Chess Club (chessclub.com)
It really is like a chess club on the net. One of the best places to play live
on the web. This is where I go just to watch the GMs play.
Internet Chess Server
The name says it all.
From Chessbase and popular.
Considered by some the best place to play online.
A free site similar to FICS.
Play online chess, E-mail Chess, beholderboard chess and Webchess. All free
with no software to download.
So you are sitting at your desk and wouldn't mind a 10-20 minute game with
just about anybody -- instantly? This is the place to go. Play 60 games for
free before joining the club. Instant pairings will generally give you weak
opponents. But it is a fun and quick game.
A collection of links to online play sites.
Features a Java display of games.
Red Hot Pawn
A nicely designed site for online play. I especially like the feature that
allows you to watch ongoing games.
A great place to play many different java-based games, including checkers,
backgammon, chess, and more.
A nice interface.
Correspondence Chess Federation (iccf.com)
For online and correspondence play. A site for serious players.
E-mail Chess Group
For serious e-mail play.
E-mail Chess Club
Similar to IECG, but some annoying pop-up ads here.
World Play Online
Play against others or their computer.
A web site devoted to online tournament play. Some good community-building
Online chess and chess variants play site.
A multi-featured European chess site.
Sound Chess Online
A multi-feature online play site that allows you to view games in progress.
Free but heavily commercial chess and game site.
Chess against tkChess Computer
An interesting program from Yale that offers you all legal moves to choose
from. Not bad for a very fast program.
A growing site that features interactive games.