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

  • #141

    Anytime Chess.....hmmmm.  Simple.  Erik you may be on to something!!

  • #142

    In the summer turn on your AC.

  • #143

    Quite like '' Anytime Chess '' also. That is simple & terse. Definitely one of the better suggestions. Also is more modern than '' correspondence-chess '' so appropriate given the rising-popularity of chess on i-phones etc..

  • #144

    now I have to go play my AC DC!

  • #145


    at any time regardless of hour, date, etc.; whenever.

     Slang Dictionary

    Anytime definition

    1. interj. 
      You are welcome.; Happy to oblige. (Sometimes said inresponse to Thank you.) MARY: Thanks for the ride. PAUL:Anytime. Think nothing of it. :
  • #146

    anytime chess sounds good. Erik can you make another servey about the most popular names and new suggested names?  

  • #147

    Anytime chess could mean anything. Live chess is anytime chess; you can play it whenever you want

  • #148

    AC  Anytime Chess or.....

     All Clear

    Alternating Current (electricity; physics)

    Atomic Clock


    Active Component

    Air Cargo

    Authentication Code (telecommunications)

    Arm Chair

    Activated Charcoal

    Auxiliary Circuit

    Anno Christi (Latin: In the Year of Christ; epigraphy)

    Added Copy (libraries)

    Airspace Control

    Ante Christum (Latin: Before Christ)

    Atlas Centaur (US intermediate class expendable launch vehicle)

    Army Component

    Air Controller

    Apple Cider

    Hydrogen Cyanide

    Assistant Camera (film production)

    Anti Christ


    Altocumulus (cloud formation)

    Doesanybodycare (some members of chess.com )

  • #149

    Not agressive enough, lol

  • #150

    I think it should be called Move & Wait Chess.

  • #151
    elom wrote:

    I think it should be called Move & Wait Chess.

    Because in other forms there's no moving or waiting?

  • #152
    whitebull wrote:

    There is no better choice than "Online Chess."

    That strikes me as the worst choice. 

  • #153

    Nothing wrong with anytime-chess. Means the game is there to play or leave whenever you want (within game-settings of course 3-day, 5-day, 7-day...)

  • #154

    Turning this feeder off, tracking off.


    I am still hungry.Laughing

  • #155

    Correspondence chess has a long and dignified history. Some folks don't like tradition, so they invent something new that doesn't work.

    There's a saying in my culture (rural, western, Euro-American): if it ain't broke, don't fix it." That's how it was with correspondence chess, or to be more precise server based correspondence chess, before this site invented a new name, online chess.

    When I tell folks about one of my online games on this site I usually need to explain that it's a form of correspondence chess that has an unusual name on this site. Then, they usually get it.

    A good name doesn't need to be explained to a chess player who is already familiar with different sorts of chess. There is exactly one name for what I play here that I do not need to explain to these many chess playing friends.

  • #156

    Watching paint dry chess

  • #157

    Stalling chess

  • #158

    Dead man's defense chess

  • #159

    Let's go on vacation chess

  • #160



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