Board Games : Chess
Telnet site hosting chess.
Telnet link to the server.
Telnet address of the server.
Telnet link to the server. Communication Chess Server Free communication/e-mail chess community for single games and tournaments.
GNU WebChess Chess servers hosting multiple games.
Chess Board An online game which provides unique URLs indicating each move. Users play by sending the URLs to each other.
Chess Hounds Offers gameplay, message board, and chat.
Chess Stop Offers online chess, play-by-email, and PGN files.
Dalek Chess Includes news, downloads, and FAQ for an open source, animated Linux chess game using Doctor Who characters. Browser based chess service that makes it possible to play chess through email.
GameKnot Chess Online chess community. Online play, tournaments, chess league, and thematic mini-tournaments.
Yahoo Chess A free server, for players with skills ranging from beginner to master.
NagaSkaki Windows version by Neels Groenewald with a computer opponent.
RDCHESS Chess with a Windows GUI and most of the features of commercial programs.
Croatian Internet Chess Server (CrICS) Chess hosting in Croatia.
Maniac Windows chess program that plays multiple variants of chess. Users may play with the computer or with other users on the Internet.
PacMall Online Chess Games Free online unlimited team chess.
E.T. Chess Includes download and screenshot.
Play against tkChess Play chess against a computer at Yale.
Chess Hosted by Netcenter Classic Games.
BabyChess Edit and play games on Unix or Windows, supports PGN, and FEN format. Includes a chess engine and client for ICS. [Open Source, GPL]
Internet Chess Assistant Club Chess playing server with lectures, tournanments, and Nalimov tablebases.
Arasan Program for Windows and Linux allowing free distribution.
BrowserChess Online chess game playable against the computer or other players. Includes message board and Hall of Fame.
Caissa's Web Play against human or computer. Free demo membership - small fee required for full membership. Free site with for-pay premium services. Requires client which can be downloaded (Windows only) or play with Java client in browser. (Does not appear to work on Macintosh.) Play live chess on the Internet with players from around the world.
Chess5 With Chess5 you can store your chess games online and send them by email, or let other members evaluate your chess games. Offers correspondence chess, tournament reports including online game replay, opening database, and discussion forum. Free online chess game played against live opponents. Includes top 100 players list.
The London Chess Center Home base for two British publications, The Week In Chess (TWIC) and Chess Monthly. Downloadable games to study and move-by-move analysis of live events.
Chess Fans Correspondence and real-time playing site including a shop and links. Free, searchable chess game database and community. Browser based online chess with database, forums and links.
Chess Lab Play Chess real-time online. No downloads needed. Search and analyse over 2 million chess games in current database. Does not behave well on Macintosh, particularly with System 9+ and not at all with IE.
Chess Mail E-mail and browser based correspondence chess with multilingual ability. Offers turn-based correspondence chess. Also has a forum. Presented by 1994 US Open Champion IM Georgi Orlov. Instruction, articles, and puzzles.
ChessWise's Free Chess Lessons Online Chess Training Audio lectures by Grandmasters, lessons, and numerous sponsored activities highlight this chess-learning site.
CowPlay Chess Offers news and gameplay. [Membership required.]
Cyberchess Free server offering a java based interface.
Yahoo Chess vs. The Chess Servers Compares the features of Yahoo chess with those of other chess servers.
Electric Chess Web based play-by-email site with instructions and statistics.
Egg Chess Linux or Windows version involving eggs. [Open Source]
Exeter Chess Club Advice and discussions of opening strategy, sorted by chess rating relevance.
Dutch Internet Chess Server (DICS) Online chess including atomic, blitz, suicide, bughouse, and crazyhouse variants, with tournaments and problem competitions.
Free Chess Links to free chess software sites.
Gambit Chess Specialty site devoted to chess players who enjoy playing various opening gambits. Features online play in gambit-themed tournaments, notes, articles, analysis.
GameSite 2000-Play Online Play chess online using the customizable interface. Challenge worldwide opponents or try your skill against computer players, in time-limited games.
Pirate Chess 2003 Java-based gameplay. Includes instructions.
GrandMaster Chess Grandmaster site of 1999 FIDE World Chapmpion Alexander Khalifman and other top Grandmasters. Instruction, news, links, gamebase, and puzzles.
Fischer - Spassky E-mail Chess Online chess playable against a friend. Includes message forum. Games Free correspondence chess site with graphical boards and pieces and Elo ratings. The site keeps track of your board, end can email you when it is your turn. Challenge other players.
The Friendly Chessboard Challenge new or existing friends. Not real-time. Game analysis by Crafty.
gChess Online email chess game playable against a friend.
How Stuff Works Several short articles illustrating how computers play chess. Very basic and easy to understand.
iChess Java based, interactive internet chess game. - Play chess online The computer automatically pairs you up with an opponent from around the world. No registration is required.
Interchess Email shareware chess program that allows you to play a game of chess with another opponent via email. Customizable chess sets choose from those supplied or make your own. [Win 95/98/Me/NT/2000]
Kung Fu Chess A new fast-action version of chess where both players move simultaneously. Registration is required to play. Web based play-by-email server. Features include tournaments, leagues, forums, voting, and annotated games.
Online Chess at Lokasoft Play a game of chess against Lokasoft's chess program or solve a chess quiz.
ChessPartner 3D Chess game that lets you play against the computer or against opponents across the Internet. Has various levels of play and can take many challenges. [Win 95/98/Me/NT/2000]
MindZine - Chess News Chess news and articles from all around the world by Mind Sports Worldwide. News, features, polls, updated roundups of other chess Web site contents.
Net-Chess Host server for correspondence games and sets of related matches. Email notification, ratings, user-selectable interface design.
PlayChess Offers private chess games with list of challengers, tournaments, PGN downloads, message boards, and directory of annotated games. Requires paid membership and includes free trial as a guest.
Postcard Chess Offers correspondence chess with web based postcard system. Includes book store, problems and a chess playing CGI program.
Queen Alice Internet Chess Club Community of correspondence chess players of all levels and ages. Only a web browser is required to play.
Real Chess Offers Beholderboard and Webchess, also links, shopping, and forums.
Red Hot Pawn Online correspondence chess played against friends or other members. Includes community forum and email notification of moves.
Scheming Mind Club offering correspondence chess and variants in-browser.
SoundChess Email chess application playable against a friend.
Hotbabe Chess Freeware chess playing program with chatting and joking ability. Online turn-based chess games played against live opponents. Includes player rankings.
uChess Global community of blitz chess players. Includes chat and game analysis tools.
German Internet Chess Server (GICS) Hosting on german servers.
Chess World Play a casual game or participate in one a tournament (thematic, round robin, swiss system). Games can be timed or not. There is a test area where you can go to play a few moves in non-counting games just to see how the site works.
Vunzzz Chezzz Play Chess online with existing users or invite your friends.
Sakk Solitaire chess server offering three difficulty settings. Requires Javascript.
World Chess Network - Chess Community for novice to International Grandmaster Play online chess with opponents from beginners to grandmasters. World Chess Network provides free online chess and premium feature rich chess games, lectures, and interactive activities. Windows-only.
YICS Multiplayer software for using WinBoard, Xboard and other FICS interfaces to play on Yahoo! Chess.
Zics Free server located in Australia using FICS.
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