Chess, a game with the simple objective but complex strategies, all in order to capture the opponent’s king. From humans, to computers chess has evolved quite well. Even among the computer chess programs, Stockfish Chess Engine is remarkably the best chess engine yet with an elo rating of 3447 for Stockfish 8. Now, its pretty obvious you want to play against the best, even though you’re certain to lose. If you are interested in facing the Stockfish Chess Engine, just follow me!

Here we go!

  1. Go to the Stockfish website and download the latest version of Stockfish.
    stockfish chess
    In my case, it is the Stockfish 8.
  2. Extract the file.
  3. Download Arena. Arena is a Graphical User Interface software that allows you to play chess.
  4. Extract Arena.
  5. Now, go to the extracted Arena folder and click on Arena.exe.
  6. Click on the “Engines” tab.
  7. Choose, “Install New Engine”.
  8. Once you do that, a new Window pops up. Here, choose the location where you extracted your version of Stockfish Chess Engine.
  9. Then, go to the Windows folder.
    setting up stockfish
  10. Now, select the appropriate version for you.stockfish chess
  11. Now, hit Open!
  12. Finally, select any piece, and move it! You’re all set to play now! 🙂
    vs stockfish
  13. Enjoy! And hey, hope that you don’t get beaten during the opening game! 😛

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Published by Abhinav Gyawali

Hello there! I'm a teenager, who spends most of his day thinking and analyzing things. I'm full of ideas and creativity! Hence, I realized a blog would be perfect for me to share my ideas!

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  1. Cool! Thanks a lot!
    I had downloaded Stockfish Chess Engine but didn’t know how to use it, but thanks to you I can use it now! 😀 😀

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