UFTE - Ultra Fast Tournament Environment

To let Onno play against other engines, I wrote my own command line tool, starting in 2008. I named it UFTE - Ultra Fast Tournament Environment.


I did not write the program with the intention to release it publically. But when I stopped to develop my engine I saw that some people are interested in such a tool, so I changed my mind. However I am not planning to develop UFTE any further.



UFTE is licensed under the terms of the GNU Public License.


The download includes the sources and an x64 Linux binary. For other platforms, you have to compile the sources.

Similar other programs

Note that there is at least one other program that can be used for a similar purpose as UFTE: CuteChess

If you are looking for a fully featured GUI, UFTE or (currently) CuteChess are not for you. You might want to look at the following free programs:

A longer list of Chess GUIs can be found here. In addition, there are also great commercial GUIs.