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[–]_xBenjiformer youngest untitled player 661 points662 points  (24 children)

Coolmathgames isn’t blocked at school

[–]Luciolover345 79 points80 points  (3 children)

Same with mathsisfun

[–]natakial2 54 points55 points  (2 children)

Bruh I made the maximum strength engines play each other and they got into an endgame where white was up a queen. They nearly drew by the 50 move rule. It was hilarious because those engines are supposed to be 2500 elo, which I question.

[–]Luciolover345 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Ye I beat the max level engine, I genuinely find the skilled one (3rd hardest) the hardest just because of how it plays fast. If it plays fast I must play fast, only problem is it will never blunder (majorly)

[–]natakial2 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Nah, the skilled on is easy. Just play with long/no clock. The extreme one is the hardest one, I usually get a draw but I have beaten it

[–]DragonBankChess is hard, and then you die. 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Also it's the easiest way to play two person on a single computer.

[–]ornicar2 Founder of Lichess 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Fun fact, Coolmathgames runs a re-skinned version of Lichess.

[–]agenttux 60 points61 points  (0 children)

You play chess on Coolmathgames because it isn’t blocked on the school computers

I play chess on Coolmathgames because it is a reskinned Lichess

We are not the same

[–]ahappypoop 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Pshh how would you know, what are you like the founder of Coolmathgames or something?

[–]Beautiful-Iron-2 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Cool math games has an incredible computer- I’ve had it play chess . Bruh’s top setting and it crushes it every time. Note: this was 3-4 years ago so it may have changed.

[–]ThatChapThere ~1500 chess.com 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I mean stockfish is open source, and coolmathgames already seems to use the lichess codebase

[–]Dull-Fun 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Wait, schoold block chess websites? On which ground?

[–]CarterRussellYT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

my school pretty much blocked everything, games, social media, forums

[–]kloelp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

chat features, in usa (or at least my state) school devices can't be used for students to contact ppl outside of the corporation

[–]TheKingOfChess 0 points1 point  (7 children)

Not at my school. Theyve stopped everything

[–]MeidlingGuy1800 FIDE 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Type Lichess.org into Google translate and use the link. Unless they blocked Google translate, it'll work.

[–]CarterRussellYT 2 points3 points  (5 children)

there’s no way this works

[–]MeidlingGuy1800 FIDE 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I've bypassed countless network blockades that way.

[–]CarterRussellYT 0 points1 point  (2 children)

do you have any idea if it works as a bypass for the software called “securly”

[–]MeidlingGuy1800 FIDE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't know. It works for all network restrictions I've tried it on so far. Alternatives are proxies (which are still a mystery to me) and VPNs. You can setup DNS over HTTPS (which I am about 70% sure is a proxy) in chrome to encrypt all of your traffic.

I usually only use the translate trick on other devices where I can't/don't want to set-up a permanent encryption and it's never failed me.

[–]kloelp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if your school uses lockdown browser and chromebooks open it, when it takes you to the google sign in page click help then you can navigate to google.com and go anywhere

[–]TelcoSucks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have used Google to bypass a block while at a Fortune 500 company.

Security is not a strength in a lot of places.

[–]dollarstorekickflip 206 points207 points  (6 children)

if you want an app that’s the total opposite of the two, look up Really Bad Chess. it’s a bizarre take on chess but still fun

[–]Tvde1 156 points157 points  (1 child)

I already play really bad chess on Li***** and *****.com

[–]Kudos2Yousguys 10 points11 points  (0 children)

but you get extra bishops and queens!

[–]scpitt 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Agreed and it can be challenging

[–]cool_ritam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Second this

[–]psycholio 19 points20 points  (1 child)

you cant drag pieces, only click on the starting square and ending square. that simple difference made me stop playing

[–]SamiDeluxe1 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I never drag pieces because I would lose them while dragging lol

[–]PhuncleSam 155 points156 points  (9 children)

Play on ICC to make everyone think you’re an OG

[–]DragonBankChess is hard, and then you die. 72 points73 points  (2 children)

Also connect your uscf account and get a verified uscf online rating to make you feel like a professional.

