As a BSD user, I can't help you. As a chess player, I will comment that there's a certain learning curve involved, and playing against random moves isn't going to advance you far along it. I've never known anyone to become even moderately facile at chess without getting their head pounded in on a regular basis. If you or your son's ego isn't up to that, OSB (Other Sports Beckon). ;)
That said, the MOST frustrating part of learning chess is usually tactical, not strategic (inadvertently throwing away pieces). There are a number of good web/Java based free chess games on the net - have you tried any of them? Many will show possible moves, blink to indicate pieces at risk, etc. KeS _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"