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Nocheto is set of linux chess tools aiming for learning chess, analyzing chess games, and practicing blind fold chess - all in console. Maing goal is to create easy to use and highly configurable application.
nocheto is a linux console UI for UCI engines, like stockfish.
It allows you to play against engine, analyze chess games, go through openings tree etc.
It is very effective if you can writte by all ten fingers and you want to rewrite chess games to PGN from your books, electronics sources etc.
I started to develop nocheto because there was no good chess UI for linux. Yes, you can use some windows GUI with wine project, but that feels really bad. Yes, there are open source project like PyChess, but you can even delete a move in it. That is really painfull to use for studying chess.
So I developed nocheto, which suits my needs best. It is now so easy and quick to rewrite games from books or internet sources, analyze them or practice blindfold games without seeing the chess board (which is very important if you want to be able to play really blindfold).
It takes me a lot of time to polish this program to be so usefull tool and there is still a lot of work in front of me. I plan add graphical interface, speed it up a little bit etc. But it is already usefull enough and I can't imagine to study chess without it any more. And I thought, maybe, there are other chess (and linux) enthusiasts, who would enjoy nocheto too.
nochetoclient is a console application, which can connect to nocheto through an internet (localhost) and show the UI on console. You can see different part of te UI in nocheto in several clients, so you can see them in different console windows. It can also show evaluations from UCI engine!
nochetodbload is a console application, which loads PGN files into (sqlite) database. This games can be crowled using nocheto's openings tree module.
nochetodbeval is a console application, which evaluates FEN positions from the database. The evaluation can be seen in nocheto. Nocheto shows "centipawnsmeter" on the right side of chessboard, it can show the graph of moves value and it colors moves based on their strength (i.e. green move is the best, red move is a bludner).
nochetoengi is an very dumb UCI chess engine, which was created for testing purposes. But it is also great to use for practicing blindfold games. It can make completelly random (but valid) moves. Once you are good enough in beating nochetoengi blindfold, you can challenge stockfish at his lower skills level.