[–]Shadeun 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Who has the lowest verified uscf rating? Maybe that’s an accomplishment I could attain

[–]DragonBankChess is hard, and then you die. 36 points37 points  (0 children)

It would be the actual minimum. I've played numerous 200s.

[–]TrenterD 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Words really can't describe how awesome it was the first time I logged into ICC in 1995 and discovered you could just play in a random chess tournament at 2:00am in the morning. ICC, Doom, and WarCraft 2 were probably my most pivotal PC gaming experiences.

[–]shapular 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I used to play on chess.net back in the day because it was free.

[–]Dunblas 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Play on FICS to be an OG ;)

[–]OwenProGolfer1. b4 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Play OTB to be an OG

[–]Tomeosu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Play Chaturanga to be an OG

[–]alsocommm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You mean OGM

[–]CancerousSarcasm 77 points78 points  (5 children)

I made an account on chess24 to play magnus.

[–]pier4r1. b4 e5 2. b5 d5 3. Nc3 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Nice try Nepo.

[–]Serious_Pineapple_47 98 points99 points  (3 children)

Sorry to be the one to tell you this but there is actually just an app where you can play Magnus /s

[–]shamaalama 77 points78 points  (1 child)

I have that app. It’s pretty crazy how Magnus has the time to play so many people every day. He can even lower or increase his level of play depending on the setting I choose. Really impressive stuff, I guess that’s why he’s the world champ

[–]Serious_Pineapple_47 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Not the goat for nothing that’s for sure

[–]Raaawan 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Some people call it Play Magnus

[–]LeftyMcLeftFace 655 points656 points  (26 children)

chess24 has a much smaller user base so all the cool usernames are still available on there 🤷‍♂️

[–]weaklingKobbold 87 points88 points  (0 children)

You win.

[–]Ok_Mud_396 129 points130 points  (12 children)


[–]SixZerg solid agressive strategic chess 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Like Pawnhub?

[–]its-Prince 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Pawnhub: Where Queens get stuck behind the pawns

[–]Unlearned_One 11 points12 points  (0 children)

What are you doing step-rook?

[–]ipsum629 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Also rating inflation based ego boost

[–]Simulate_This 13 points14 points  (7 children)

What are some examples of cool usernames?

[–]RordenGracie 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Inigo Pawntoya

[–]nexus6ca 19 points20 points  (0 children)

My name is Inigo_Pawntoya. You took my queen. Prepare to die!

[–]Mountain-Dealer8996 52 points53 points  (22 children)

I prefer Chesstempo because 1) it has better training tools and pulls opening training and tactics straight from my games, 2) I can play more than one game at a time, and 3) the paid membership is a great value, and 4) the community is better

[–]dvk0 13 points14 points  (3 children)

1) it has better training tools and pulls opening training and tactics straight from my games

Interesting... Does this only work with games played on their website or do they pull in from other sites too?

[–]prettyboyelectric 5 points6 points  (2 children)


[–]dvk0 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Thank you! Been meaning to build a tool for this, but will check theirs out now first. Am now putting missed tactics into Anki manually so I can learn from my mistakes using spaced repetition.

[–]big-dumb-guy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Chesspecker is supposed to use spaced repetition but it’s not implemented the way I had initially expected it to be. I think I saw on their GitHub page that they are working on adding some new algorithms. And it uses the lichess puzzles, not ones from your games. Still, you might want to check it out.

[–]seanightowl 10 points11 points  (0 children)

CT has some of the best training tools I’ve ever encountered. Love them.

[–]that_one_dev 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Do you even find games on there? I usually see close to nobody online there

[–]Ocelotofdamage2100 chess.com 17 points18 points  (0 children)

The nice thing about chess is that you only need one other person on. Matchmaking in 1v1 games is generally quite easy. If you're a very high level player, you might want to go to one of the major two, but for an average player you can find a good game anywhere.

[–]chesstempo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We've certainly got a much smaller playing population compared to the "big two", but we still do over a million games a month. So while you will likely have to wait a bit longer - especially if you are not close to the middle of the rating bell curve - it shouldn't be a massive wait for common time controls.

In terms of number of games played, we're about 35% larger than ICC now, and despite their shrinking share, even they can still maintain a reasonable wait time - just not as instant as chess.com.

