The aim of the thesis was to build a complete chess engine and parallelize it using the lazy SMP algorithm. The chess engine implemented in the thesis ended up with an estimated ELO rating of 2238. The lazy SMP algorithm was successfully implemented, doubling the engines search speed using 4 threads on a multicore processor. Another aim of this thesis was to act as a starting compendium for aspiring chess programmers. In chapter 2 Components of a Chess Engine many of the techniques and algorithms used in modern chess engines are discussed and presented in a digestible way, in a try to make the topics understandable. The information there is presented in chronological order in relation to how a chess engine can be programmed.