No need to download any software or applets, Red Hot Pawn is played using a browser and email alone. Make your moves online, then wait for notification of your opponents' moves through email.
You can chat, take notes, or even analyse the game when making a move.
Games can be played simultaneously with as many players as you wish.
You can play your friends or other Red Hot Pawn users from all over the world, and manage it all from a single screen. All your current games are listed - and you are informed of when you need to make a move.
Once a game is finished, just archive it away for future reference!
Any public game can be observed - so if you like a certain player or want to follow a close game, you can monitor the game's progress in the public games view.
Anyone can start an open invite game. Open Invite games allow you to create a game without an opponent and wait for someone to take up your challenge. Other players can check your skill level before deciding to accept your challenge.
By offering or accepting games in this way, you can talk to and become friends with other chess fans from around the world.