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We've compiled a list of 25 free and paid alternatives to Thief. The primary competitors include Lichess, Arena. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Thief and XBoard,, Jin. Also you can look at other similar options here: Games.

Free Open Source

The complete chess experience, play and compete in tournaments with friends others around the world.


Arena is a FREE available Graphical User Interface (GUI) for chess programs (engines) by Martin...

Free Open Source

XBoard, also known as WinBoard on Microsoft operating systems, is a free graphical user interface...

Play chess online, learn new chess strategies, tactics and rules, study chess games and openings -...

Free Open Source

Jin is an open source, cross platform, graphical client for chess servers, written in Java.

Chess game with enhanced AI in 3D environment.


eSports platform for competing in game tournaments with cash prizes

Thief is a free chess client written by Zon Jan to play on chess servers like the Free Internet...

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Thief Overview

Thief is a free chess client written by Zon Jan to play on chess servers like the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS). Thief can be customized and supports regular chess and all variants like bughouse, crazyhouse, Losers, Suicide, Kriegspiel and others. It is the the preferred client of Bughouse Players. Bughouse is a special team-chess game.

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