iconLantern Chess on ICC

Mac Download

LanternChess6.27.4.dmg updated October 22, 2023, is our signed installer on Mac. Just run and drag Lantern to the Applications folder. 95 Meg

The Lantern iOS Mac Catalyst version optimized for Mac is available as a download now on lanternmaccatalyst.html. Can connect once, logout and continue to be authenticated to watch video, so app can be used as a stand alone ICC videos player. Top 50 videos show on click of button on board.

Windows Download

Windows 10/11 users can get Lantern at its page in the Microsoft Store or go to lanternonwindows.html for an installer 108 Meg

Linux Download

For Linux lantern627.jar . Runs with Java 8 or later. Download is one file and GPL. Make jar executable and launch jar with java. 31 Meg

To sign up for an ICC account register here for a 30 day trial that includes chess videos to select on Events List and access to ICC's full chess video library with Actions in Lantern - Open Video Page.

No chessclub.com account and want to try, choose Guest In the Connection Dialog and play unrated with no signup. Guests can examine the PGN of their past games with Stockfish and an Opening Explorer.

For support - LanternBugs at gmail(developer) or support@chessclub.com


Lantern Chess - ICC Online is also available for iOS.


LanternOnAndroid is no longer supported but the last APK at API level 28 is avaialable at lanternonandroid.html.

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Submitted by user after installing on Windows and changing board
two consoles on left and chess board on right with green marble
Tabbed chat and board with larger board console
console on left side and chess board on right with larger board console size.
Chess Engine Analysis with Stockfish
chess engine analysis in lantern interface
Wallpaper and Lookup User Popup
Wallpaper - Lookup User View
Customizable Board Colors and Fonts.
seek a chess game dialog and customizable board
Circles and Arrows and Console on Side option
chess board with dark themed colors and circles and arrows drawn on board in examine mode.

Online Client for ICC that runs on Mac, Linux and Windows

Lantern is a free client to ICC to play online.

Interface Features

  • Play rated or unrated chess games online against other players over the internet
  • Load any UCI engine for analysis. Stockfish now bundled with Lantern on Windows and Mac
  • Opening Explorer option to use when examining
  • Access to ICC chess videos in-app
  • Online Chess Tournament Support including USCF rated play
  • Open Pgn files, logs played games to a Pgn file, can log all observed games to Pgn
  • Correspondence or Turn Play
  • Many board and piece choices for online play. Customize board colors and font sizes to create boards of any style
  • Online Chat in channels with chess players for members and trials
  • Toolbar with easy access to User Buttons, Notify Window, Activities Window, Seek Graph and Top Games to watch - Pool buttons(such as 5-minute)
  • Setup chess positions with a piece pallette in examine mode and draw circles and arrows
  • Used by many students for chess lessons. ICC lessons page on Event List.
  • Supports all variants on ICC including Crazyhouse, Checkers and Bughouse
  • Select a name in console for a menu of context commands to look at the players profile, history or library, challenge them or observe them
  • Actions menu to show users recent game, library or adjourned games, look at users profile, show rating graphs, Game menu has enter examination mode, examine last game

lantern cascaded on mac - conole over lays over board

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Crampled Paper - CCube Pieces
Crampled Paper Board with CCube Chess Pieces
Purple Chess Board with Xboard Pieces
Light Wood
Light Wood Chess Board with Fantasy Pieces

Customizable Analysis Colors

Wood-4 Board with Alpha Pieces and White analysis background
Gray Marble
Gray Marble Board and Eboard Classic Pieces
Red Marble
Red Marble Board and Bookup Pieces

The Opening Explorer on Options menu is an on top view to be put over other windows as needed.

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Wood-4 Board with Alpha Pieces and White analysis background and  opening book view

Source Code

Mike Adams is the creator of Lantern Chess and Andrey is the main project contributer.

We are an open source GPL program and on github.com at lanternicc

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