Tuesday 24 March 2020

Playing Chess During the Shutdown

There are still ways to play chess while the Covid-19 lock-down is observed. The ECF have released a detailed document about their online offerings, which is explained on this link, or you may go direct to the ECF site.

Alternatively you may play using WhatsApp by the method described below.

Each of the players sets up a chess board at home and opens WhatsApp on their smartphone with Video Call option chosen. You may then play in real time just as if you were at a chess club. Calls via WhatsApp when connected to the home broadband are free