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Correspondence chess

Index Correspondence chess

Correspondence chess is chess or variant chess played by various forms of long-distance correspondence, often through a correspondence chess server, a public internet chess forum, email, or the postal system. [1]

63 relations: Aivars Gipslis, Albéric O'Kelly de Galway, Alexander Alekhine, Alexander Tolush, Blunder (chess), Breda, Cecil Purdy, Chess, Chess engine, Chess title, Chess.com, Chess960, Computer chess, Correspondence Chess Olympiad, Curt Hansen (chess player), Duncan Suttles, Email, Estonia, Fax, FIDE, FIDE titles, FIDE world rankings, Garry Kasparov, Gert Jan Timmerman, Hans Berliner, Homing pigeon, ICCF national member federations, ICCF numeric notation, Igor Bondarevsky, Infinite chess, International Correspondence Chess Federation, International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster, Internet, Ivar Bern, János Balogh (chess player), Jānis Klovāns, Jean Hébert, Jonathan Penrose, Jonny Hector, Joop van Oosterom, Kasparov versus the World, Lieutenant colonel, List of chess variants, Lothar Schmid, Mail, Martin Kreuzer, Max Euwe, Mikhail Umansky, MSN Games, Olaf Barda, ..., Olga Rubtsova, Olita Rause, Paul Keres, Plurality voting, Simultaneous exhibition, Snail mail, The Hague, Ulf Andersson, United States Chess Federation, Viacheslav Ragozin, World Chess Championship, World Correspondence Chess Championship, Yakov Estrin. Expand index (13 more) »

Aivars Gipslis

Aivars Gipslis (February 8, 1937 – April 13, 2000) was a Latvian chess FIDE Grandmaster and also an ICCF Grandmaster, and a chess writer and editor.

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Albéric O'Kelly de Galway

Albéric Joseph Rodolphe Marie Robert Ghislain O'Kelly de Galway (17 May 1911, Anderlecht – 3 October 1980, Brussels) was a Belgian chess Grandmaster (1956), an International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster (1962), and the third ICCF World Champion in correspondence chess (1959–1962).

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Alexander Alekhine

Alexander Alekhine (Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Але́хин, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Alekhin;; March 24, 1946) was a Russian and French chess player and the fourth World Chess Champion.

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Alexander Tolush

Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush (1 May 1910 – 3 March 1969) was a Soviet chess grandmaster.

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Blunder (chess)

In chess, a blunder is a very bad move.

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Breda is a city and municipality in the southern part of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Brabant.

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Cecil Purdy

Cecil John Seddon Purdy (27 March 1906, Port Said, Egypt – 6 November 1979, Sydney, Australia) was an Australian chess International Master (IM), writer, and inaugural World Correspondence Chess champion.

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Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.

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Chess engine

In computer chess, a chess engine is a computer program that analyses chess or chess variant positions and makes decisions on the best chess moves.

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Chess title

A chess title is a title created by a chess governing body and bestowed upon players based on their performance and rank.

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Chess.com is an Internet chess server, Internet forum and social networking website; it is also the name of the company that runs the site.

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Chess960, also called Fischer Random Chess (originally Fischerandom), is a variant of chess invented and advocated by former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, announced publicly on June 19, 1996, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Computer chess

Computer chess is a game of computer architecture encompassing hardware and software capable of playing chess autonomously without human guidance.

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Correspondence Chess Olympiad

The Correspondence Chess Olympiad is a correspondence chess tournament in which teams from all over the world compete.

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Curt Hansen (chess player)

Curt Hansen (born September 18, 1964 in Bov, Sønderjylland) is a Danish chess grandmaster and a former World Junior Champion.

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Duncan Suttles

Duncan Suttles (born 21 December 1945) is a Grandmaster (chess) of chess who was the strongest Canadian player between the eras of Abe Yanofsky and Kevin Spraggett.

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Electronic mail (email or e-mail) is a method of exchanging messages ("mail") between people using electronic devices.

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Estonia (Eesti), officially the Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik), is a sovereign state in Northern Europe.

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Fax (short for facsimile), sometimes called telecopying or telefax (the latter short for telefacsimile), is the telephonic transmission of scanned printed material (both text and images), normally to a telephone number connected to a printer or other output device.

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The Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation is an international organization that connects the various national chess federations around the world and acts as the governing body of international chess competition.

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FIDE titles

The World Chess Federation, FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs), awards several performance-based titles to chess players, up to and including the highly prized Grandmaster title.

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FIDE world rankings

The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) is the organization that governs international chess competition.

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Garry Kasparov

Garry Kimovich Kasparov (Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров,; Armenian: Գարրի Կիմովիչ Կասպարով; born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, 13 April 1963) is a Russian chess grandmaster, former world chess champion, writer, and political activist, who many consider to be the greatest chess player of all time.

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Gert Jan Timmerman

Gert Jan Timmerman (born 15 April 1956) is a Dutch chess player, most famous for being the fifteenth ICCF World Champion in correspondence chess, 1996–2002.

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Hans Berliner

Hans Jack Berliner (January 27, 1929 – January 13, 2017) was a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and was the World Correspondence Chess Champion, from 1965–1968.

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Homing pigeon

The homing pigeon is a variety of domestic pigeon (Columba livia domestica) derived from the rock pigeon, selectively bred for its ability to find its way home over extremely long distances.

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ICCF national member federations

The International Correspondence Chess Federation national member federations number 56 nations, divided into four geographical zones.

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ICCF numeric notation

ICCF numeric notation is the official chess game notation for all International Correspondence Chess Federation games.

