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I'm looking to play chess with a friend, but we want to plays games turn-by-turn over many days. I would want something to appear in my email saying "your friend has made his move" and then I could click a link and make my move, etc. Is there a site out there that has this? I've seen similar Facebook games that do this for Scrabble but I couldn't find one for chess. A FB game would be ideal but if there is another site that is fine too.

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Wikipedia has a page about this with a list of websites that should give you what you're looking for:

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That's perfect. Thanks! –  RationalGeek Aug 17 '10 at 10:33
Instead of that list it would preferable to include a few here as an answer. Maybe even one suggestion per answer so people could vote for the best one.. (Just an idea) –  Lipis Oct 25 '10 at 16:40
I don't see a list of servers on that page... –  John Jan 12 '12 at 22:09

I've used and enjoyed (also available via the brilliantly named:!)

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Yeah, a great site. I hope they come out with an Android app soon. –  therefromhere Aug 18 '10 at 12:17

Login to MXit and add "chess".

This is a great solution to play chess (over days even, multiple games running at the same time) - you can play via your phone/mobile as well as via their PC client application OR web widget in a browser.

(Great for when you want to play in bed or whenever you get a free moment during the day to wip out your phone)

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