Online Chess

Online chess boomed in popularity during the pandemic and there are a number of options for playing online chess . The games are often played with short time limits so you get plenty of games in a session.

The Ringwood Chess Club had been running tournaments on the Lichess platform but with the return of over-the -board chess and the relaxation of social restrictions these have now come to an end.

Nationally the main organisers are the ECF, 4NCL, Lichess and and you can find information on their websites.

Online chess is ideal for persons who want to play chess but who do not have the time to visit a chess club or live too far away. They can play at a time to suit themselves and against players of similar standard. Whether you want to play blitz games or longer games, there is something for everyone.