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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
  • Email Chess
  • Echess
  • Slow Chess
  • Daily Chess
  • Turn Chess
  • Turn-based Chess

Created on March 29, 2012 | 3720 Votes | 197 Comments

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  • 3 years ago

    KingofKings012

    Chess with Freinds should be the new name

  • 3 years ago

    cuminmybackdoor

    ONLINE CHESS-that was hard lol

  • 3 years ago

    BorgQueen

    iyo.

  • 3 years ago

    DougHinkley

    There is so much more on Chess.com than playing chess, so there is no need to renames it.

  • 3 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Because Online Chess is a STUPID term.  Is Live Chess online or not?!

  • 3 years ago

    DougHinkley

    Why rename it?

  • 3 years ago

    Quoodle

    Correspondence chess is what it is - but there is really no corresponding - as if the moves were transferred by Email or postal mail.  It's all done through the interface.   Also, using the name correspondence expresses that the concerns some people have with people using books and analysis boards (not engines) are unfounded.

    But terms like Echess doesn't express that it's not "live".

    My suggestion is not on this list:  I suggest "Offline" Chess.   It retains the sense that it's electronic - but also that your opponent is not online at the same time as you.  

    Live Chess could be "online" chess - but I don't see any confusion about the current word "live".   

    Speaking of words, don't you find that the death matches are all done "live"?  

  • 3 years ago

    wormrose

    that would be C.CCC Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    CM ilmago

    Those who love abbreviations may like

    CCCC

    for Chess.Com Correspondence Chess Smile - correspondence chess played online between humans.

  • 3 years ago

    xqsme

    Official Vote List does not include "Other Option" Personally  I'm happy  with" Online " but if change became desirable for some reason what about using something along lines of " Base Chess "or "Chess Mates "?

    Got it now ..." Basic Chess "... shown at top of choices list would fit  site purpose nicely and is the starting point for all new entrants in any case

    {edited by author o5 April}

  • 3 years ago

    BorgQueen

    Oh how I wish I could create polls like this to survey groups that I admin.

    Correspondence is the only correct term here.  I call it OLC (online correspondece) despite what chess.com currently calls it... whatever it is atm. 

    None of the other terms is adequate.

    Email chess. ... what part of it is using e-mail?

    Echess... what part of any of this is NOT e(lectronic)?

    Slow Chess... doesn't differentiate between long live games and OLC can also be played pretty fast if both players are online and moving.

    Daily Chess.  Inaccurate description, since a game could be done in under a day or may have one move in a fortnight.

    Turn chess and turn based chess... yeah, what other kind of chess is there?  Real time chess just doesn't work.

  • 3 years ago

    gards1964

    What about study chess?

  • 3 years ago

    AllogenicMan

    First off, I really can't say I care for any of the bulleted 'suggestions' listed above, nor for any of the ones mentioned below; secondly, this survey should've included a choice for 'other' - only allowing breathing room for others' creative input; and thirdly, I don't see anything wrong with the current usage of 'Online Chess' - it's simple, straightforward and 'to-the-point' - why change it?

    My only other suggestion would be to rename 'Online Chess' as either ['simply'] 'Internet Chess' or perhaps 'Cyber Chess', but neither of those terms imply nor accurately define the turn-based feature of 'correspondence'-type chess.  On the other hand - if you think about it - both the 'Online' and [turn-based] 'Tournament Chess' formats here use the same types of time controls, which are in fact only exclusively limited to a loosely-based 'increment'-type control.  Thus, re-naming 'Online Chess' to coincide with this type of time control may be the more logical route to go by (as in maybe[?], 'Increased-Increment Internet Chess' ... I mean, who knows? - it just may catch on).

    Likewise, the current use of 'Live Chess' here may have a similar implication towards [new] users here (i.e. should it be mispronounced without the long 'i'-sound inflection, as in 'liv') in that it may only denote some type of chess variant[?].  Perhaps it ['Live Chess'] could be re-named as 'Real-Time Chess' (as opposed to 'Dead Chess' ... Yeah! - as in "Dig your grave - 'mate'!").

    As well, although all chess played here does in fact stem from some hybrid of 'online'- or 'internet'-based type of chess - whether it be via tourneys, matches, Chess960 and the like - one can not only see the confusion amongst the many different kinds of formats/levels/time controls, etc. throughout, but may just ask themselves: "Well just what is 'Online Chess' then?" (or, "Is[?] regular/standard [orthodox] chess even offered here?! ... ")

    So - with [perhaps] this 'dilemma' towards a name change then (and besides re-naming it as 'Orthodox Chess' ['jeez!' ... ]), what do[!] you name a regular non-tournament casual [online] game of chess to be played here? - or within any other chess site for that matter - that evokes something to that of defining a 'normalcy' within the whole of the chess community ... Thus, 'this' may have indeed turned out to be a rather tough query then! ...

    Well, if nothing else - and if it only appears that all's about to fail! - ('hmm[!?]') ... I suppose one could revert to the re-naming of it as: 'Wait-Your-Turn [Literally Forever! ...] Chess' - as that would only seem to make 'common sense', at least to me - 'here'! ...

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

  • 3 years ago

    wormrose

    Sometimes in database games you will see [corr] as the "event" but not [corr chess]

    I don't like the sound of it, like something dug out of the ground. (forgive me)

    I never understood the use of the term "turn based" because all games are turn-based.

    Online can mean any game played over the Internet regardless of the time control.

    Correspondence Chess is a long name (5 whole syllables) but the abbreviation CC is short and sweet. The only problem is that CC is often associated with postal chess; even email chess.

    That's why I like Electronic Correspondence Chess; abbreviated ECC is still short and sweet, concise, descriptive, unique and applies specifically to the type of chess we are referring to.

    That's my choice and I'm sticking to it. A vote for me is a vote for me. Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    mattchess

    I voted Correspondence Chess and suggested "Corr Chess" a few days ago - but I just had another idea.  "Deep Chess."  The idea being that this form of chess offers the opportunity to analyze deeply, use resources available such as databases, etc.  Correspondence chess is what it is - but Deep Chess is shorter and probably accurately reflects the difference.

  • 3 years ago

    ClavierCavalier

    Turn-Based needs 528 more votes for the win!

    (Out of 1465 votes so far, Correspondance Chess has 53% and Turn-Based has 17%)

  • 3 years ago

    wormrose

    Correspondence Chess has always been referred to as CC

  • 3 years ago

    musdgan

    Correspondence Chess is voted...

    and i like 'Corr Chess' idea :)

  • 3 years ago

    johanpalmaer

    I voted for correspondence chess, since that is what is about.

    A popular nickname for this seem to be Corr Chess

  • 3 years ago

    Iacopo

    Not all games are daily, but the day is the minimum time unit and you are allowed to make one move/day whatever it is the time control. So 'Daily chess' is close to the point.

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