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  1. 14 Nov '06 02:35
    Anyone here play rated USCF Correspondence Chess Tournys/Matches? If so, how are they overall?
  2. 14 Nov '06 02:36
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    Anyone here play rated USCF Correspondence Chess Tournys/Matches? If so, how are they overall?
    Why bother? RHP is fine, and you don't have to pay for the postage.
  3. 14 Nov '06 02:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Why bother? RHP is fine, and you don't have to pay for the postage.
    then by email
  4. 14 Nov '06 02:41
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    then by email
    I think you still have to pay for the game.
  5. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    14 Nov '06 03:16
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    Anyone here play rated USCF Correspondence Chess Tournys/Matches? If so, how are they overall?
    I played USCF corr a few years ago, and enjoyed it. I haven't played in their events since I began playing server or turn-based correspondence chess.

    It's a lot more paperwork playing by postcard or email (keeping track of move receipt and send times).
  6. 14 Nov '06 15:55
    My state association offers an annual Iowa State Corr. Championship that is open to all memebers. I am taking part in it and it is great fun. It is harder to keep track of everything by email, but the fact that they are USCF rated means I play the games more seriously.
  7. 14 Nov '06 16:43
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    Anyone here play rated USCF Correspondence Chess Tournys/Matches? If so, how are they overall?
    The USCF treats CC as a poor stepchild. I quit playing there 15 years ago (computer users and high drop out rate). For C/C I play for the Correspondence Chess League of America, which is solely CC. Messing with postcards is a pain. The CCLA does offer social e-mail tmts, and I think one other tmt. You can play all games e-mail IF both players agree. There is some talk of experimenting with server chess through the ICCF next year.