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SparkChess is a free online chess game that allows you to practice chess against the computer and to engage in multiplayer online challenges (or to just watch others play).
With the multiplayer feature, you can put your skills to the test against other players like you! You can create an account or play as guest. You can filter out opponents based on different criteria. The multiplayer service is child-friendly. If you don't feel like playing, you can now just watch live games as they unfold.
SparkChess has won many awards and it was featured by Google, RIM and Adobe for its cross-platform capabilities. You can download SparkChess for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets.