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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.)

  • Correspondence Chess
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  • Slow Chess
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  • Turn Chess
  • Turn-based Chess

Created on March 29, 2012 | 3652 Votes | 197 Comments

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  • 2 years ago

    AllogenicMan

    @ pyramider:

    Interesting, but why not just 'BorderChess'.  However, I doubt that the application of your catchword would serve as a legible 'tool' in conveying its message to most of us here.  On the other hand, 'Over The Border' Chess (as likened to 'OTB' ['Over The Board'-type chess]) would only confuse matters 'there'; perhaps just the simple use of the term 'international' somewhere within would be a better fit, but again, doesn't justify the application towards online play.

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

  • 2 years ago

    pyramider

    How about:

    Borderless Chess

    Cyberchess

    Chessing (There is, after all, sexing)

    Borderless chess is my favorite

    When I think about it it is a chess that people from diferent countries, continents, can play and the rules could be changed to accomodate all kinds of time-control.  But it is mainly Chess withlout borders.  Not hampered by the loooks or dress or any other factor.

  • 2 years ago

    shengyi

    Correspondence Chess - official name.

  • 2 years ago

    blackfirestorm666

    Online chess is just fine

  • 2 years ago

    chesshrooms

    It should be known as Malcolm Chess

  • 2 years ago

    wormrose

    Online Correspondence would be abbreviated OC which could easily be taken to mean Online Chess (back where we started) and without the word Chess included Online Correspondence could also be taken to mean online letter writing.
    The CC (Correspondence Chess) abbreviation has a distinct look and sound and would no doubt become the standard accepted usage as it already has been for many years now. The term CC to denote Correspondence Chess was already in use for many years before the Internet existed.
    I think our form of chess deserves a distinct and unique name with an abbreviated form which is also distinct, unique, meaningful and easily recognizable.
    For some reason OCC doesn't sound as good to me as ECC (Electronic Correspondence Chess). So that's my preference.

  • 2 years ago

    BorgQueen

    OCC it is :-)

  • 2 years ago

    Quoodle

    Lol, except that "online correspondence" sounds like it's just the mail system, not chess !  (the same as the messages button).

    Doncha love wordsmithing?

  • 2 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Just Online Correspondence will do... it's all chess... and this differentiates between the now and what was real correspondence chess... done by snail mail.  Those were the days!

  • 2 years ago

    Quoodle

    Another thought - Choosing "online correspondence chess" would make the transition from the current "online" a bit easier.

  • 2 years ago

    wormrose

    OCC = Online Correspondence Chess was already suggested 13 days ago along with;

    ICC = Internet Correspondence Chess

    ECC = Electronic Correspondence Chess

  • 2 years ago

    xqsme

    Post Haste !

  • 2 years ago

    saksipotku

    I agree with suzettemy's suggestion of online correspondence chess, even though the name is pretty long.

    Personally I'd be fine with keeping the current name, though.

  • 2 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Exactly.

  • 2 years ago

    suzettemy

    Online Correspondence Chess.  OCC

  • 2 years ago

    Paranoid_Android93

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  • 2 years ago

    c_plus_plus

    I agree with BorgQueen :

    He said : "Correspondence is the only correct term here. None of the other terms is adequate".

    But I don't know if newbies will understand this term. It's not very instinctive to understand. So I think "Slow chess" is good, not very accurate, but it's clear that the minimum clock is 1 day (no blitz, no bullet). You can play fast but you are not forced to.
     
    What about "away chess" ? lol
     
  • 2 years ago

    rijac

    @doughinkey they are not renaming CHESS.COM just one of the game categories now know as ONLINE CHESS (as opposed to LIVE CHESS, COMPUTER CHESS or TACTIC TRAINER ETC ETC).

     

    all of these other things are also done online, hence the need to rename the turn-based game we  now call ONLINE CHESS.

  • 2 years ago

    jersjers

    what kind name is turn chess?????? XD

  • 2 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Why?  Most of the players I encounter in OLC are not friends... and how does it differentiate from Live ??

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