Welcome!

This is an attempt to keep an updated directory of sites related to FICS, the Free Internet Chess Server. If you have a FICS page and want to see it linked here, send a FICS message to Ivanuk.

FICS

Homepage
Adjudications
Password Recovery
Scheduled Tournaments
(with their historical results) Relayed Events
(usually incomplete)
FICS Championships

Interfaces

BabasChess
Windows.
Raptor
Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux.
Thief
Windows, Linux (W/ Wine).
Jin
Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux.
Winboard
Windows.
XBoard
Unix/Linux.
EBoard
Unix/Linux.
Yafi
Mobile phones.
Mobialia
Android.
Odesys Chess
Mobile phones.
CClient
Windows.
iNemesis
Windows.
Arena
Windows.
Fixation
Mac.
ThinkerBoard
PocketPC.
Slics/ChessBD
Windows.
Checkmate
Windows.
Decaf
Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux.
Chess Machine
Windows. (patch)
ChessPartner
Windows.
LightningRulez
Windows.
Freak
Windows.
Visir
Windows, Mac, Linux. PyChess
Linux.
iChess Pack
iPhone.
CyberChess
iPhone.

Personal Pages

Botchvinik's Chess Emporium

Chronatog

EdCollins

Korzybski

Mekk

Naomi

NokiaTwenty

Tablajedrez

Guides and Tutorials

New to FICS
A FICS guide for beginners, from the Raptor interface wiki.

RJJ's Orientation Course for Noobs
A quick guide to the essential FICS commands, by RJJ.

DavemanUK's Tourney Guide
An introductory guide to FICS tournaments, by DavemanUK.

Non-Standard Games
A quick reference of the variants available on FICS, by ChaosTheory.

The TeamBot Page
A small tutorial explaining the operation of TeamBot, FICS bot for team (consultation) games.

FICS Opas
An introductory guide to FICS, in Finnish. By Skore. Mandatory soundtrack: Loituma's Ievan Polkka.

Slow Time Controls

The FICS Teamleague
Teams of 4 players battling it out with a 45 45 time control. 200+ players, 5+ divisions, the best league on the web. Also check FICS channel 101.

The STC Bunch
They are back. Ch 90 is their official FICS channel.

FICS Standard Chess Ladder
Back online by popular request. Managed by Blkmagic

Open Chess Cup
Several competitions, some of them with a 3-1-0 scoring system.

The Blind Bandits
Tournaments for Blind accounts.

Chess Matches HQ
A group of players interested in playing chess matches (a series of games against the same opponent), usually with slow time controls.

Chess Clubs

Saint Emilion Chess Club
A club for players who are seriously, completely and absolutely commited to self-improvement. Ruled with an iron fist by SaintEmilion.

Teamleague Teams

The Monkey Club
A cool blog, bananas, and more.

Polar Bears
From Russia, with love.

ArchBishops
TeamLeague veterans in funny robes and pointy hats.

MFO
Check out the rest of their site if you are a gamer.

The Rock Teams
All the beautiful girls on the League play in these teams.

Rainbow Warriors
They're not a gay club (Not that there's anything wrong with that).

Shachkiste
I hope your German is good.

The Four Horsemen
Apocalyptic chess (or just a bunch of cowboys, I'm not sure).

The Rejoicing Team
They have bibles, and they're not afraid to use them. Or something.

The Last Pawns
Play them before they go extinct.

All Good People
All good people, all the time.

Veins
They have a nice coat of arms and everything.

Flaming Phoenix Fighters
They have a flaming logo. Beat that.

Alekhine's Revenge
Alekhine's Revenge would be a great name for a rock band.

Team Tsubasa
Engrish fun.

Intrepid Kings
Intrepid Kings are Intrepid.

Black & White
Now in Technicolor.

The Rangers
<insert silly comment here>

Community

The FICS Forum
Unofficial FICS Forum, managed by Rochester

The FICS Photo Gallery
See how amazingly good looking we are! Also managed by Rochester.

The FICS Facebook Group
Managed by Knighttour and Toddmf.

FICS TM & SR Photo Album
Meet the faces behind those (TM) and (SR) badges. Maintained by Pulga.

Best Finnish Players
A list of the best Finnish players on FICS, for all variants. Updated Daily.

Game Databases and Stats

The FICS Games Database
A massive database with pretty much every game played on FICS since 1999. With stats, graphs, game annotation, and more. A joint project by Seberg and Ludens.

The Watchbot Page
The home of Mekk's creature. This is where you go to read the funny comments that observers make in your Teamleague games.

The FICS Bughouse Database
All bughouse games played on FICS since 2005, available in .bpgn format. Operated by Ludens.

The New Bughouse Database
Another bughouse database, managed by JohnTheGreat.

WildChess
A database of variant games played on FICS. A project by Kardolus and Siggemannen.

Unofficial FICS Stats Page
Rating graphs for regular chess and variants. Finger ficsstat at FICS for instructions on how to get added to the list.

AddOns

Teamleague Plugin
This great addon for Babas will add a Teamleague tab to the Info window, showing upcoming matches, pairings and standings. By Crem.

ChannelBot Plugin
It shows ChannelBot channels as tabs in Babas channel window. Written by Philk.

Smalldreams' Themes
Some artistic themes for BabasChess, by Smalldreams. They include new pieces, boards and backgrounds.

Extra Buttons
Sets of BabasChess buttons to control tournament functions, the most popular bots, and more. All by Botchvinik. Also extra piece sets.

EnschedeNL's Plugins
A small DB utility for BabasChess, an improved seek dialog box, control windows for several bots, and more. All by EnschedeNL.

BabasChess Chat Logger
Saves channels, tells and whispers to a text file, with lots of options. By Adammr.

Raptor Piece Sets
Several sets of new pieces for the Raptor interface, compiled and converted by Gorgonian.

Bots

How to write a FICS bot
A detailed tutorial by Mekk, programmer of Watchbot.

ICS Bots
A few open source FICS bots, ready to use or modify.

GFBot
More open source bots, by Giantfish.

Seberg's ICS Bot
A bot written in Python, by Seberg.

Miscelaneous Stuff

FICS Screensaver
It connects to FICS and watches random games. Written by DrivingInsane.

FICS History
The origins of FICS, including some prehistoric Usenet postings. A work in progress by Sparky.

FICS-ICC Split
An article about the FICS-ICC split, by journalist Brad Stone.

The Fics Chatlog
A collection of somewhat memorable FICS chat quotes.

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