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Debate: What to call "Online Chess"...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #141


    theriverman wrote:
    netzach wrote:

    like that ! '' engine-free,regularly-monitored,squeeky-clean,new&improved,fair,correspondence/cheat-free/postal/chess.. '' :)

    You are on to something. Let me know.  lol

    Simplifies to: Efrmscnifccfpc Chess

    Still hard to pronounce though... :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #142


    Controlled Response Chess?  Tongue out

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #143


    Anytime Chess.....hmmmm.  Simple.  Erik you may be on to something!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #144


    In the summer turn on your AC.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #145


    Quite like '' Anytime Chess '' also. That is simple & terse. Definitely one of the better suggestions. Also is more modern than '' correspondence-chess '' so appropriate given the rising-popularity of chess on i-phones etc..

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #146


    now I have to go play my AC DC!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #147



    at any time regardless of hour, date, etc.; whenever.

     Slang Dictionary

    Anytime definition

    1. interj. 
      You are welcome.; Happy to oblige. (Sometimes said inresponse to Thank you.) MARY: Thanks for the ride. PAUL:Anytime. Think nothing of it. :
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #148


    anytime chess sounds good. Erik can you make another servey about the most popular names and new suggested names?  

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #149


    Anytime chess could mean anything. Live chess is anytime chess; you can play it whenever you want

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #150


    AC  Anytime Chess or.....

     All Clear

    Alternating Current (electricity; physics)

    Atomic Clock


    Active Component

    Air Cargo

    Authentication Code (telecommunications)

    Arm Chair

    Activated Charcoal

    Auxiliary Circuit

    Anno Christi (Latin: In the Year of Christ; epigraphy)

    Added Copy (libraries)

    Airspace Control

    Ante Christum (Latin: Before Christ)

    Atlas Centaur (US intermediate class expendable launch vehicle)

    Army Component

    Air Controller

    Apple Cider

    Hydrogen Cyanide

    Assistant Camera (film production)

    Anti Christ


    Altocumulus (cloud formation)

    Doesanybodycare (some members of chess.com )

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #151


    Not agressive enough, lol

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #152


    I think it should be called Move & Wait Chess.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #153


    elom wrote:

    I think it should be called Move & Wait Chess.

    Because in other forms there's no moving or waiting?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #154


    whitebull wrote:

    There is no better choice than "Online Chess."

    That strikes me as the worst choice. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #155


    Nothing wrong with anytime-chess. Means the game is there to play or leave whenever you want (within game-settings of course 3-day, 5-day, 7-day...)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #156


    Turning this feeder off, tracking off.


    I am still hungry.Laughing

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #157


    Correspondence chess has a long and dignified history. Some folks don't like tradition, so they invent something new that doesn't work.

    There's a saying in my culture (rural, western, Euro-American): if it ain't broke, don't fix it." That's how it was with correspondence chess, or to be more precise server based correspondence chess, before this site invented a new name, online chess.

    When I tell folks about one of my online games on this site I usually need to explain that it's a form of correspondence chess that has an unusual name on this site. Then, they usually get it.

    A good name doesn't need to be explained to a chess player who is already familiar with different sorts of chess. There is exactly one name for what I play here that I do not need to explain to these many chess playing friends.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #158


    Watching paint dry chess

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #159


    Stalling chess

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #160


    Dead man's defense chess

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