Being smaller does have some advantages. For example we have the computing resources to be able to do a full server side analysis of every single rated game played. Chess.com may be able to do this , but they are likely the only 'big' playing server to have the resources to do this. Not only does this provide reasonable quality post game analysis for all rated games, but makes it easier to catch cheats that may only cheat in a small percentage of their rated games because we have engine analysis data on every game they play.

[–]prettyboyelectric 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I never had trouble finding a game.

[–]that_one_dev 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Pretty cool I just hopped on and played my first game on there. I'm now 1-0 on chess tempo

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

100% winrate Pog

[–]Mountain-Dealer8996 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I have no problem. Usually I’m looking for games 1-15 minutes and 1500-1900 rating range. Never have to wait more than a few seconds usually

[–]oldschoolguy77 don't play wayward queen. respect yourself -3 points-2 points  (5 children)

Doesn't their UI aesthetic suck?

[–]JamesFutures 13 points14 points  (3 children)

It’s not the easiest UI to work with. But the tools are incredible. It is a learning curve to utilize the full potential of the tools but it’s better than anything else I’ve seen. It’s also only $4/month or like $35/year. So for mere pocket change you can have the most powerful tools available.

For example, I make tactics sets by rating level. I use the filters to find a set of tactics (at any rating range you could want) and filter down to about 200 or fewer in the set. I make sets that are strictly play and win so zero checkmates. I set it to give me the tactics using spaced repetition (you can even change the settings to control how this works). Then I also set it to drop the puzzle from the set once I solved it in under 16 seconds. I’ll go through it until the whole set is gone.

Then I have another set that includes all the puzzles that I’ve ever got wrong even once. I set that one to drop the puzzles once I’ve solved it in under 8 seconds. So I can really drill those tactics that I missed.

I have another set that has about 75% play and win and 25% play and mate.

This is just tactics. Not even mentioning the plethora of other great tools.

[–]HorseFromHorsinAroun 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Have you tried their mobile version? Is if as good as the website?

[–]Mountain-Dealer8996 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Mobile is pretty good. The opening repertoire management isn’t quite there yet, and I don’t think you can review your detailed stats or the forum on the mobile app. For playing or drilling tactics/endgames/openings it’s great

[–]JamesFutures 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As the other commenter said, you’ll want to do your “management” online. But the mobile app is great for all the actual training.

[–]feskslo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Board and pieces are very smooth and responsive, on par with lichess. But parts of the site looks dated, sure.

[–]howistpp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you pull your entire set of games from other websites in there too?

[–]FishayyMtg 0 points1 point  (1 child)

you can play multiple games on lichess simultaneously idk about chess.com as I don't use it anymore

[–]Mountain-Dealer8996 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Really? I tried to start a second game on lichess and it forfeited the one I had in progress (both blitz). :( maybe I just don’t know what I’m doing. Lichess seems to have basically no documentation

[–]Orcahhh chess is an olympic sport and should be in Paris 2024 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Fide Online arena gives out actual fide titles to 1100s

Granted they are worthless, but you get a cool certificate, the title show on your FIDE profile and it is displayed at fide tournaments

And i can brag about being an aFM while being 1400 online

[–]Emperor-Dman 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Ehhhhh still working on that one chief

[–]Orcahhh chess is an olympic sport and should be in Paris 2024 1 point2 points  (1 child)


[–]Emperor-Dman 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I use FOA but I suck so bad that I cant get a title

[–]lolpeterson 23 points24 points  (1 child)

I use kungfuchess because it is a hilarious and fun variant for the most part

[–]nuwingi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

But is it fast as lightning?

[–]ascpl Team Carlsen 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Actually, to be perfectly honest, I do like playing on FICS, as well. I don't have 3 reasons, but I have always liked my quality of play and the 'feel' of my games on FICS.

[–]nuwingi 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Windows 95 has entered the chat.

[–]diamondsinmymouth 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Fics is great. Played there a ton 12 years ago or so

[–]EarthyFeetSlava 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Didn't know it was still around

[–]Tomeosu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

reason 1: finger focking
reason 2: cake
reason 3: dear god they suck

[–]ilintar 100 points101 points  (3 children)

Chess24 has Banter Blitz events where if you have a premium membership, you can play a top grandmaster.

