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Many people like to play chess, but not all of them like correspondence chess. If you want to find out if this club is right for you, please read the statements below and check if they apply to you or not.
  • I like to play correspondence chess, or email chess.
  • I know the rules of chess or at least I'm ready to learn them.
  • I enjoy slower games, I like to analyze my games.
  • I will not use computer or other help, I play using my own brain.
  • I can play more games simultaneously if I have enough thinking time.
  • I want to deal with my games when I have time for them.
  • I don't mind if games last for several weeks or even a month or so, if I have enough time to think about my moves.
  • I would probably enjoy playing people from far away countries.
  • I can learn simple commands to take my moves, offer draw, challenge somebody, etc.
If most of these statements are true for you (the first four should be!), then this is the place you are searching for and you'll play exciting games here in the near future.

Why not join the club today? Just visit our Registration page and you'll be enjoying chess with new friends very soon.


 
Mendeleev

Mendeleev Dmitriy Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834-1907) is best known for devising the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.

He loved to play chess, among other games, and correspondence chess too. A beautiful but hard chess problem follows from him from July 4, 1889, white mates in two:

2Bn2b1/2b5/7Q/3kpN2/
1Rr1N3/3p2PK/8/8 w - - 0 1


White mates in two!
 
Tournaments

There are chess tournaments in the club continuously.
Now single round-robin, class based tournaments run only. They are class based that ensures players in similar ratings play each other. The games run simultaneously in round-robin tournaments, so a seven player event means 6 games in one time.
There are single class tournaments, where players of each 200 points class play each other. These events are always for 7 players.
And there are multi-class tournaments also, where players from 3 neighbor classes can play in. These are always for 9 players.

Whenever a tournament fills up, another one starts with the same parameters.

To protect serious players, new members can enter for tournaments after they have finished 5 games in order, and if their reliability factor is not below the value of 5.

In more details on the Tournaments page.
 
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