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


  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1561

    PerfectConscience

    As you've pointed out Online chess is a generic name. Change it to Online Correspondence Chess (OCC) or simply Correspondence Chess.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1562

    denner90

    i hate the name "turn-based". All chess is turn based, my turn your turn.

    I'm thinking 24/7Chess because if you are in enough games you can make a move 24/7. Or Chess24/14. 24 hrs to 14 days.

    I know what you can call 960 live... Live960 ...when's that gonna be a topic?

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1563

    Ubik42

    denner90 wrote:

    i hate the name "turn-based". All chess is turn based, my turn your turn.

    I'm thinking 24/7Chess because if you are in enough games you can make a move 24/7. Or Chess24/14. 24 hrs to 14 days.

    I know what you can call 960 live... Live960 ...when's that gonna be a topic?

    I am marketing a verision of chess called "real time chess", a takeoff of realtime gaming. it works just like regular chess, except you dont have to wait for your opponent to move, you can move as fast as you want. If you can move 5 times to your opponents one, good for you.

    I've already sold nearly half a million sets. Regional championshiops are getting started, and we hope to have a bona FIDE world champion in 2015.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1564

    Ziryab

    Lol

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1565

    SFelty

    Correspondence Chess seems to be the logical choice.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1566

    motherinlaw

    That's not an argument!  

    Yes it is.

    An argument is a series of reasoned statements ..... it's not just an automatic gainsaying of what the other person has just said!

    Yes it is.

    No it's not!

    Time's up.

    No it's not!  I was just getting started.  That was never 5 minutes!

    Yes, it was.

    No, it wasn't. 

    If it was, why are you still arguing?!

    I could be arguing on my own time.

     

    (Sorry for the paraphrasing ... that was from memory...)

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1567

    DrSpudnik

    winerkleiner wrote:
    DrSpudnik wrote:

    Let's all get together and have a mass debate!

    Did I win?

    You're the champ!

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1568

    Ziryab

    MIL, quarrel is the word that you seek.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1569

    winerkleiner

    DrSpudnik wrote:
    winerkleiner wrote:
    DrSpudnik wrote:

    Let's all get together and have a mass debate!

    Did I win?

    You're the champ!

    Change the "a" to a "u"?  lol

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1570

    motherinlaw

    Ziryab wrote:

    MIL, quarrel is the word that you seek.

    I was semi-quoting John Cleese and Micael Palin in their "Argument Clinic" sketch from Monty Python.  Occasionally some forum comment exchanges bring that to mind ... not sure why .... ;-)

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnTmBjk-M0c

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #1571

    TheMoonwalker

    Hi, just discovered this thread and I know I'm 'a bit' late,,, BUT (I see its still called online chess).. lets call it Contemplative Chess :D

    -moon.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #1572

    winerkleiner

    I think the name was picked 23 months ago but we weren't told?

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #1573

    InspiredSquare

    I was confused for months, seeing 'Online Chess' and 'Live Chess' separated.. I knew what 'correspondance chess' was, but that didn't help me, because 'online chess' fails horribly to describe what makes it unique.

    Is this a "problem" only because one lone soul (well intentioned, but perhaps misguided) doesn't like the "correspondance chess" moniker?  

    In other words, would we even be having this discussion if we were calling it 'correspondance chess' here at chess.com?

    My opinion: we are making this way more difficult than it should be... do we really need to re-invent this wheel?


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