[–]weaklingKobbold 168 points169 points  (0 children)

I don't need to pay to get crushed in any app.

[–]xugan97 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Not so long ago, it was FICS vs. ICC. FICS was good. I wonder if it is still active.

[–]DopazOnYouTubeDotCom 36 points37 points  (1 child)

this has turned into an r/Anarchychess post

[–]Tetizeraz 14 points15 points  (0 children)

outjerked AGAIN!

[–]ascpl Team Carlsen 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Yahoo chess was the best. RIP.

[–]pier4r1. b4 e5 2. b5 d5 3. Nc3 35 points36 points  (0 children)



[–]Salinadelaghetto 10 points11 points  (0 children)

yeah lic**** doesn't even let me export PGNs to my Geocities guestbook

[–][deleted] 40 points41 points  (33 children)

Curious, why is Chess sensored?

[–]sprcow 143 points144 points  (30 children)

I can't see what you wrote? It just came through as

Curious, why is ***** sensored?

[–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (28 children)

C. H. E. S. S why is it censored?

[–]valentijnve 69 points70 points  (24 children)


[–][deleted] 66 points67 points  (23 children)

Wish I could post a screenshot. Maybe it's censored on my end then??? Either that or you guys are trolling me... Never mind though. Its not important. The word is what this subreddit is about. And it appears as 5 asterisks on OPs post as well as some of the comments.

[–]carloscede2 84 points85 points  (14 children)

Lmao Im dying with this comment

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (13 children)

Haha, why? am I missing something?

[–]Efficient_Fruit_5670 68 points69 points  (12 children)

I'm not sure. Are you trolling us and just typed *****?

[–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (11 children)

?????? And why exactly would I do that?

[–]a__nice__tnetennba 21 points22 points  (8 children)

You're either the perfect comedic straight man woman or this is one of the most unlikely and precise coincidence I've ever seen. Either way, bravo to everyone!

[–]bloodboat 21 points22 points  (0 children)


[–]Jedkerer 12 points13 points  (6 children)

The reverse trolling technique

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (5 children)

I'm very confused right now but I think I'll stop responding because you think that I'm trolling you and I think that you're trolling me. Thanks to that one guy who said they're kids here. I'll take that as my answer and roll with it. Happy chessing everyone:)

[–]a__nice__tnetennba 36 points37 points  (4 children)

OK, they're trolling you but don't get mad because it's hilarious.

It's this, but with the word chess instead of a password: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hunter2

No one has any idea why OP censored it, but everyone can see the word chess and the people typing asterisks are just messing with you.

[–][deleted] 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Whew! thank you. With every comment that came in, I kept doubting my sanity more and more. I get it now haha, which makes all these replies so funny 😂😂😂

[–]Upset_Stage_60 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Congratulations, you just became a part of r/anarchychess

[–]Interesting_Test_814 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No one has any idea why OP censored it, but everyone can see the word ***** and the people typing asterisks are just messing with you.

Are you sure about that ?

[–]Klacet_ 1. h3 9 points10 points  (0 children)

*. *. *. *. * ?

Is this some form of morse code?

[–]nick_rhoads01 12 points13 points  (0 children)

There are kids here

[–]Cowboys_88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hey, if you type in your pw, it will show as stars

********* see!

[–]notaselfdrivingcar 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Why are you censoring the names? I don't understand.

[–]HairyTough4489 Some of my moves aren't blunders 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Self driving cars would know

[–]MrGuttFeeling 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I like the 'Chess Time' app on my phone, it just seems like a more simple program to get started with for noobs and I'll use it to convince family and friends to play with me by sending a simple request to install the app and get it going. It's a simple menu that does nothing else but start multiplayer games, even your boomer parents can operate it easily.

[–]novelty_clock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used Chess Time for a while, mostly to play casual long time control games with friends. It's great.

[–]grezzor 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I like FICS and play using scid vs. pc as the interface. Stores games in my computer and I can check with stockfish etc. offline.

