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


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #181

    waffllemaster

    That weird word?  No way Yell

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #182

    trysts

    I like it! Whenever I think of "cc" now, I'm going to think. "Ahhhh...comfy chess"Laughing

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #183

    trysts

    Traditional Chess makes me think of losingCry

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #184

    winerkleiner

    How about "Later Play Chess" as in the old records, LP (long play)?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #185

    e4nf3

    Online Correspondence Chess (OCC)

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #186

    trysts

    How about "Eternal Chess", or "You may die before this game is over Chess"?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #187

    platolag

    ... cant believe nobody has mentioned it ... so simple, how could everybody miss the right name...

    "YOYO CHESS"

     

    verb

    • move up and down; fluctuate:
    • [with object] manipulate or manoeuvre (someone or something)
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #188

    trysts

    platolag wrote:

    ... cant believe nobody has mentioned it ... so simple, how could everybody miss the right name...

    "YOYO CHESS"

     

    verb
    move up and down; fluctuate:
    [with object] manipulate or manoeuvre (someone or something)

    How does that allude to the extended time used for the game?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #189

    trysts

    LisaV wrote:
    trysts wrote:

    How about "Eternal Chess", or "You may die before this game is over Chess"?

    Generational Chess.

    Your descendants play your opponents' descendants until the game finally ends.

    Hilarious!Laughing

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #190

    spinfidelety

    e4nf3 wrote:

    Online Correspondence Chess (OCC)

    Obsessive Compulsive Chess (OCC)

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #191

    Burke

    If eChess doesn't work because all of it is electronic and Correspondence doesn't work because snail mail is not involved then the previous mentioned email-chess should serve as the modern version of correspondence without implying that it's live.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #192

    winerkleiner

    "Sloth Chess"

    "Loafing Chess"

    "Lazy Chess"

    "Pending Play Chess"

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #193

    TheGrobe

    I don't know if it's been previously suggested, but "Intermittent Chess" is about the best fit I can come up with.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #194

    spinfidelety

    We still happily use the term 'correspondent' to refer to news reporters who have long since given up the practice of sending their reports via the postal system.

    Why is it so hard to allow users of chess.com to take for granted the fact that their 'correspondence' won't require any stamps to be licked?

    Despite my little jest above, OCC is a good description. But I guess that the site doesn't want to use an abbreviation and the whole lot is too long, so that just brings us back to CORRESPONDENCE CHESS.

    My vote is cast.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #195

    winerkleiner

    "Am/PM Chess"

    "Week Long Chess"

    Sorry for this one, "Geritol Chess" (spelling is probably wrong)

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #196

    winerkleiner

    How about "Survivor Chess"  since each game takes a good 39 days to complete

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #197

    erik

    argh. no closer than when we started... there is no right name :(

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #198

    ploboo

    winerkleiner wrote:

    "Am/PM Chess"

    "Week Long Chess"

    Sorry for this one, "Geritol Chess" (spelling is probably wrong)

    Do you mean "Genitol Chess"?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #199

    TheGrobe

    Interruptible?  Intermittent?  Casual?  Days-Per-Move?  

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #200

    spinfidelety

    ...or the more snappy 'corrie chess'.  This could also refer to the British drama series which has been running for over 51 years - like some of the tournaments here seem to. Wink


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