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To show the number of players in the club, their activity, you can find some statistical values here:

Type Value
Number of active players: 123
Number of running games: 150
Number of moves yesterday: 194
All incoming email messages: 3995410
All outgoing email messages: 6214516

A player becomes inactive if he/she is not playing in any game, does not have a pairing request, and sent his/her last message to the server more than 100 days ago. At this point he/she is temporarily removed from the players list, inactive players do not count into the above value.

Running games are those which have both players, have already started, but still didn't finish, so which are currently in progress.

Yesterday's moves are those which were taken from yesterday 00:00 until today 00:00 GMT.

All incoming messages are those, which were sent by the club members to the server from somewhere the beginning of 2002.

Outgoing messages were sent by the server to the players, also from around the beginning of 2002.

If you like to play chess, playing many games simultaneously, if you like to think your moves when you have time, and it doesn't bother you if your games last several weeks, then you are welcome to join the club.

And here you can find some rather interesting than important statistics about pieces' activity in all the games since Jan 17, 2003:

Piece Moves % Captures % Captured %
King: 311894 10 26451 4 - -
Queen: 373683 12 107102 16 48952 7
Rook: 416941 13 100366 15 70345 10
Knight: 589881 19 129991 19 134917 20
Bishop: 499498 16 132502 19 122128 18
Pawn: 906365 30 194536 27 314606 45
Summarized: 3098262 100 690948 100 690948 100


The data on this page are refreshed once each day, last on 2019.07.21, 00:00 CET.


 
My favourite chess problem

Many years ago, searching for the Internet over chess problem, I bumped into a very interesting piece.
Find it on the bottom as a FEN row, clicking on it the board will also appear.

The task is: white mates in one!

Can't be too hard, I thought, but scrolling over the possibilities the solution just didn't come up.
I check everything once more, then again, and again, and once I found another way that was hidden for me before. The solution also hid there. It became my favourite chess problem then, but of course, it's true, there are many many beautiful problems out there.

n1b5/p2p2BB/P6p/1RQKpP2/
2N4P/P1k5/P1PN1PnP/4R3


This was the first problem I submitted to the server. Some players can solve it, some don't. Some believe there is no valid solution.
So, check this problem if you want. And enjoy.
 
Analysis

Tournament games are public, so every player of the club can watch them.
It's possible to attach analysis to these games, that other players see. Analysis can help us to recognize mistakes and good moves, the strategy in the games, they can help us to learn.
 
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