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

  • #1061

    Thank you friend ketchuplover!

  • #1062

    Correspondence chess implies correspondence of some kind between the players, such as traditional postal mail or email. This is turn-based chess. You make a move when it is your turn and your opponent does the same - and there is no direct correspondence between players. The server does that. Just my two cents...

  • #1063

    In divorce law, the "corespondent" is the mistress or lover of the unfaithful spouse.  Might be quite appropos for many of us--- depends on the number of hours/day spent playing chess and posting brilliant, informative, relevant and supremely witty comments in forums ... like this forum ........  hmm.........

  • #1064

    chess for bread crumb eaters

  • #1065

    Thanks, motherinlaw, but the astute reader will surely see that "co-respondent" is spelled with only one "r"...

  • #1066

    How about "slow chess", since you have days to make a move; or perhaps "untimed chess".

  • #1067


  • #1068

    In modern parlance .."Chess  24/7"

  • #1069

    chess.com is better than chessfriends.com Tongue out

  • #1070

    "Chess.com 24/7 "

  • #1071

    Has anyone suggested "2-D Chess?"  If not, perhaps it's because you all have better judgment than do I.

  • #1072


  • #1073

    "Offline Chess"

  • #1074

    @ motherinlaw and e4nf3

    'Now some they do and some they don't

    and some you just cant tell

    and some they will and some they won't

    with some it's just as well !! '

    (Edited 01 May)

  • #1075

    quasimoto chess

  • #1076


  • #1077
    You_haxored_me wrote:

    You old-timers are funny. Arguing about whether a word is correct or not. Like who decided that? TOFPOOE - The Old Fart People Organization of Earth.


    Anyway, my vote is for Daily Chess. Correspondence Chess probably sounds cool to those old enough to remember using the telegragraph.


    You youngens make a big deal over nothing, and want to make everything sound like a playstation game. :p   Just KIdddingggggggggggggg :)

  • #1078


    It is what it is.  Don't call it something cute. 

    It is a rook!  Not a castle!

    It is a knight!  Not a horsey!

    It is Correspondence Chess!

  • #1079

    Except that, unlike correspondence chess , replies can be virtually instantaneous 24/7

  • #1080

    Compudence chess.  Half computer half correspondence.  Sounds better than Corruponter.  


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