About ChessWorld

I have been playing on ChessWorld for 6 years. I used to play correspondence chess by post but now enjoy the interactive environment of online chess.

You can elect to play as many games as you want and you can choose to play individual games, rated or unrated, or you can join Tournaments or Teams, whichever is your preference. Whichever style you choose, you can select a time limit, from 1 to 15 days per move.

All members are given a rating of 1400 when they join ChessWorld. This will vary, in either direction, depending upon the results of any rated games that are played. The ChessWorld  rating system is based upon internationally recognised standards and may be regarded as a reliable measure of your performance whilst playing games on ChessWorld.  However, in common with all online chess playing sites your rating is not directly comparable with over-the-board ratings.

Players from over 100 countries participate on ChessWorld. Many players use the chat facility to learn more about their opponents and where they live.

In the spotlight...

Country:  Sweden

  • Sweden is officially called the Kingdom of Sweden.

  • The land area of Sweden is the 4th largest in Europe.

  • The main official language of Sweden is Swedish (svenska), but the country also has 5 other official languages - Finnish, Yiddish, Sami, Meänkieli and Romani.

  • Sweden shares a land border with its Scandinavian counterparts Finland and Norway and is connected to Denmark by a bridge.

  • The capital and largest city in Sweden is Stockholm, other notable cities include Gothenburg, Malmö and Uppsala.

  • Sweden has a population of 9.5 million people (9,555,893) as of 2012.

  • Low unemployment, a low birth rate, a highly developed welfare system and one of the world's longest life expectancies all contributes to modern Sweden having one of the highest standards of living in the world.

  • Forests cover over 50% of Sweden, there are also around 100,000 lakes and over 24,000 islands throughout the country. Sweden's right to public access laws allows these areas to be fully accessible by the public.

  • The Swedish Vikings of the 8th-10th centuries were a fearsome group, highly skilled at warfare they invaded and settled throughout Northern and Eastern Europe. During the 17th century Sweden again emerged as a great power in Europe with the Swedish Empire gaining territories in Eastern Europe.

  • While it was once a great military power. Sweden has remain neutral in all wars since 1814, including World Wars I and II. Despite the country's peaceful nature Swedes over 19 years still have to complete up to 15 months of military service.

  • While being part of the EU Sweden has retained its own currency the krona.

  • Sweden is renown for producing great pop bands and singers, including ABBA, The Cardigans, Ace of Base, Europe and The Hives. Sweden is the world's 3rd largest exporter of music after the United States and United Kingdom.

  • A number of prominent manufacturing and technology company's were founded in Sweden including Ericsson, Volvo, Saab, Scania trucks, IKEA and Electrolux.

  • A traditional and famous dish of Sweden is Swedish meatballs, served with gravy, boiled potatoes and lingonberry jam.

  • A crayfish party (kräftskiva) is a traditional summer eating and drinking celebration in August. It involves boiled crayfish served with boiled potato and dill.

  • Ice hockey and football (soccer) are Sweden's main sports, other popular sports include handball, golf, gymnastics, athletics and cross country skiing.


On ChessWorld:

Game 1          Game 2          Game 3          Game 4         Game 5

 

 

Checkmates

ChessWorld automatically posts Members Checkmates which all players can access. It's worthwhile looking at opportunities taken and opportunities missed.

Game 1          Game 2          Game 3          Game 4          Game 5   

Game 6          Game 7          Game 8

 

Stalemates

In chess it is not always the goal to try for a win. Many times it is important to try and play for a draw in a game. There are few things better than playing an opponent who is completely destroying you only to have the game end in a draw.
These stalemate positions are automatically posted on ChessWorld as games are completed.

Game 1          Game 2          Game 3   

Tournaments

There are a variety of tournaments to choose from - knockout, all-play-all, pyramid - all with varying time limits.

ChessWorld Members frequently join one, or more, of the popular four player All-Play-All Tournaments so that they have a reasonable number of concurrent games at any one time.

ChessWorld All-Play-All Tournaments are played in the double round robin format. This means that you play each of your Opponents with both White and Black so that any possible disadvantage when playing with Black is compensated automatically.

As with all ChessWorld Tournaments when you win you gain a Tournament Norm. As you play more games and begin, hopefully, to collect more Norms you become eligible for various ChessWorld titles.

 

I recently completed a four player all-play-all tournament and tied for 1st place with DEF from the UK.

A selection of games:  

Game 1        Game 2        Game 3        Game 4


Sometimes players post comments about themselves. Norfolk Blue (England) wrote:

Have been playing for about 23 years after my grandfather got me interested. Other special interests are Ipswich Town FC (long time season ticket holder) and real ale. Also enjoy foreign travel and Belgian beer. I find this site excellent for improving my game and making new friends. Am a member of St Johns Chess Club in Norwich.