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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.

  • chesss.com you can play normal chess960, you can play a move per 14 days max – Lynob Dec 17 '14 at 10:50
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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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_chess_servers

Here is a similar question, with a possibly useful answer:

Best websites for correspondence chess?

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The USCF can help you, if you're in the USA.

click here

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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.

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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!

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redhotpawn.com,

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 :)

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