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    Default Play of chess [variants] by email supported on US-based site

    Here's a link to a game of chess currently being played by email by two people (apparently two lower-rated anonymous Europeans) on chessvariants.com (free membership, anti-bot measures taken for an email address that one would give); currently over 1200 chess variants can be played on this website's Game Courier play-by-mail system (using flexible time controls a user sets), and people can even learn how to invent and submit their own ideas for chess variants for the main website, besides for possible use on Game Courier:

    https://www.chessvariants.com/play/p...m-2019-166-447

    Note: if viewing when one of the players suddenly makes a move, an error message will show. One way to deal with this is to re-enter this thread and click on the link again, and the game can be then viewed (as it is after the player made his move). A minor glitch the site currently has, but the webmaster busily patches up other minor things all the time, so this glitch may eventually be taken care of.

    [edit: the game in the link has since been concluded, with the final position still visible, and playback possible, however.]
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    The chess game featured in the link found in the first post of this thread has finished, after only 9 moves.

    Just for fun, here's another game currently in progress on the same website, again between two anonymous lower rated players. There's a twist though: they're playing Capablanca Chess, i.e. a chess variant played on a 10x8 board with extra pieces and pawns per side in the start position; the rules for the variant are briefly explained (mostly same as for chess), as can be seen if one scrolls below the diagram in the link to follow (the variant has been played in 36 complete games on the website to date, while the top played game is the classic shogi [or Japanese Chess] at 397 [with chess at 152]; the website was created in 1995):

    https://www.chessvariants.com/play/p...1-2019-157-917

    [edit: In case this game of Capablanca Chess is over fairly quickly (and it might be) {edit2: the game has in fact been concluded}, here's a link to another game currently in progress, of Frog Chess, i.e. a chess variant of my own invention played on a 10x8 board also; again the rules for the variant are to be found by scrolling after clicking on the link below (the variant has been played in 15 finished games on the website to date):]

    https://www.chessvariants.com/play/p...m-2019-167-246
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    Here's a link to a game currently being played of another (somewhat rather chess-like) chess variant, in which I'm one of the players (my opponent is a Mexican whose chess rating, if he was to have one, I'd guess to be about 2000 FIDE, based on many past games of various chess variants [including chess itself], similar to my own FIDE rating, which has declined for years now); this 9x8 board game (which my opponent invented long ago) is called Symmetric Chess, in which each player starts with 2 queens instead of one (note that there are special rules for the initial move of a bishop, which again can be found by scrolling down below the diagram found after clicking on the link):

    https://www.chessvariants.com/play/p...m-2019-162-612
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    Here's another game currently being played between myself and the opponent I had in the previous post, this time of a much more complex (10x10) chess variant (Opulent Chess) - once again the rules can be looked up by scrolling below the diagram revealed by clicking on the link below (I think that the augmented knight piece type is worth considerably more than a bishop, even on the relatively large board size, unlike the game's inventor seems to imply in a note to the rules that are given); this game of mine with Carlos is part of the ten player 2019 Game Courier tournament that involves playing 9 chess variants in a 3 round round-robin format, where 3 games are played by each player per round (this year just 10 players signed up, so 9 games were picked by vote, all more-or-less rather chess-like ones in this year):

    https://www.chessvariants.com/play/p...a-2019-173-864

    Here's the rules (including format) for the 2019 Game Courier tournament:

    https://www.chessvariants.com/play/t...urier2019.html

    Here's a link showing the logs for all this tournament's games played (or still being played) to date (no crosstable available, unfortunately, but someone will probably post one on the CVP website soon after this tournament is finished [which might be in some months' time]):

    https://www.chessvariants.com/play/p...&submit=Submit
    Last edited by Kevin Pacey; 07-02-2019 at 10:49 PM. Reason: Adding content
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