Live Online Chess

Caissa's Web offers the most advanced web-based chess playing interface on the Internet. Additionally we offer the ability to play chess virtually anywhere with our iPhone chess application.

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Live Online Chess Multiple Windows

Features of the Caissa's Web live online chess interface are:

  • Web-based, no software to download.

    Most live online chess sites require you to download and install software. Caissa allows you to play live, real-time chess using only your web browser. This provides the additional flexibility of accessing your Caissa account from any computer with an Internet connection: your friend's computer, the library, a cyber-cafe, etc.

  • Connection status and lag updates.

    During a live chess game, you are able to constantly monitor the quality of your Internet connection. If a disconnection occurs, you will be notified to wait while your connection to the game is automatically restored. If you experience unusual Internet delays (lag), your game clock will be automatically adjusted for these delays.

  • Multiple simultaneous games.

    Caissa does not limit you to playing one live game at a time. You can play multiple simultaneous games in different windows on your screen. Additionally, you can have multiple windows open in which you are playing a game, watching a game, chatting, etc.

  • Watch games in real-time.

    All currently playing chess games are listed and easily accessible for viewing in real-time. You can chat or "kibitz" with other Caissa members watching the same game.

  • Play human or computer opponents.

    When choosing an opponent for a live online chess game, human and computer opponents are clearly delineated. Choose from computer opponents of different skill levels and playing styles. You can choose to play the computer in an unrated game if you just want to try out some new strategies.

  • Play Chess or Chess960.

    When playing a live game, you can stick to the traditional game of chess, or challenge an opponent to a game of Chess960. All aspects of Caissa, including live online chess, are compatible with Chess960 rules such as starting positions and Chess960 castling.

Live Online Chess Challenge
  • Challenge based on a specific opening.

    You can challenge your opponent to a chess game with a specific chess opening. Once the game is paired, the game will begin from the last move of the specified opening. You can even set up a Chess960 game based on a specific SPID (staring position identifier).

  • In-game chat.

    A great way to keep in touch with family and friends all over the world is to play them in a game of chess on Caissa's Web and use the built-in chat facility to catch up on the latest news. Or, use the chat to get to know the new friends you will make from the international membership of Caissa.

  • Pre-set or custom time controls.

    Quickly challenge an opponent to a game using pre-set fast or slow chess game time controls. You might set up a G/10 game in which all your moves must be made within ten minutes. Or an M/10 time control which requires you to make every single move within ten seconds. You can also create any time control you want using the custom time control option. You can even give your opponent one time control and yourself a different one.

  • Challenge based on a specific opening.

    You can challenge your opponent to a chess game with a specific chess opening. Once the game is paired, the game will begin from the last move of the specified opening. You can even set up a Chess960 game based on a specific SPID (staring position identifier).

  • Every game saved for later review.

    Every live game is saved to a central database so that you may search for and review any game you have played. All of your games are saved to your own Scorebook which lists your games and allows you to views details about the game and play back the moves.

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