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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 | 3692 Votes | 197 Comments

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  • 3 years ago

    TeePeeDee

    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

  • 3 years ago

    hydra314

    Wormrose-

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    wormrose

    eCC = electronic correspondence chess

    iCC = internet correspondence chess

    oCC = online correspondence chess

  • 3 years ago

    TenaciousE

    @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.

  • 3 years ago

    Bobdsw

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

  • 3 years ago

    SonofaBishop67

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

  • 3 years ago

    CerebralAssassin

    slow chess

  • 3 years ago

    TheGrobe

    Intermittent Chess

  • 3 years ago

    ChessSoldier

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

  • 3 years ago

    Cannman

    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.

    Thanks!

  • 3 years ago

    mydixiewrecked

    @TenaciousE

    "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".

  • 3 years ago

    BirdBrain

    Thymir, check out this group.

    http://www.chess.com/groups/home/1b6

    I am sure they discuss the idea you have mentioned.

  • 3 years ago

    TenaciousE

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    thesignofthefour

    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 ^_^

  • 3 years ago

    garyobennett

    POSTAL CHESS !!!!  

  • 3 years ago

    colt

    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

  • 3 years ago

    ClavierCavalier

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    theriverman

    I don't see Anytime Chess.

  • 3 years ago

    charlieschnieder

    Computer chess

  • 3 years ago

    darkeval

    This is correspondence chess!

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