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Arasan 20.1

A free and lightweight chess application

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Arasan screenshotArasan is a free and lightweight chess game which offers support for all popular operating systems, including Mac OS X, MS Windows, and Linux.

The application includes both a graphical user interface (which is available only in Windows) and a command line based chess engine that is compatible with xboard and Winboard. In addition, you have the possibility to use this chess software with Arena, which is another free interface designed for chess. Arasan offers support for a wide variety of UCI-compatible applications, including Chessbase and Fritz.

Arasan integrates a rich opening "book" which contains over 500 000 moves.


  • The game is suitable for both experts and beginners.
  • The game is very challenging.


  • Various board skins are not available.
  • You will have to manually rotate the board if you want to play with the other color.
Name Arasan
Version 20.1
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Product Homepage Arasan
License Free (Freeware)
Last Week Downloads 7
All Time Downloads 2,348
Filename arasan-20.1.0.tar.gz
Filesize 1.1MB
MD5 Checksum D8CA819A6EC39B463348E8A608031175
OS Support Linux, Unix
Category Games

100% CLEAN Certification

BadgeArasan has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
Arasan 20.1 May 19, 2017 - Latest Version
Arasan 17.0.0 April 09, 2014
Arasan 10.3 March 25, 2008

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