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I vote "Turn-Based". The "online chess" initially confused the hell out of me for the first 2 months i played on this site.
As mentioned by The Grobe the brand element is important in names. If name included say, "Worldwide Chess 24/7", the name appearing online,internet correspondence is obviously involved and implied.Within the site the phrase "Online chess "could be replaced by"Basic chess" , chess base or somesuch.
Turn based chess isn't really helpful. Have you ever tried playing a game of chess that wasn't turn based? The long playing time (day or more a move) style chess was always called correspondence chess but I have noticed a shift to other terms now. Server chess seems to capture what it is. It is played on a chess server and isn't super silly fast. Not that it bothers me much, I don't (won't!) play here and only look in occasionally.
Which offered choice did you vote for, your Lordship The_Peacock ? If you have not yet done so you could be vote 2222 if u hurry !
As stoic and distasteful as the term 'correspondence chess' might be, it IS what 'online chess' IS. Making a move and waiting for your opponent to correpond. Only a few years ago, email chess was popular -- but it was still called 'correspondence chess' -- and that's what this is. There really isn't any other term that 'online chess' is analgous to.
It still means you have long periods of time to move the pieces around, and make long-term plans.
I, too, was very confused with the term 'online chess' and have always had to resort to the phrase 'correspondence chess' when trying to describe it to friends. Nothing else describes a game where turns take days.
Possibly a miss- understanding exists ...turns may be made immediately, fast as u like. Game could be over in minutes if both players move quickly .Especially so if blunders like mine are made!
None of the people is happpy!!!! Some want to keep it online chess & others hate it. Some say turn based and others hate it. Some say correspondence chess and again others hate it! Let me tell you I hate the correspondence name! lets just keep it the way it is..... The people that arent happy get a life! we dont care about ya! Chess players will never be saticfied as a example you can read all the comments that WILL FOLLOW!
Makes sense to me. We're chess players -- and we're supposed to be smart. "Online Chess" is what chess.com wants to call it -- and eventually, we've all figured it out. Just leave it alone and enjoy. It's 'online' vs. 'live'.
I liked Chess Unlimited --- then found chess.com already has a group with that name --- how 'bout "Chess Without Borders?" --- nah, Médicins Sans Frontières would probably sue....
"Instant Access Chess?"
"Benign Addiction Chess?"
"Long Distance Chess"
"Optional With Regard to Human Interaction Chess"
"Annonymous Chess Encounters,"
"Safe, Risk-Free In Terms of Potential Viral, Bacterial, and Fungal Infections Chess"
"Disguise Your Identity Chess"
"Create Your Own Personna Chess"
"Invisible Opponent Chess"
"Play in Privacy, Curse When You Feel Like It Chess,"
"Antisocial" or "Asocial Chess,"
"When You're Not in the Mood to Get Dressed Chess" (aka: "Clothing-Optional Chess")
"Simultaneous Multiple Games Chess"
"One to One Hundred Onging Games!" Chess
"Move Whenever You Feel Like It, Within Reason, Chess"
"Convenient, Anytime Chess"
"Intermittant, Unpredictable, Optional Variable Time Limits, Wave Transmission Chess"
"Your Choice Chess"
"Choose Chess!" (double meaning! Get it?! )
P.S. Mostly these are really more sales slogans than name change ideas. Feel free to use them, Erik --- No Charge!
P.S. Mostle these are really more sales slogans than name change ideas. Feel free to use them, Eric --- No Charge!
I like how this motherinlaw thinks, which is rare for most people. And correction: you should charge Erik!
Miss- understanding referred to in above post 1189 may be due in part to details ; layout stating Time"1 move "in each of time periods chosen
whereas Time "Minimum 1 move " ..would be the better injunction, I feel .
Yesterday, I was introduced to another chess player by a mutual friend in a bar that she owns. In talking about the sort of chess that he plays online, we hit upon "slow chess" as a clear description of a game with three days per move. The conversation ran into no roadblocks. He had heard of chess.com, but plays correspondence chess elsewhere.Similar conversations in the past always run up against confusion when the term "online chess" is used to name correspondence chess played through a server or website.
Oh for goodchess sake!
Nope, the bar had no sake. It is a wine bar representing two local wineries. This weekend, due to Mother's Day and the one-year anniversary of the wine bar's opening, marks the official release on one winery's 2007 Bordeaux blend and the other's 2009 Merlot. Last night, they had live music as they do every Friday. Our friend, Maxie Ray Mills was playing with three fellow musicians.
Yeah right like If I care what is going on there I agree with chess_kebabs! :b
You're too young to drink sake from what I can tell.
"Hesitation Chess" might have been mentioned already.
Almost 1200 posts! This must be the biggest mass debate in history!
In chess history!
There's very little debate, however. The debates between the followers of Trotsky and of Stalin were real debates, and involved many thousands of people.As history, what happens here is insigificant.
The debates between those who think Fischer was the greatest player in history, the advocates of Kasparov, and the few who actually comprehend the powers of Alekhine has been are far larger debate in numbers of participants, quantity of views, and qualitative differences between the responses.
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