I really would like to play chess, nevertheless, I do not have access to physical chess players. My question is, how do I find people to play chess with me by email? I have not been successful in finding anyone yet. I would like to play against a human, as I would like to practice AN, and that I think that a human is more interesting to play against. The computer is rather boring... Also, I would be interested in playing Chess Variants, such as Hex Chess. People who play such seem to be even more rare. In conclusion, I need help on how to find someone to play against, not only chess, but chess variants. As for the variants, I would be happy to know how to access them online or download them, as well. Thank you! I look forward to learning these things.
I have never been particularly interested in correspondence chess, but the internet is full of chess servers. On many of them can you play correspondence chess:
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The USCF can help you, if you're in the USA.
Chess. com has correspondence chess with move time limits. Its a good option though if you want more letters written back and forth it isnt for you.
Try It's Your Turn.
There you can play correspondence chess, as well as many different chess-variants (including Hex) and other games (like Go, for example). Basic usage is free, upgrading your account offers more options, but it is not free. I have been playing correspondence chess on this site for some years now, without upgrading my account and I am pretty happy with the site. Enjoy!
You can play for free or access tournaments thru a subscription (50 USD p/yr).
Has the usual facilities (keep an archive of all your games, get notification by email when an opponent has played, etc).
I used to play a lot myself, but lastly don't have a lot of time :)