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Java Open Chess download for Windows

Free download Java Open Chess Windows app to run online win Wine in Ubuntu online, Fedora online or Debian online

This is the Windows app named Java Open Chess whose latest release can be downloaded as joChess-1.5.zip. It can be run online in the free hosting provider OnWorks for workstations.

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Java Open Chess


Java Open Chess is a project written in Java in NetBeans IDE. There is possibility to play for 2 players on local computers and via network connection. There is also an option to play versus quite weak computer oponent. Stronger computer oponens will be implemented soon.

ATTENTION: Requires Java 1.8 or higher!


  • 2 local players game
  • 2 network players game (as client and as server)
  • 1 player mode (versus CPU)
  • Tabbed window - each game in separate tab
  • Each tab can be both client and server in case of network game
  • Save game in chess notation (in both PGN and FEN)
  • Load game in chess notation (in both PGN and FEN)
  • Game clock
  • Chat during network game
  • Partialy themable interface (chessboard and pieces)
  • Move history with move back / move forward in local game and over internet
  • Requires Java 1.8 or higher!


Education, Developers, End Users/Desktop, Other Audience, Testers

User interface

Java Swing

Programming Language


This is an application that can also be fetched from https://sourceforge.net/projects/javaopenchess/. It has been hosted in OnWorks in order to be run online in an easiest way from one of our free Operative Systems.