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Spoken languages by the chess server
  Languages of the server


The chess server is multilingual. It understands commands and sends back answers in:
  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
Each language can be used by anyone, they have separate email addresses, so use the appropriate one to communicate with the server:
Readers of this page are probably English speakers, so they should use the first address.

Players can choose any of these languages by sending their email messages to the intended address.

Players with different languages can play each other without any problem. They can set what languages they speak using the standard (ISO 639-2) language codes, so it is easy to find a common language to talk in, if there is one.

Prepare for meeting chess friends from far away countries of the World.

The server is prepared to support more languages to let other players to talk with it in their mother tongue. The languages are managed by language teams. If you feel ambition to help players speaking your language, you can contribute in a language team.
See more on the Volunteering page.
They currently work on different languages, the following new language(s) are coming:
  • Italian
  • Spanish
As soon as a team finishes the initial translation phase and there are sufficient volunteer contributors, the language will be officially supported, so everybody can use it.

The Hungarian version of this site is available at www.e4ec.org/sakk.html.
The German version of this site is available at www.e4ec.org/schach.html.


 
Hutton Pairing

Hutton pairing is a system of matching many teams while demanding only one game from each player taking part. It was devised in 1921 by a Scottish clergyman, George Dickson Hutton (1866 - 1929), and has been used regularly for correspondence team events and for matches where many teams assemble on one day, for this reason it is sometimes called "jamboree pairing".

The players in each team are ranked in order of strength and each player meets someone of similar ranking. When the number of teams is one more than the number of boards, each team meets every other team on one board only. Organisers use pairing tables which enable them to cope with any number of teams and any number of boards.
 
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