Originally posted by @averagejoe1
Would like to play friend in Ireland while we are both on the board, time limits , etc
Can't you both be logged onto RHP at th same 'real' time now? I do it all the time with an opponent in England. We can make moves back and forth quite easily as long as we both stay online. I suspect we could play a complete game almost the same as playing OTB. Only thing that's different is needing to update the page regularly, which isn't really a problem.
And there is also the 'blitz' link at the top of the page. They are unrated games but you can set it up with plenty of time to play a regular game if you want. So that would be real time without the need to update the page.
Or am I totally missing what you are talking about?