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

e4nf3

Online Correspondence Chess (OCC)

trysts

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

platolag

... 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)
trysts
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?

trysts
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

spinfidelety
e4nf3 wrote:

Online Correspondence Chess (OCC)

Obsessive Compulsive Chess (OCC)

Burke

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.

LuaCheia

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.

winerkleiner

"Sloth Chess"

"Loafing Chess"

"Lazy Chess"

"Pending Play Chess"

TheGrobe

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

spinfidelety

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.

winerkleiner

"Am/PM Chess"

"Week Long Chess"

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

winerkleiner

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

erik

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

ploboo
winerkleiner wrote:

"Am/PM Chess"

"Week Long Chess"

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

Do you mean "Genitol Chess"?

TheGrobe

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

spinfidelety

...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

artfizz

Calendar Chess

SandyJames

Event Horizon

Time Capsule

Black Hole

Galaxy King

Milky Way

Time Warp

11th Dimension

ravenloche

how about : "on going games?"  they keep going on and on and on! lol