Originally posted by reinfeld
the board should be in the middle of the page...the text area has alot
of empty space on the right ( that can be equally well divided to put the empty space on the left of the centered board ) and maybe on this empty right side space one could see the avatars of the two players who are playing the game.
I can see your point but I disagree.
Try turning the resolution on your monitor down to 800 x 600 pixels or 1024 x 768 pixels and then look at a game in progress.
Not everyone who uses the site uses the same resolution as you, but it has to cater for all of them due to web standards. You can pretty much guarantee that there are many visually impared or partially sighted users here that need to use low resolutions, large fonts, screen magnifiers, etc. Adding extra content into the white space you see would mean that it would be off the screen for them and they'd have to scroll to see it.
The only way it might be possible would be to enlarge the board, centre it and have ALL the content below (with maybe a few quick links above it).