@tgchessbot is a Telegram bot. You can play chess using @tgchessbot. To play with friends, create a group and invite @tgchessbot into it. If you wish to play alone, talk to @tgchessbot on a 1-on-1 private message.
Hosting @tgchessbot on your own server
- Register a bot with the BotFather
- After installing
pipon a server, perform the following:
sudo pip3 install telepot sudo pip3 install python-chess sudo pip3 install Pillow
- Download the code from my Github repo
- Replace the
telegram_bot_tokenvariable (near the bottom of
tgchessbot.py) with your own bot token from BotFather
- Shoot up a
python3 tgchessbot.py. Detach using
Ctrl + A + D. The bot will continue running and handle messages in the background as long as your server is up.
To learn more, read the blog post here: http://davinchoo.com/project/tgchess/
Many thanks to
vesatoivonen for useful suggestions and bug fixes.