Using the Stockfish Engine

Stockfish is a UCI engine, which means that it needs to be installed in a UCI-compatible GUI. Or, you may run it from the command line.


Popular chess GUIs for Windows include Fritz (paid) and Arena (free).


You can download Stockfish for Mac.


I don't know of many good chess GUIs for Linux. Run Stockfish from the Terminal by changing into the directory where the binary is stored and type ./stockfish (replace stockfish with the name of the binary).