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.
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!
ICCF hosts postal play and has various competitions including THE world championship for postal. Check out https://www.iccf.com/
The USCF also hosts the old CL&R postal games now that they have taken over that old magazine via a merger with CL. Check out http://www.uschess.org/content/blogcategory/82/393/
I suspect that their postal play is via the internet with longer clock time than OTB not the old fashioned snail mail that added many days or weeks to the allowed time. You had to answer in 3 days of receipt back then but could think during the mails transit to gain more clock time in effect.