WinBoard is a pretty basic chess game that is mainly intended to play games online, using different chess engines.
In fact Winboard works more as a graphic front-end for several different chess engines included with the game, as well as for several chess game modes. These include not only player vs player or human vs computer competitions, but also games played online and even by email. WinBoard also lets you save games at any moment and resume them exactly at the same point where you left them, and review previous games as a way to remember good movements or learn new techniques.
As for graphics, WinBoard is quite simple. The chess board is just a squared 2D window with flat pieces – no three dimensions or shadow effects. Well, at least you can customize the board's size and colors in the program's options menu.
Despite its graphical simplicity, WinBoard is a good choice for all chess fans who want to practice this ancient game, either against the PC or in online competitions.