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ExaChess Lite is a freeware version of ExaChess, a full-featured chess database. ExaChess Lite allows up to 256 games per file, reading and storing Chessbase (CBF) and PGN formats among others, and can be used with a variety of chess engines to play computer games or annotate existing games.

What's New

Version 4.0.2:
  • Improved opening tree display (smoothed fonts etc)
  • Engine analysis (during Analyze, Annotate, or Play) is now shown over two lines at the bottomof the move list, above the status line; Show Opening Tree or Show Captured Piecesget toggled off while engine analysis is being shown.
  • Fixed bug: Preferences now correctly retained between launches
  • Fixed bug: Opening more...


Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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Current Version (4.x)


Downloads 16,119
Version Downloads 3,185
License Free
Date 22 Apr 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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