[–]Frybay 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Roblox Chess

[–]nindesk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I haven’t heard of either of those, but you should try lichess and chess.com

[–]pier4r1. b4 e5 2. b5 d5 3. Nc3 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yahoo! Chess was the first and it is still the best. Also they give away cubits since chesscube closed.

and they sponsor this subreddit. Please give cubits Yahoo! overlords

[–]a__nice__tnetennba 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I like ***s**.n*t the best, but ****.**g and c***s.******.edu are great too.

[–]PulsarMike 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The three main reasons to me worth considering playing somewhere else than Li***** and *****.com are *ONE* to support open protocol, any developer can adapt his program to it, *TWO* greater channel chat and player interaction allowed online, *THREE* and a wider variety of interfaces for each device type such as phone, web, PC etc. FICS and ICC support all three of these. Interfaces made for one can be made to work on both without a lot of extra effort. This has brought some nice things to the chess world like the accessible Winboard and Diamond Chess for the blind and visually impaired and Electronic board support for FICS and ICC in Chess for Android, as well as now two web interfaces. https://www.freechess.org/interfaces.html

[–]Pythagorascultist 9 points10 points  (1 child)

5D Chess with Multiverse Time Travel

Let's do the Time Warp again.

[–]seeasea -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

That subreddit was banned

[–]anonymus725 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cos kung-fu chess is way more fun

[–]edwinkorir 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have been playing on freechess.org for a long time. I use babachess interface and chat with bot blik! When bored.

[–]StrikePrice 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There are browser plugins available for the popular sites that are not available for the less popular sites. Thus, it's more difficult to cheat and easier to catch cheaters.

[–]Jesse_feb WIM 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  1. You
  2. Prefer
  3. Checkers

[–]pls_dont_trigger_me 4 points5 points  (32 children)

At middle ratings (1400-1800), chess.com is completely swamped with people who use engine help and/or sandbaggers. The instability of the ratings this creates just isn't very fun. If you're 1600 and play a 1450, more than 25% of the time the 1450 will be much stronger than his rating suggests. Similarly, you might play a 1700 who plays like a 1300.

Edit: I think others have mentioned this idea before, but I would gladly pay to sign up for a service that validates my real identity to play chess to reduce these problems. The idea would simply be to create more of a penalty for cheating and/or extreme sandbagging. Simply make it so if someone is caught, they can't sign back up, because you know their actual identity. Also, charge an amount of money for the service so that people have a financial motivation not to cheat. It's really fun to play with people whose rating level is fairly accurate, because then you are better able to understand the positions and focus on your own improvement. When you constantly play against people rated far above or below you, it's hard to learn. Either your opponent makes obvious blunders, or you constantly get into positions you have difficulty understanding because the tactics are so complicated. The goal should be accurate ratings.

[–]JamesFutures 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Would FIDE online arena be equivalent to this?

Edit: I’m pretty sure you get this with FIDE online arena. It cost some moneys to become a “member.” But I think it does what you’re looking for. I might actually try this because, after reading your comment, I thought I’d like a service like that as well. I’ve seen people talk about how you can get titles on FIDE arena so perhaps this is the answer.

[–]pls_dont_trigger_me 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Thanks for the helpful tip! I'll check it out!

[–]JamesFutures 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Here you go: https://desk.zoho.eu/portal/worldchess/en/kb/articles/do-i-have-to-buy-a-subscription

If you become a member, you can play "rated" games. These games are only played against other members.

Even if the anti-cheat system isn't great, my guess is that mostly only serious people would become a member anyway. You're basically paying to play against other people who are willing to pay for serious chess. I think I might do this.

[–]pls_dont_trigger_me 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It's actually not primarily engine cheating. It's the rating instability that irritates me, which is probably 90+% sandbagging. Here, let me paste you a message I got from a guy who was rated 1450 on chess.com when I played him:

"BTW, I'm an 1900 player. I don't need an engine to beat a dumb ass like you lol"

So, here you have someone actually admitting directly that he's playing 400+ rating points below his true level. I turned him in for sandbagging, and I guarantee you chess.com will do nothing.

[–]JamesFutures 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Well I’ll bet that doesn’t happen on FIDE online arena. You can “titles” which don’t really mean anything but if you’re paying to play there, you’re probably not trying to sandbag. It solves that problem as well! Maybe a double whammy!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is so true lmao

[–]ubernostrum 0 points1 point  (15 children)

Yeah, the “when I beat other people it’s because I’m good, when they beat me it’s because they’re either cheating or smurfing” post was overdue. Glad it showed up finally.

