Welcome to HIARCS Chess Explorer, an intuitive new chess database, analysis and playing program for chess players from beginners to Grandmasters.

HIARCS Chess Explorer is an exciting new chess program for PC and Mac chess players which can run on both PC Windows and Apple Macintosh OS X computers with native look and feel. It offers an innovative and intuitive graphical user interface together with the current World Chess Software Champion HIARCS chess engine. This unique combination is refreshingly easy to use and includes many innovative new features for chess preparation, analysis and training for players of all abilities from beginner to Grandmaster. It has specialised features to help weaker chess players improve their chess including special handicapped opponents, a chess coach which can demonstrate mistakes, show improvements and help you improve your chess while maintaining a chess rating for you so you can follow your progress.

There are a great many unique and excellent features in HIARCS Chess Explorer and we have written this manual so you can get the most out of our software.

This manual provides information on HIARCS Chess Explorer version 1.9.4 although some screen shots refer to a slightly earlier version where there are only minor changes.