Debate: What to call "Online Chess"...

  • #181

    How about "Later Play Chess" as in the old records, LP (long play)?

  • #182

    Online Correspondence Chess (OCC)

  • #183

    How about "Eternal Chess", or "You may die before this game is over Chess"?

  • #184

    ... cant believe nobody has mentioned it ... so simple, how could everybody miss the right name...

    "YOYO CHESS"

     

    verb

    • move up and down; fluctuate:
    • [with object] manipulate or manoeuvre (someone or something)
  • #185
    platolag wrote:

    ... cant believe nobody has mentioned it ... so simple, how could everybody miss the right name...

    "YOYO CHESS"

     

    verb
    move up and down; fluctuate:
    [with object] manipulate or manoeuvre (someone or something)

    How does that allude to the extended time used for the game?

  • #186
    LisaV wrote:
    trysts wrote:

    How about "Eternal Chess", or "You may die before this game is over Chess"?

    Generational Chess.

    Your descendants play your opponents' descendants until the game finally ends.

    Hilarious!Laughing

  • #187
    e4nf3 wrote:

    Online Correspondence Chess (OCC)

    Obsessive Compulsive Chess (OCC)

  • #188

    If eChess doesn't work because all of it is electronic and Correspondence doesn't work because snail mail is not involved then the previous mentioned email-chess should serve as the modern version of correspondence without implying that it's live.

  • #189

    My vote would be for naming it: TURN BASED CHESS

    (I do not know whether is was named in the above  204 earlier postings).

    Why: since indeed lots of players would not realy understand the characterization 'Correspondence Chess' + TURN BASED represents is in fact somehow the 'opposite' of 'instant chess/ live chess' which is in use for the one of the other forms of conducting style of playing chess.

  • #190

    "Sloth Chess"

    "Loafing Chess"

    "Lazy Chess"

    "Pending Play Chess"

  • #191

    I don't know if it's been previously suggested, but "Intermittent Chess" is about the best fit I can come up with.

  • #192

    We still happily use the term 'correspondent' to refer to news reporters who have long since given up the practice of sending their reports via the postal system.

    Why is it so hard to allow users of chess.com to take for granted the fact that their 'correspondence' won't require any stamps to be licked?

    Despite my little jest above, OCC is a good description. But I guess that the site doesn't want to use an abbreviation and the whole lot is too long, so that just brings us back to CORRESPONDENCE CHESS.

    My vote is cast.

  • #193

    "Am/PM Chess"

    "Week Long Chess"

    Sorry for this one, "Geritol Chess" (spelling is probably wrong)

  • #194

    How about "Survivor Chess"  since each game takes a good 39 days to complete

  • #195

    argh. no closer than when we started... there is no right name :(

  • #196
    winerkleiner wrote:

    "Am/PM Chess"

    "Week Long Chess"

    Sorry for this one, "Geritol Chess" (spelling is probably wrong)

    Do you mean "Genitol Chess"?

  • #197

    Interruptible?  Intermittent?  Casual?  Days-Per-Move?  

  • #198

    ...or the more snappy 'corrie chess'.  This could also refer to the British drama series which has been running for over 51 years - like some of the tournaments here seem to. Wink

  • #199

    Calendar Chess

  • #200

    Event Horizon

    Time Capsule

    Black Hole

    Galaxy King

    Milky Way

    Time Warp

    11th Dimension

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