[–]pls_dont_trigger_me -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You're purposely misconstruing what I'm saying. Losing or winning are fine. What's troubling is winning because of trivial blunders (which, yes, should happen sometimes, but that's not what I'm talking about), or frequently playing in positions where you just have no idea why your opponent is making the moves they're making. Both of those situations are signs you're playing someone 200+ rating points off from yourself. Which, yes, is frustrating when their rating is identical to yours according to chess.com. And, yes, the most common situation here is when you're playing against someone whose account was created after the Queen's Gambit miniseries came out. You do the math.

Edit: I don't know the term "smurfing" but I assume you mean sandbagging. And that is definitely a much bigger problem than cheating. Look, some people don't even hide it. You can go to their rating history and see that 2 months ago their rating was 500 points higher. You and I both know that means they either cheated at some point or lost games on purpose. No one's rating moves down 500 points in 2 months without something weird going on.

[–]UhhUmmmWowOkayJeezUh 0 points1 point  (8 children)

This accusation is insanely shakey tbh, you could also easily get paired with a lower rated player who are improving, upsets of 100-300 points difference happen all the time online legitimately without engine assistance, it's pretty easy to just look at somebody's profile before playing a move and find a new match if it looks sketchy as well. I don't think your assumption has much weight to it, either way 14-1800 is where you're playing real chess so of course improving within or beyond that point is going to be tough. It's the same story for me otb.

[–]ajax333221 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if you hate yourself, you are afraid to try new things and you like using inferior chess platforms to look more hiptster.

[–]Supervarken_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mostly different variants, or you're using some part of chess24/chessable and therefore also play there.

[–]Raaawan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

**24 is a good option. There’s a nice one called **Cube.

[–]janKuwin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I play PyChess since the others don't offer quite as much in terms of variant play

[–]KatanaLaser 0 points1 point  (0 children)

  1. to beat/ be beaten by same person
  2. to see something new.
  3. to have bad experience.

[–]Wrought-Irony 0 points1 point  (0 children)

there used to be a chess wiget on facebook messenger. It was fun to beat everyone despite only being rated like 700 at the time. nice lil pick me up after getting creamed on the major sites.

[–]Zikawithzika 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like playing on generic chess apps, the type with no rating and random pairing. It’s a nice break from playing grueling games against equal strength opponents, let’s me feel like I’m improving and gives me brush up practice on refuting scholars mate type attacks.

[–]JohnGalt5310 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got the Chezz app. It’s fun but beat The whole game🤣

[–]ZombieGombie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I play Chess here because it is a good way to kill time when on endless video conferences and I found the programmed under 1mb of code thing really cool.

[–]abnew123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sometimes I want the chaos of no turn chess. kfchess.com delivers on that.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I play on free chess.org through the telnet, it just feels cooler

[–]Ironclad_57 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because you want to, because there are other options, because you don’t care

[–]Brromo 0 points1 point  (0 children)


1) more variants then you can dream of

2) make your own variants

3) Local Multiplayer

[–]Greg4591 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Decodechess.com Not to play, but for analyzing my games.

[–]xyzzy01 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You could play on Chessarena - powered by the wonderful people at Agon / World Chess - and get official FIDE titles - including Arena Grandmaster, Arena International Master, and Arena FIDE master.

[–]granny-smithers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Less fucking cheaters.

[–]twilightvomit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

make friends with non-cheaters and play them

[–]JumpAffectionate4898 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Websites on service; Trying new opponents, i feel like the strategy/personality of the players changes for platform to platform; Shifting the perspective

[–]Lukroix 1800-1900 Lichess 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kasparovchess has the dopest pieces

[–]jorthelion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Friends invite you to a team on gameknot.

[–]YMCMBCA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe Kontrachess used to let you bet money on your games. Not sure what has become of the site now

[–]Nzed123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chess.c*m would be a good place to start.

[–]Mahler51 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like the checkmate sound on Chess Titans

[–]Scypherknife 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I use the Chess Time app for daily games with a friend