Chris Feb 26, 2014 @ 12:23am
Multiplayer chess? is it on steam? I'm not looking to pay for graphics, however.
Last edited by Chris; Feb 26, 2014 @ 12:24am
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Dark Ace Feb 26, 2014 @ 12:26am 
So you are not looking to pay for the game either?

Though the only game I found on the Steam Store by Searching Chess (funny enough) is this
Chris Feb 26, 2014 @ 12:44am 
correct, that's overpriced to me for a chess game. I'd update my chess board for that price, but I'm not in it for the graphics or single player. I'm just trying to better up than my current method of well none. I don't need it to be free.
Chris Feb 26, 2014 @ 1:05am 
Originally posted by ~Ren~:
This is where I play from time to time, you can buy the full game if you wish or play online for free either as a guest or as a member without buying the full game:

I'd also like to see chess and backgammon games on Steam as I suggested recently, it's nice to wind down with a relaxing game after some fast paced play.

yes or while waiting for the next match, thanks
Chris Feb 26, 2014 @ 10:45am 
when mentioned I remember this from a long long time ago
Chris Feb 26, 2014 @ 10:47am 
Yes we're both on the same page as to what motivated them to remove it.
Techies Feb 26, 2014 @ 4:24pm 
Runestorm's Rooks Keep should be on Steam one of these days.

That's if you want a bit graphics, blood and gore thrown in...
If you are looking to improve, I think you are best off with books and a board at home. Or even books and a simple free program like Winboard if you don't want to use a physical board and want to save your moves. If you want to use a chess engine however, you could buy a Chessbase product. You can purchase specialized databases that have multimedia training material. I started with Deep Fritz a few years ago and have upgraded my engine to Rybka. I have several of the training databases as well. There are choices for everything from complete beginner to adnvanced club player. Tactics, Openings, Endgames, Psychology... They're not cheap but I find them to be effective. Most chess books come in a chessbase format nowadays too. Most notably the Everyman Chess publishing house.
Chris Feb 26, 2014 @ 8:29pm 
Honestly reading a book about chess is boring. I got a few pages in it and decided that it was sucking the fun out of it. I like to move as if they know what I'm doing and hope that I'm wrong. Still I learn the most with a board at the college and a web based chess game: Careful of the Ads...It didn't have that before.
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UberFiend Feb 27, 2014 @ 1:14am 
Just google "internet chess", there are great dedicated sites & communities of exactly what you're looking for.
FICS is a good place to start. I use the babas chess interface there. Lecture bots and smulcasts of top tournaments. Even though most top tournaments are cast with commentary at Sometimes I just want to watch the game and do my own analysis.
Chris73 Jul 29, 2016 @ 1:42pm 
I've recently started playing on Really rate this and worth checking out!
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