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changeabout. cycle chess. circumvolution chess. spin chess. mutation chess. warpchess. contention chess. commission chess. imbibe chess.
I kinda like Cycle chess. Just liked the simplicity of it at first, but it does fit as well under several definitions of it.
2b. one complete performance of a vibration, electric oscillation, current alternation, or other periodic process.
4. a long period of time
Many may think of it as meaning only a loop or bicycle, but it stays simple and does have a certain catchiness to it. It allows branding and future changes to how the game could develop. It also distinguishes it from how chess960 is played here, (which the name would also need to be looked up to know what it is.)
It also kind of fits in with Erik's picks of: Daily, Slow (bleh), Anytime (no better than online), etc. And his view (which I agree with) that Correspondence Chess is "such a long and awkward word."
I'll repeat: The medium itself is irrelevant.
Turn based play here is non-concurrent communication of chess moves over a distance just like it was with telegraph, just like it was with postcards and just like it was with e-mail.
Correspondence is an entirely appropriate -- in fact, a perfect -- adjective.
But doesn't correspondence means essentially sending a message from one place to another? If the "message" never leaves the server, then how is it a correspondence?
I'll remind you I don't check my email to play and I'd imagine that many also don't. Especially ones that play 20+ games at a time, so they can come back whenever and continue their games in progress.
Maybe if most people played one or two games with a 10 day interval between moves, then it could be more useful to get notified. But why not just go to the site itself rather than check your email to see if it's your turn?
How did it get to the server? How does it get to your computer?
I earlier suggested "Simultaneous Chess" or "Simul Chess," but the idea was met with resounding silence, so I'll move on.
Simultaneous Chess has more to do with the style of the player and not much to do with the style or method of play.
In a similar sense you could call it Audio chess since some players may like the sound effects. But this doesn't really describe the game, but rather the player's preference.
I myself don't see much point in playing 50 games at once, and would hope that in the future they will implement a system that allows me to play against people who tend to play few games as well, so that I know they are more likely putting more thought into their play, without me having to hunt for these people myself. You can already play against people who tend to make quicker moves.
Packets of data are sent. Same way Live Chess works.
Later we hated that name and changed it to "Online Chess". But all chess is online...
I know it's a little late in the topic, but how is all chess online?
Easy for you to say. When was the last time you wrote a letter...make that typed a letter on a typewriter?
I go back not only to the electric typewriter but the manual typewriters. I go back to ice boxes, radio days and carbon paper.
"Correspondence chess", if you checked back I don't recall how many posts ago, is what I, too, recommended.
I will maintain that "correspondence" is a very dated word. Tell me about Morse code...I had an F.C.C. commercial license for it. That too is deader than a Dodo bird.
And don't lecture me about the founding of chess. I've been playing it for over a half century.
Anyway, it may be time to discard the old, archaic "correspondence" word. You ought to realize that it was played through the mail...thus the "correspondence". And it wasn't played via the use of computer databases.
These are further reasons that "correspondence" should be chucked.
BTW...I am the old guy at 68. Some of you young 'uns sound like the old farts to me (lol).
Seriously...time to move away from a word that had meaning in Charles Dickens era...but not so much anymore.
Morse Code is not dead. Hams and lots of other folks use it every day.
In fact, Morse Code saved the world. Did you not see the movie "Independence Day" ???
I'm fairly sure he meant all chess play online here.
Ah. I was thinking that, but I wan'tsure why he worded it like that.
Yeah, there seems to be a misconception that correspondence refers specifically to mail. Mail is one example of correspondence, and since it was such a good adjective to describe it they became somewhat synonymous.
If you look at the actual definition of correspondence, it's non-concurrent distance communication between parties. The medium itself is irrelevant. In that sense, it's actually the perfect adjective for turn based chess here.
Your point seems to be an extremely difficuly one to grasp. Most folks just don't see it that way.
Distance isn't relevant. I can play someone in china as easily as in my very own home. Just one more reason why it doesn't fit anymore.
Not sure why the temporal aspect is ignored, as that is the only way to accurately describe it. Else you could be describing any type of chess played here with that term.
So it doesn't all stay on the server....
It all stays on the server, but is visible on your screen because information was sent to you. I sorta think that's what you said.
With all due respect, Cookiemonster, the next time you go back, please stay there. Samuel Morse is dead and do is his code unless you are traped in a air pocket in a capsized boat and have to bang out SOS. Welcome to the 21st century.
Well, my moves originate with me, it doesn't get to the server until I enter it into my computer and submit it, and even then it still has to make it's way to my opponent's computer, who may or may not be present to see it.
If that's not correspondence, I don't know what is.
The term Simul has an entirely different meaning in chess, although it has some bearing in correspondence because most players are indeed conducting their own little simuls against opponents who each have their own simuls against others who have theirs, and on until every single chess player in the world is absorbed into a single event.
Mine is actually literal-minded as well.
Correspondence Chess - Wikipedia
Correspondence chess is chess played by various forms of long-distance correspondence, usually through a correspondence chess server, through email or by the postal system; less common methods which have been employed include fax and homing pigeon.
All qualify as correspondence....
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