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  1. 17 Mar '09 15:24
    I've been playing a bit on this site recently:
    http://www.flyordie.com/chess/
    The graphics are horrible.

    It works even if your computer is behind a firewall. This is because if it fails to connect in the usual way (using a port? I'm not really very computer literate) it uses some sort of HTML protocol to exchange moves. This is quite slow, I reckon I get about 75% of the time I would have in game on playchess.com with the same time control. And the graphics are horrible, which means it takes a little longer to work out the position.

    Anyway, it's something a bit different to the usual online chess sites.

    Did I mention the graphics? They're horrible.
  2. 17 Mar '09 19:23
    Yes, I just had a look.......redhotpanw is by far the better chess website!
  3. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    17 Mar '09 19:36
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    I've been playing a bit on this site recently:
    http://www.flyordie.com/chess/
    The graphics are horrible.

    It works even if your computer is behind a firewall. This is because if it fails to connect in the usual way (using a port? I'm not really very computer literate) it uses some sort of HTML protocol to exchange moves. This is quite slow, I reckon I g ...[text shortened]... different to the usual online chess sites.

    Did I mention the graphics? They're horrible.
    chess com works behind the firewall too but lousy... And there was some blitz chess site with "Compactible with a cup of cofee" moto which also worked pretty good while being firewalled. I don't remember the site name though.
  4. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    17 Mar '09 19:36
    Originally posted by Chandradi
    Yes, I just had a look.......redhotpanw is by far the better chess website!
    Yes but he's talking about blitz site. RHP isn't not blitz site and even if it has the blitz feature, it doesn't work while firewalled.
  5. 17 Mar '09 20:07
    Had a little look at work - no IT bods started running about.

    Had a game as a guest - won. (so have 100% record there).

    FL is right the graphics - blerrrr!

    (go wee present in post from FL - cheers - it is use now on Anand's
    Best Games - I'm chuffed to Tea Breaks.)