Originally posted by no1marauderI think they are both very good. But a thing to think about is that ICC has a large American membership where Playchess is more European. So the peak login times are different. Though both will still have many hundreds online even in the quiet times.
I think I've reached the end of what CC can usefully do for me chess-wise and have decided to play on one of the timed sites. I played on both in years past, but don't have a clear recollection that one was superior to the other. ICC is a bit more pricey at $69.95 while Playchess has a basic membership around $41 and a premium of $62. Cost isn't a huge f ...[text shortened]... So please any other players who have played on both could you give me your opinion? Thanks.
Originally posted by Pacifiquelucky you, sometimes i have a problem getting beat up by 1100 rated players. But I
I know, but they are more in ICC and Playchess. And sometimes I have a problem to find blitz opponent rated over 2100 in chess.com.
Originally posted by PacifiqueI'm really not that interested in playing IM and GM level players. I do prefer a larger pool as I really don't like blitz and try to get 30-60 minute games if I can. I seem to remember that being very difficult on FICS.
Chess.com live chess area isn`t bad. It`s main drawback is lack of strong players (IM and GM level) to compare with ICC and Playchess.