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On this page I'll add links to great sites which have free offers. I'll only link to the sites that I have used and do not, as far as I can tell at the time of writing, serve ad banners, page trackers and other undefined nasties. If you have anything that might be of interest, send it to me, Dave Fawcett, at pauldfawcett{at} and I'll post it for the other members to read. It doesn't HAVE to be strictly about chess.

Chess Map of New York

New York City has a rich chess history. Now you can see it in one place (free, no registration).

The Chess Lv 100

Here's a really nifty chess program for Windows 8.1 or 10. "The Chess Lv 100" is full of features too! I recommend downloading ONLY from the Microsoft store.

Backgammon and Othello are also available for free. The store also has a nice implementation of Shogi (Japanese chess) but this costs $9.99. This webpage has full details (click the yellow Windows Store buttons to download).

FREE issue of "New In Chess" magazine

Fill in the online form here and your free copy will be delivered to your door without obligation.
New In Chess has regular contributions from all the world's best players. Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Vishy Anand, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov, Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Grischuk, Hou Yifan, Judith Polgar. We have been making this unique magazine for more than twenty-five years already!

Chess Tool

This is the chess recording program that I use myself.


A program for reading and writing chess games in Portable Game Notation (PGN):


This one has been made by Andres Valverde who lives in Almeria, Spain, and for a living trades in fruits and vegetables!

Major Geeks

This is a reputable and well established site for a huge selection of freebies (not related to chess specifically).


More freebies here (not related to chess specifically).