sjeng - chess program that plays many variants

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: sjeng
Package version: 11.2
Package release: 8
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 300 B
Download size: 92.10 KB
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Sjeng is a chess program that plays normal chess and many variants like crazyhouse, bughouse, suicide (aka giveaway or anti-chess) and losers. It can also play variants which have the same rules as normal chess, but a different starting position. It uses the XBoard/WinBoard interface by Tim Mann, so it can be used with xboard or eboard. It is also capable of playing on internet chess servers.



    Binary package: sjeng_11.2-8_i386.deb
    Source package: sjeng

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install sjeng deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install sjeng


    • /etc/sjeng.rc
    • /usr/games/sjeng
    • /usr/share/doc/sjeng/BUGS
    • /usr/share/doc/sjeng/NEWS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/sjeng/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/sjeng/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/sjeng/THANKS
    • /usr/share/doc/sjeng/TODO
    • /usr/share/doc/sjeng/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/sjeng/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/sjeng/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/sjeng/examples/sjeng.rc.gz
    • /usr/share/games/sjeng/bug.opn
    • /usr/share/games/sjeng/losers.opn
    • /usr/share/games/sjeng/suicide.opn
    • /usr/share/man/man6/sjeng.6.gz


    2009-08-26 - Jotam Jr. Trejo <> sjeng (11.2-8) unstable; urgency=low * Apply a patch to satisfy the xboard protocol related to SAN notation, this to allow sjeng play in crazyhouse variant in xboard >= 4.4.0, patch by h.g. muller <>. Closes: #539718 * Bump Standards Version to 3.8.3 (no changes needed).

    2009-06-27 - Jotam Jr. Trejo <> sjeng (11.2-7) unstable; urgency=low * New maintainer. Closes: #503526 * Move DH_COMPAT from rules to debian/compat and set to 7. * Bump debhelper build-dep version to 7. * Bump Standards Version to 3.8.2. * Update the Free Software Fundation Address in debian/copyright. * Make clean not ignore errors. * Add Homepage. * Move all changes done by old Maintainers from .diff.gz to debian/patches, we use quilt now to deal with the patches. * Update format version number of debian/watch file to 3, upstream page is up. Closes: #450090 * Add rules to debian/rules for have config.guess and config.sub updates out of diff.gz. * Add autotools-dev and quilt to build-dependency.

    2003-06-05 - Lukas Geyer <> sjeng (11.2-6) unstable; urgency=low * Recompiled against new version of gdbm, updated build deps.

    2003-05-22 - Lukas Geyer <> sjeng (11.2-5) unstable; urgency=low * Fixed retracting and undoing of moves in sjeng.c. (Closes: #192902) * Removed debugging output for fifty moves check. * Looking for local configuration in ~/.sjeng/sjeng.rc, like the manpage claims.

    2003-05-15 - Lukas Geyer <> sjeng (11.2-4) unstable; urgency=low * Fixed one more type mismatch in utils.c.

    2003-05-15 - Lukas Geyer <> sjeng (11.2-3) unstable; urgency=low * Made all score variables long int, this hopefully fixes #192902. * Changed ECacheSize to unsigned. * Fixed undefined behavior in speed_test(). * Added debugging output for fifty moves check, disabled by default. * Updated email address and standards version.

    2002-08-29 - Lukas Geyer <> sjeng (11.2-2) unstable; urgency=low * General code cleanup, fixed several format mismatches in printf(), added a missing #include <unistd.h>, added some missing prototypes and initializers. * Added watch file * Updated standard version to 3.5.6 * Updated debhelper compatibility level to 4

    2002-05-28 - Lukas Geyer <> sjeng (11.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial Release (closes: #130019). * rcfile.c: Adjusted configuration file location. * book.c: Adjusted book locations. * sjeng.c: Adjusted learning file locations. * Wrote very basic manpage.