14844 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Created on March 29, 2012 |
3865 Votes | 199 Comments
Thank you! 2291 votes cast
Why not just call it 'Offer Draw[?] Chess', then? - with the idea of say[?], that both Black & White forwards their 'proposals' to FIDE, perhaps wishing to only stop the 'nonsense', even before the opening move! ... and to prevent their world domination, like good little 'green peace' activists - saviours and heroes of 'the board'! ... ['Yay!'] ... Eh?
how about "Global Chess" - with connotations of the wish for world peace?
'Passing Chess'?! ... I think that 'that' has to not only be the most stupidest inkling towards a renaming 'suggestion' I've read of, yet[!], here - but only implies that the royal game is merely but a 'passing fancy' to all who take it more seriously [than, perhaps 'you'].
C'mon! - let's get real about this issue, folks. Renaming 'Online Chess' as 'Correspondence Chess' will just suck; not only is it already used elsewhere, proper, but it just sounds too awkwardly 'long' and wordy.
Personally, as a [remote] alternative, I wouldn't mind the idea for either 'E-Chess', or even 'I-Chess' ('E-mail-/Internet-Chess', respectively) - both succinct and straightforward - neither of which denotes a deviation too far off from its intended meaning.
And should anyone else be yet bold enough to cop up a renaming of 'OTB' ('Over The Board'-type) chess towards an apt acronym implicating something other than its intended format - don't go all 'overboard' by suggesting the idea as 'AFTB Chess' (i.e. 'Away From The Board Chess') - as 'that' would not only equally suck, but may only add insult to our bored directors as well.
Let's just keep it simple with 'Online Chess' - there's really no need to even post this survey.
And that's the way 'I' see it! ...
Online Chess is not one of the choices because the term is completely inadequate to describe what it is.
aka, the term sucks.
If anything, I would think Online Chess is Live.
correspondence chess has 51%
THAT'S BECAUSE ONLINE CHESS IS NOT ONE OF THE CHOICES!
En Passant is a word in French, but it means also Incidentally; in the course of doing something else. like taking a look at the board Instead.. And like the great chessmove.. the peasant makes a differen course. Vote for PASSING CHESS ! :-)
What about "Passing Chess"? from the french word and chessmove - en passant. Passing time, is also something you can do when you just want to look at the board and not necessarily make a move... Passing is also used in fotball as passing the ball..
Thank you! 2171 votes cast
It is correspondence chess whether through snail mail, email, or making a series of moves over many days/weeks/months on a website that has a virtual chessboard.
Oh, so glad you posted that, I mean, that has to qualify as one of the most important posts I have seen in a long time!
"Studio Chess" becouse alternative to "Live Chess" and involving most care and refinement
I think that "online" chess should not be replaced.
iChess is also an option.
Correspondence makes sense! We should use that
How about "Java Chess".
Becasue you take your time to drink coffee, you also take your time to play online chess.
Here is Slovenia, most of the coffee bars have chess sets, and people sit around playing whilst drinking coffee.
Yes, coz clearly Live chess couldn't possibly be described as online chess.
And WTF does Pete have to do with this?!
This is a no-brainer. We should continue to call it online chess for Pete's sake!
5 weeks ago
6 weeks ago
7 weeks ago
8 weeks ago
2 months ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
Try the new Chess.com!
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!