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  1. 16 Apr '05 01:53
    I am curious about other free internet chess sites and would like to get several URL addresses or links if possible.
    Thank you.
  2. 16 Apr '05 03:29
    Originally posted by Emperor Smokey
    I am curious about other free internet chess sites and would like to get several URL addresses or links if possible.
    Thank you.
    gameknot?
  3. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    16 Apr '05 03:42
    http://uk.games.yahoo.com (blitz chess, lots of cheaters!!!)

    http://chess21.com (blitz again, i like this site )

    http://playchess.com (blitz with lots of Grand masters online, big database there as well, great site!!!)

    Alternatively you could always write 'play chess' into google
  4. Standard member a24
    16 Apr '05 07:11
    Alternatively you could always write 'play chess' into google
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    Here is a better alternative still......

    If you like playing chess at 'Red Hot Pawn', please consider becoming a subscriber. The 'Red Hot Pawn' community depends on subscribers for its continued existence and improvement, and for the nominal subscription fee (less than 60 cents a week if paid annualy), all of the site's features will be available to you.
  5. 16 Apr '05 12:09
    Chess21 isn't free. they do have a free beginning period then it shuts down.
  6. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    16 Apr '05 12:17
    Originally posted by buddy2
    Chess21 isn't free. they do have a free beginning period then it shuts down.
    oh really? i didnt know that, i only joined a month ago or so. I noticed that my rating went down, even though i hadn't played any games. It dropped over 100 points even though i hadn't logged on. haven't been back since, RHP has everything i need out of a chess site
  7. 16 Apr '05 18:25
    look at this sites competitiors
  8. 17 Apr '05 04:21
    Originally posted by benkoboy
    look at this sites competitiors
    Why?! What a waste of energy, as this is simple the best place to play chess on the internet... and the only site that I would pay for a subscription to!!!


    BLR
  9. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    17 Apr '05 11:38
    Originally posted by buddy2
    Chess21 isn't free. they do have a free beginning period then it shuts down.
    I've been playing at Chess21 for two years for free, although the site has many features to which free members lack access.
  10. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    17 Apr '05 11:43
    Originally posted by BLReid
    Why?! What a waste of energy, as this is simple the best place to play chess on the internet
    http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/wulebgr/reviews.htm has reviews of the best playing sites for blitz and correspondence.

    My RHP and ChessWorld reviews are still in the works, but I can say that ChessWorld is the best by far. RHP is certainly an excellent site, and there are many sites that don't even merit a review (yahoo, for example).
  11. 18 Apr '05 17:05

    Chessworld (aka letsplaychess) is better by far? Atleast in terms of
    "free" play I would disagree.

    I had completed 20 games on RHP (free registration) before I could complete
    my initial playin game on letsplaychess. Letsplaychess doesn't allow you to
    play rated games unless you are a "member". Their server is really slow...atleast
    most of the times I've had to access it.

    RHP on the other hands allowed me to start playing up to 6 games minutes after
    I had registered. The server has always been up with no noticible delays.
    You can play rated games with the free registration. The layout "my games/new games" etc is fantastic, much better than the other sites I've seen.

    I'm seriously considering forking out the money for RHP full membership. I really
    haven't seen any other site that comes close (IMHO).






  12. 18 Apr '05 17:18
    Your right, Wulebgr. I was playing in the VIP section when they cut me off. You can enter as a guest to play for free, although you don't have many privileges.
  13. 18 Apr '05 17:21
    I had the same experience KMR. Chessworld acted slowly (maybe it is the server). Gameknot is good for playing. It's a pay site like RHP. The only problem is the forums are a constant source of annoyance. I mentioned something about cats and was thrown off for a month for "off-topic+ discussion. I'm not going to put up with that, especially when i'm paying for the privilege.
  14. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    18 Apr '05 17:27 / 3 edits
    I play my serious chess at Q**** A****.

    This site is far too distracting for high-quality games. I suspect a lot of people come here for a laugh.

    Edit: Q**** A**** is free.

    Edit: Oh, I also play Stanley Random Chess (SRC) at "SchemingMind".
  15. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    18 Apr '05 17:33
    Originally posted by kmchess

    Chessworld (aka letsplaychess) is better by far? Atleast in terms of
    "free" play I would disagree.
    Yes, in terms of free play, ChessWorld is terribly limited. If you want to play for free, try Chessmaniac or Net-Chess. Neither charges a fee, although both accept donations. Net-Chess also lacks the ads that are a constant irritant at RHP and GameKnot.

    I'm still a free/guest here at RHP, as well as at GameKnot because ChessWorld offers far more for the price. The quality of play, the size and variety of the boards, and the extras at ChessWorld all beat RHP, although the site can get sluggish at times. Until recently, RHP went down every night as I was making moves or posting tirades. Now, the downtime appears to have moved later. ChessWorld hasn't done that to me.