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Post by hoopy on May 18th 2009, 7:43 am

I thought it would be useful if we knew where we played so that we could have social (or non-social) games with each other.
Last night I played a couple of games with "chess?" on playchess.com & I think we learned a lot - mainly that 10 mins or less is almost pointless for using what the course is about. But interested where everyone else plays. Maybe we could have a tournament every 2 months or so. To see who is progressing & to give us short term targets to aim for. I know some of us have posted the info elsewhere but it would be good to have it in a single place. I'm not any good at creating tables so please excuse the freehand below.


I have account on Playchess
I have account on ICC
(I also play in local club but only 8 gaimes last year as I have just started playing again).
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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by chesstiger on May 18th 2009, 8:07 am

Playchess, FICS and my chess club Rokade Westerlo.
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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by HangingKing on May 18th 2009, 9:37 am

I play most at ICC, but i have an account at FICS too (mainly for atomic).
I played also a tournament on RHP (chess@work)

I think if we want to engage a tournament between the members of the forum, RHP is a good place to do, because when coming from so much different countries it is not easy to find a matching timeframe to play. So this kind of very slow games (one or multiple moves a day) is appropriate. (the main issue at RHP is cheating with computers, but i have to believe that people here are everything except cheaters).

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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by hoopy on May 18th 2009, 10:13 am

I keep hearing about cheating on the various chess programs I am in. I suppose I am lucky that I know nothing of computers and therefore would not even know how to cheat. I've not used RHP but sounds good - especially the idea that it is not rushed!!
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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by chesstiger on May 18th 2009, 10:50 am

I can live with RHP, its not that bad a server. Wink
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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by fanat on May 18th 2009, 11:01 am

chess.com for me.
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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by Chess? on May 18th 2009, 12:58 pm

As Hoopy mentioned, I play on the chessbase server. I think the Fritz interface is the best I have seen on any of the servers I have tried in the past.
I am also at University again after many years. Well I am at the Polgar Chess University. When you sign up, you receive a one year membership at World Chess Live. As you all probably know, you can down load many different interfaces for the WCL. I just haven’t found one I like. I do not have an active club in my area, so to find an otb game is difficult to find.

Hey Hoopy, wana jump on a plane and play over the board?

Hoopy, I think your tournament idea is great. I hope to see you again Tuesday night.
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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by Randy on May 18th 2009, 1:14 pm

chess.com

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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by HangingKing on May 26th 2009, 5:32 pm

Talking about ICC, i played 8 great games today, raising almost 100 elo points, and the server just crashed ! bom

It lost all of my games record, everything is to be done again.
Arghhhh.

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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by Bernardonff on July 4th 2009, 12:10 am

I am on ICC and queenalice as bernobr

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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by jmca on July 4th 2009, 10:23 am

I play on ChessWorld as jmca - 100% turn-based.
I just recently started on Chess.com as jmcaree - ~ 8 games turn-based and 2 games Rapid (15-10, 20-10).
I play for a club also and have played in a few OTB tournaments. My current ELO rating (in Ireland) is 1315. (This might equate to ~1450-1500 USCF.) When I last played serious Chess in 1978/79 my rating was 1448. Interestingly I think I am playing better now than I did 30 years ago. I believe the standards have improved dramatically in the interim.

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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by siva.uk75 on September 22nd 2010, 11:54 am

Hi,
I was playing on uchess.com , but now planning to move playchess.com with fritz 12. mm, i am trying to buy a new premium membership on playchess.com. I believe, I am not going to play on any other chess engines due to time restrictions and cheating by lot of people.

Playchess.com, we can find very good people and ICS forum members also will be there. !! Will post my ID on different post after getting my premium account. !! -Surprised). flower flower

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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by BorgQueen on September 22nd 2010, 7:42 pm

Chess.com and at a local club. I enjoy the club a lot more than online.

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Post by cashrow5 on September 25th 2010, 1:23 am

chess.com is good one

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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by Bilbo on September 25th 2010, 8:20 am

I only play over the board in club chess now. I found that I ended up wasting hours online and not learning anything.

Now I play every Tuesday at my club, and maybe a couple weekends a month, plus enter 4 tournaments a year, about 60-70 games annually.


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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by Chemwong on July 15th 2011, 5:49 pm

chess.com and tourney in chess club in Hong Kong

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Re: Where do we Play?

Post by annecrew on August 27th 2011, 8:43 am

Even if where I think to go,I might choose chess.com
It's the best web to play online.

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