PLAYING CHESS ON A SERVER IS VERY EASY!  

Since most servers allow FREE log in as a guest, we recommend that you 
try it before taking an unnecessary paid membership on that site, which 
might not be refundable. The approved playing speed for on-line server 
games in other clubs is also 1/3 which means both participants agree to
play 1 move within 3 consecutive calendar days. However, if both players 
happen to be on-line a few times a day, multiple moves can be played in 
those games each, and in some instances, many of those games can also be 
completed within a few days or less! If you would like some of the server
games that you play in other clubs to qualify for rating in this club, 
simply tell us about those games before reaching move 3. 1 to 15 minute 
on-line blitz games won't qualify for rating in this club.  Finally, 
since most chess clubs start you at a 1200 provisional rating, never 
assume your low rated opponent is weak, until proven differently!

Please review RATINGS to understand how our system works.
And remember .. the more games you play by email or on-line server, the
better your chances are to earn a very strong rating in this chess club!"
 
The following list contains several hundred chess-links for your viewing.
Then, some feed back on a few on-line servers that offer correspondence
and rapid games, plus games against a computer or solving daily puzzles. 

BRAINDEN 👍
An interesting site with a variety of games and puzzles.
[ ] Rapid  [ ] Correspondence  [√] Computer  [√] Puzzle
www.brainden.com/ 

CAISSAS 👍
Very little feedback was received on this site.
[√] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.caissa.com/ 

CHESS24 👎
Not recommended. This disappointing site is OK for rapid
games but strong players will most likely get locked out  
as soon as they defeat several very weak club members ..
yet they will be encouraged to purchase a membership ?! 
[√] Rapid  [ ] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.chess24.com/ 

CHESSARENA 👍
This site is recommended for various speed rapid games.
[√] Rapid  [ ] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.arenachessdom.com/ 

CHESSBYMESSAGE 👍
A good site for correspondence games at 10/30 speed.
[ ] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.chessbymessage.com/ 

CHESSCOM 👎
Not recommended. OK for 10/30 correspondence games ~ but 
several of our strongest members were permanently locked 
out just because they won lots of games too quickly.  
[√] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.chesscube.com/ 

CHESSCUBE 👍
This site appears fairly good for 15-minute rapid games.
[√] Rapid  [ ] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.chess.com/ 

CHESSFRIENDS 👎
Not recommended. This is a non-supportive chess site.
Weak Patzers like "Gustosu 49" will challenge you and 
quickly abort before they play any moves ~ so the few 
free games that guests are allowed to play in one day 
are quickly used up. The only way to block Gustosu 49
and his buddies is to sign up for a "paid membership". 
I wonder if they purposely block guests to make money.
[√] Rapid  [ ] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.chessfriends.com/ 
 
CHESSHERE 👎
Not recommended. This is a non-supportive site for rapid
and correspondence games that might easily automatically 
bill you for an unwanted annual membership renewal fee ~
even if you ask them not to. They just don't answer mail.
[√] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.chesshere.com/ 

CHESSHOTEL 👎
Not recommended. This is a non-supportive site for rapid 
games versus very weak players. Most of these sore losers 
prefer to time out rather then resign. If you close your 
window while waiting for them to move ~ they will win by 
forfeit and you can lose lots of points. So you'll have 
to wait until those inconsiderate Patzer clocks time out. 
[√] Rapid  [ ] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.chesshotel.com/ 

CHESSKING 👎
Not recommended. OK for 15-minute rapid games but no-reply 
was rcvd when we asked why 60 hard earned rating pts were 
taken away from one of our members when he was challenged 
by 2 different opponents that never played their 1st move.
Yet each of those opponents was awarded a 30 point draw!! 
[√] Rapid  [ ] Correspondence  [√] Computer  [√] Puzzle
www.chessking.com/ 
 
CHESSMAIL 👍
Very good feedback received about its correspondence games.
[ ] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.chessmail.eu/ or www.chessmail.de/  
 
CHESSMANIAC 👎
This non-supportive site offers rapid & correspondence games 
but many games are unrated. After completing some games, you 
might be forced to watch "annoying pop-up ads" while playing
unless you donate money to the site or purchase a membership.
[√] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [√] Puzzle
www.chessmaniac.com/ 

CHESSOK 👎
This is basically a chess shop that's connected to ChessKing.
[√] Rapid  [ ] Correspondence  [√] Computer  [√] Puzzle
www.chessok.com/ 
   
CHESSTEMPO 👎
Not recommended. Also known as ChessTactics. A good site for 
rapid & correspondence games but once again ~ strong players 
can easily get locked out by simply winning too many games.
[√] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [√] Computer  [√] Puzzle
www.chesstempo.com/ 

CHESSVINE 👍
A good site for rapid games plus correspondence games 
at the speed of 1 move played within 3 thinking days.
[√] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [√] Puzzle
www.chessvine.com/ 

CHESSWORLD 👍
A good site for correspondence games at the speed of 1 move 
played within 5 thinking days.  Also some interesting chess 
puzzles to solve. 
[ ] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [√] Puzzle
ChessWorld.com/ 

FLYORDIE 👎
Not recommended. This site offers lots of games but as soon as you
quickly defeat a handful of very weak players, you will be flagged 
with a symbol suggesting you are using a computer. All they had to
do was review the wins to see how inexperienced their Patzers are.
[√] Rapid  [√] Checkers  [√] Backgammon  [√] And lots more!
Flyordie.com/ 
 
GAMEKNOT 👍
A good site offering many different correspondence tournaments.
[ ] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.gameknot.com/ 

INSTANTCHESS 👍
A good site that allows guests to play up to 500 rated games 
before having to purchase a paid membership ~ else lock out! 
[√] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.instantchess.com/ 

LiChess 👍
A good site offering many different rapid tournaments.
[√] Rapid  [ ] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www/en.lichess.org/ 

LSS SERVER 👍
A very popular site for a variety of correspondence games.
[ ] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.chess-server.net/ 

PLAYCHESS 👎
Not recommended. Offers rapid and correspondence games, 
but you can get locked out by not playing enough games.
[√] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [√] Puzzle
www.playchess.com/ 

QUEEN ALICE 👍
A fairly new chess server for correspondence 10/30 games.
[ ] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [√] Puzzle
www.qieenalice.com/ 

Red Hot Pawn 👍
Highly recommended! This is a good server for 15-minute 
rapid games and 10/30 correspondence games.
[√] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.redhotpawn.com/ 

REMOTECHESS 👍
An average site for solving chess puzzles.
[ ] Rapid  [ ] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [√] Puzzle
www.remotechess.com/ or www.remotechess.de/ 

SCHACHARENA 👍
A good site for various rapid games and chess puzzles.
[√] Rapid  [ ] Correspondence  [ ] Computer  [√] Puzzle
www.schacharena.de/ 
 
SHREDDER 👍
An enjoyable all around site with options to play against 
the Shredder computer.
[√] Rapid  [√] Correspondence  [√] Computer  [ ] Puzzle
www.shredderchess.net/ 

Remember, servers do 99% of the paper work so can enjoy your games.
Have fun and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions:
Director & Team Captain: Conrad Goodman ---- conradchess@aol.com