I remember hearing someone talk about playing chess through the mail. This was back in the olden days when mail meant the U.S. post office, not email. I wonder if anyone would be interested in playing a game of chess at this website, right here in this thread. First person who wants to play will take the white pieces, second person to respond will take the black pieces. (I have not played since high school, so I will opt out of playing.) Just a few ground rules: 1. Aim for each person playing one move per day, but allow for vacation trips and other contingencies. If a player is absent for five consecutive days and has not asked for a delay in the game, the other player is declared the winner. 2. Use algebraic notation. Example: Nxe5, Qg4; Qb6, c5; 3. I will try to draw up the position on the board about every 5 or 10 moves, scan it and upload it to this thread so onlookers will be able to tell how the game is going without having to get out a board and run through all the moves. 4. It will be tempting for onlookers to make comments along the way, but this should be discouraged since it gives the players outside help. Let the two players do it all on their own. 5. After the game ends, anybody who cares to can comment on where so-and-so went sour with a bad move, or made a particularly brilliant move. Any takers?