Board   E4EC
 
Players can use these piece sets
  Piece sets


Playing chess in the club continues via email.

Some of the players in the club uses the graphical format below to receive their opponents' moves. Others use plain text messages, others use PGN.

This page is for those who use the html message format, instead of plain text and PGN. (These settings can be changed anytime by the players). For players using the html format, the server generates the changed game diagram after each move in html format.
Using an html compliant email client or web service is necessary to use this feature. All the modern email clients support displaying standard html messages. Players who use an email client that doesn't support html message format won't be able to use this feature. They receive their opponents' moves, or whole games in plain text or in PGN format instead of the graphical boards. They may need a different software to display the boards. For example ECTool is a right software for them.

Players can choose which piece set they want to use in their graphical boards generated by the chess server.

Piece set #1:
A B C D E F G H
8 . . . . . . . . 8
7 . . . . . . . . 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
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A B C D E F G H

Piece set #2 (thanks to Gergo Macsi, mgrg@freemail.hu):

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Piece set #3 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #4 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #5 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #6 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #7 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #8 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #9 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #10 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #11 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #12 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #13 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #14 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #15 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #16 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #17 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #18 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #19 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #20 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #21 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #22 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #23 (made by Minusz8):

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Piece set #99 (also by Gergo Macsi):

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More piece sets may come in the future.


 
Chess Tournaments

Modern chess tournaments began in the 1840s and the first international tournament was held in London, in 1851. Strong international tournaments were still quite rare and in the 1880s a master would have been lucky to be able to play in one reasonably strong tournament a year.

By the 1890s, however, a master could enter many strong tournaments throughout the year, and the prize money offered at tournaments made it possible for masters to have a professional chess career.

Nowadays there are many strong tournaments for masters and grandmasters, but there are also a huge number of tournaments for players of every strength. Weaker players today have the chance of improving their play by taking part in such tournaments, which are very competitive.
 
Acknowledgments

By default, the server sends back an acknowledgment message replying to every incoming messages.
It says the moves have been successfully taken, or if an error occurred with them.
When we take many moves a day the many answer messages can be annoying. There is a setting, if set, the server sends back replies only if something wrong happened with the move. If it could be taken in order, no reply will be sent back, only in case of error.
This is the Reduced Email Traffic setting, which prevents us from getting many annoying acknowledgment messages.
 
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