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Longtime chess - or does that sound too Thai? (me love you longtime chess)
Funny how you can mean one thing with words but it sounds like something completely different.
I gave up my computer earlier today so my son could do some homework as he needed the net and the laptop was playing up. I was sitting next to him trying to make a chess move on my phone. I could have sworn I had a pawn sitting in the h file but couldn't see it anymore, and thinking out loud I said "What happened to that pawn!!?" My son turned and looked at me and said "What did you say?" I laughed so loud.
Winnie_Pooh wrote: "correspondence chess" seems to me the most accurate term. But maybe a lot of the younger players don´t know that there was a time (stone-age) when people played chess games via post-cards Terms like "slow chess" or "turn-base chess" also make sense to me.
Correspondence Chess is the most elegant and accurate description...
I use this term in most of the Tournaments or Matches I am responsible for. If the younger players do not know what it refers to its a good opportunity for them to learn... The terms slow chess or turn-base may make sense but do not pay homage to the history of the game...
Good one. Sticking with the Thai theme, I was shocked to meet a girl called Phaawn (pawn, porn, พร - it's the same sound!). I later learned it means 'blessing/ good wishes' in their language.
slow chess sounds boring.
So if someone is watching porn and gets sprung they can say am just watching a video on blessings/good wishes.. lol
Reminds me of the Austin Powers movie "The Spy Who Shagged Me" with the asian twin sisters.. you remember their names...
I think it should all be called "chess". That's what it is, whether you are playing it on a screen or on a tournament mat or on Grandad's ancient wooden thing. It's all chess to me.
There are definitely different elements to online chess, to be sure, but it's still chess. :)
yeah, but it's all different ways of playing chess.. live vs. so many days to move vs. OTB.. and you need to identify which time format the games are played in.
Slow chess sounds like sleepy chess...
"Oh bee-haive!"... "we're going to see the twins." Classic!
hehe.. All the Austin Powers movies are classics!
Correspondence chess makes the most sense to me. Turn-based does not make sense since all forms of chess are turn-based.
And what do you say Correspondence chess is to your young students Blake78613?
Sexy Russian Woman: Do you know how they keep warm in Russia ?
Austin Powers: Whahohohohoa - I can guess baby.
SRW: They play chess.
AP: I guessed wrong.
different time controls transform chess from one thing to another. it's complete fallacy to equate them all as essentially the same. unless you're houdini.
longturn chess, or just plain 'long chess'
Hmmmmm... what sort of calendar? lol
Correspondence chess does sound like one will be sending their move via 'correspondence/mail'.
We are corresponding via a website.Correspondence chess is the umbrella term under which exist postal (mail), email (neuvo mail), and turn-based (an irritating neologism for web-based corespondence). Perhaps the telegraph matches that were the rage in the mid-nineteenth centuy were another form of correspondence chess, even though some of these were synchronous.
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