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Igor Bondarevsky

Igor Zakharovich Bondarevsky (Игорь Захарович Бондаревский) (May 12, 1913 in Rostov-on-the-Don, Russia – June 14, 1979 in Pyatigorsk, Soviet Union) was a Soviet Russian chess Grandmaster in both over-the-board and correspondence chess, an International Arbiter, trainer, and chess author.

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Infinite chess

Infinite chess is any of several variations of the game chess played on an unbounded chessboard.

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International Correspondence Chess Federation

International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) was founded in 1951 as a new appearance of the International Correspondence Chess Association (ICCA), which was founded in 1945, as successor of the Internationaler Fernschachbund (IFSB), founded in 1928.

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International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster

International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster is a correspondence chess title created by FIDE in 1953, second only to that of world correspondence champion.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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Ivar Bern

Ivar Bern (born January 20, 1967) is a Norwegian chess player, most famous for being the seventeenth World Correspondence Chess Champion, 2002–2007.

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János Balogh (chess player)

János Balogh (10 September 1892, Kézdivásárhely, now Târgu Secuiesc – 12 September 1980, Budapest) was a Hungarian–Romanian chess master.

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Jānis Klovāns

Jānis Klovāns (April 9, 1935 – October 5, 2010) was a Latvian chess Grandmaster.

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Jean Hébert

Jean Hébert (born November 11, 1957 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian International Master of chess, an International Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess, and a chess writer, journalist, and commentator.

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Jonathan Penrose

Jonathan Penrose, OBE (born 7 October 1933, in Colchester) is an English chess Grandmaster and International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster (1983) who won the British Chess Championship ten times between 1958 and 1969.

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Jonny Hector

Jonny Hector (born 13 February 1964) is a Swedish chess grandmaster.

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Joop van Oosterom

Joop van Oosterom (12 December 1937 – 22 October 2016) was a Dutch billionaire, chess and billiards sponsor, and twice correspondence chess world champion.

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Kasparov versus the World

Kasparov versus the World was a game of chess played in 1999 over the Internet.

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Lieutenant colonel

Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies, most marine forces and some air forces of the world, above a major and below a colonel.

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List of chess variants

A chess variant (or unorthodox chess) is a game "related to, derived from, or inspired by chess".

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Lothar Schmid

Lothar Maximilian Lorenz Schmid (10 May 1928 – 18 May 2013) was a German chess grandmaster.

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The mail or post is a system for physically transporting postcards, letters, and parcels.

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Martin Kreuzer

Martin Kreuzer (born 15 July 1962, Ihrlerstein, Germany) is a German Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess and a Mathematics professor.

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Max Euwe

Machgielis "Max" Euwe, PhD (May 20, 1901 – November 26, 1981) was a Dutch chess Grandmaster, mathematician, author, and chess administrator.

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Mikhail Umansky

Mikhail Markovich Umansky (Russian: Михаил Уманский; January 21, 1952 – December 17, 2010) was a Russian chess grandmaster of correspondence chess, who was the 13th ICCF World Champion in correspondence chess between 1989 and 1998.

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MSN Games

MSN Games (also known as Zone.com - formerly known as The Village, Internet Gaming Zone, MSN Gaming Zone, and MSN Games by Zone.com) is a casual gaming web site, with single player, multiplayer, PC download, and social casino video games.

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Olaf Barda

Olaf Barda (17 August 1909 – 2 May 1971 in Oslo), born Olaf M. Olsen, was a Norwegian chess player.

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Olga Rubtsova

Olga Nikolaevna Rubtsova (О́льга Никола́евна Рубцо́ва; 20 August 1909 – 13 December 1994) was a Soviet chess player and fourth Women's World Chess Champion.

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Olita Rause

Olita Rause (born November 21, 1962 in the Soviet Union) is a Latvian Woman Grandmaster (1993), International Master (1995), International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster (1998).

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Paul Keres

Paul Keres (January 7, 1916June 5, 1975) was an Estonian chess grandmaster and chess writer.

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Plurality voting

Plurality voting is an electoral system in which each voter is allowed to vote for only one candidate, and the candidate who polls the most among their counterparts (a plurality) is elected.

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Simultaneous exhibition

A simultaneous exhibition or simultaneous display is a board game exhibition (commonly chess or Go) in which one player (typically of high rank, such as a grandmaster or dan-level player) plays multiple games at a time with a number of other players.

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Snail mail

Snail mail and smail (from snail + mail) — named after the snail with its slow speed — is a retronym that refers to letters and missives carried by conventional postal delivery services.

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The Hague

The Hague (Den Haag,, short for 's-Gravenhage) is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland.

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Ulf Andersson

Ulf Andersson (born 27 June 1951) is a leading Swedish chess player.

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United States Chess Federation

The United States Chess Federation (also known as US Chess or USCF) is the governing body for chess competition in the United States and represents the U.S. in FIDE, the World Chess Federation.

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Viacheslav Ragozin

Viacheslav Vasilyevich Ragozin (Вячесла́в Васи́льевич Раго́зин, 8 October 1908 – 11 March 1962) was a Soviet chess Grandmaster, an International Arbiter of chess, and a World Correspondence Chess Champion.

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World Chess Championship

The World Chess Championship (sometimes abbreviated as WCC) is played to determine the World Champion in chess.

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World Correspondence Chess Championship

The World Correspondence Chess Championship determines the World Champion in correspondence chess.

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Yakov Estrin

Yakov Borisovich Estrin (Russian: Яков Борисович Эстрин, April 21, 1923 – February 2, 1987) was a Russian chess International Master, International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster and world champion, chess theoretician, and writer.

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