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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 | 3825 Votes | 199 Comments


  • 4 years ago


    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.

  • 4 years ago


    non-live or multi-day seem to be the phrases used to best describe the type of chess, so I would think one of those would work

  • 4 years ago



    iCC might get mixed up with ICC, which stands for Internet Chess Club. I like eCC and oCC, though. It sounds like a good idea, although it would have to be explained what they stand for.

  • 4 years ago


    eCC = electronic correspondence chess

    iCC = internet correspondence chess

    oCC = online correspondence chess

  • 4 years ago


    @mydixie. You are correct, I didn't read the entire article.  My point remains that the term turn-based is becoming more commonly used among players of many types of strategy games.  However, if it isn't workable on this site, I won't lose any sleep.

  • 4 years ago


    I voted for correspondence but I think something like multi-day chess would also explain it.

  • 4 years ago


    I would call it 'online correspondance chess' or 'internet correspondance chess', if there is a need to differentiate it from postal correspondance chess. 

  • 4 years ago


    slow chess

  • 4 years ago


    Intermittent Chess

  • 4 years ago


    I would've picked "echess" if it had a hypen in it.  "E-chess" would be more readable.

  • 4 years ago


    It's about time!  Every friend I turn onto chess.com has to be explained that ONLINE chess is not LIVE chess... and etc. 

    Correspondence chess PLEASE.


  • 4 years ago



    "standard term to describe the type of play we are talking about."

    Perhaps you didn't read your own article, because it describes ALL forms of chess (minus Kung Fu chess if you've ever heard of it). If you're going to call it turn-based chess, you might as well skip the "turn-based" part and just call it "chess".

  • 4 years ago


    Thymir, check out this group.


    I am sure they discuss the idea you have mentioned.

  • 4 years ago


    Renaming Online chess is a good idea.  I'm not sure why people aren't liking "turn-based", as it is becoming a standard term to describe the type of play we are talking about.  See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn-based_strategy

    Correspondence Chess is fine also... in the chess world, the meaning is well known, at least among experienced players.

  • 4 years ago


    Correspondence Chess for sure, thought about "Turn-Based" for a second, but just a second. Thumbs up to anyone who analyzed this poll as they would a chess game ^_^

  • 4 years ago


    POSTAL CHESS !!!!  

  • 4 years ago


    Why is  Turn-based Chess (17%) getting so many votes?

    Isn't all chess 'turn-based'?

    I think On-Line Chess and Live chess are pretty good, but I'll vote for Correspondence Chess

  • 4 years ago


    I had to choose correspondance chess.  All chess is turn based, so using turn doesn't make sense.  All chess on this site is Echess.  Not all games are daily.  Slow chess doesn't sound very appealing.

  • 4 years ago


    I don't see Anytime Chess.

  • 4 years ago


    Computer chess

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