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How should we rename "Online Chess"? (This mean non-live chess with multi-day time controls.)

How should we rename "Online Chess"? (This mean non-live chess with multi-day time controls.)

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Created on March 29, 2012 | 3693 Votes | 197 Comments

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  • 2 years ago

    chessolite


    How should we rename "Online Chess"? (This mean non-live chess with multi-day time controls.)

     

    How should we rename "Online Chess"? (This mean non-live chess with multi-day time controls.)

    • Correspondence Chess (49%)
       
    • Email Chess (4%)
       
    • Echess (10%)
       
    • Slow Chess (8%)
       
    • Daily Chess (8%)
       
    • Turn Chess (3%)
       
    • Turn-based Chess (17%)
       

    Thank you! 2291 votes cast

  • 2 years ago

    AllogenicMan

    @ ekorbdal:

    Why not just call it 'Offer Draw[?] Chess', then? - with the idea of say[?], that both Black & White forwards their 'proposals' to FIDE, perhaps wishing to only stop the 'nonsense', even before the opening move! ... and to prevent their world domination, like good little 'green peace' activists - saviours and heroes of 'the board'! ... ['Yay!'] ... Eh?

  • 2 years ago

    ekorbdal

    how about "Global Chess" - with connotations of the wish for world peace?

  • 2 years ago

    wormrose

  • 2 years ago

    AllogenicMan

    @ Lindstad:

    'Passing Chess'?! ... I think that 'that' has to not only be the most stupidest inkling towards a renaming 'suggestion' I've read of, yet[!], here - but only implies that the royal game is merely but a 'passing fancy' to all who take it more seriously [than, perhaps 'you'].

    C'mon! - let's get real about this issue, folks.  Renaming 'Online Chess' as 'Correspondence Chess' will just suck; not only is it already used elsewhere, proper, but it just sounds too awkwardly 'long' and wordy.

    Personally, as a [remote] alternative, I wouldn't mind the idea for either 'E-Chess', or even 'I-Chess' ('E-mail-/Internet-Chess', respectively) - both succinct and straightforward - neither of which denotes a deviation too far off from its intended meaning.

    And should anyone else be yet bold enough to cop up a renaming of 'OTB' ('Over The Board'-type) chess towards an apt acronym implicating something other than its intended format - don't go all 'overboard' by suggesting the idea as 'AFTB Chess' (i.e. 'Away From The Board Chess') - as 'that' would not only equally suck, but may only add insult to our bored directors as well.

    Let's just keep it simple with 'Online Chess' - there's really no need to even post this survey.

    And that's the way 'I' see it! ...

  • 2 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Online Chess is not one of the choices because the term is completely inadequate to describe what it is.

    aka, the term sucks.

    If anything, I would think Online Chess is Live.

  • 2 years ago

    whitebull

    hessmaster  

    correspondence chess has 51%Cool

     

    THAT'S BECAUSE ONLINE CHESS IS NOT ONE OF THE CHOICES!

  • 2 years ago

    Lindstad

    En Passant is a word in French, but it means also Incidentally; in the course of doing something else. like taking a look at the board Instead.. And like the great chessmove.. the peasant makes a differen course. Vote for PASSING CHESS ! :-)

  • 2 years ago

    Lindstad

    What about "Passing Chess"? from the french word and chessmove - en passant. Passing time, is also something you can do when you just want to look at the board and not necessarily make a move... Passing is also used in fotball as passing the ball..

  • 2 years ago

    chessolite

    How should we rename "Online Chess"? (This mean non-live chess with multi-day time controls.)

    • Correspondence Chess (50%)
       
    • Email Chess (4%)
       
    • Echess (10%)
       
    • Slow Chess (8%)
       
    • Daily Chess (8%)
       
    • Turn Chess (3%)
       
    • Turn-based Chess (17%)
       

    Thank you! 2171 votes cast

  • 2 years ago

    aanker

    It is correspondence chess whether through snail mail, email, or making a series of moves over many days/weeks/months on a website that has a virtual chessboard.

  • 2 years ago

    chessolite

    Thank u

  • 2 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Oh, so glad you posted that, I mean, that has to qualify as one of the most important posts I have seen in a long time!

  • 2 years ago

    chessolite

    • Correspondence Chess (50%)
       
    • Email Chess (4%)
       
    • Echess (10%)
       
    • Slow Chess (8%)
       
    • Daily Chess (8%)
       
    • Turn Chess (3%)
       
    • Turn-based Chess (17%)
  • 2 years ago

    Iacopo

    "Studio Chess" becouse alternative to "Live Chess" and involving most care and refinement

  • 2 years ago

    marcel3405

    I think that "online" chess should not be replaced.

    iChess is also an option.

  • 2 years ago

    Pawnpusher3

    Correspondence makes sense! We should use that

  • 2 years ago

    SafariQueen

    How about "Java Chess".

    Becasue you take your time to drink coffee, you also take your time to play online chess. 

    Here is Slovenia, most of the coffee bars have chess sets, and people sit around playing whilst drinking coffee. 

  • 2 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Yes, coz clearly Live chess couldn't possibly be described as online chess.

    And WTF does Pete have to do with this?! 

    lol

  • 2 years ago

    whitebull

    This is a no-brainer.  We should continue to call it online chess for Pete's sake!

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