the GPLv3+ license except for the components in the projects/lib/components and projects/gui/components directories which are released under the MIT License.


Cute Chess was written by Ilari Pihlajisto and Arto Jonsson.

2012-04-30 Arto JonssonOfficially at GitHubmaster
2012-04-27 Arto JonssonAdd note about Qt 5 support status
2012-04-10 Arto JonssonAdd engine configuration example to manual
2012-04-10 Arto JonssonDocumentation updates
2012-04-08 Arto JonssonEscape quote character in manual
2012-04-08 Arto JonssonMinor updates to documentation
2012-04-07 Arto JonssonMention licensing in
2012-04-07 Arto JonssonListify download links
2012-04-07 Arto JonssonCombine INSTALL into
2012-04-07 Arto JonssonCombine README and AUTHORS to
2012-04-07 Arto JonssonDocument the JSON format
2012-04-06 Arto JonssonFix indentation in example
2012-04-06 Arto JonssonAdd JSON RFC to the See Also section
2012-04-05 Arto JonssonMinor formatting fixes in manual
2012-03-26 Arto JonssonFrequently used engine options should appear first
2012-03-25 Arto JonssonUpdate TODO
6 years ago master