"Life's too short for chess." - Henry James (1843-1916)
Playing chess on the Internet has its own unique challenges and cultural milieu developed over the years. I've tried to capture snippets here and there.
In general - there's a lot of places you can play chess on the Internet on, but not a lot of Internet Chess Servers (ICSes).
A masive archive of older interfaces used to connect to ICSes and other useful tools for ICS play.
Rating systems have been used throughout chess history, but many people don't understand the systems utilized.
An attempt to preserve the cultural history of chess players playing together in the early days of online chess.
Many chess players maintained their own websites about various topics - we have tried to preserve the best.
If you'd prefer a classic look, there's a lite version available (mainly the last version from 2008).Lite Version