A beautiful FICS client
FICS is the acronym for Free Internet Chess Server. Run by volunteers FICS is
completely free. FICS can look back on a long and eventfull past. It started its service as early as 1995. Beside chess FICS
offers a variety of chess variations like Losers, Suicide, several 'wild' variations, Crazyhouse and Bughouse.
If you don't have an account you can always play with a guest login. But I recommend to register and create an account. FICS will track your rating, you can stay in contact with other players and join tournaments. You can register here.