Board   E4EC
Server statistics

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

Type Value
Number of active players: 104
Number of running games: 84
Number of moves yesterday: 76
All incoming email messages: 4094885
All outgoing email messages: 6374289

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: 320199 10 27149 4 - -
Queen: 382834 12 109834 15 50281 7
Rook: 427961 13 102976 15 72252 10
Knight: 605029 19 133416 19 138351 20
Bishop: 512544 16 135932 19 125238 18
Pawn: 929511 30 199564 28 322749 45
Summarized: 3178078 100 708871 100 708871 100

The data on this page are refreshed once each day, last on 2021.05.18, 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.


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.
Conditional Moves

Here in the club, conditional moves can be used as they are used in email chess almost everywhere.
These can speed up the game by the way, that a player who counts on his opponents moves, can set his reply moves in advance.
Conditional move sequences can be given for more moves ahead, and different move sequences can be given for different variations also.
As well as in traditional correspondence chess, conditional moves are visible by the opponent too.
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