Binary package “yics” in ubuntu karmic
Yahoo! Chess client for use with FICS interfaces
This program connects to any of the free Yahoo! Chess lobbies and pretends to
be a FICS server, allowing many of the free FICS interfaces to be used on
Yahoo! Chess. YICS can be thought of as a protocol translator or adapter: the
binary Yahoo! Games protocol goes in one end and the FICS server protocol
comes out the other, and vice-versa.
YICS was tested the most with xboard, and works quite well with it. If you
prefer, you can use YICS without any graphical interface just as you can
telnet to FICS.