HIARCS Chess Explorer Pro for Mac

HIARCS Chess Explorer Pro is a new highly advanced chess database, analysis and playing program for Apple Mac computers. It offers a very powerful user interface with the strongest ever HIARCS chess engine and world class chess database capabilities. This advanced software supports major chess database formats from Chessbase CBH and CBV files, the chess standard PGN and the new fast and powerful HCE format which supports huge databases only limited by memory. Move your chess forward with the best chess software for Mac. This unique combination offers easy to use features managing chess databases, preparation, analysis, play and training for players of all abilities from beginner to Grandmasters and beyond.
May 2022: New HCE Pro version 1.1 with HIARCS 15.1 now available.

"Clearly the best chess software for the Apple Macintosh" - Chess Magazine

The ultimate chess database, analysis and playing program for Mac
HIARCS 15 chess engine, huge advance on HIARCS 14 WCSC
Suitable for all players: Beginners to the World Chess Champion with human-like play
Platform: Intel and M1/M2/Pro based Apple Mac OS 10.14 or later - including macOS Monterey and Retina Graphics
Playing ability: Beginner (750 Elo) to World Champion strength and beyond (3400+ Elo)† with human-like play
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

"I prefer using HIARCS Chess Explorer to Chessbase" - John Saunders, Chess Editor of Chess Magazine for many years.


Single-Core
£58.29
$79.95
€69.95
  • HIARCS 15 engine - 3300 Elo†
    Occasional engine updates
  • Uses PGN, HCE, PDF, EPUB, HTML
    Reads Chessbase CBH/CBV/CTG
  • GM 2022 online book
    (3 million positions)
  • Single Core Performance
  • 1000GB online endgame tablebases
  • 1 year online book access
Multi-Core
£83.29
$119.95
€99.95
  • Deep HIARCS 15 engine - 3400+ Elo†
    Engine updates with HCE Pro
  • Uses PGN, HCE, PDF, EPUB, HTML
    Reads Chessbase CBH/CBV/CTG
  • GM+ 2022 online book
    (12 million positions)
  • Multi-core Performance to 16 cores
  • 1000GB online endgame tablebases
  • 1 year online book access
Premium
£124.95
$169.95
€149.95
  • Deep HIARCS 15 engine - 3450+ Elo†
    1 year of extra HIARCS X updates
  • Uses PGN, HCE, PDF, EPUB, HTML
    Reads Chessbase CBH/CBV/CTG
  • GM++, H-Ref & Tourn online books
    (>100 million positions) (1 year)
  • Multi-core Performance to 32 cores
  • 1000GB online endgame tablebases
  • Extends 1 yr online book access

Existing HIARCS Chess Explorer customers are eligible for a discount. This is ONLY available through the HIARCS Chess Explorer App.
Please launch HCE and you will find a popup notification with the discount.


HIARCS Chess Explorer Pro is a software download product fulfilled immediately by email with online activation. It is the ultimate chess application for Mac OS with a world class chess user interface, chess engines and chess games databases, opening books and endgame tablebases.


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