Which is the best server to play online chess ?

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ChessMate

Which is the best server to play online chess ?

Post by ChessMate » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:51 pm

Any idea ?

Terry McCracken

Re: Which is the best server to play online chess ?

Post by Terry McCracken » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:55 pm

ChessMate wrote:Any idea ?
Free or Paid Membership?

swami
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Re: Which is the best server to play online chess ?

Post by swami » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:09 am

Terry McCracken wrote:
ChessMate wrote:Any idea ?
Free or Paid Membership?
either,it's Playchess!

ChessMate

Re: Which is the best server to play online chess ?

Post by ChessMate » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:11 am

Not ICC [/quote]

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Re: Which is the best server to play online chess ?

Post by swami » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:13 am

ChessMate wrote:Not ICC
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Don't know about it,haven't used it that often except on WCCC matches a few years ago but it seems that ICC isn't user friendly and you would have to learn to use commands and only 1800 players will be online compared to usual 4000 in playchess.

ChessMate

Re: Which is the best server to play online chess ?

Post by ChessMate » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:24 am

But there are very few titled players on playchess as compared to ICC and also playchess don't have online record of the games being played.
And if you disconnected you lost the game no adjourn option.

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Re: Which is the best server to play online chess ?

Post by swami » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:29 am

ChessMate wrote:But there are very few titled players on playchess as compared to ICC and also playchess don't have online record of the games being played.
And if you disconnected you lost the game no adjourn option.
I'm sure there are titled players in playchess but they don't keep their title next to their ratings.
ICC bullet and blitz are not fast compared to playchess.
It seems fair to me that you must not be allowed to adjourn the game if you get disconnected as it is not correspondance or postal chess,and it is online chess.

Terry McCracken

Re: Which is the best server to play online chess ?

Post by Terry McCracken » Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:06 am

ChessMate wrote:Any idea ?
Another option is FICS.

http://www.freechess.org/

bedouin

Re: Which is the best server to play online chess ?

Post by bedouin » Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:41 am

They all offer trials so you can sign up and form your own opinion. Asking for best is asking for opinions which could be biased.

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Re: Which is the best server to play online chess ?

Post by ozziejoe » Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:59 pm

icc has the stongest players around, especially if you play at a time when eastern europe is awake.

I think playchess has alot more begininner level because anybody who buys the popular fritz game gets a playchess membership


also, icc has correspondence tournements that don't allow players to use chess engines. (you can use database software and books).

best
J

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