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  1. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    18 Aug '07 17:53
    Does anyone on here play at a good, free OTB site? I'm American and don't have any opportunity to play OTB
  2. 18 Aug '07 17:56
    I like Free Internet Chess Server (FICS) - freechess.org - free, I think you'll like it. You should probably download an interface for it - I recommend babaschess.
  3. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    18 Aug '07 17:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by mikeasu
    I like Free Internet Chess Server (FICS) - freechess.org - free, I think you'll like it. You should probably download an interface for it - I recommend babaschess.
    I'd prefer one without downloading as everytime I download something screws up.

    I think i've explored there though
  4. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    18 Aug '07 17:59 / 1 edit
    Playchess is my favourite OTB site.
  5. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    18 Aug '07 18:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Korch
    Playchess is my favourite OTB site.
    I'll go explore...

    .....I get lost - it leads me to "chessbase" and news articles, etc...no registration or anything
  6. 18 Aug '07 18:12 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Ramned
    Does anyone on here play at a good, free OTB site? I'm American and don't have any opportunity to play OTB
    OTVB??? (Over The Virtual Board)

    Edit - Or even better, OTIB (Over The Internet Board)
  7. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    18 Aug '07 18:26
    Originally posted by Ramned
    I'll go explore...

    .....I get lost - it leads me to "chessbase" and news articles, etc...no registration or anything
    http://www.playchess.com/
  8. 18 Aug '07 18:27
    Originally posted by Ramned
    I'll go explore...

    .....I get lost - it leads me to "chessbase" and news articles, etc...no registration or anything
    You probably won't want it because you have to download the software, but http://www.playchess.com/ should lead you to the right site.
  9. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    18 Aug '07 18:31
    ok...then what's the website for registerring b/c all i see is news and tourneys after the map of "who's on."
  10. 18 Aug '07 18:58
    Originally posted by Ramned
    ok...then what's the website for registerring b/c all i see is news and tourneys after the map of "who's on."
    You have to download the software, and then you can register from there.
  11. 18 Aug '07 19:23
    Originally posted by Ramned
    I'd prefer one without downloading as everytime I download something screws up.

    I think i've explored there though
    It is possible to play on FICS without downloading a program.
    http://www.freechess.org/Help/QuickGuide/index.html

    Alternatively, you could enter the RHP Blitz room and simply offer games with suitable time controls e.g. 30/30 (30 minute timebank, 30 second increment).
  12. 18 Aug '07 22:28
    you play OTVIB games here by clicking the blitz link.
  13. 19 Aug '07 11:50
    Maybe you'd like to try www.instantchess.com