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For all the casual chess players out there, you should really try correspondence chess. It rocks!!!! It's much more casual and it's not nearly as time-consuming as OTB play. I already have a banner for GameKnot on the left that you can see. I found a new site (thanks Tryfon!!!!) that seems to have a lot more members and functionality. The site is ChessWorld.net and full membership is only $19/year which is next to nothing. Please use me as a referrer if you decide to join (my nickname is JasonOlson (not exactly original, I know)) ;). You can do that by clicking on the link above or following the banner on the left. Enjoy!!! Posted on Saturday, June 5, 2004 3:22 PM General Interest | Back to top


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Either you have always been a huge chess fan, or you recently became one, since your blog is apparently going in that direction. In either case, I've been curious as to whether or not you've thought of writing some chess software. I always assume that individuals in programming are interested in writing software for their hobbies, since that tends to be what I do quite a bit. I've posted some stuff on the Zobrist hash (a very important tool for use in computer based chess), and I've wanted to post more talking about openning book/closing book storage. If there is interest let me know and I'll start leaning an article or two in that direction.
Left by Justin Rogers on Jun 05, 2004 3:50 PM

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With the work you do Justin, I would *love* to see the articles you mentioned. It has crossed my mind to look at making a chess game (perhaps in Longhorn?), but I simply don't have much time to do the research currently.

Hopefully the blog won't lean too much over to chess. I just like sharing all these links since I am starting to become more serious about it. Once I got some of the articles done that are currently on my list, I plan to get back to doing some serious work on my game development series I have here.
Left by Jason Olson on Jun 05, 2004 3:55 PM

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The problem with correspondence chess in this day and age is that, unless you are playing against someone you personally know and trust, you might as well be playing against the computer as your opponent is likely running every move through deep analysis processes using their choice of chess engine(s). :(
Left by Jeremy Gray on Jun 06, 2004 1:25 PM

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Yeah, but with ChessWorld, for example, there are "ratings" on the site. If a person is running all the positions through an analysis engine, their rating with be a lot higher. One thing I like about ChessWorld is that it appears to be much more social and personal than other sites.
Left by Jason Olson on Jun 06, 2004 1:30 PM

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Yeah, with most of the better services the ratings should show if someone is "cheating", and given that my rating would be horribly low it would be unlikely that I would end up playing against someone like that in the first place. :)
Left by Jeremy Gray on Jun 07, 2004 10:55 AM

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