Binary package “yics” in ubuntu precise

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.