Daily Chess is also referred to as Turn-based and Correspondence-style chess. The latter term highlights the similarity between this type of Internet chess and postal chess, played either by email or regular post: In all cases, games can take days or even months, with players getting a number of days in which to make each move. At Chess.com, the shortest time control allowed for online chess is one day per move, and the slowest option allows 14 days per move.
For example, in an online game configured for 3 days per move, you have a full 72 hours to make your move after every move your opponent makes. (You can of course move a lot more often than this. In fact, if your opponent is logged into the site and playing at the same time, you can just keep moving until the game is over. You don't even have to refresh the page to see your opponent's moves!)
The difference between online chess and live chess is that, with online games, you can log out of the site, and your online game will still be there when you come back. It's easy to see why people often play many online games at once!
To start a new game...
From your home-page, on the navigation bar, hover your mouse over the "Play" icon, and click on "DailyChess". This opens your Daily Chess Home page, where all of your current and recent games are shown.
On the right side of the screen, you'll see the options for starting a new game.
You can create an open challenge to anyone on the site by choosing a Game Type (Standard or Chess960) and Time Control and clicking the "Play" button. It's that easy!
You can also customize your challenge to be more specific by clicking on the "Custom Challenge" button. You can choose your opponent, start from a custom position, and choose which color you'll play as.
You can see any open challenges by clicking on the "Open Challenges" button. If you see an opponent you wish to play, simply click on their challenge to accept it.
If you'd like to quickly play someone from your friends list, you can click "Play a Friend" to create a challenge for that member.
If you click on "Custom Challenge," you'll be presented with a number of options:
If you elect to play against a random opponent, you can still narrow the field by selecting some specific characteristics for that player from the "Custom Challenge" menu. To see your options, click on the "Random Opponent" button on the menu.
If you want to play with someone in particular, choose "Play a Friend" from the menu. Once that is chosen, you have several ways to identify your desired opponent:
Finally, if you don't want to start a new game yourself, you can simply choose from one of the open game seeks someone else has created. From your online games page, click where it says "Open Challenges."keywords: online, games, play, challenge, seek, correspondence, turn based options