Chess 2.0
July 12, 2007 12:09 PM   Subscribe

Exactly what I was just looking for. Thanks!
posted by vacapinta at 12:22 PM on July 12, 2007

Red Hot Pawn is cool too.
posted by Eater at 12:23 PM on July 12, 2007

Ace. Chess sites are generally a monumental pain in the arse.
posted by nthdegx at 12:29 PM on July 12, 2007

Yes, there's a bunch of us over on RHP.
posted by MtDewd at 12:30 PM on July 12, 2007

Latest games sidebar. Just click one to view. Excellent.
posted by nthdegx at 12:32 PM on July 12, 2007

I was actually looking at that right now, nthdegx. Is there a way to go through a game step by step? I don't see it.
posted by boo_radley at 12:40 PM on July 12, 2007

This is the last thing i need to do at work.
But really, thanks.
posted by Viomeda at 1:18 PM on July 12, 2007

It's very well thought out. Actually made me want to play right there and then.
posted by unSane at 1:23 PM on July 12, 2007

i love this.

does anyone know anywhere in the DC area to buy some nice, weighted chess pieces? i am sick of my crappy chess board.

also, for those not in the know.... chess experiences are greatly improved when you bring a bottle of fine bourbon or scotch to the table.
posted by kneelconqueso at 1:34 PM on July 12, 2007

Needs to do animated play-by-play action.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:36 PM on July 12, 2007

no no, alcohol is not good for me at the chessboard if I loose I get way too hysterical, crazy in fact.
posted by Viomeda at 1:51 PM on July 12, 2007

Anyone want to play a game on I'd get on RedHotPawn, but it's blocked at work.
posted by nzero at 2:03 PM on July 12, 2007

We've been working on Chesspark for a while, which is not just AJAX chess, but also has a full instant messaging backend (using XMPP).
posted by metajack at 3:21 PM on July 12, 2007 [1 favorite]

Awesome, this is the exact same look as the chess game on my mom's old acer.
posted by Citizen Premier at 3:48 PM on July 12, 2007

I dunno about the DC area, kneelconqueso, but this is the set I've been drooling over for a while now. A friend of mine bought one for her boyfriend last year; it's gorgeous.

As for, it looks pretty slick but I can't figure out how to add friends. It's not WEB 2.0 without a way to associate oneself with a group of friends or other social networking capability. I'm signed up as Carson, but I'll probably wait to play there until they've fleshed out the site a little bit. Looks like they're in beta, which seems to indicate that the chess engine is up and running but none of the 'fully featured' bits is implemented.

I've been very much enjoying RedHotPawn however (aside from the frequent ass-whuppings I've been handed by my fellow mefites).
posted by carsonb at 4:12 PM on July 12, 2007

What part of do you guys not get?

It's so sweet, you'll stop playing chess anywhere else.

Web 2.0 compliant to boot.
posted by Jasonberg at 4:16 PM on July 12, 2007

I am registered as wolfewolfewolfe on both and redhotpawn. Anytime, anywhere. Except when I'm doing extreme sports...
posted by wolfewarrior at 11:12 PM on July 12, 2007

wolfewarrior- I don't see wolfewolfewolfe on RHP
eater- are you eater on RHP?
both- there are vague plans to have a MeFi tournament on RHP- send felix betachat a message (add to the thread on my link above)

kneelconqueso- You could try US Chess Center, 15th & M NW (haven't been there in a while, though) or wait for the Atlantic Open August 24-26. Someone should be selling sets (and everything else) there.
posted by MtDewd at 5:09 AM on July 13, 2007

Also, kneelconqueso- there's always eBay. I highly recommend House of Staunton- excellent quality and service, and you can get a good deal if you're patient.
posted by MtDewd at 5:46 AM on July 13, 2007

Why can't anyone make a nice Web 2.0 site for web Go? The Dragon Go Server is nice and all, but I think could be so much better.

(Anyone want to play a game of go? Send me an email).
posted by Inkoate at 7:27 AM on July 13, 2007

MtDewd - i am on rhp... wanna play?
posted by wolfewarrior at 9:47 AM on July 13, 2007

Really great!
posted by martart at 12:37 AM on July 19, 2007

Nice site. As others mentioned, a lot of the features are missing currently, but they're slowly adding stuff. I'm on RHP as joshteeters and as Dieters, if anyone wants to kick my arse.
posted by JoshTeeters at 1:49 PM on July 21, 2007

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