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Playing Chess Online

The Internet has made it possible to play chess online with thousands of people around the world at a moment's notice. There are sites where you can play with grandmasters, while others are geared for beginners and casual play. Playing online chess is as simple as a few clicks of the mouse - and there's always an open board.

Play chess in a variety of formats: correspondence, real time, or against computer opponents.

Free Internet Chess Server
The Free Internet Chess Server (known as FICS) is one of the world's largest chess servers - and as the name suggests, is entirely free to use.

Internet Chess Club
The Internet Chess Club is affectionately known as ICC, and is the favored online chess server for titled players and event coverage.

Popular online chess server supported by ChessBase.

Red Hot Pawn
Correspondence chess site offering both free and paid memberships.

Types of Online Chess
A look at the different kinds of chess that are available online.

Chess Magnet School
Chess Magnet School is a training site that offers tools for both students and their teachers.

Red Hot Pawn
Red Hot Pawn is one of the most popular correspondence chess sites in the world.

Internet Chess Club
The Internet Chess Club is one of the top online chess sites for serious players.

Comparing Internet Chess Servers
Which of the major online chess servers is right for you?

Free Online Chess Games
There are lots of places offering free online chess - here are my picks for some of the best ones out there.

Best iPhone Chess Apps
There are lots of great chess apps on the iPhone. Here are my picks for the best of the bunch.

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