Arena has an easy-to-use and configurable interface. Adjust Arena according to your personal preferences!
Approx. 250 chess engines run under Arena. Strengths vary from very strong to easy to beat, some have adjustable strength.
Arena supports the free and publicly available protocols UCI and Winboard for the communication between GUI and Engine.
Detailed information - the analysis lines tell everything about the thinking process of the chess engines.
Unique tournament features - Find out, how the chess engines compete against each other.
You can play online games against people worldwide.
You can analyse games automatically.
Arena supports Gaviota tablebases for endgame analysis
And much more...
The download version is a special one. It contains (all) the work of the REBEL | ProDeo programme Ed Schröder. It comes with all released ProDeo (and even with some ported REBEL) versions pre-installed including the latest ProDeo 2.0 engine bundled with Arena. Various historic PGN | EPD databases included.
Arena has it all, despite its many unique functions it is extremely user friendly and intuitive, one hardly needs the manual. Arena is FREE and simply better than the many Chess Interface you have to pay for.